Being born in Baton Rouge gave me a whole new perspective on life. I lived in a tiny subdivision as a kid called Woodmoss Drive and made many fond memories there. The best part about Baton Rouge is that it lacks the grit and grime of New Orleans while maintaining it's creole charm. The best part about Baton Rouge is that it is a great place to raise a family and is relatively quite. Baton Rouge is also very affordable even though property values have gone up a bit as a result of Hurricane Katrina.
Plenty of Gambling in the Area
I fondly remember being dropped off at plenty of casino arcades while my parents and grandparents went off to gamble. We would usually meet up at some point to chow down on plenty of crab legs or other scrumptious offerings at the casino buffet until the adults decided to hit the casino floor.
The Belle of Baton Rouge is a casino on a riverboat which is docked in the Mississippi River. The casino owns a hotel, buffet, and oyster bar which are located in separate buildings on the mainland. This is also the site of a major fireworks display which happens every 4th of July.
Delicious Food Everywhere
The best part about making the decision to live in Baton Rouge LA is that you will be surrounded by delicious Louisiana food. My favorite Louisiana dishes are Boudin (rice, bell pepper, and meat ground into a sausage), Jambalaya (rice and sausage dish), Gumbo (soup with rice and seafood), and Crawfish Etouffee (Crawfish and rice dish).
Ralph and Kacoo's at 6110 Bluebonnet Blvd is the best place to get anything that has been fried. In my opinion, they've got the best gumbo and fried catfish around.
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Where are the best areas to live in Baton Rouge?According to all the crime reports I've seen, Baton Rouge has a crime rate that is almost twice as high as the national average. Having said that, I'm sure there are some nice areas to live in Baton Rouge. I've heard good things about Woodridge and Westminster. Can anyone else recommend a good area or neighborhood to live in Baton Rouge?