Living in Baton Rouge With Kids
We are often asked, “where should I live in Baton Rouge with kids?” Well, the Broadmoor/Sherwood Forest neighborhood has been our home for our family for the past year. Although we just recently moved here to Sherwood Forest, my husband and I are both alumni of Broadmoor High School (Go Bucs!) so we are very familiar with the area. When we began looking to move out of our starter home in July 2020, we were not sure where in Baton Rouge we wanted but had a wish list of items for our future house and fell in love with this area. It is hard to narrow down neighborhoods in Baton Rouge.
That said, some of the reasons we fell in love with the area and decided to move here…
Easy access to areas of Baton Rouge without sitting in Interstate Traffic.
We all hate traffic and our prior house, we had no choice but to sit in interstate traffic on I-12 every single day. It got old so quickly. Now, with easy access to Goodwood Blvd. and Florida Blvd., we can get to various areas of Baton Rouge without a horrible morning commute.
The BEAUTIFUL trees!
The greenery in this area of Baton Rouge makes my heart soar. We have huge, aged, Oak Trees throughout our neighborhood. These beautiful trees attract a lot of various birds and offer us plenty of shade to enjoy the fall and spring in Baton Rouge. This may make me an old lady at heart but I love watching all of the various birds eat out of our bird feeders in our backyard. We have seen birds we never saw in our old backyard.
Goodwood Boulevard is equipped with a bike lane on either side of the boulevard. This gives us a safe way to enjoy biking around our neighborhood.
Diversity of neighbors and friends
I love the most that the Broadmoor/Sherwood Forest is an incredibly diverse neighborhood. Our neighbors represent various ages, genders, gender expressions, national origins, races, religions, and sexual orientations. As we walk around the neighborhood, everyone waves and chats and I feel that this area of Baton Rouge really represents the diversity of the City of Baton Rouge. That’s one reason we find this to be among the best neighborhoods in Baton Rouge.
We rarely drive down the street or go on a walk without seeing kids playing outside. My daughter has friends in the neighborhood she loves playing with and we love seeing kids out and about playing outside and laughing.
We really love being a part of the Broadmoor/Sherwood Forest neighborhood. We are close to mid-city without being in all of the traffic. There are plenty of grocery stores, parks, and restaurants within close distance. We love living so close to the Heart of Baton Rouge that we can get to anywhere we need with ease!