Developed in the early 1800s, the Garden District became home to some of the most spectacular examples of Southern Antebellum architecture, as Americans eager to leave the French Quarter created homes with expansive grounds and gardens, giving the neighborhood it’s moniker.
More than just mansions, it’s also home to some of the most famous places in New Orleans: Tipitina’s music club, Lafayette Cemetery #1 (just across from world famous Commander’s Palace restaurant) and a host of elegant restaurants, shops and bars that invite you to stroll the tree lined streets and while away an afternoon.
Local architecture abounds, with townhouse style homes, shotguns, cottages and camelbacks in addition to the quintessential southern influenced homes. Off street parking is not always included in property purchases, so finding homes with driveways or garages will always come at a higher price.
Uptown is a very broad area, but this video will give you a feel for what you’ll find.