Neighborhoods

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The second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, situated next to and just downriver from the French Quarter, is the Faubourg Marigny. The first "suburb" of the French Quarter, it was developed by Bernard de Marigny in the early 1800s. (Faubourg is the French word for suburb.) Referred to simply as “The Marigny” by locals, this popular neighborhood has been transformed over the years, from residential to small business and industrial, and back again to residential. It’s got a funky, artsy vibe and is filled with beautifully restored Creole cottages, B&Bs, bars, restaurants, music venues, and historic landmarks like the St. Roch Market.

Bordered by Esplanade Avenue, St. Claude Avenue, Franklin Avenue and the

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The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, aka ‘Jazz Fest’, is a favorite event for locals and something every tourist should experience. Internationally known for celebrating the music, culture, and cuisine of New Orleans and Louisiana, it takes place annually during the last weekend in April and the first weekend in May. Jazz Fest is legendary for its wide appeal and amazing variety of music, featuring the best in jazz, blues, R&B, gospel, Cajun, zydeco, Afro-Caribbean, folk, Latin, rock, rap, country, bluegrass and everything in between. And it all takes place on multiple stages and in a variety of tents spread out across the Fair Grounds Race Course, which straddles the delightfully tree-lined Bayou St. John, Mid-City and Gentilly neighborhoods of

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Can you believe these BEFORE and AFTER photos of 2021 Dumaine Street? 

It always breaks my heart to see the face of a historic home "erased" by inappropriate renovations over the years.  Not only were the original doors and windows stripped from this house, they covered it in fake brick siding!  Thankfully, the brackets were intact and Kex Design Build thoughtfully brought the rest of the historic façade back to life with proportional windows, transoms, shutters, and wide plank wood siding.  Inside, they opened up the former double shotgun into a bright open single family home that boasts a mixture of original and reclaimed hardwood, as well as modern designer tile in the bathrooms.  

  

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Whenever I drive down Wisner or West End Boulevard all the way to Lake Ponchartrain, I can feel myself start to relax.  It is so peaceful looking out at that open water and passing through the quiet tree lined streets of New Orleans' Lakefront neighborhoods.  In a dense and vibrant historic city like ours, sometimes you want a change of pace and a little more open space for your private home.  Not only are these neighborhoods attractive, they also fall in the preferred X flood zone where many homes have never flooded!  If you are looking for more square footage, larger lots, a close walk or bike ride to the lake, AND low flood insurance, I encourage you to join me for the Luxury on the Lakefront tour of homes!  Experience all the luxury

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With so many great music clubs in the French Quarter, we had to create three parts for this blog series. You can read part one here and part two here. Now, let's finish up the list and look at a few more excellent music clubs found in the French Quarter.

Lafitte's Blacksmith Shop - 941 Bourbon Street

Dating all the way back to the 1720s, this building is a great choice for a night out on the town. It's filled with history and offers an excellent spot for live music. You'll enjoy plenty of fun here and the bar stays open into the early morning hours.

The Davenport Lounge - 921 Canal Street

Found inside The Ritz-Carlton, this upscale lounge offers a great spot for jazz music. Enjoy live jazz all night long with plenty of refined cocktails

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With so many great music clubs throughout the French Quarter, this is actually part two of a three-part blog series. You can find part one here and continue to part three at the bottom of this post. Here's a look at more of the excellent music clubs found in the French Quarter.

Carousel Bar - 214 Royal Street

Found in Hotel Mantellone, the Carousel Bar & Lounge is a unique spot to enjoy. The Carousel offers a merry-go-round bar and it has been revolving since 1949. The bar is one of the most popular among locals and they even offer live jazz music weekly.

Steamboat Natchez - 1 Toulouse Street

This classic Mississippi riverboat sails out three times daily from the French Quarter. You'll enjoy traditional New Orleans jazz music and if you

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New Orleans is known for the music. It's found all throughout the city with several music clubs featuring everything from country music to jazz to pop and more. While most of the music in the French Quarter will be jazz, there are several other types of music you will also find here.

The French Quarter is filled with music clubs you can enjoy. Here's a look at some of the best choices throughout the French Quarter.

Pat O'Brien's - 718 St. Peter Street

Many call this Pat O's and it's one of the most popular places in the French Quarter. While it's known for the Hurricane, the piano lounge offers plenty of great music.

Preservation Hall - 726 St. Peter Street

Another music club found on St. Peter Street, Preservation Hall offers a great

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Undeniably one of the most famous streets in the country, Bourbon Street is well-known in New Orleans. It's a part of the famous French Quarter neighborhood and offers plenty of great things to do, places to go and entertainment options.

Bourbon Street is the perfect place for a birthday party, girls night out, bachelor party or any other celebration. You'll find plenty of bars, live music, burlesque clubs and so much more all along the street. Here's a closer look at what to expect on Bourbon Street in New Orleans.

The History

New Orleans is one of the oldest cities in the country and Bourbon Street offers some of the best historic venues throughout. It's a street filled with iconic buildings, great tales and so much more. The street dates back

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Young professionals are flocking to New Orleans due to the strong job market and new companies moving in regularly. In addition, the housing market in New Orleans is considered to be healthy, making relocating to the city a good investment. Demand for both condos and single-family homes all throughout the area is high.

If you're a young professional and you're considering moving to New Orleans, it's important to choose the right neighborhood. While any of these neighborhoods will work great for the right person, young professionals tend to look for certain things in a neighborhood including:

  •          Affordability
  •          Family-friendly
  •          Walkability
  •          Public Transportation
  •          Parking
  •          Urban
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Saving for a down payment is often one of the most difficult things for new homebuyers. It's an obstacle that keeps many renting for far longer than necessary. Even if you have great credit and a good debt-to-income ratio, you will likely need some sort of down payment.

However, you don't have to spend forever saving for a down payment. There are several state and municipal agencies that offer assistance for homebuyers with the down payment and the closing costs. You will have to do some work to find the programs and become involved, but it can help save you plenty of cash.

Programs for Down Payment Assistance

You will find several down payment assistance programs, which are often called grants. These grants don't need to be repaid. In

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