About Uptown and Audubon Park
Uptown New Orleans is one of the city’s most desirable neighborhoods. Originally, this part of the city was made up of large plantations that once belonged to German and English settlers and wealthy Americans that accumulated their wealth from railroads, the sugar industry, and shipping. Today, Uptown is home to two prestigious universities: Tulane University and Loyola University. Audubon Park is one of the main attractions of this area that showcases majestic oak trees, running and biking paths, the Audubon Park Golf Course, and the world-class Audubon Zoo. Uptown and Carrollton are made up of ten unique sections that have a rich and unique history. The ten sections of the Uptown/ Carrollton area are: Uptown, West Riverside, Freret, Broadmoor, Audubon, Marlyville-Fontain.
What to Expect
You will find incredible shopping and dining Uptown along Magazine Street and St. Charles Avenue.
Freret Street is home to several restaurants, bars, and coffee shops that are popular among college students.
The Uptown section of Prytania Street contains a great mixture of beautiful homes and wonderful shopping and dining options.
Carrollton has two popular streets, Oak Street and Maple Street, that are home to many delicious restaurants and high-end boutiques.
What You Will Fall in Love With
Taking a morning stroll in Audubon Park or walking your dog after work in the park or the beautiful Tulane campus.
Dining at Camille Grill, Casamento’s, and Clancy’s
Taking a Pilates class at Maple Street Pilates.
Price Per Square Foot: $336
Average Home Sale Price: $349,649
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Single Family Home
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Average Home Sale Price: $851,000
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Audubon Park is a famous New Orleans landmark tucked away in the heart of Uptown. This 350-acre park features a golf course, jogging trail, tennis courts, baseball field, horse stables, and a world-class zoo. It stretches 6 miles from the Mississippi River to Saint Charles Avenue. The proximity to Tulane University and Loyola University make it a popular hangout among college students. This historic park also is home to New Orleans’s oldest living structure- an almost 300-year-old oak tree.
Audubon Park originally belonged to the first mayor of New Orleans, Etienne de Boré. The mayor established the nation’s first commercial sugar plantation in New Orleans. The park was donated to the city in 1850. During the Civil War, the park was used as a camp for Confederate soldiers and a hospital for Union soldiers. New Orleans hosted the 1884 World’s Fair in Audubon Park. After the fair, the city appointed the well-known landscape architect John Olmstead to recreate a modern-day urban park. Almost 150-years later, you will find residents jogging, walking, doing yoga, and golfing in the park. The Audubon Zoo is one of the most popular tourist destinations and one of the top-rated zoos in the nation.
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