Here I am, stuck in the middle with you

 

Picture it: New Orleans, early 1800s. Railroads were all the rage and the most important ones ran right through what is now Gert Town. It wasn’t until later in the 19th century that the neighborhood was established and homes were being built.

I’m sure you’re wondering how this New Orleans neighborhood got such a strange name. General store owner Alfred Gehrke was a mainstay in the area. His establishment was a popular hangout spot and he purchased nay of the properties surrounding his store, located near S. Carrollton and Colapissa. The neighborhood became one and the same with his name. In true New Orleans fashion, we morphed the name from Gehrke to Gert.

Filled with small cottages, shotguns, and vacant land, Gert Town is going through a Renaissance. Developers have come in and started building new homes and added in a wine shop, craft brewery, and even a chocolatier opened. Artist lofts are now in the old Blue Plate building and the prestigious Xavier University calls Gert Town home.

 

Lagniappe: Famous New Orleans musician, Allen Toussaint, was born and raised in Gert Town. 

Average Home Prices in Gert Town (Updated: 10/08/2019)

Single Family: $231k
Condo: No Sales
Multi-Family: $278k

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Gert Town Essentials

Police station - 2nd District

4317 Magazine
504-658-6020
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Police Station - 6th District

1930 MLK Blvd.
504-658-6060
website

Fire Station - Squirt 25

2430 S. Carrollton
website

Fire Station - Engine 26/ Car 505

436 S. Jefferson Davis
website

Sav A Lot

3033 S. Carrollton
504-866-8637
website

Daughters of Charity Health Center

3201 S. Carrollton
504-207-3060
website

Carrollton Veterinary Hospital

3501 S. Carrollton Ave.
504-482-4474
website

Norwood Thompson

7200 Forshey St.
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Cucia-Byrnes Playground

8400 Olive
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Neighborhood Picks in Gert Town

Chinese Kitchen

Restaurant

3327 S. Carrollton
504-482-1122

Kin

Restaurant

4600 Washington Ave.
504-304-8557

Gracious Bakery

1000 S. Jefferson Davis
504-301-3709
website

Propeller

Coworking Space

4035 Washington Ave.
504-322-3282
website

Ye Olde College Inn

Bar & Restaurant

3000 S. Carrollton
504-866-3683
website

Rendon Inn

Bar

4501 Eve
504-826-5605

Daiquiri Island Sports Bar

7910 Earhart

Big Easy Bucha

Kombucha

4040 Euphrosine St.

Crescent City Aerial Arts

Fitness

4430 Euphrosine
504-975-1064
website



Gert Town Neighborhood Photos