Bayou St. John/Mid-City

A neighborhood that covers a total area of approximately 0.42 square miles, Bayou St. John is a sub-district of the Mid-City District Area, bounded by Esplanade Avenue, North Broad Street, St. Louis Street, and Bayou St. John (the body of water itself). It has an estimated population of more than 2,000 permanent residents.

Bayou St. John is considerably calmer and more peaceful compared to its downtown counterparts. It may not be teeming with tourists and commercial establishments, but it has a quieter charm – one that emanates from its tree-lined streets and avenues, gardens, lagoons, and the numerous tree-shaded patios and decks at its many restaurants and cafés.

Quick Facts

  • The New Orleans Fairgrounds Race Course & Slots in Bayou St. John is one of the country’s premier thoroughbred horseracing tracks. It also features over 600 of the latest slot machines.
  • The City Park of New Orleans is a sprawling 1,300-acre park, which has delighted New Orleans residents since 1854. One of its primary attractions is its grove of oak trees that has been around for centuries. The City Park features a botanical garden, numerous walking, jogging, and biking paths. You can also find an amusement park with an antique wooden carousel within the grounds.
  • Join a kayaking tour on the historic Bayou St. John and see New Orleans from an entirely new perspective as you paddle through the waterways and the picturesque southern scenery.

Real Estate

If you’d like to live in this charming, laid-back neighborhood, plenty of excellent homes are waiting for you. Here, you’ll find a top-notch selection of beautiful homes, which range from charming two-bedroom Arts and Crafts Shotguns, spacious Camelback-style single-family homes, and gorgeous five-bedroom Neoclassical Revival-style estates with beautifully manicured lawns.

Bayou St. John is a great place to live, where you can enjoy a relaxing atmosphere, plenty of historic landmarks and attractions, and enjoyable outdoor activities.

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