Found on the downriver side of French Quarter, Marigny is one of the most popular up and coming neighborhoods you'll find. It's known as a funky, artsy spot and home of Frenchmen Street, which is the Bourbon Street for locals. The neighborhood offers a great art market, plenty of live music options, lots of local restaurants and so much more.
It's your common old school type of neighborhood in New Orleans. Marigny has plenty of history with narrow streets, very little off street parking, unique homes and plenty of landmarks. The neighborhood was the first "suburb" of the French Quarter and developed by Bernard de Marigny in the early 1800s.
Real Estate in Marigny
The homes in Marigny come in many different architectural styles. Many have been renovated, while some are still available to be renovated. Those properties that have already been renovated do still look like the historic homes they once were, at least on the outside.
Many of the homes include elements of colonial Spain and French, along with Caribbean elements. Along with single family homes, the neighborhood is home to some condo buildings making it a good choice for a number of home buyers.
Marigny is found just to the east of the French Quarter and the Central Business District. It's a very short distance from City Park and residents can easily access the French Quarter without driving. Even the airport is just a short ride from the neighborhood.
Shopping, Dining & Entertainment
Plenty of modern amenities are found throughout the neighborhood, even though it remains as a very charming old-world option in New Orleans. New shopping options and plenty of great restaurants are found throughout the area. In addition, Marigny offers a number of live music venues.
The neighborhood is known for attracting musicians, artists and plenty of others. Mardi Gras comes right through the area and tends to take over during the event. Many other events are held throughout Marigny every single year.
If you're looking for old churches and historic sites, Marigny is a great choice. It's full of some of the oldest churches in New Orleans. In addition, it's home to the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts. NOCCA offers local performances year-round.
Crescent Park is found along the river nearby, as well. This newly opened park offers some of the best views of the skyline and the river.
Living in Marigny
Those seeking to live in a very local area of New Orleans will love Marigny. You will still have access to the more touristy areas, but this neighborhood is all about the locals. Enjoy the many shops and restaurants without worries of finding chain stores and restaurants all over the neighborhood. Most everything is locally owned and operated here.
Living in Marigny will give you a true New Orleans experience with plenty of modern conveniences. It's one of the most popular choices for those relocating to the city and even those that have lived in New Orleans their entire lives.
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