Lower Garden District New Orleans
Tucked between St. Charles Avenue and the Mississippi River, and bounded by Jackson Ave and US90 (the Pontchartrain Expressway), the Lower Garden District New Orleans (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. You’ll also find large homes that have been converted to condo units.
With Magazine Street running through the middle, it’s one of the most walkable places to live in New Orleans. Restaurants, boutiques, antique stores, 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 Lower Garden District home will have been built around the turn of the century. Need parking? It’s at a premium here. 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.
Walk Score = 89
Bike Score = 71
Parks in the LGD
Things to do/places to go in the Lower Garden District