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The French Quarter is the oldest neighborhood in the city of New Orleans. It is commonly referred to as “The Quarter” and is also known as Vieux Carre. The Quarter is a major tourist destination and the district as a whole was designated a National Historic Landmark. It spans the Mississippi River from Canal Street to Esplanade Avenue and over to North Rampart Street, equivalent to approximately 78 square blocks. The architecture in the quarter is a blend of Spanish, French, Creole and American style structures. All renovations and new construction projects must meet city regulations to preserve the historic architectural style of the neighborhood. Adjacent neighborhoods include the Central Business District, Iberville, Treme, Faubourg Marigny and more.

The city and neighborhood were founded in 1718 by Jean Baptiste Le Mayne de Bierville. In the year that followed the city of New Orleans grew up around this its original neighborhood. The majority of the historic structures in the district were constructed in the late 1700s and early 1800s. The earlier homes were predominantly built during the Spanish rule of the area and the later after the Louisiana Purchase. Fires in 1788 and 1794 destroyed much of the old French Colonial architecture clearing the way for the Spanish to rebuild it in their own style. In the early 1900s the neighborhood was in decline and developed a decayed atmosphere, this combined with low rent drew the artistic crowd and bohemian culture to the “the quarter.” Out of these new residents grew the first preservation movement and since the 1920s the historic buildings of the neighborhood have been protected by law. Thankfully due to its location and the height and strength of local levees the neighborhood sustained only light damage when Hurricane Katrina blew through.

The neighborhood spans .66 square miles of predominantly land area. In 2000, the population was 4,176 and the population density was 8,523 people per square mile. By 2010, the population had fallen to 3,888 and the population density was 7,935 people per square mile. Today, the neighborhood is full of historic homes, museums, galleries and unique shops and boutiques. There are countless landmarks and attractions in the French Quarter, like Jackson Square, Woldenberg Park, the St. Louis Cathedral and more. Perhaps the best-known street in the quarter is Bourbon Street, thus named for its drinking establishments, many of which are also historic.

Public education is provided by the New Orleans Public School District and the Recovery School District. Homes for sale in the French Quarter are primarily historic structures. Other real estate options include renovated spaces in historic buildings that have been turned into apartments and condominiums. If you are looking for a home full of history and southern charm, look no further it is here. To begin your home search in the neighborhood, call local real estate agent Mary Danna today at 504-517-6533.

 

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      504-654-1088
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      KG-8
      504-324-7160
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      KG-8
      504-324-7100
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      PK-8
      504-373-6281
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      KG-8
      504-826-7140
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      KG-8
      504-304-3960
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      KG-12
      504-733-9461
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      PK-5
      504-373-6290
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      KG-4
      504-373-6267
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      KG-8
      504-373-6267
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      KG-8
      504-373-6205
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      PK-8
      504-952-1052
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      KG-8
      504-245-4400
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      PK-7
      504-324-7450
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      PK-8
      504-227-3800
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      KG-8
      504-373-6200
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      PK-5
      504-355-4172
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      KG-6
      504-302-9030
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      PK-8
      504-861-8370
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      PK-8
      504-861-0659
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      KG-8
      504-620-5500
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      PK-3
      504-737-3918
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      PK-5
      504-359-6950
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      PK-2
      504-872-9257
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      KG-8
      504-943-1311
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      PK-8
      504-568-3466
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      PK-8
      504-398-7125
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      PK-8
      504-520-9245
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      PK-6
      504-388-0208
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      KG-7
      504-782-4279
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      PK-8
      504-373-6228
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      PK-8
      504-756-5577
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      PK-5
      504-894-0557
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      KG-10
      504-737-6163
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      PK-5
      504-373-6237
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      PK-8
      504-373-6285
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      PK-8
      504-304-3976
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      504-708-2053
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      504-373-6219
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