New Orleans Real Estate
New Orleans is a multi-cultural city known for its rich heritage, tantalizing cuisine and its great contributions to the music industry. It is a world famous tourist destination drawing people in with the historical French Quarter, Mardi Gras celebrations and events such as The Louisiana Jazz & Heritage Festival. The Louisiana Jazz & Heritage Festival each spring is the other time when all the city’s hotels are usually filled to capacity. “Jazz Fest” as it is called is one of the best music festivals in the nation, and features crowds coming from all over the world to experience a wonderful time including music, food, arts, crafts, and of course the Louisiana heat.
New Orleans is home of the Louisiana Superdome and the New Orleans Arena. Professional sports fans will enjoy watching the New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans play in these venues. The city will also host the 2008 NBA All Star game.
New Orleans Luxury Real Estate consists of numerous interesting neighborhoods and communities. Each and every area offers a different feel, sometimes subtle and sometimes dramatic. New Orleans Luxury Homes for Sale include Single Family Cottage Homes, Raised Frame Shotgun Homes, Victorian Style Homes, Arts & Crafts Architecture, French Quarter Homes, Luxury Condominiums, Plush St. Charles Avenue Mansions and Uptown Manor Homes just to name a few. The distinct flavor of each New Orleans Luxury Home neighborhoods can often only be experienced and not explained. You will see a breakdown of the New Orleans Communities we serve by looking through the Area Guide search sections of our website.
Housing experts are projecting that high rise vertical complexes will be the wave of the future in New Orleans development. Current multi story units account for approximately 2100 units, with future developments projected to bring that number to 4300 by the year 2009.
The Garden District luxury real estate market located centrally between the Uptown and Downtown areas. This area has a very diverse population and housing market with a mixture of significant southern mansions, luxury condominiums, luxury multi-family properties and fantastic lavish single family residences. Luxury properties can either be new construction, renovated homes or luxury fixer-uppers. The luxury homes in the Garden District are primarily historic properties in nature and tend to be ages between 60-100 years old. These beautiful luxury properties are 2 and 3 story, raised foundation homes with incredible architectural details. The craftsmanship and time-worn details that are the marks of history are fragile in New Orleans homes. Once removed or altered they can never again be returned to their original state. Cypress and heart pine beams, cypress doors and millwork, detailed moldings, antique copper lanterns, vintage stained glass, red oak floors, beautiful staircases and period hardware are just a few of the architectural details you will encounter in the Garden District real estate market.
Historic luxury neighborhoods throughout New Orleans were originally developed by our city founder’s, who considered economic status, nationalities and religious beliefs into creation of distinctive elements. These unique qualities and elements have given each neighborhood their own particular flavor. As you stroll through the Garden District you will see many luxury homes and may also catch a glimpse of the lifestyle and personality of the people who live there.
The Warehouse District is a very hip neighborhood which has many art galleries, businesses, restaurants and a lively night life scene. Many of the old warehouses have been turned into condominiums and fetch a very high dollar per square foot. The condominiums obtain many architectural features such as the original exposed brick walls and wood beams. Most buildings have pools and fitness centers and some buildings also include security and parking.
The Fabourg-Marigny is an eclectic area which lies just beyond the famous French Quarter. This area is known for its live music venues such as Snug Harbor and Café Brazil and also has many popular restaurants.
Old Metairie is an upscale neighborhood located conveniently to the New Orleans and Metairie areas. This neighborhood is flocked with tree lined streets and has a mixture of quaint older homes along side gorgeous new mansions. You can find a large array of shops containing apparel , home décor, gourmet foods and specialty wares. This ranks as one of the most desirable housing markets in the New Orleans area.
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