About the Bywater and Crescent City Park
Bywater is an up-and-coming neighborhood located east of the French Quarter and Marigny. The Bywater has become known as the “hipster” neighborhood. The neighborhood’s homes, shops, and restaurants exemplify the bohemian vibe of the area. There is a tremendous art scene with colorful street murals, graffiti street art, and world-class art galleries. The vibrant Crescent City Park is enjoyed by local residents.
Over the last decade, Bywater has offered artists affordable housing and rents for studios. The nearby St. Roch neighborhood is home to a beautiful food market called the St. Roch Market, which is a popular spot for locals and tourists. With new restaurants, food trucks, and bars opening every month, you will always have something to do in Bywater. You will also enjoy Crescent City Park which runs along the Mississippi River in the Bywater.
What to Expect
You can expect colorful homes, dog-friendly businesses, and great restaurants. There are also a variety of boutiques selling local hand-made artisan goods. Most of the homes in Bywater are shotgun doubles recently converted into single-family homes. Bywater is a tight-knit community, where you can expect to sense the close relationships between friendly neighbors and local businesses.
What You Will Fall in Love With
- You will fall in love with the bohemian feel of the neighborhood.
- Crescent Park
- Colorful murals and street art
- Boutiques selling only locally made goods.
- You will also fall in love with the critically acclaimed small restaurant called the Sneaky Pickle. St. Roch Market. Travel + Leisure named St. Roch Market as “One of the world’s best Food Halls” (St. Roch Food Market).
Price Per Square Foot: $300
Average Home Sale Price: $345,000
Average Days on Market: 171 Days
Single Family Home
Price Per Square Foot: $278
Average Home Sale Price: $480,000
Average Days on Market: 49 Days
The Bywater neighborhood has experienced a great revival in recent years. The opening of multiple art galleries, coffee shops, restaurants, and bars has created a significant demand to live in the Bywater. Another incredible quality about the Bywater is the colorful cottages and street art that help create a vibrant aesthetic.
One of the newest additions to the neighborhood is Crescent City Park. This 1.4-mile 20-acre urban park has changed the Bywater neighborhood. You will find a large pavilion offering unbeatable views of the city’s skyline. The park also features multiple dog walks, a bike path, and a jogging trail with beautiful native landscaping. Start your 1.4 mile walk at Esplanade and North Peters and finish it at Chartres and Bartholomew Street.