New Orleans Real Estate – The Definitive Blog
New Orleans Real Estate – The Definitive Blog
New Orleans real estate is so exciting! Where else can you find the incredible mix of properties New Orleans has to offer? We’ve got large Victorian mansions, loft-style condos, creole cottages, shotguns, French Quarter townhouses and condos, ranch homes in the suburbs, raised basements, camelbacks, doubles, duplexes…the list goes on and on!
This blog post is to help direct you through this maze that we call New Orleans real estate. You will find loads of information including neighborhood info, property types, and sale info. As always, you can use my website to search New Orleans real estate. Enjoy the post!
Let’s start with:
The French Quarter
One of America’s true historic gems. From Lafitte’s Blacksmith Shop Bar to Galitoire’s, the French Quarter has much to offer. Take a casual stroll up Royal Street to view the antique shops or party on Bourbon Street. If you try hard enough, your every desire can be fulfilled (well, nearly!).
The best part of the French Quarter? You can live there! You can choose from condos, townhouses, or even free standing single family homes. Want to live next to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie? Well you can! Price per square foot is some of the highest rates in the city but it is all about location in the French Quarter. In 2007, the average price per square foot in the French Quarter was around $360 to $400.
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The Garden District
Hurricane Katrina flooding basically missed the Garden District and left the area almost unscathed (except for the occasional wind and roof damage). Annexed to New Orleans in the 1850’s and settled by successful businessmen, the Garden District is home to huge mansions of nearly every style imaginable! A walk around the area will leave the visitor in awe of the number of influences found in the architecture…French, Italianate, Spanish, Greek Revival, English. Endless! Inside these homes you will find soaring ceilings, plaster walls, marble mantels, incredible crown molding, and of course wood floors. This area is also home to Commander’s Palace, Parasol’s, and Mardi Gras parades!
The vast majority of property in the Garden District are large single family homes. However, a number of these large estates have been chopped up into condos and multi-family properties. Square foot prices typically hover around the $200 a square foot. The reason it isn’t higher is because the square footage numbers are staggering. You can find homes with well over 5,000 square feet on every block!
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This area is characterized by surrounding Tulane University and Loyola University of New Orleans. Most often when people refer to “Uptown” in New Orleans they are speaking of the Audubon/University section of town. It is an area of New Orleans that is a mix of nearly everything: property types, residential vs. commercial, income levels, and ethnicities.
This section of town is also home to the famous Jacques-Imo’s restaurant, Audubon Park & Zoo, and Touro Hospital. You can find all kinds of architecture in this section of town. Shotgun singles, shotgun doubles, condos, large multi-family rental properties, Victorian cottages, contemporary houses, and raised basements…just to name a few! Price per square foot varies but typically ranges from $140 to $180 a square foot. You have plenty of options in this neighborhood as there are currently around 700 residential properties on the market.
The Warehouse District
Home to 19th century warehouses, The Warehouse District in New Orleans has recently become one of the city’s trendiest spots. When the warehouse became obsolete (due to shipping becoming containerized), this part of town sat vacant for many years. It is now a mixture of condos, art galleries, hotels, restaurants, and bars. This is as close to New York City living as you are going to get in New Orleans! You can spend the afternoon browsing at art galleries such as The Ogden Museum of Southern Art, the LeMieux Gallery, and the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery. In the evening have dinner at Emeril’s or Tommy’s.
Most real estate in this area will be condos. Condos in the Warehouse District can be high-end or they can be studios. Square foot prices vary, of course, but typically range from the high $200’s to well into the $300’s.
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As you can see, New Orleans has a lot to offer in terms of real estate. Actually, New Orleans has a lot to offer Period! So whatever your real estate needs are, we can find the perfect property for you. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions regarding New Orleans.
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This New Orleans real estate definitive blog post was provided by Darryl Glade, Realtor with RE/MAX N.O. Properties. Darryl can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 504.451.8960. Darryl’s office is conveniently located in Uptown New Orleans at 8001 Maple Street. Darryl works throughout the Greater New Orleans area including Uptown, Lakeview, Broadmoor, Mid-City, Metairie, Kenner, Westbank, French Quarter, and the Warehouse District.
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