It's called the Big Easy, Nawlins, and the City of New Orleans. It's been written about in songs and has its own rich history in the south. Mardi Gras, the soft southern accent, the food, the people and the blues - you will find in all and more. Imperiled by Hurricanes Katrina and Isaac, it is a city that is resilient and bounces back from hardship and adversity. Famous Residents include Harry Connick Jr., Ellen Degeneres, Paul Prudhomme and Emeril Lagasse. Come along for glimpse of some of the great neighborhoods that make up the character of the city and find something to do around the clock. French is still spoken here with a Cajun dialect and charming accent.
Southwest of I-90 between St. Charles Street and the Mississippi River to the west is Audubon Park. The park has the Audubon Zoo, Nature and Research Centers and Bird Island. There is so much to see and do, you won't want to spend just one day. Population of 16,000+ of the city's 368,000 has a variety of age groups and diversity. Average home prices are $520,000 and up and income estimated about $98,000. Rents are ranging from $1,400 and up. There are single family homes, duplexes, apartments, condos and town homes. Everything from old style shot guns to contemporary choices. There is good transportation with streetcars and buses and good schools including Tulane and Loyola Universities. Take a break and head over to Patois on Laurel Street for a farm fresh dinner or the local favorite Clancy's on Annunciation Street. There are a host of bars and taverns around for night cap.
If you want the hustle and bustle of the city with the music in the background and local characters and atmosphere this is where it is. Among the cities best hotels and attractions like the Mercedes Benz Super dome where the Saints play and all the bars or nightclubs on Bourbon Street, the St. Louis Cemetery and many famous attractions like Napoleon House and the House of Blues are here. This is where to be for Mardi Gras to see the parade and enjoy the party. There are lots of apartments and some single family homes starting about $484,000 and rents are $1,100 and over. Wonderful old buildings contain updated apartments if you want to be in the heart of the city. Stroll down to the French Market or stop at Cafe du Monde for Cafe Au Lait and Beignets. If you're in the mood for Brunch, try the Ruby Slipper Cafe on Magazine Street or for dinner there is Morton's Steak House on Canal Street or Cochon for Pork and Cajun food. Too many bars and nightclubs to name, just walk around and take your pick.
From Robert E. Lee Boulevard to I-680 sits Lakeview. Off of Lake Pontchartrain in the West End, The New Orleans Museum of Art is in the City Park. Old and new single family homes and apartments range from $338,000 with rents above $1,400. Its a nice family area, still close enough to enjoy the excitement of the city and just away enough for a quieter pace. The Blue Crab on Lakeshore drive has seafood, American and gluten free choices and you can watch the sunset on the lake. The Bulldog Bar and Grill has great draft beer and pub style food. The Chateau Cafe on Robert E. Lee is a coffee shop and local favorite for breakfast, lunch or dinner. There are lots of small parks to enjoy during the day and relax or walk the dog. There are good public and private schools available. Become a local in New Orleans.