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Uptown is one of the oldest communities in the Greater New Orleans region, representing some of the first development outside of the French Quarter. With a mix of regal, Victorian homes, and modern shops and amenities, it is one of the region's most in-demand real estate locations. The area is known for historic homes that sit alongside Tulane and Loyola Universities, helping the Uptown area combine the refined culture of old New Orleans with the energy of an active community.

Uptown is a desirable place to live, and thus competitive in the buyer and rental market, driving an average price per square foot of $234. The area features sprawling mansions, studio apartments, and everything in between, creating a variety of homes and rental properties available for many different budgets.

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Arts & Culture
For fans of art, the Newcomb Art Gallery at Tulane has revolving exhibits featuring works from artists around the world. Tulane and Loyola Universities also host numerous authors, speakers, artists, academics, comedians and political figures to guest lecture on their campus.

Fans of every music genre from blues to jazz to rock can regularly find a show to fit their taste at Tipitina's, a historic venue created by the legendary performer Professor Longhair which features local and national touring acts. On the lighter side, Neutral Ground Coffee House hosts acoustic acts from local and visiting artists alike.

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While Uptown has large areas that are mostly residential, there are centers of action, especially along Freret and Magazine Streets, each of which feature several clusters of restaurants, clubs, and bars. St. Charles Avenue in particular is known as home to some gorgeous bars, including the picturesque Columns Hotel with its huge front porch and Southern charm, and Delachaise, where mixologists craft drinks and pour from a wide selection of wine offerings to accompany their small plates of food.

There is a developing scene along Freret Street, where new restaurants, bars, and shops seem to pop up on a weekly basis. Nearby, the Broadway corridor is immensely popular with Tulane and Loyola students.

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Audubon Park is located in the heart of Uptown, right across from the Tulane and Loyola University campuses. The park has sports fields, wildlife roaming in the ponds, a jogging path, playgrounds, exercise stations and the Audubon Golf Course which runs right through the heart of the popular green space.

Alongside the park is the Audubon Zoo, covering 58 acres and home to 2,000 animals. Some of the exhibits include gorillas, orangutans, and the Louisiana swamp exhibit. It is also home to one rare white tiger and two rare white alligators with blue eyes.

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Uptown is immensely popular with families with young children, offering residential spaces which are considered to be safe and comfortable. Additionally, neighborhood watches and patrols work alongside the NOPD in keeping the area safe.

St. Charles Avenue is the main street for the majority of large Mardi Gras parades in Orleans Parish and provides a great option for families to enjoy the festivities.

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Uptown is home to some of the best schools in the state. Private schools such as Isidore Newman School and the Academy of the Sacred Heart offer top-notch facilities and a rigorous college-prep curriculum.

Public schools Uptown are also doing great work, including Lusher Charter School, widely regarded as one of the best schools in the state. In 2010 the school was given an A+ rating by the Louisiana Department of Education.

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While many residents do have cars, Uptown is considered an extremely walkable neighborhood because of its high concentration of shopping and dining corridors. St. Charles Avenue and its accompanying streetcar line cuts straight through the Uptown area, and when combined with several bus lines can provide a variety public transit options through the community and to other areas in the city.

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