Algiers Point: A 5-Minute Ferry Ride from Downtown, Yet Worlds Away

Posted by Julie Koppman on Thursday, July 30th, 2020 at 10:53am.

 

A small, tight-knit community that's a 5-minute ferry ride from the foot of Canal Street and the French Quarter, Algiers Point boasts active, civically engaged residents and a walkable footprint. With great green spaces, playgrounds, schools, and a library, plus coffee shops, corner bars, mom & pop restaurants, and cafés, this charming neighborhood appeals to families with young children, professionals, artists, and musicians.

Algiers Point was established in 1719 and is the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans. Today, beautiful 19th and early-20th century homes and churches abound, including Victorians with gingerbread detailing and Craftsman-style beauties. To add to the appeal, the paved levee along the Mississippi River is a favorite for strolling, running, and biking and offers up incredible panoramic views of the city skyline.

Community-wide events like Fridays on the Point (weekly neighborhood happy hours with live music at local venues) and Movies on the Point (free family-friendly movies on a church lawn) are just a few of the reasons why residents love their neighborhood so much. And with more affordably priced homes than other historic New Orleans neighborhoods, it’s no wonder. Residents love its village-like feel and enjoy all that makes Algiers Point special.

Check out this beautiful, newly constructed home in historic Algiers Point, just steps from the Mississippi River:

125 Elmira Ave, New Orleans, LA 70114

And read what Rêve agents have to say about what it’s like to live in Algiers Point:

“Living in the second oldest neighborhood in the city, just a ferry ride away from the cultural epicenter that is the French Quarter, is an ideal lifestyle for my wife and me. Long walks on the levy, neighborhood coffee shops and restaurants and breath-taking architecture makes you feel like you live in a Norman Rockwell painting. Algiers Point is starting to be the not-so-hidden gem of New Orleans." – Joe Robert

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