Background

Neighborhoods Row 1

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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FRENCH QUARTER

For generations, the Vieux Carréhas captured the imagination of legions of visitors with the romance of its long, storied past and its rows of colorful Creole townhouses. Situated along the banks of the mighty Mississippi River, the French Quarter is the most iconic neighborhood in NOLA, and we know why. After all, who could resist the charms of this enclave that is a graceful mélange of everything New Orleanian? Two great fires tried to burn this area down and erase it from history, but NOLA’s beloved Old Quarter still enchants people with its magic to this day. Dare you fall under its spell?

Quick Facts

  • The French Quarter is the oldest area of NOLA. In fact, New Orleans originally used to be just confined within the French Quarter. It was only in the late 19th century when the city we now know today expanded.
  • The French Quarter is a designated National Historic Landmark. Its stunning architecture, traditions, and art have been influenced by the French, Italians, Spanish, Irish, Africans, and those of Afro-Caribbean descent.
  • Bourbon Street is perhaps the French Quarter’s most popular area and the center of NOLA’s nightlife. Here, live music venues, bars, jazz clubs, upscale lounges, and even striptease clubs abound. Parental discretion is advised.
  • Two great fires engulfed New Orleans on separate occasions back in the late 18th century, destroying nearly a thousand buildings in the process. It was the Spanish (during their short-lived rule of La nouvelle Orleans) who rebuilt the city in an effort to restore its glory.
  • Notable structures in the neighborhood include St. Louis Cathedral, Jackson Square, the Old Ursuline Convent, and the Pontalba and Cabildo buildings.

Real Estate

There are plenty of housing options waiting for you in the fascinating neighborhood of the French Quarter. Expect mostly historic homes laced with plenty of legends and full of personality. Single-family residences and multi-family residences can be found here in various architectural styles. Aside from the NOLA staple that is the Shotgun, you’ll find plenty of Creole cottages, townhouses, and even Greek Revival homes.


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LOWER GARDEN DISTRICT

The  Garden District, a neighborhood within the city of New Orleans, is home to some of the best-preserved Southern mansions in the United States.

When the area was first developed, each block had one or two homes, surrounded by gardens. It was a neighborhood for the wealthy who didn’t want to live in the French Quarter.

The Garden District has grown over the years, with more homes occupying blocks once reserved for gardens. Beautiful Victorian houses are now the main attraction rather than a lush garden landscape.

The Garden District continues to draw in wealthy newcomers attracted by homes that exude luxury in classic Southern fashion.

Living in the Garden District

Location is a benefit: you can live close to the city and all it has to offer while enjoying the peace and quiet of a well-established community.

It is under the purview of the New Orleans Public School District, but offers charter schools and private school options. Parochial schools are a critical part of the education system in New Orleans and within the Garden District, there are several top choices for students from kindergarten to 12th grade.

Real Estate in the Garden District

The homes in the Garden District embody all that is lovely about New Orleans:

  • Mansions that are described as opulent, beautiful, and classic
  • Condos in the size and style that suit you

Homes in this area reflect the historical significance of New Orleans: a heady mix of cultures embracing the traditions of multiple ethnicities and countries.

If you’re looking for a home that’s both an investment and a source of pride, this area is for you!

Explore everything the Garden District offers by calling Elite Southern Realty today. We’d love to answer all your questions and help you learn a lot more about our fantastic community.


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BYWATER/MARIGNY

Located along the natural levee of the Mississippi River, Bywater is included in the National Register of Historical Places and has been recognized for its distinct architecture.

It is home to Mardi Gras parades and has adopted a Bohemian, artistic feel for many years. Markey Park is the hub of community activity where art shows and festivals are held.

Bywater is also known as being part of the Ninth Ward of New Orleans.

Living in Bywater

A community along the banks of the Mississippi River, Bywater is a showcase of New Orleans’ eclectic vibe mixed with the modern features homeowners want in a home.

A beautiful landscape mixed with the southern charm of New Orleans has made Bywater homes attractive to artists, musicians, and those who want to be close to the French Quarter and the downtown area.

Reasonably priced housing, convenience, and a unique feel make Bywater trendy and coveted by homebuyers.

Real Estate in Bywater

Homes in this area range from $100,000 to over $500,000, depending on the upgrades done to the property. Homes are made one of a kind by how colorful and unique they are.

The kinds of homes include:

  • The shotgun home
  • Creole cottages
  • Old plantation homes

Architectural styles include:

  • Greek Revival
  • Italianate
  • Eastlake
  • Arts and Craft

Enjoy living in an artistic community where individuality is celebrated and encouraged. Homes in this neighborhood typically have 2-3 bedrooms and front porches to sit and wave to your neighbors, which helps create a true feeling of community.

When you’re ready to explore Bywater real estate or any of the surrounding communities, please do not hesitate to connect with our team at Elite Southern Realty today. We look forward to hearing from you and to helping you find the New Orleans home that best suits your needs.

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LAKEVIEW

A neighborhood within the city of New Orleans, Lakeview is one of the first residential areas that took a surrounding natural feature – in this case, Lake Pontchartrain – and developed a community around it. Its early settlers were sailors and people in the coastal trade.

The area, once swampland, boomed as a residential neighborhood after the Second World War, when developers began erecting bungalows.

After Lakeview took the brunt of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, the neighborhood has cobbled itself back together as a great mix of commercial space and residential homes continues to be built.

Living in Lakeview

The residents of Lakeview appreciate the heritage of their neighborhood, where homes are surrounded by trees and parks – City Park is one of the oldest urban parks in the U.S. – and provide outdoor leisure activities for everyone.

A laidback Louisiana attitude permeates the community, making visitors feel right at home.

Take a walk down its quiet streets, and give a neighborly wave to those like you who have chosen to make Lakeview their home. On weekends, you’ll see residents sunning themselves on blankets around the lake area or holding family barbecues.

Real Estate in Lakeview

A well-established, high-demand neighborhood, Lakeview has a mix of old and new homes.

The new homes are sleek and modern versions of Lakeview’s traditional houses. Older homes, on the other hand, have begun to upgrade and now feature central air conditioning, gourmet kitchens, hardwood floors, and more.

Schools in this area are part of the New Orleans Public School District, along with several charter schools.

Buying a house in Lakeview won’t be a real estate decision alone; it’s going to be an investment  move, too.

To explore Lakeview in more detail, connect with our team at Elite Southern Realty today. We look forward to hearing from you and welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and lasting business. Let’s get started today!


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