Uptown New Orleans Real Estate and Community Info
is a neighborhood in New Orleans, located 4 miles west of downtown. One historian claims that Uptown represents the true heart of New Orleans. The famous St. Charles Avenue runs through this historic and stately neighborhood, where residents and visitors can hop on the streetcar and ride to the Audubon and University districts, stroll to numerous shops, cafÃ©s, and restaurants, or spend a day at Audubon Park and Zoo. Uptownâ€™s history, culture, and diversity make it a great place to live.
Once the site of French Colonial plantations in the 18th century, Uptown was incorporated in the late 19th century, drawing a diverse population from other parts of the U.S. and from Italy, Ireland, and Germany at a time when New Orleans was the fastest growing city in the country. Uptown remains a racially and culturally diverse community, reflecting the unique history of New Orleans.
Shopping and Dining
Magazine Street is home to a plethora of local shops and restaurants. The sections around Felicity Street to Jackson Avenue, Louisiana Avenue, and Napoleon Avenue to Nashville Street are large commercial areas. The Rink is a former 19th century skating rink turned shopping center. Local favorite destinations include Octavia Books, Maple Street Book Shop, Blue Cypress Books, and Garden District Book Shop; trendy clothing boutiques like Ah-Ha, C.Collection, Angelique Clothing and Victoriaâ€™s Shoes, Fillyâ€™s, Mimiâ€™s, Gae-tanaâ€™s, Hemline, and The Encore Shoppe. Locals are also big fans of antique and home shops like Ann Koerner Antiques, Bush Antiques, Pranesi Antiques, Driscoll Antiques, Restoration & Design, and Home Hook and Ladder.
The Arts Market of New Orleans, OCH Art Market, and The Freret Market draw crowds from all around the city to peruse the work of local and regional artists.
Uptownâ€™s restaurants offer everything from bistros to haute cuisine. Clancyâ€™s, Commanderâ€™s Palace, Emerilâ€™s Delmonico, Gautreauâ€™s, and Dealchaise are nationally recognized neighborhood gems. Other hotspots include The Bulldog, Freret Street Po-Boy & Donut Shop, Domiliseâ€™s Po-Boys, Frankie & Johnnyâ€™s, Nacho Mamaâ€™s, and Nirvana. The list goes on.
Parks and Recreation
Uptown residents enjoy the green spaces and cultural programs and events that Tulane and Loyola universities have to offer. Another attraction is the Audubon Nature Institute which has a beautiful and well-appointed park, a zoo, aquarium, insectarium, golf course, cafÃ©, and IMAX theatre. Walking tours of Uptownâ€™s historic architecture is a must for first-time visitors and long-time residents, including Millionaire Row. The green St. Charles streetcar line features vintage trolleys. There are live music venues throughout the city, including within and around Uptown â€“ Le Bon Temps Roule, The Colums, Dos Jefes, Rosyâ€™s Jazz Hall, and Tipitinaâ€™s are just a few great places to see local music, from folk, to soul, to jazz.
Uptown represents the old grandeur of New Orleans. Plush Victorian mansions, Large Frame houses, and updated Shotguns are common. In addition to its historic architecture, Uptown real estate is diverse in affordability as well. Homes for sale encompass 2-bedroom, 1-bath condos for around $200,000 and 3-bedroom, 2-bath Shotguns for around $400,000. In addition, there are a number of Victorian homes that have been converted to condos to accommodate the influx of students and young professionals to the area.
The median household income in Uptown is approximately $45,000, about $8,000 higher than the cityâ€™s average. The average estimated value of detached homes is around $680,000, compared with $340,000 for the city. The average estimated value of townhouses and other attached units is approximately $200,000, compared with the cityâ€™s $99,000 average. Uptownâ€™s real estate market continues to thrive, even in a down economy.
Schools, Health, Transportation
Orleans Parish School Board serves Uptown. The city schools here are the Academy of New Orleans, ARISE Academy, Mary D. Coghill Elementary School, Gentilly Terrace Elementary UNO Charter School, Edward Hynes Charter School, Francis Gregory Elementary, Pierre Capdau UNO Charter School, Benjamin Franklin Senior High School, Greater Gentilly High School, St. Maryâ€™s Academy, and Brother Martin High School. Many of the parish schools have received outstanding Greatschools ratings. Tulane and Loyola are renowned universities.
Ocshner Baptist Medical Center and LSU Hospital serve Uptownâ€™s residents. The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority (NORTA) provides public transportation. The St. Charles Streetcar is the best way to travel through Uptown. The airports are New Orleans Lakefront Airport and Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport. Route 90 and Pontchartrain Expressway (10) are the cityâ€™s major arterials.
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Rose Clouse 504-427-3899
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