From fixer-uppers to the most exquisite renovations, the Marigny New Orleans neighborhood offers an amazing selection of traditional, local architecture.
Snuggled in between the French Quarter and Bywater neighborhoods, the Marigny was a long-time community of artists and performers. As prices have increased, it’s become much more in-demand with more than just the creative segment of the city. Some of the larger homes have been stunningly transformed into stellar examples of southern living. Double galleries, hidden saltwater pools, and courtyards to rival any.
It can be tough to find off-street parking, especially closer to the Quarter, but those unicorns do exist for the right price. Street parking is the norm in this neighborhood that was carved out of a plantation in the early 1800s and developed by Creole landowner Bernard de Marigny.
The most famous street in the neighborhood is definitely Frenchmen Street. Home to live music clubs and restaurants, it’s no longer a local secret. Instead, tourists are now flocking to the area as an alternative to Bourbon Street. More laid back, with a wide selection of local musicians performing, living near or on Frenchmen means living with a lot of foot traffic in your section. Here’s where we give you our lecture about not moving into an area known for live music clubs and then complaining to the city about the noise.
Marigny Neighborhood Finds
Ruby Slipper Cafe – be prepared for a wait, especially on weekends
Snug Harbor Jazz Bistro – live music plus dining
Three Muses – music, food, and spirits
dba – live music and full bar