I am from New Orleans and I lived in Baton Rouge for 1 year after Hurricane Katrina and the experience was awful. I never want to see that miserable city again. The people are narrow-minded and rude. The food is a poor attempt to mimick New Orleans food. The weather is horrible. The jobs are terrible. The traffic is a nightmare. Quality of life is the worst. LSU is a shameful, ugly magnet for people looking to party, not to receive an education. In fact, I cannot say one good thing about Baton Rouge. Do not go there. Stay away. You can find a better place to live.