Click Here Welcome to the Garden District The Garden District is a jewel nested in the heart of Baton Rouge, located two miles from the State Capital. Proudly voted a “Great American Neighborhood” by the American Planning Association, the Garden District is an ideal community for young professionals, families and empty nesters. Live Oak Love Collective Care Campaign for our live oak trees in the median on the boulevards of Park Blvd, Cherokee St, Kleinert Ave and Terrace St. Kicks off THIS Monday, January 18, 2021. Learn More Donate now! Voted "Great American Neighborhood" Award The Garden District is the only neighborhood in Baton Rouge awarded Great Neighborhood status by the American Planning Association. APA Great Places represents places where people want to live and work everyday and highlights neighborhoods that are enjoyable, safe and desirable. The Three Districts The Garden District encompasses a large area near historic downtown Baton Rouge. With Government St. bordering to the north and City Park and Broussard St. bordering to the south, the location is more than ideal. To the west, The Garden District is bound by 18th St. while the east is bound by St. Rose Ave. and Eugene St. Our Unique Homes A remarkable 88 percent of Garden District houses built before 1930 are still standing. The Garden District is unique and memorable with elements that combine to produce a community that rises far above the ordinary.

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Our History

The Garden District Civic Association was established in 1976 by a group of residents who had a great love for the beauty and history of the Garden District and wished to preserve it. The GDCA joins the community together through community activities, enhances the community through community projects and keeps the community informed through a neighborhood newsletter.

Our Unique Attributes

Desirable destinations nearby include BREC Park, Cane’s Dog Park, Louisiana State University, lakes with sidewalk routes, an art museum, a golf course and tennis courts.

Tradition of activism and community engagement

Within walking distance of five top schools in BR

Well-preserved residential architecture

Magnificent collection of Live Oak trees

Shared bicycle lanes connecting the Garden District to Louisiana State University

Community library boxes providing free books for trade

Our Location

Located just blocks from City Park, Downtown Baton Rouge and Louisiana State University

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