Algiers Point Community Information
As the second oldest neighborhood in the great city of New Orleans, Algiers Point is brimming with history and culture. Considered the crown jewel of Algiers, the community has the feel of a 19th century village, as a majority of structures date back to the turn of the century. Known as the “village within a city,” this uniquely old-fashioned charm is tangible and beloved.
The historic Algiers Point has a deep background of shipyards, sugar plantations, and railroads, and today is home to a close-knit collection of people ranging from artists to businessmen. Separated from the urban center of New Orleans by the Mississippi River, Algiers Point is both a safer and more affordable option for families looking to live outside the metro area. Algiers Point real estate is largely historical and varies greatly in condition and size. Those looking for Algiers Point homes for sale can find anything from Greek revival homes and renovated Creole cottages to the traditional single and double shotgun houses.
Algiers Point caters to the lifestyles of a range of people, making it home to a varied population. Both creative types and professionals are immediately drawn to the Point for its cultural background, as well as its proximity to downtown without the lofty downtown prices. Other residents have been living here for generations in inherited family homes.
1860 Greek Revival, totally renovated - Algiers Point
Algiers Point on the Map
Located in a bend of the Mississippi River, just across the river from the French Quarter and Jackson Square, Algiers point is bounded by the river on two sides, the north and west, by Opelousas Ave. on the south and Pacific St. on the east.
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Map of Algiers Point including homes for sale marked with flags
Victorian charm on a corner lot - Algiers Point
How to get to and from Algiers Point
Algiers Point is a quick ferry ride across the Mississippi River to downtown New Orleans, the CBD, and the French Quarter. The ferry conveniently runs every half hour from 6 a.m. – 12 a.m. and costs a very low fare.
"The Point" as it is popularly know, is also close to the Westbank Expressway which is the major route through the entire Westbank area, and the Crescent City Connection, which provides quick access to the rest of New Orleans and I-10 running east and west,
Within the city, the 24-hour bus system gives residents easy access to any area of the city, and the New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport is about a half hour away.
Gated community near the Federal City and the Mississippi River Levee - Algiers Point
Algiers Point Features:
Throughout Algiers Point, there are a variety of locally owned restaurants, bars, and cafes that attract both locals and visitors. Many of these gathering places host live music, including the Old Point Bar, which usually features live bands every night.
An interesting quirk of Algiers Point is that there are no fast food or chain restaurants in the area, though you can still get just about any kind of food you’d like from the local establishments. Those chain franchises, as well as shopping malls and supermarkets, are only a short driving distance away, and of course, downtown is mere minutes away by ferry.
Those looking for green spaces don’t have to look far in Algiers, as it is home to Larkin Park, Delcazal Park, and Confetti Park, a playground encompassed by an artistic fence. Known for its walking paths, there’s even a lovely bike path leading to Gretna! Perhaps the most frequented green space, though, is the levee, which is a local favorite for jogging, dog walking, and enjoying the view of downtown New Orleans.
Algiers is home to several events throughout the year, including weekly “Wednesdays at the Point” concerts in the summer, art festivals, a ferry festival, Oktoberfest, Treasures From the Point, Confetti Kids Candy Land Ball, Algiers Friendship Day, the Mississippi River Fest, and more! People from far and wide also come to enjoy guided and self-guided walking tours of Algiers Point real estate and historical landmarks.
Algiers Point Demographics
- Population: 2,199
- Schools: several public, private, and parochial schools (with access to hundreds more throughout Orleans Parish)
- Health Care: Belleville Assisted Living, Common Ground Health Clinic, Westbank YMCA, Algiers Animal Clinic, Ochsner Medical Center, Mercy Family Center, Kindred Hospital, and St. Luke’s Medical Center, with other local medical facilities, urgent care centers, hospitals, surgical centers, medical office complexes, and clinics nearby.
- Churches: dozens of churches of every denomination