You can rely on the old man’s money.

 

When you think of New Orleans neighborhoods, do you imagine shady, tree-lined streets with grand historic mansions? Welcome to the Garden District. The Garden District is known to have some of the best-preserved historic mansions in the South. Originally named the Garden District because when it was developed in the early 1800s there were a few grand homes on very large lots surrounded by gardens. As development continued some of the large lots were divided, while there are still many opulent mansions, there is a diverse mix of homes such as single-story cottages and even condos. We see some of the earliest examples of Greek Revival in New Orleans in the Garden District, along with Victorians, and Italianate style homes.

The Garden District offers amazing walkability – a short walk to local boutiques, antique shops, and restaurants (we are looking at you with your 25 cents 3-martini lunch Commander’s Palace.) Did we mention a quick to stroll to the St. Charles Street Car and Mardi Gras parade route? And, it’s home to the majestic Lafayette Cemetery #1.

The entire neighborhood is on National Register of Historic Places and designated a National Historic Landmark. Just remember when you live here, you must get Historic District Landmarks Commission (HDLC) approval before making changes to your house! And, it’s part of the Garden District Security District (GDSD) which is funded by a special property millage, billed to all homeowners by the city and included in the annual property tax bills.

So if you are dreaming of being a neighbor of a celebrity or love the idea of living in one of our cities most toured areas by visitors, this very well may be your match! While it is a heavily visited area, it’s still a true New Orleans neighborhood where neighbors know and look out for one another. And even if your neighbor is an international celebrity- the gardens and the architecture are really the stars of this show!

 

Lagniappe: While you are out marveling in this neighborhood, taking pictures and dreaming be sure to pay attention to the sidewalks – many of ankles are twisted here! 

 

Average Home Prices in Garden District (Updated: 10/08/2019)

Single Family: $1.67M
Condo: $294k
Multi-Family: $1.7M

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Garden District Essentials

Police Station - 6th District

1930 Martin Luther King
504-658-6060
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Fire Station - SQURT 01

2920 Magazine St.
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Breaux Mart

3233 Magazine St.
504-262-6017
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The Fresh Market

3338 St. Charles Ave.
504-895-5160
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Garden District Neighborhood Association

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Montiero Park

3235 Camp St.
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Neighborhood Picks in Garden District

Commander’s Palace

Restaurant

1403 Washington
504-899-8221
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Joey K’s

Restaurant

3001 Magazine
504-891-0997

Stein’s

Market & Deli

2207 Magazine St.
504-527-0771

Rendezvous Tavern

Bar

3101 Magazine St.
504-891-1777

Balcony Bar

Bar

3201 Magazine St.
504-895-1600
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Garden District Book Shop

Bookshop

2727 Prytania
504-895-2266
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Buckner Mansion

Tourist Attraction

1410 Jackson Ave.

Anne Rice House

Tourist Attraction

1239 First St.

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New Orleans Fire Museum

Museum

1135 Washington
504-896-4756
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Sully Mansion BNB

B&B

2631 Prytania
504-891-0457
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Garden District Neighborhood Photos