Each New Orleans neighborhood is distinct and is defined by its own unique personality. Those who are born and raised in one specific area often feel an extreme allegiance to their roots. The French Quarter, also referred to as the "Vieux Carre", is the oldest, most historic neighborhood in the city, and it's often considered the most picturesque, as well. The French Quarter real estate reflects that legacy, being some of the most diverse in the city, as well as some of the most storied in the area.
When you start looking for French Quarter homes for sale, you will find everything from lavish estates and luxurious mansions to condominiums and stylish apartments. The area is known for its beautiful architecture, including the famed balconies with French and Spanish influences overlooking the bustling streets below. Around some corners, you may even find French Quarter homes with hidden courtyards and gardens, revealing a beautiful oasis within the heart of the city.
The area offers a nice mix of attractions. Not only is it a hot spot during Mardi Gras, with its famed Bourbon Street, but it also offers some of the best antiques in the city along Royal Street. Locals and visitors alike love to stop by the jewelry shops, indulge in the historic walking tours, and marvel at the iconic structures. The area is complete with tranquil courtyard seats and balcony views, breathtaking high ceilings and tall windows, and the overall sense of tradition, history and art around every corner.
The French Quarter on the Map
The boundaries of the French Quarter are Canal Street east to Esplanade Avenue and from the Mississippi River along North Peters Street, north to Rampart Street.
Map of the French Quarter - New Orleans, LA with Homes For Sale Marked with Flags
French Quarter Three-Story Home includes a Guesthouse and a Courtyard with a fountain and relaxing siting area
The French Quarter Accessibility
Modeled after many of the great walking cities in Europe, the New Orleans French Quarter is perhaps most welcoming to pedestrians. It is laid out so that walking from attraction to the next is both doable and entertaining.
Cars are often considered somewhat of a luxury, and some properties offer off-street parking tucked away behind historic fencing and wrought-iron gates. There are also various parking garages offered throughout the area with daily and hourly rates.
Those interested in going to other neighborhoods, such as the Warehouse/Arts district, the Central Business District, the Bywater district, and the Faubourg Marigny, can do so quickly with a car or by using the city's enviably affordable public transit. Buses in the area run on schedules (many of which are 24 hours a day) along the perimeter of the French Quarter. Tourists and locals alike also enjoy the streetcar line, which is handicap accessible and runs east to west along the riverside of the Quarter.
French Quarter two-bay Creole Cottage, circa 1818 with Guest Quarters and Two Courtyards with Fountains
French Quarter Features
Those interested in French Quarter homes for sale will find a breadth of choices that have been housing locals for 200 plus years. The area is home to everything from repurposed condominium spaces, to historic gallery homes, and famous shotgun styled houses.
Orleans parish real estate offers an excellent investment opportunity. You'll love living in the community with all it has to offer, and the value of properties is sure to only go up as the community continues to rebuild and more and more people return to New Orleans. The area is also home to some of the nation's most decorated and revered restaurants, world-famous bars, and historic music venues. There is sure to be something for everyone in one of the most beautiful and oldest cities in our country.
If you are in the market for French Quarter real estate, contact Latter & Blum Inc. Realtors, and we will work hard to help you get the best deal on the perfect properties.
French Quarter Creole Cottage with two-story balconied Guesthouse and Large Courtyard
The French Quarter Community Demographics
(including zip codes 70130 and 70116)
- Population - nearly 4,000
- Households - more than 2,600
- Family Households - 509
- Percentage of Home Ownership –A high percentage of residents of the French Quarter are renters.
- Community Makeup – Many properties in the French Quarter have been in the same family for generations.
- Schools and Churches - Primarily known as a tourist mecca, the French Quarter is also a residential neighborhood, surrounded by schools and churches (including St. Louis Cathedral on Jackson Square, seat of the local archdiocese).
- Medical Facilities – The French Quarter has easy access to the many full-service hospitals, clinics, medical complexes, urgent care centers, outpatient surgery centers and other medical facilities in New Orleans.