Attractions, Activities and Homes for Sale in Mid City, Bayou St. John and Esplanade Ridge

Activities in Mid City and Bayou St. John will keep you busy all year round.

When searching homes for sale in Mid City neighborhoods, the year round array of events and activities available, along with the proximity to downtown and the French Quarter, argue a good case for making it home.  Bayou St. John is a quaint Mid City neighborhood with a canal at Moss Street where Kayaking and Canoeing is a common activity.  A neighborhood connecting the upper end of Mid City with the French Quarter and Treme neighborhoods known as Esplanade Ridge has emerged with rising real estate values as homebuyers have recognized the benefits due to the proximity of the aforementioned communities.

Mid City’s popularity is evident by the enormous crowds that flock to the gargantuan  parade hosted by the Mardi Gras Krewe Endymion, The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, and the 1300 acre City Park.

Mid City has only one Mardi Gras parade, The Krewe of Endymion, but it is by far the largest parade with over 3000 riders on 37 floats.  The Orleans Avenue neutral ground where Endymion starts has turned into quite a block party with live bands performing on stage to an estimated 30,000 people, that camp out for days to earn their spot for the parade.


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City Park

Mid City's most prominent site is City Park, one of the largest municipal parks in the United States.

City Park holds the largest collection of oak trees in the world, some as old as 800 years of age.  The park offers something for everyone.  Check out the beautiful flowers in the Botanical Gardens or the outdoor Besthoff Sculpture Garden.  If you enjoy being active, try one of the 26 tennis courts, 36 holes of golf, including an outdoor driving range, and the 18 hole championship golf course. In additional interest to those seeking outdoor recreation are the Walking, Jogging, and Biking Paths. Carousel Gardens Amusement Park has rides for kids, and Equest Farms horseback riding.  Also situated in City Park as well, the New Orleans Museum of Art, established in 1911, hosts a permanent collection of almost 40,000 objects.



Music Festivals, Ice Cream, Outdoor Recreation and Horse Races

New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, Bayou Boogaloo, Voodoo Music Festival, Angelo Brocato's, Lafitte Greenway, Fair Grounds Race Course.

Second only to Mardi Gras, the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival is probably the most famous annual event in the city.  An estimated 400,000 attendees each year witness a plethora of musical acts and sample a wide array of food and crafts representative of Louisiana culture.

Angelo Brocato’s is New Orleans’ most well known dessert establishment.  The Brocato family has owned and operated Brocato’s for over 100 years.  Mostly known for their handmade Gelatos, Italian Ice, and Cannoli, they have a wide assortment of other italian favorites.

Map of New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival at the Fairgrounds

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