Algiers Community Information
Algiers and Algiers Point are some of the most developed, historic areas on the West Bank, merely a stone's throw across the glorious Mississippi River to the French Quarter and the Central Business District. As the only part of Orleans Parish on the West Bank, Algiers real estate offers a range of affordable properties with styles similar to that of the Uptown area. Algiers homes for sale include everything from sprawling mansions to charming ranch-style homes.
For over 100 years, those looking to buy historic homes have found their place in Algiers Point. Nearest to the levees and right in the bed of the Mississippi, Algiers Point boasts traditional architectural styles and the venerable 200-year-old oak trees that are a signature mark of New Orleans.
Part of Algiers charm is the comfortable, rural feel of the area, even though its merely minutes from New Orleans proper. As one of the areas on the West Bank that is known to be a melting pot of residents, Algiers is home to New Orleans natives, die-hard West Bankers, and many newly relocated young professionals.
Tall Timbers home with pool on a very private street - Algiers
Algiers on the Map
Algiers stretches about two square miles and, due to the bends in the rver, is bonded by the Missssippi river on the north, east and west and by Holmes Blvd on the south.
Map of Algiers, LA including homes for sale marked with flags
Park Timbers home - energy efficient - great landscaping - Algiers
It's easy to get to Algiers from New Orleans! The Crescent City Connection Bridge gives drivers the option to quickly cross the Mississippi River and enter the neighborhood, whereas the Algiers/Canal Street Ferry allows locals and visitors alive to enjoy a relaxing ferry ride from downtown New Orleans into Algiers.
This West Bank neighborhood also is just east of some great fishing, boating bayous, and swamps. To the east and north of Algiers, residents can quickly access Highway 90 and the I-10 toward the north shore and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
There are rail and bus lines conveniently located throughout the area, and those looking to skip town can find the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport roughly 20-30 minutes away.
Sutton Place custom home in Woodland Heights - Algiers
Both Algiers and Algiers Point are notably close-knit communities with lots of pride for their neighborhoods. The community is also rich in history and culture. The headquarters of Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World can be found here, offering both locals and visitors alike a chance to see the artistic, cultural and economic history of the beloved festival.
Algiers Point became part of the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and later became a designated local historic district. Many notable jazz musicians are from Algiers, including Red Allen, Emmett Hardy, and Clarence "Frogman" Henry. Residents and visitors can enjoy walking tours of the historical points, cultural spots, and traditional architecture of the nearly 300-year-old neighborhood.
Algiers is so close to the French Quarter that many of the Mardi Gras krewes work on their floats all year long in Algiers, and then store them there in anticipation of the big event. Residents can enjoy attending the festivities, as well as going to many hot night spots, without actually living in the hustle and bustle of the quarter. Algiers is also home to the U.S. Navy regional headquarters, and boasts a plethora of neighborhood parks and trails for biking and walking. First-class dining and shopping are available in Algiers and at the nearby French Quarter or neighboring Terrytown, Gretna and Harvey areas.
- Population: 24,000
- Households: 12,000
- Schools: There are nearly a dozen public, private and parochial schools (with access to hundreds more throughout the West Bank and in nearby Jefferson and Orleans Parishes), plus dozens of privately owned preschools.
- Healthcare: Ochsner Health System, West Jefferson Medical Center and Louisiana Specialty Hospital all offer full services on the West Bank, with other local medical facilities, urgent care centers, hospitals, surgical centers, medical office complexes and clinics nearby throughout the West Bank and in Jefferson and Orleans Parishes.
- Churches: There are nearly two dozen churches of every denomination in Algiers.
The friendly and professional agents at Latter & Blum Inc. Realtors are ready to help you find the Algiers homes for sale that meet your needs and your budget. Our team stays current on all the newest listings in the area, and they can use their experience and insights to help you find the best deals. Call us today to find your new home or investment property.