Uptown: Great Architecture, Restaurants, Parks & Universities

Posted by Julie Koppman on Monday, December 9th, 2019 at 12:42pm.

A desirable part of the city, Uptown New Orleans was developed during the 1800s, mostly from land that had been plantations. Today, when people speak of Uptown, they’re generally referring to the large area bounded by the Mississippi River, S. Claiborne Avenue, Jackson Avenue and Broadway. There, you’ll find a wide variety of older homes and charming architectural styles, including Shotguns, Creole cottages, Greek Revival homes, Victorian homes, and Craftsman bungalows, just to name a few. Uptown also boasts large green spaces such as Audubon Park, where residents walk, bike, run, and play under 250 year old oak trees. And across from the park, Tulane and Loyola universities draw students from around the country. Mansion after mansion lines historic St. Charles Avenue, with streetcars offering easy transportation from one end to the other, as well as beautiful views.

Upriver from the French Quarter, the Uptown area is an attractive mix of both residential and commercial properties. Magazine Street, parts of Prytania Street and a stretch of Freret Street feature an eclectic mix of casual and upscale restaurants, boutiques, coffee shops, bars, art galleries and more. And with so many single and multi-family homes, apartments and condos within walking distance of those thoroughfares, great retail shopping is often just a few steps away. There are also many good private, public and parochial schools Uptown, making it a great place for growing families.

See Uptown listings, and take a look at some of our favorite spots to eat, drink, socialize, explore, and shop:


Alex Beard Studio

La Petite Grocery


Gracious Bakery

St. James Cheese Company





Audubon Park – the Tree of Life and the Labyrinth

Audubon Zoo


The Company Burger

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