Algiers Point is the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans and has plenty of historic architecture throughout. It's known as a tight knit neighborhood with plenty of parks, pubs, live music and so much more. In 1993, the neighborhood was designated as a historic district and there are still some buildings from the 1840s in the Algiers Point neighborhood.
The history of the neighborhood also includes many shipyards, railroads and sugar plantations. Today, the community is home to many artists, business people and a variety of others.
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Real Estate in Algiers Point
The real estate in Algiers Point fits with a number of different types of home buyers. Plenty of historic properties are found here, which vary quite a bit when it comes to size and conditions. It's an affordable place for families looking to live outside the New Orleans metro area.
Many of the homes found within Algiers Point will fit into the categories of Greek revival, Creole cottages, single shotgun and double shotgun. There's quite a variety and many of the older homes have been renovated.
Many new home buyers choose the Algiers Point area because it's close to downtown, but doesn't provide the high prices of downtown New Orleans real estate. Some have been living in this neighborhood for a very long time with homes passed down for many generations.
Location of Algiers Point
The Algiers Point neighborhood is found where the Mississippi River bends, just across from French Quarter and Jackson Square. The river separates these three neighborhoods and Algiers Point is bound both the north and the west by the river. It's also bound by Pacific Street on the east an Opelousas Avenue on the south.
A short ferry ride will get you to downtown New Orleans and the ferry runs every 30 minutes from 6am to 12am for a small fare. The location also makes it easy to get to many other points of interest near New Orleans.
Shopping, Dining & Entertainment
Algiers Point is home to a number of local restaurants, cafes and bars. It's a great place for live music at spots, such as the Old Point Bar, which provides music just about every night. You won't find any fast food or chain restaurants throughout this neighborhood.
The shopping malls and supermarkets are just a short drive away and plenty of local businesses are found throughout Algiers Point, as well. In addition, the neighborhood is home to many parks including:
- Confetti Park
- Delcazal Park
- Larkin Park
You can even enjoy the bike path leading to Gretna or the levee, which is one of the most popular areas for walking, jogging and dog walking.
Algiers Point is also known for the incredible events held throughout the year. As a resident, you'll be right in the mix. Some of the most popular events held here include:
- Wednesdays on the Point
- Treasures from the Point
- Holidays on the Point
- Algiers Friendship Day
- Confetti Kids Candy Land Ball
- Mississippi River Fest
Along with these many events, the neighborhood holds regular art festivals, a ferry festival and self-guided walking tours are available.
Living in Algiers Point
Algiers Point has plenty to offer with a number of great places to dine, shop and enjoy live music. It's full of regular events and home to some of the most unique history found in New Orleans. Living in Algiers Point puts you just a short ferry ride from the city and provides plenty of charm to enjoy.
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