Greater New Orleans has numerous smallish sections that have big amenities. Some are more expensive than others, but all are excellent places to live.
#1. A certain section of Uptown New Orleans. The perfectly located area from the river side of Magazine St. to Tchoupitoulas, and Jefferson to Broadway is where you will find a great small town with every amenity. Could be best in the city limits. Architecturally gorgeous and prestigious, it has social and gastronomic advantages. Walk to Audubon Park, several of the best restaurants in town, and Magazine St. with all of its shops, stores, and watering holes. A village within the city with everything at your fingertips.
#2. Harahan, between Jefferson Highway and the levee, and Hickory to the River Ridge border, is an area that many people know nothing about. But it’s one of the most pleasant environments in greater New Orleans. There’s a very high percentage of home ownership, and it’s an easy 25 min. to downtown N’Awlins. (20 minutes to Clancy’s). Why move to the North Shore? This section of Harahan, located in Jefferson Parish, has real advantages. Lower over-all costs, lower crime, great location, and amazing property values, (if you can find one for sale). In the next few years there will be a serious turnover in property because of its older demographic. Being only steps to the levee and its bike path gives this area a park like feeling. Once people get the drift that a home in a safe neighborhood, right next to the bike path, on a nice lot, can be bought for $275K – $375K, and that it’s only two minutes from all of your daily needs, and some good, old timey restaurants to boot, means thing$ are going to happen. Think about what happened in Old Metairie.
#3. Mid-City, all around City Park, the Triangle, down either side of Esplanade, and either side of Bayou St. John, is one of the best locations in the city, and demand is expanding the borders of its more expensive areas. Charming, gorgeous architecture, and increasing in price, it has a real New Orleans feel, and lots of interesting people. It’s prices rival Uptown. It’s a delightful part of the city, and it’s a straight shot down Esplanade, through Treme, and into the Quarter. There’s restaurants, grocery stores, the Museum of Art & Sculpture Garden, City Park, great architecture, a fabulous cemetery, Bayou St. John, and some serious characters who live there, all making it a highly desirable location..
#4. Holy Cross. Cool and a younger social mix, interesting history, lots of cute architecture, an arts theater, an arts center, eclectic citizenry , a new Canseco’s grocery store, more trees and bigger lots than Bywater & Marigny, a quick trip to downtown, and, it has affordable housing. Nice homes can be bought between $200-300K. A very funky and cool mix makes you feel its easy vibe, and very much at home.
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ABR, GRI, GREEN, SRES