Algiers Community Information

Algiers is one 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 offers a range of affordable properties with styles similar to that of the Uptown area. Properties here include everything from sprawling mansions to charming ranch-style homes.

Part of this neighborhoods 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 - Latter & Blum Inc. REALTORS | Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORS
Tall Timbers home with pool on a very private street

Algiers Location & Logistics

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.

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.

Park Timbers home - energy efficient - great landscaping | Algiers - Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORS
This Park Timbers home is energy efficient and has great landscaping.

Sutton Place custom home in Woodland Heights | Algiers - Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORS
Sutton Place custom home in Woodland Heights.

Algiers Home & Community Info

Algiers is a notably close-knit community with lots of pride for the neighborhood. 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 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.

Algiers Demographics

  • 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.
Georgian traditional home in Lakewood Estates | Algiers - Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORSGeorgian traditional home in Lakewood Estates.
Federal City Sign | Algiers - Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORSFederal City is the replacement for the closed Naval Support Activity.
Park Timbers Traditional home | Algiers - Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORSPark Timbers Traditional home.
Our Lady of Holy Cross College | Algiers - Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORSOur Lady of Holy Cross College was founded in 1916 as a Ministry of the Marianites of Holy Cross.
Park Timbers is an upscale residential community in Algiers. | Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORSPark Timbers, an upscale residential community, includes a community center with a large and small pool and tennis court.

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