Although the private, gated, golf course community of English Turn is less than thirty years old, the area known as English Turn dates back to the Spring of 1699, when war raged between England and France.
The exploration and colonization of the Mississippi River were prime concerns for both countries. France had established a small colony along the Mississippi near New Orleans. England, anxious to control the river, dispatched a warship to invade the French Settlement. Iberville and Bienville—the French colonists—realizing the impact of the invasion by the English, dispatched a small convoy to the British warship anchored below New Orleans. Bienville, approaching the English captain, warned him to depart immediately or face a large-scale military battle. The English turned the warship around and returned to England, thus the area became known as English Turn.
The Community of English Turn is distinctly different—and it is a distinction that draws people here and makes it difficult to imagine living elsewhere. What are the principal things that make a community a place you want to call home? Accessibility to work, good schools, safety, affordable yet custom-built homes, community amenities and a welcoming community. English Turn has it all!
English Turn is a short drive across the Crescent City Connection, which provides quick access to the rest of New Orleans and I-10 running east and west. Take 90-West to General De Gaulle East across the Intracoastal Waterway Bridge and turn right onto Louisiana Highway 406 and follow the signs to English Turn.
English Turn is a 650-acre private gated golf course planned community with 24/7 manned security. Whether from the adjacent protected woodlands, the 26+ acres of community parks, or from your back patio, English Turn provides the perfect refuge from todays busy lifestyles and an escape to the beauty of mother nature.
Central to the panoramic beauty of 'The Turn' is a Jack Nicklaus-designed championship golf course with magnificent country club facilities including multiple dining venues, fitness center, pool, and tennis courts. There are also walking/jogging trails, basketball courts, baseball fields, and a butterfly garden.
English Turn is a welcoming community with many residents new to the New Orleans area. Social events such as evening bike rides on the golf course, Halloween and costume party, holiday caroling, summer camp for children, friendly Fridays at the Community Club, Lower Coast Wine Festival, a Garden Club, Tuesday Farmers Market, tennis lessons, ladies golf, and mens golf.
With over 450 private residences, there is a wonderful variety of custom homes, built by some of New Orleans finest home builders.