Welcome to
Mid City!

MID CITY
Orleans Parish
Located in the center of metropolitan New Orleans, Mid City is a diverse neighborhood featuring multiple historic architectural styles and residents spanning a variety of ages, races and income levels. Bayou St. John runs through Mid City and provides a backdrop of kayaking, canoeing, and picnics along the grassy shore. Along with its proximity to City Park, these unique recreational assets make Mid City one of the best communities for active residents.
Affordability
The median list price in Mid City is right around $300,000, with many larger and multi-family homes available throughout the neighborhood.

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Arts & Culture

As a defining feature of City Park, the New Orleans Museum of Art is the city's oldest fine arts institution, delivering world-class exhibitions to residents and visitors alike. The Museum has a permanent collection of more than 40,000 unique works, and a beautiful, picturesque, five-acre Sydney and Walda Besthoff Sculpture Garden. If you happen to visit during the holiday season, be sure to go to Celebration in the Oaks, which turns the park just in front of the museum into an elaborate display of holiday lighting.

Mid City is also home to the Fairgrounds, which hosts the annual Jazz Fest, one of the largest and most famous music festivals in the country. For those two weekends every spring, it feels like Mid City is the center of the universe.


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Nightlife
Mid City has its own flavor of nightlife away from the more boisterous clubs and bars downtown. Rock 'n' Bowl is a famous home of live music and excellent bowling. If you want live music, but bowling isn't quite your style, there is Parkway Bakery and Tavern, Banks St. Bar and several other venues that are popular in the neighborhood. Football fans (both soccer and American football) will find a home at Finn McCool's pub, an Irish pub in the heart of the neighborhood.

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Recreation

Mid City is home to City Park, the largest public park in Louisiana. It is also the sixth largest public park in the United States, spanning 1,300 acres, more than twice the size of Central Park in New York City. Whether you're looking to picnic, run, bike, golf (there's a full 18-hole course in the park) or see a high school football game, City Park is the place to make it happen.

Also in the neighborhood is Bayou St. John, a small park where there is volleyball and a biking lane around the small body of water. There is also kayaking, paddleboating and more to do in the water itself.


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Safety
Mid City has a very active neighborhood watch, and many civic groups in the area have worked with police to make the area safer. As the area transitions to a more family-friendly neighborhood, the crime rate will continue to drop.

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Schools
Jesuit High School is an all-boys, private college preparatory high school located in the Mid City neighborhood. Educating young men in grades 8-12, the school has a stellar academic record, along with great athletics teams and a strong drama program. There are also several public charter schools that are popping up in the area, which continue to attract students.

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Walkability
Mid City is a somewhat walkable neighborhood. There are pockets of breakfast spots, restaurants, bars, and small shops that are accessible by walking the tree-lined streets, but Mid City can be spread out, and some of the walks can be longer. A car is recommended for people who want to call the neighborhood home.

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