A sub district of the Uptown/Carrollton area, Broadmoor is a very popular place to call home in New Orleans. It's bound by Eve Street to the north, South Claiborne Avenue and Jefferson Avenue to the South, Octavia Street to the West and Tolenano Street to the east.
The Broadmoor neighborhood includes the Broadmoor Historic District, which was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003 and became larger in 2007. The neighborhood is found close to Central City, Milan, Gert Town, Maryville/Fontainebleau and Freret. These surrounding communities make the location even more appealing for home buyers.
Real Estate in Broadmoor
After Hurricane Katrina, many of the homes in Broadmoor have been raised. Some of these homes were built in the 1920s and many include a unique Mediterranean architecture. Homes found in Broadmoor sell for an average of about $335K.
The neighborhood has been named as one of the fastest growing. It has a very active neighborhood association making sure it continues to grow and move in the right direction.
History of Broadmoor
Broadmoor is a neighborhood found in some of the lowest lying ground in the city. It was actually swampland until the early 1900s. Many recognized it as a popular place to fish before it became a neighborhood.
A drainage system was added in the late 19th century, which helped to handle some of the flooding. This drainage system was expanded to Broadmoor and the land was drained for homes to be built.
The first homes built in the area were high-raised houses, which is a trend that's coming back due to Hurricane Katrina. This helped with the fear of flooding when the neighborhood was first established.
After Hurricane Katrina, Broadmoor was almost turned into parkland. However, residents were not happy about this plan. Instead, many homes have been raised to help protect them from flooding.
Shopping, Dining & Entertainment
Broadmoor offers a close location to many great shops and dining options. It's also home to the Broadmoor Arts & Wellness Center, Rosa K. Keller Library & Community Center and the South Broad Community Health Center. All of these facilities and more are found within an eight-blog area with plenty of recreation, health and culture opportunities for residents to enjoy.
This historic district offers plenty for those living here to enjoy, as well. It's home to many beautiful churches, homes and commercial buildings. Some are considered to be important landmarks for the area.
With easy access to many other great shopping areas, dining options and entertainment venues in New Orleans, those living in Broadmoor can find plenty of things to do nearby. In addition, plenty of events happen in Broadmoor and surrounding communities throughout the year.
Living in Broadmoor
Choosing to call Broadmoor home means you'll be surrounded by diversity, culture and plenty of history. It's a great location for enjoying the city of New Orleans and offers plenty of things to do within just minutes. Living in Broadmoor is enjoyed by many young professionals, families, graduate students from nearby universities and many others.
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