Algiers Area GuideAlgiers Point Real Estate represents a diverse assortment of Cottage Style, Antebellum, Victorian, Craftsman, and French inspired properties. Driving through the area reminds you of Uptown New Orleans and the Garden District in many ways. Large canopy trees and narrow roadways help to create an ambiance that has a special uniqueness all to its own. There is also an assortment of unique individuals that live in Algiers which help to keep life interesting for area residents. Many residents choose to live here as accessibility to New Orleans is relatively simplistic via the Crescent City Connection Bridge.
Algiers Home Sellers have experienced strong valuations throughout the real estate market downturn, despite adjacent areas declining in value. Retail, compact eateries, mom and pop stores, markets and other commercial ventures are abundant in Algiers Point. Cottage industry is thriving in this small niche area. Health care, large hospitals and medical complexes are close by.
Low traffic density and interesting thoroughfare layouts make Algiers Point a quiet community. There are also numerous bicycle and walking paths which are quite popular in the area.
Blaine Kern's Mardi Gras World is located in Algiers along the Mississippi River. Many Mardi Gras krewes have their "dens" (warehouses where their floats are constructed and stored) in Algiers. Algiers Point gained Historical status in 1978 with the National Register of Historic Places designation. People from Algiers have traditionally been known as "Algerines". Noted Algerines have included jazz musicians Red Allen and Emmett Hardy, and R&B singer Clarence "Frogman" Henry.
Algiers became the first major area to be reopened to residents after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Several properties suffered wind damage from the storm but Algiers escaped the flooding which affected most of New Orleans.