Port Allen is a large suburban community on the banks of the Mississippi River, just across from Baton Rouge. At the intersection of Interstate 10 and Route 1, near Port Allen Lock, Port Allen is conveniently located for both travel and business. Many homes for rent in Port Allen have a great view of the river, Baton Rouge or the architecturally beautiful Interstate 10 bridge. Of course, there are a variety of other aspects in town that families will enjoy. Plentiful recreation space, renovated historic schools and easy access to downtown Baton Rouge and the West Baton Rouge Parish government are just a few of the reasons why people choose to live in Port Allen.
Fun Facts for Future Renters
Port Allen Middle School is on the National Register of Historic Places.
Port Allen is home to the farthest northern deepwater terminal on the Mississippi River, as part of the Port of Greater Baton Rouge.
Because of the city's location on the river, near the capital and within railroad lines, Port Allen has developed a deep history that residents can still explore. The antebellum Aillet House at the West Baton Rouge Museum gives townspeople a glimpse into 1830s life. The Railroad Depot Museum allows residents to learn more about the area railroads that let the region thrive.
Helpful Resources for Residents
Port Allen has a strong community organization with a focus on preserving the past as well as building the future.
Families will love living in Port Allen. They can choose whether they want to have a cosmopolitan experience with frequent travel across the river to the city and Louisiana State University or a rural, traditional Southern experience in town and the nearby farming areas.