Welcome to
French Quarter!

FRENCH QUARTER
Orleans
Parish

As the oldest and most historic district, the French Quarter is a National Historic Landmark and the city's primary tourist destination. From its cobblestone streets to beautiful wrought iron balconies, this neighborhood calls to those looking for a truly unique way of life. You'll find a cadre of world class shopping, dining, nightlife, street performers, fortune tellers, and horse-drawn carriages. Compact and convenient, the beautifully restored homes and businesses help paint a picture of life in the early days of the Crescent City.

Affordability

The Quarter is home to some of the most gorgeous architecture in the region. Classic townhouses adorned with one of a kind cast-iron detailing gives the neighborhood historical French and Spanish character. Many of these traditionally designed homes have been renovated and modernized, and more city residents are choosing to reside in the beating heart of the Crescent City's French Quarter.

The culturally rich neighborhood is priced to reflect its authenticity, walkability, and easy access to transportation, but compared to urban centers elsewhere, you'll be delighted at how far your dollar can go in the French Quarter.


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Arts & Culture

While Bourbon Street is famous for its big nights and bar scene, Royal Street is the quiet, artistic sister showcasing some of the most prominent artists in the Southern United States. Artists like Michalopolos and George Rodrigue (famous for his paintings of the Blue Dog) have galleries in the Quarter, along with many other local artists and antiques collectors.

The Mahalia Jackson Theater of the Performing Arts, the Louisiana Philharmonic, and the New Orleans Opera are home to some of the most exciting productions in all of the Deep South. The French Quarter is ripe with opportunities for art and music lovers. Royal Street is home to more than forty galleries, with both nationally recognized artists and local street vendors. A lively music scene showcases traditional New Orleans jazz, blues, and brass, with larger venues hosting modern rock and alternative groups. The French Quarter hosts dozens of festivals throughout the year, including French Quarter Festival, the largest free music festival in the South.


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Nightlife

With Bourbon Street just around the corner, and the popular local strip, Frenchman Street, just across Esplanade Avenue – the cadre of bars, restaurants, and entertainment venues are seemingly limitless. Live music venues like Preservation Hall, Davenport Lounge, Fritzel's European Jazz Pub, as well as others not listed are all great places to see a live show.

And the food… world class cuisine is the essence of the French Quarter. Locals and tourists alike love to dine at restaurants such as Galatoire's, Arnaud's, Broussard's, and SoBou, as well as bars such as Hermes Bar and the Carousel Bar located in the famous Monteleone Hotel. Whether you're looking for a world class five-course meal or just grabbing a quick bite, there's no shortage of amazing options.


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Recreation
The French Quarter also features welcoming green space – specifically, Woldenberg Park, which has one of the best views of the Mississippi River in the city – a wonderful place to picnic and watch the "Big Muddy" flow by.

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Safety
The French Quarter is safer than ever – with heavy pedestrian foot traffic – the area is monitored closely by the NOPD. Safety cameras as well as strong community engagement have played an integral role in crime prevention.

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Schools
The French Quarter is home to an outstanding charter school, KIPP McDonogh Academy. Kipp McDonogh is a renowned elementary school that offers a comprehensive arts program, and is home to The Roots of Music after-school program, carrying forward the city's rich musical tradition by teaching music to young children.

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Walkability

The Quarter is one of the most walkable neighborhoods in the United States. With a traditional street plan, French Quarter ingress and egress is simple. It is easy to wander the streets, smell amazing food, and hear live musicians – the mixture of which makes this neighborhood a tangible melting pot.

Historically, the French Quarter has been the flagship of New Orleans' party scene, but with a new, culturally enthused, diverse, community of people both young and old choosing to call it home, the French Quarter's charm continues to thrive.


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