Bywater Area GuideMarigny and Bywater real estate is located a short walk from the French Quarter and downtown New Orleans. The location of these neighborhoods makes them attractive to homebuyers wanting a hint of the French Quarter, but a little more privacy.
Many Marigny and Bywater homeowners live and work in this area. Art galleries, cafés, bistros, live music halls, bookstores, and restaurants combine to make a commercial district with a truly unique character.
The demand for housing in this area is steady with homebuyers electing to invest in single-family residences, doubles, multi-family properties, and condominiums. Strong community associations provide support for area residents. Bursting with ambiance and character, the Marigny/Bywater area is flourishing.
The Marigny/Bywater area is home to NOCCA, an intense arts school for high school students from the surrounding area. Redevelopment along the Mississippi River including parks walking trails, and an expanded cruise ship terminal will provide important quality of life for Marigny/Bywater homeowners.
Architectural styles in this area range from arts and crafts, bungalows, Creole cottages, antebellum properties, Victorian, Acadian influenced, Louisiana vernacular, Greek revival, and rowhouse designs.
Unique night life in Marigny/Bywater include MiMi's, Sweet Loraine's, Igor's, Feelings Café, Vaughn's, The Spotted Cat, and Ray's Boom Boom Room.
Many artists living in the Marigny/Bywater area open their homes and studios to patrons in the afternoons of spring and fall. The Marigny/Bywater area escaped significant damage from hurricane Katrina. The section on the riverside of Rampart St. experienced wind damage but escaped the waters of the great flood. Area values have maintained consistently in the area due to high demand and low property turnover.