And you always had it, but you never knew

 

Faubourg Treme is recognized as the oldest African American neighborhood and is considered by many to be the center of New Orleans culture.  The early residents of Treme were immigrants, and free people of color, including refugees from what is now known as Haiti.

In this neighborhood, you will find St. Augustine Catholic Church. This church was founded in 1841 and is the oldest African-American parish in the United States. St. Augustine was founded by free people of color, who purchased additional pews for the enslaved. Civil Rights activists Homer Plessy and A.P. Tureaud, were parishioners of St. Augustine, as were jazz musician Sidney Bechet and Mardi Gras Indian Chief Tootie Montana. Open to everyone, St. Augustine has played an integral role in shaping the lives of the residents of Treme and beyond is a shining example of life in one of our most treasured neighborhoods.

Many of the families in Treme are multi-generational. But, thanks in part to the popularity of an HBO series with the same name and affordable real estate prices, (particularly for those looking for a renovation project) the area has seen an influx of new residents.

Predominant housing styles you will find in this neighborhood are shotguns, Creole cottages, and townhouses. Along Esplanade Avenue you will find some grander homes with larger lots often surrounded by those beautiful iron fences we love so much in New Orleans.

There is a deep and very real sense of community and pride in this historic neighborhood. Due to that, it’s easy to understand the appeal of Treme. Given the history, architecture, close-knit community, food, music, museums, and festivals – this New Orleans neighborhood is a real crowd-pleaser.

Speaking of museums – make sure to spend some time at the Backstreet Cultural Museum. Be prepared to be amazed by the assortment of memorabilia indigenous to Mardi Gras, jazz funerals, and other traditions found only in New Orleans.

If you want to live in a culturally rich neighborhood with diverse architecture the Treme may be just the right fit for you!

 

Lagniappe: Louis Armstrong Park-this 31 acre park pays tribute to New Orleans own jazz great, Louis Armstrong. And the entrance is iconic! Within the park, you will find the historic Congo Square. Formerly known as Place de Negres, it took its name from the tradition of slaves who gathered there on Sundays, their day off, to sing, beat drums, sell home-made goods, and celebrate. The park annually hosts Martin Luther King Day celebrations, Red Dress Run, weddings, festivals, concerts, filming and more. 

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

Single Family: $333k
Condo: No Sales
Multi-Family: $465k

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Treme Essentials

Police station - 1st District

501 N. Rampart
504-659-6010
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Fire Station - SQUIRT 14

200 N. Robertson
website

VNT Foodstore

913 N. Claiborne Ave.
504-827-9997

Busy Bee Food Store

2401 Orleans
504-218-8193

Historic Faubourg Treme Association

website

Lemann Playground

628 N. Claiborne Ave.
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Treme Recreation Community Center

900 N. Villere St.
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Neighborhood Picks in Treme

Dooky Chase

Restaurant

2301 Orleans
504-821-0600

Willie Mae’s Scotch House

Restaurant

2401 St. Ann
504-822-9503
website

Basin St. Lounge

Bar

1600 Basin
504-301-2361

Bertha’s Place

Bar

1501 Basin
504-593-9777

The Broad Theater

646 N. Broad
504-218-1008
website

Degas House

Venue

2306 Esplanade
504-821-5009
website

New Orleans African American Museum

1418 Gov. Nicholls
504-566-1136
website

Treme Coffeehouse

1501 St. Philip
504-218-8663

Mahalia Jackson Theater

1419 Basin
504-525-1052
website

St. Augustine’s Church

1210 Gov. Nicholls
504-525-5934
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