Cobbled streets below contemporary condos, old churches beside power yoga studios, and war memorials overlooking vegan bistros – the past and present coexist in a beautiful harmony of heritage and progress in The Warehouse District, a unique neighborhood in downtown New Orleans. The best part? You could call this place home!
To get a better idea of The Warehouse District, start by picturing the Central Business District. Now replace the commercialism with creativity, the skyscrapers with museums and the lobbies with boutiques. Voila! No offense to the CBD (the city probably wouldn’t run without it!), but The Warehouse District is sort of the ying to its yang. It’s like the more artistic, frivolous sibling if you will.
And of course, in typical New Orleans fashion, the food is outstanding. With everything from live-fire seafood delights at Pêche to New Orleans staples at Emeril’s to exotic dishes at Carmo, no one goes home hungry. There is the always-popular brunch at Willa Jean’s + tasty chocolate chip cookies. There are oysters at Seaworthy, small plates at Compere Lapin and even more delectable options at Meril’s, Herbsaint, Marcello’s Wine Bar and Balise. And speaking of wine, there are plenty of places to wet your whistle as well like CellarDoor, W.I.N.O, Lucy’s Retired Surfer’s Bar and more.
There’s more than enough attractions in this neighborhood to satisfy everyone. Enjoy the fun, educational atmosphere created by award-winning museums like the National WWII Museum and the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. The art critic in all of us will find plenty to admire at both the Contemporary Arts Center and the countless art galleries that decorate the neighborhood. There’s also, of course, plenty of music options. From the bigger acts at the Civic Theater to the local sounds of The Howlin’ Wolf to the club scene at the Republic.
Besides its distinctive character, it also boasts one of the best locations in the city. The Southern splendor of the Garden District lies just below, and the famous attractions of the French Quarter above. Head for the shops at the Riverwalk, the beignets at Cafe Du Monde or the vendors in the local Farmers Market. Or retreat to the quiet culture of Central City for the day. The best that New Orleans has to offer is only a short trip from The Warehouse District.
Property in The Warehouse District is mostly commercial, but the residential and rental options are growing steadily. Classy condos featuring new amenities occupy old brick buildings with large windows. The few single-family homes are usually renovated buildings with no yards, and some are the contiguous shotgun-style homes similar to what you’d find in Mid-City and Uptown.
This neighborhood is perfect for anyone who wants a balance between old school New Orleans charm and a burgeoning, progressive cultural scene.
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