2018 marked the 300 year anniversary of the founding of New Orleans. Over the last three centuries, the city has been ruled by the French, Spanish, and the United States. Throughout the years, immigrants from the Caribbean, Ireland, Italy, England, and Germany moved to New Orleans and brought with them their own unique cultures.
The influence of Creole and French-Canadian (Cajun) settlers and immigrants created a culture that is unique to New Orleans. Slaves from Africa made a tremendous impact on the fabric of New Orleans with their incredible contributions in music, food, and art. As a result of this rich history, New Orleans is one of the most unique cities in the United States.
In 2005, Hurricane Katrina devastated many parts of New Orleans. 14 years later, in 2019, New Orleans has been rebuilt stronger and the city is still growing. You can find new luxury apartments and condo buildings in the C.B.D. and Warehouse District. You will also find historic and astonishing 150 year-old homes in Uptown and the Garden District. Perhaps you might prefer a 200 year-old condo in the French Quarter that includes an incredible courtyard and balcony that you can’t find anywhere else in the country.
New Orleans is full of small neighborhoods all with their own unique history, architecture, culture, and vibe. Read my blog to learn about what it is like living in these neighborhoods, testimonials of current residents and business owners, a brief history lesson, an overview of the real estate market, and a guide to the area’s restaurants, workout studios and hot spots. And if you stumble upon a neighborhood that you think may fit your lifestyle, please reach out to me- I would be privileged to help you make New Orleans your home.