The Marigny New Orleans Real Estate and Community Info

The Marigny New Orleans Real Estate and Community Info

Located just northeast of the French Quarter, the Marigny neighborhood, also known as Faubourg Marigny, has all the popular features emblematic of New Orleans, plus a community spirit all its own. A haven for artists, the young singles crowd, and families alike, Marigny offers a hip bohemian feel, with plenty of historic architecture, active community groups, its own distinct music scene, and deep roots in the Creole, African-American, and European heritage. While Marigny welcomes tourists, its main focus is locals. Marigny is truly a hodgepodge of people and cultural influences, making Marigny real estate perfect for those seeking a New Orleans neighborhood that has a fun-loving style and substance for long-term residency.

Shopping and Dining

Faubourg Marigny is a hot spot for unique shopping, rivaling the tourist-magnet French Quarter. Because Marigny is a magnet for both local and traveling artists, Marigny art galleries and artist’s studios—many of them housed in old converted warehouses—are particularly inspiring.

Marigny is known for its many good restaurants and bars. Frenchmen Street teems with great places to eat and drink. The Marigny Brasserie, for instance, offers fine dining which appeals to both visitors and locals alike. Frenchmen Street is also a premier live-music venue in New Orleans. At the Apple Barrel you can schmooze with local musicians in a low-key atmosphere, while the Maison will keep the floor thumping all night long. Take a tour of the country’s oldest rum distillery, The Old New Orleans Rum Distillery, where you can learn all about the fascinating history of this establishment and even taste some complimentary rum.

Parks and Recreation

Washington Square, in the middle of the neighborhood, is a recreational staple for Marigny residents, with lush green spaces perfect for Frisbee-throwing and picnicking. Additional recreation opportunities abound all over New Orleans. Visit the New Orleans Botanical Garden for a peaceful reprieve from the high energy of the city. Hop on a charter boat and take a tour of nearby Barataria Bay where you can see the local wildlife, like alligators, bald eagles and herons, and get some fishing in while you’re at it. There are also several golf courses in and around New Orleans, including Audubon Park Golf Course, an 81-acre, par-62 course, with lush greens and stunning lagoons.

Living

There are many reasons to relocate to Marigny, including the fact that Marigny has some of the most affordable home prices in New Orleans. But at its core, Marigny is a community interested in preserving its rich past, while celebrating innovation and experimentation. Here, tradition and the avant-garde coexist seamlessly. So, whether you take in an experimental performing arts piece at the Shadowbox Theater, or experience African-American history at the Musee Rochon, Marigny will never fail to inspire and enlighten you.

The Faubourg Marigny Improvement Association is instrumental in preserving the unique character of this very special neighborhood, while also working to enhance it. One of its programs, Marigny Green, for example, has been established to help make Marigny a more sustainable community.

Schools, Health, Transportation

Children in Marigny attend New Orleans Public Schools, which includes Benjamin Franklin Elementary, Bethune Elementary, Mahalia Jackson Elementary, McMain Secondary School, and McDonogh 35 College Preparatory High School. Additionally, Orleans Parish School Board operates twelve charter schools throughout New Orleans. Also located in Marigny is the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, a unique school for secondary-school age children seeking focused training in creative writing, dance, media arts, music, theatre arts, and visual arts. The school was founded in 1973, demonstrating Marigny’s belief that the arts are not only valuable, but essential to the cultural wealth of this community.

The closest medical center to Marigny also happens to be one of Louisiana’s most highly acclaimed teaching and research medical facilities—Tulane Medical Center. In addition to standard services, such as emergency care and family practice, Tulane also has a Pediatric Heart Center, Cancer Center, Abdominal Transplant Institute, Center for Women’s Health, and Children’s Hospital.

The New Orleans Regional Transit Authority serves residents of Marigny, with an extensive network of buses and streetcars that can take you wherever you need to go in and around New Orleans. Residents often prefer biking and walking around the neighborhood to driving, as it affords ample opportunity to meet new people and find the pleasantly unexpected, a common occurrence in Marigny.

 

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (985) 307-1058 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

 

Realty Executives, SELA, 6023 Magazine St., New Orleans, LA 70118 (504-432-4262)
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