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Lower Garden District New Orleans A walkable neighborhood with traditional New Orleans architecture

 

Tucked between St. Charles Avenue and the Mississippi River, and bounded by Jackson Ave and US90, the Lower Garden District (aka the LGD) has exploded in popularity over the last decade.

It was always home to some amazing architecture, but the renovations and improvements happening through the neighborhood are a testament to the draw of this community. Most of the architecture consists of single and double shotguns, double galleried homes, and a mix of commercial first floors with residential second floors.

With Magazine Street running through the middle, it’s one of the most walkable places to live in New Orleans. Restaurants, boutiques, antique stores, neighborhood bars and proximity to the parade routes all combine to create a place that attracts locals and new residents alike.

Living in the LGD

Assume that your place will have been built around the turn of the century and that you won’t have off street parking. The trade off is how quickly you can get to downtown, the French Quarter, or the interstate – convenience is a huge factor here, as is walkability.

Parks in the LGD

Coliseum Square

Annunciation Square

Things to do/places to go in the Lower Garden District

Juan’s Flying Burrito                           The Munch Factory

Half Moon Bar & Grill                         Stardust Salon

Surrey’s Cafe & Juice Bar                   Square Root

The Irish House                                   Emeril’s Delmonico

Hi-Volt Coffee Shop                           Mojo Coffee Shop