Homes for Sale in Uptown New Orleans
About Historic Uptown New Orleans
A glance at homes for sale in Uptown New Orleans will show that Uptown neighborhoods enjoy some of the highest real estate values in the city.
Today, much of the original 19th century architecture still exists Uptown, earning its rightful spot on the National Register of Historic Places. It is home to the prestigious Tulane University, as well as neighboring Loyola University, also holding a formidable reputation.
Running through the heart of Uptown New Orleans is the St. Charles Avenue streetcar line, the oldest continuously running streetcar line in the world.
In the southwest corner of Uptown is Audubon Park, a 350 acre greenspace that includes an 18 hole golf course surrounded by a lagoon, live oak trees and a 2 mile running/walking track.
Uptown New Orleans has a mixture of commercial real estate and residential properties, primarily boutique shops, high-valued single family homes and the classic two-family New Orleans “shotgun double”; residential rental properties are common in Uptown, most often four unit properties and smaller apartment complexes (6-8 units).
HOMES FOR SALE IN UPTOWN NEW ORLEANS
Three Hundred and Fifty Acre Park, Audubon Golf Course, Cascade Stables, Audubon Zoo, and Parkside Luxury Homes on Exposition Boulevard and Walnut Street
One of the most celebrated amenities in New Orleans, Audubon Park caters to Uptown residents on a daily basis. The two mile track that runs around the golf course and lagoon is utilized by for walking, jogging, biking, and rollerblading. There are also various fitness stations for specific excercises scattered along the path as well. Riding the Saint Charles streetcar is a great way to visit Audubon Park while searching homes for sale in Uptown New Orleans, or just for fun.
Surrounded by hundred year old oak trees,The Golf Club at Audubon Park features an 18 hole par 62 course, designed by Denis Griffiths, with Bermuda fairways and impeccably maintained greens. The golf club is open seven days per week.
Just on the other side of Magazine Street from the golf club is Audubon Zoo. In addition to award-winning exhibits, the facility attracts nationwide recognition for innovation and outstanding value to visitors. Many local families maintain annual membership and a visit here is a staple field trip among New Orleans schools.
Just outside Audubon Zoo you will find Cascade Stables. In addition to boarding horses, the facility located on Audubon Park offers riding lessons to and camps to the Greater New Orleans area ages six years old and older. It is a favorites for children’s birthday parties as well.
Homeowners on Exposition Boulevard and Walnut Street possess some of the most coveted real estate in the City of New Orleans. Running along the southeast and northwest borders of the park respectively, both are tangential to the park. Exposition Boulevard homes face the park, and walking out the front door of the homes immediately will immediately place you on park grounds; it is the back (or side) of the homes that access other streets and include off street parking and driveways. Walnut Street homes either face the park from across the street or back up into the park, making for a 350 acre backyard.
On any given day, driving past Audubon Park on St. Charles Avenue while passing Tulane and Loyola Universities it is not uncommon to see children playing on the small playground in the northeast corner of the park while their parent sit in the shade under an oak tree. Students from the universities also frequent the park to play frisbee or just relax and enjoy the outdoors.
Shopping and Dining in Uptown New Orleans
Magazine Street, Prytania Street, and Freret Street Business Corridor Also Contribute to Homes For Sale in Uptown New Orleans Commanding High Prices
A favorite among locals, Magazine Street benefits residents with specialty shops, restaurants,a Whole Foods grocery, and a local branch of real estate lender Home Bank, all in walking distance of each other. The upper end of Magazine Street runs through the Hurtsville Security and Neighborhood Development District, featuring local favorites including stationery solution Scriptura, upscale clothing store Perlis, and more recent restaurant Kenton’s.
Also in Uptown New Orleans are the Prytania Street and Freret Street business corridors. Both short stretches of commercial establishments, Prytania Street offers two bank branches (Chase and Iberia Bank) a CVS, a wine store, Manhattan Jack’s Coffee Shop, St. James Cheese Company, restaurants La Thai and La Crepe Nanou, and a vintage screening experience at Prytania Theatre.
The Freret Business and Property Owner Association organized quickly and effective immediately after Hurricane Katrina and successfully transformed the Freret business corridor (Freret Street from Jefferson Avenue to Napoleon Avenue) into a booming track of commerce, attracting new businesses and significantly increasing property values for homeowners and landlords in the immediate area.
Audubon Park is a great place to stop and play while hunting for homes for sale in Uptown New Orleans! Watch this video!
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