The Faubourg Marigny in New Orleans
Second only to the French Quarter in its age, this historic, residential area has a premier location along the banks of the Mississippi River. The wealthy developer Bernard De Marigny de Mandeville is historically credited with establishing and owning a plantation just down the river from the French Quarter, and the additional housing of which soon grew to become the neighborhood that it is today.
Marigny residents are a resilient group who take an enormous amount of pride in their neighborhood. Much of the Marigny real estate is original cottages and shotguns that are celebrated for their gingerbread ornamentation and decorative architectural flourishes. Developers have even turned beautiful historic properties in the area into condominiums, bed and breakfasts, and garden areas. Renovated homes for sale still retain the classic Marigny charm, and homebuyers will have no problem finding a property in every architectural style and price range.
Faubourg Marigny - New Orleans, LA on the Map
The .33-square-mile neighborhood of Marigny is generally mapped from Rampart Street and St. Claude Avenue on the north to the Mississippi River on the south, and from Esplanade Avenue on the west and Press Street on the east.
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French Quarter-style courtyard
Faubourg Marigny Accessibility
The Marigny is just to the east of the Central Business District and the French Quarter, making it largely accessible to most New Orleans proper neighborhoods. It's just a quick walk from French Quarter and a short drive to the beautiful City Park.
Buses operate on a regular schedule, many of which are 24 hours a day, throughout the Marigny and to St. Claude Avenue, Esplanade Avenue, Canal Street, and other major streets. The tourist-favored streetcar also operates along the edge of the Marigny.
Getting to the New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport only requires a brief ride westward along Airline Drive or the I-10.
Marigny Triangle cottage circa 1850's - Faubourg Marigny
Faubourg Marigny Features
Today, this neighborhood offers modern conveniences and old-world charm. It's one of the most prized neighborhoods in the city, and its popularity has fueled the addition of condominium buildings, new shopping corridors, and nationally renowned restaurants, concert halls, and retail spaces. Residents throughout Louisiana and Mississippi know the Marigny for its deep appreciation for food, music, and culture continues to shape the area.
Mardi Gras is a huge occasion in the area, and the holiday is celebrated with abandon throughout the Marigny. Artists, musicians, and walking krewes alike head to the streets to celebrate.
The neighborhood is also home to some of the city's oldest churches and other historic sites. The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), a state-run high school, is also in the Marigny, providing space for students to pursue careers in the performing, visual and culinary arts. Various local performing arts groups also use several stages at NOCCA to present works year-round.
The newly opened Crescent Park has transformed the wharves and industrial corridors along the river into a breathtaking park with great features and views over the river and city skyline.
Totally renovated single home on two levels with off-street parking - Faubourg Marigny
Faubourg Marigny Demographics
- Population: 3,000
- Households: 1,900
- Schools: several public, private and parochial schools (with access to hundreds more throughout Orleans Parish)
- Health Care: Ochsner Health System, LSU Medical Center and Touro Infirmary all offer full services to Marigny residents, with other local medical facilities, urgent care centers, hospitals, surgical centers, medical office complexes and clinics nearby.
- Churches: dozens of churches of every denomination
No matter what type of Marigny real estate you're searching for, you'll find it here at Latter & Blum Inc. Realtors. From quaint properties right in the heart of it all to stately two-story houses with courtyards, wraparound porches, and patios, we're here to help you find the ideal home. To speak with one of our agents about our listings or about the area in general, call us today!