The Benefits of Living in Baton Rouge
Baton Rouge is a city filled with opportunity. The cost of living is affordable, the unemployment rate is low, and there’s always something happening to keep you busy. Or you can also kick back and do nothing at all. Louisiana’s capital was listed as #100 among U.S. News & World Report’s Best Places to Live in the country. For those of you who have yet to discover Louisiana’s second largest city, Alvarez Construction Company can enlighten you to some of the benefits of living in Baton Rouge.
The low unemployment rate in Baton Rouge has been shrinking month after month. At just 4% currently, more people are actively part of our workforce.
Living is really affordable.
You can live quite nicely in Baton Rouge without the big budget that many metro areas command. The cost of living is very reasonable. Local and state income taxes are low, which helps you to hold onto more of your money. Both housing and utilities are less expensive than the national average.
Alvarez Construction Company builds single-family homes in the Greater Baton Rouge area, both in the city and in appealing suburbs, like Denham Springs, Prairieville, and Madisonville. Many of our communities qualify for the USDA home loan—letting you buy a new home with zero down payment. So, not only are the homes affordable, but buying one is, too.
Tigers run wild here.
Baton Rouge is home to Louisiana State University. We’re proud of our Fighting Tigers, a nationally ranked team, so you can expect a lot of roaring fans in the city, particularly when Ole Miss or the Florida Gators are in town.
Having the campus here also gives residents access to an impressive array of recreational facilities, cultural events, entertainment, and learning. And it’s not just LSU available for you, but Southern University and Southeastern Louisiana University also have their campus in Baton Rouge.
Fun is a family affair.
What do you like to do in your free time? Movies, theater, museums, sports, and special attractions? Living in or near a city as large and vibrant as Baton Rouge means you can take your pick.
Take the kids to see Mike the Tiger, the LSU mascot and a live tiger. He lives in a special habitat on the campus where he is cared for by the LSU Veterinary Program. You can get up close with even more animals at the Baton Rouge Zoo,
Explore the history of Baton Rouge and Louisiana at the Capitol Park Museum, the USS Kidd at the Nautical Center, Louisiana’s Old State Capitol, Magnolia Mound Plantation, and downtown’s historic landmarks.
Shopping and dining are limitless in Baton Rouge. You can wander through one-of-a-kind boutiques for everything from vintage pieces to hand-crafted works of local artists and artisans. Perkins Rowe is a downtown center lined with shops, restaurants, and entertainment venues. Or spend a day shopping more than 160 stores at The Mall of Louisiana in the heart of the city, and then stick around for dinner and a movie.
Of course, you can also find plenty of parks, playgrounds, golf courses, and fishing places in the city.So, what’s your pleasure? And what does your future look like? Can you see yourself in the beautiful city of Baton Rouge? The Alvarez family invites you to look at the new construction homes and communities we’ve created throughout this region. From the low $200,000s, our homes feature exceptional design and quality, with many standard features that reflect Alvarez Construction Company’s own high standards. We’re ready to bring you home to Baton Rouge. Contact us to get started on the path to homeownership.