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Baton Rouge, LA Moving Tips and Services

The capital of Louisiana and the second-largest city behind New Orleans, Baton Rouge is home to more than 220,000 residents. The locale has a rich history and diverse culture; seven different governments have ruled over the city: French, English, Spanish, West Floridian, Louisiana, Confederate, and American. Even with such a diverse background, Baton Rouge still offers all the southern charm that you associate with the South. Additionally, for those seeking a career, Baton Rouge is home to a diverse array of industries filled with companies offering potential employment.


Located on a bluff next to the Mississippi River, Baton Rouge is a city full of running and walking trails as well as numerous other outdoor activities. With swamp moss, cypress trees and plantations characteristic of the area, get familiar with your surroundings by hiking through the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center. Whatever brings you to Louisiana, our team of local experts is on standby whenever you need us.

Information on Moving to and Living in Baton Rouge, LA

Within the Baton Rouge city limits, there are over 25 U-Haul locations equipped with a knowledgeable staff and all the services and supplies you may need for your move.

  • Downtown Baton Rouge – Downtown Baton Rouge is divided into five distinct districts: The Riverfront, Beauregard Town and Spanish Town, Governmental Complex District, and the Central Business District. The Riverfront places you along the iconic Mississippi river with access to entertainment such as the two steamboat casinos. Spanish Town is one of the oldest neighborhoods is a creative haven for artists and musicians alike. Beauregard Town is another historic neighborhood with a lot of charm. The Governmental Complex acts as the political hub of the city. The Central Business District is one of the most desirable places to live in the city for those who work in the area.
  • LSU – Louisiana State University, or LSU for short, is the largest institution of higher education in the state of Louisiana. The city is enamored with its college and its sports teams. It is common to see the school’s colors of purple and gold and images of the mascot, the Tigers, strewn across the city. With more than 20,000 undergraduate students attending the university each year; much of the housing market is focused around the school's schedule. Prepare your move around the yearly influx of students, as this affects prices and availability.
  • Heavy Traffic – Baton Rouge is known for its traffic jams. Make sure to calculate this into your plans as you prepare your move. There may be alternate routes you can take to speed up the process if you look ahead, and do your best to avoid rush hour.


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