Decoding 1 Bedroom Apts in Downtown Baton Rouge | River House Apartments
Decoding 1 Bedroom Apts in Downtown Baton Rouge

Apartment hunting can be difficult. It can seem even harder when you’re looking for a one bedroom. We can understand completely! In Baton Rouge especially, it can seem that all the rental properties focus on college students and their roommates. As a young professional, you should be proud to be at the point in your life and you should be enjoying it in a great apartment!  

You might be flying solo, but you’re not alone! The team at River House Apartments can walk with you through your search. Think of us as a resource to guide you through it all and you might end up wanting to live here too!

Decoding Apt Speak

Abbreviations have become more and more common in our everyday life thanks to texting and online chats. LOL, OMG, BRB are just a few. This might feel very 21st century, but description shortcuts have been used in apartment advertisements for decades. If you’re ISO (in search of) an apartment, you might have felt you needed to learn a new language. Decoding 1 bedroom apts in downtown Baton Rouge is essential if you’re going to rent! Below is a list of some of the more common terms. Use this to study up on your new vocabulary and become an apartment-hunting guru!


apt/apts: Apartment/Apartments

½ bath: Toilet and Sink Only

a/c: Air-Conditioned

appl: Appliances

avail: Available

BR: Bedroom

d/w: Dishwasher

da: Dining Area

dr: Dining Room

hw: Hardwood Floors

inc: Includes or Including

nr: Near

sf: Square Feet

s/s: Stainless Steel

studio: One-room apartment with a separate bathroom

util: Utilities (Gas and Electricity)

w/d: Washer/Dryer


ISO: 1 Bedroom Apt in Baton Rouge

Here in Baton Rouge, BR is also a favored way to shorten the name of our capital city. Don’t confuse BR for bedroom with BR for Baton Rouge! Now that you have this handy guide to reference, see if you can decode the below description.  

1BR/1BATH avail, 720 sf, hw, w/d & s/s appl inc, nr downtown & LSU   


Did you get it? Here’s the answer: It’s an available one-bedroom/one-bathroom apartment that’s 720 square feet and located near downtown Baton Rouge and LSU. It has hardwood floors and includes a washer, a dryer, and stainless steel appliances. Sounds pretty good, right? This apartment just happens to be a description of the Conti floor plan here at River House Apartments.

River House: Near Downtown

River House Apartments is located off Nicholson Drive a few blocks from downtown Baton Rouge and less than two miles from Tiger Stadium and LSU. Call us at (225) 230-0624 to check availability or stop by for a tour. You can even start the application process online now. Start following us on Instagram and Facebook for more insight into your new crib!