Like to walk? Then the Touro New Orleans neighborhood is for you. Ranking as the 4th most walkable place to live in New Orleans, it sits Uptown, adjacent to the Garden District and Milan neighborhoods. Filled with historic homes, most properties date back around 100 years, so if you’re searching for new and shiny, this might not be your jam. If, however, you swoon over high ceilings, wood floors, the occasional pocket door, and transom window, you’ll hit the jackpot.
The average Touro home has 2 to 3 bedrooms and 1 or 2 baths, but there are also condos available for buyers searching for a smaller space. Off-street parking is available on about 60% of the homes. In typical New Orleans fashion, prices in Touro range from the upper $200s for condos to $1 million plus for the most extravagant of single-family homes.
The neighborhood gets its name from Touro Infirmary Hospital, which sits inside of the community. Popular with medical personnel as well as historic home buffs, Touro is tucked between Magazine Street and St. Charles Avenue. The location is convenient to everything – bars, restaurants, the St. Charles streetcar line, and shopping.
Top Picks for Touro
- Shaya – named one of the 100 best restaurants for foodies in 2016
- Magasin Cafe
- La Petite Grocery (yes, we know it’s on the other side of Magazine, but it’s a gem)
- The Delachaise – small plates, great happy hour, patio dining
- Mignon Faget – local jewelry maker is known as the Tiffany’s of the South