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.
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 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.