There’s so much more to the Quarter than bars and beads. The oldest New Orleans neighborhood is exactly that….a neighborhood. With over 2,600 residential households, the Quarter is not just a tourist attraction, it’s home. Over the last few years, owner-occupied housing has been on the increase in the Quarter, in contrast to a declining number across the United States.
Anyone interested in living in the French Quarter should be aware that noise and parking are the most visible quality of life issues in the neighborhood. Obviously, the closer to a bar or club you live, the more likely you may experience noise issues.
PLEASE do your due diligence before purchasing a French Quarter property. It looks and sounds like a great idea when you’re here on vacation. The reality of living in one of the highest visibility tourist attractions in the country has pros and cons. Carefully consider your options, because moving in and then complaining about a long-standing live music venue will not endear you to the locals. If there’s one thing that native New Orleanians can’t stand it is people moving here from out of state and trying to turn us into the very place that they left. Many French Quarter residents work close to home, so endangering their source of income won’t win you any friends.