New Orleans is an amazing place to live. The city has a lot of charm, and there is always something going on from parties to festivals to concerts and, of course, parades… no matter what time of year it is. If you want to experience everything the Crescent City has to offer, moving to the French Quarter is your best bet.
The French Quarter
“The best place to live in New Orleans is definitely the French Quarter, here you get a chance to live in a piece of history,” says New Orleans native Real Estate Agent Robert Ripley. The historic French Quarter is the heart of the city. The French Quarter, also known as the Vieux Carré (Old Square) was established by the French in 1718. The site was selected because the riverfront is relatively high compared to the low-lying swampland and because of its proximity to Lake Pontchartrain. In the late 1700s, two major fires almost wiped out the French Quarter. The fires led officials to implement building codes that impacted the area. Baked tile and quarried slate replaced the roofs of cypress shingles. Creole cottage and townhouse styles were introduced to the area. You can find the Creole as well as Spanish influences in the French Quarter architecture to this day.
Looks Can Be Deceiving
The historic homes can look deceiving from the outside. Hidden behind tall brick wall walls, you will discover luxurious homes with beautifully manicured courtyards. “You would not be able to tell from the street view what to expect inside some of these homes,” said Ripley “You will just have to go see the inside for yourself,” he added. Elegant Creole town-homes in the heart of the French Quarter feature balconies overlooking the historic streets of the area. Some homes are very specious and usually have multiple levels. They are upgraded with gourmet kitchens designed with high-end cabinetry, granite counter-tops and state-of-the-art bathrooms and showers. Among one of the most luxurious and famous streets to live on is of course Bourbon Street. When homes and apartments come on to the market, they are quickly snatched up. One such place is 1225 Bourbon Street. This 2 bedrooms, 3 baths Unit has 1,786 sq ft with a huge balcony that gives you an amazing view of world-famous Bourbon Street.
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You will never be bored in the Vieux Carr . The French Quarter Festival takes place right here. Many of the Mardi Gras Parades roll through the Quarter, and the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival is just about 2 miles away. In the French Quarter, you will find countless restaurants and bars not only along Bourbon Street. St. Louis Cathedral, the oldest cathedrals in the United States, sits in the middle of the French Quarter on Jackson Square. The New Orleans Arts District and the World War II museum are just a couple of blocks away. On Frenchmen Street, you will always be able to listen to some great original New Orleans music.