Located on the west bank of the Mississippi River just across from the French Quarter, Algiers is approximately three miles from downtown New Orleans and just a five minute ferry ride away from the Central Business District. Despite its close proximity to the heart of the city, Algiersâ€™ location across the river gives it a comforting, small-town feel unparalleled by any other New Orleans community. One of the cityâ€™s best kept secrets, Algiers is the ideal place to call home.
Shopping and Dining
Being tucked away doesnâ€™t mean being removed from the conveniences of city life. Algiers real estate features a number of local and well-known eateries, pubs, boutiques, and shops. The Village at Aurora is home to PJâ€™s Coffee Shop, a gift shop, hair and nail salons, clothing stores, and more. Thereâ€™s also a Walmart, RiteAid, Payless, and Blockbuster in the community. The local supermarket, Rouseâ€™s, is Louisiana owned and operated. Shoppers in search of their favorite name brands will find them at the Oakwood Center in Gretna. Just a short ten-minute drive away, the newly remodeled shopping mall features Dillardâ€™s, JCPenney, Sears, Aldo, American Eagle, Bath & Body Works, Champs, Charlotte Russe, and more.
Locally owned eateries abound and feature everything from specialty pizzas to fried chicken and barbeque. Cajun boiled shrimp, alligator sausage, and seafood gumbo are just a few of the many delights served up at Dry Dock CafÃ© & Bar, where the Tuesday Night Special gets you a hearty prime rib and veggies for only $10. Just next door to the Algiers library sits Benniganâ€™s Grill & Tavern, a great place to grab a pint and watch the game. Thereâ€™s also an Applebeeâ€™s in Algiers.
Algiers is home to a number of public parks and playgrounds, including Brechtel Park, Norman Playground, Bodenger Playground, and Cutoff Playground. There also are two golf courses: the 18-hole Brechtel Park Golf Course and the private, par 72 Championship English Turn Golf Course. The Plantation Athletic Club operates recreational soccer, baseball, softball, T-ball, and football leagues for Algiers youth. The 2.5-mile bike path to nearby Gretna overlooks the river and is a favorite of area walkers, joggers, and bicyclists. Bikers and hikers also enjoy the view of New Orleansâ€™ skyscrapers and piers from the land along the Mississippi River Levee. A great place to walk your dog or yourself, the levee is also the areaâ€™s number one spot for watching fireworks on the Fourth of July and New Yearâ€™s Eve.
Algiers real estate offers a wide variety of homes for sale at a good value. Historic Algiers Point, just across the river from the French Quarter, was settled in the early 1700s and is the second-oldest neighborhood in New Orleans. Highly walkable, the historic district features turn-of-the-century homes, French Colonial plantation houses, Creole cottages, shotguns, Greek Revival style homes, and Victorian-era estates. Larger-than-average lots can be found in Old Aurora.
Houses from the building boom of the 1960s and 1970s line the streets of several lower Algiers subdivisions, such as Tall Timbers, Park Timbers, and Walnut Bend. Newer homes can be found for purchase in the gated subdivisions of Algiers Riverpoint and Villas of Aurora, or in the security-controlled, golf course community of English Turn. No matter where you choose to purchase your new home, youâ€™re sure to enjoy the friendly community spirit of Algiers.
The New Orleans Public Schools district operates two public K-8 schools and two public high schools in the neighborhood. The Algiers Charter Schools Association also operates a number of schools in the area. For acute medical needs, St. Lukeâ€™s Medical Center provides healthcare services to area residents. The Center also operates a 104-bed skilled care and long-term nursing home in Algiers. Commuting to the Central Business District or the French Quarter is a snap with the free Canal Street Ferry. Running every half hour, the Ferry runs from 6 a.m. to 12:15 a.m. seven days a week.
If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (504) 432-4262Â or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.
The Clouse Team
Realty Executives, SELA
Ken Clouse 504-432-4262
Rose Clouse 504-427-3899
13592 River Road, Ste 6
Destrehan, LA 70047
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