For the times they are a-changin’.

 

Known for its commercial corridor, the Freret neighborhood has changed dramatically even since the 1990s. The area was named after a former mayor, William Freret, it sits upon two former plantations. Back in the 1920s and 30s, Freret Street was filled with open businesses and even had a streetcar. After people flocked the suburbs of New Orleans and large retailers were putting mom and pop shops out of business, Freret declined greatly.

In 2001, the National Trust for Historic Preservation Main Street Program adopted Freret Street and the City of New Orleans has promised $300,000 to help revitalize this commercial corridor. Since then, we have seen Freret become an in-demand location in the city. With its easy access to many different neighborhoods, the street filled with restaurants again, and the monthly Freret Street Market  – the neighborhood is blossoming once again. It’s always been a family-oriented section of New Orleans by their own resident’s accounts, but now others are seeing the full potential again. 

House styles range from much larger homes to small shotguns and raised cottages and even some new construction.

 

Lagniappe: The Freret streetcar line ran from the early 1920s to approximately 1939. 

 

Average Home Prices in Freret (Updated: 07/16/2019)

Single Family: $508k
Condo: $482k
Multi-Family: No Sales

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Upcoming Events

Freret Fest : 04/06/2019
Freret Street Market





Freret Essentials

Police Station - 2nd District

3401 Broadway
504-658-6020
website

Fire Station - Engine 38/Car 506

4940 Clara
website

Supermarcado Las Acacias

4929 Freret
504-896-2251

Ochsner Baptist

2820 Napoleon
504-899-9311
website

Planned Parenthood

4636 S. Claiborne Ave.
504-897-9200
website

Metairie Small Animal Hospital

4525 Ferret St.
504-830-4095

Freret Neighborhood Association

website

Evans Playground

5100 Lasalle St.
website



Neighborhood Picks in Freret

Midway Pizza

Restaurant

4725 Freret St.
504-322-2815
website

Wayfare

Restaurant

4510 Freret St.
504-309-0069
website

High Hat Cafe

Restaurant

4500 Freret St.
504-754-1336
website

Gasa Gasa

Music Venue

4920 Freret
504-338-3567
website

Bar Frances

Bar

4525 Freret St.
504-371-5043
website

The Other Bar

Bar

5039 Freret St.
504-231-7011

Abracadabra Tattoo

Tattoo

4921 Freret St.
504-702-8748

Zeus’ Place

Pet Grooming/Boarding

4601 Freret St.
504-304-4718
website

Crescent City Comics

Comic Books

4916 Freret St.
504-309-2223
website

Freret Hardware

Hardward Store

5109 Freret St.
504-899-0351



Freret Neighborhood Photos