The Home Buyer's Korner

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April 30th, 2016

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Faubourg Marigny – Bywater

Chartres St/Louisa St 70117 Neighborhood

The Home Buyer’s Korner

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The median real estate price in the Chartres St/Louisa St (Faubourg Marigny – Bywater) neighborhood of New Orleans is just over $278,000, which is more expensive than nearly 92 percent of the neighborhoods in the state and 70 percent of the neighborhoods in the country.

The average rental price in Chartres St/Louisa St  is currently just under $1,300, and the average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than nearly 89 percent of the neighborhoods in Louisiana. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters.

Chartres St/Louisa St area is an urban neighborhood located in New Orleans, Louisiana, and real estate is primarily made up of small studio and two bedroom to medium sized three or four bedroom single-family homes and other multi-family housing options like condominiums, town homes, duplexes and apartment.

The Chartres St/Louisa St (Faubourg Marigny- Bywater) neighborhood is very unique in that it has one of the highest proportions of one, two, or no bedroom real estate of any neighborhood in America. Most neighborhoods have a mixture of home or apartment sizes from small to large, but here the concentration of studios and other small living spaces is at near-record heights. With nearly 83 percent of the real estate here of this small size, this most assuredly is a notable feature that makes this neighborhood unique, along with just a handful of other neighborhoods in the country that share this characteristic.

Corner bodegas, stores on the first floor and apartments above, former grand Victorian residences converted into apartments, three-deckers built shoulder-to-shoulder, duplexes. Such building types define the real estate of neighborhoods dominated by small two, three, and four unit buildings. Many are in older core neighborhoods of New Orleans. If you’re romantic about the look and feel of such neighborhoods, with fresh pizza, falafel and an independent florist on the corner, then you might find the Chartres St/Louisa St (Faubourg Marigny- Bywater) neighborhood worth a closers look. This neighborhood is an absolutely outstanding example of the dominance of small two, three, and four unit multi-family buildings compared to neighborhoods across the nation, as they make up a substantial portion of this neighborhood’s real estate stock. In fact, no less than nearly 37 percent of the real estate here is made up of such dwellings.

Bywater’s historic district, it streets, parks, continue to show a strongly relationship to the area’s mixed use of residential, agricultural and industrial co-existence. The neighborhood is a quiet area with many small residences and lots of charm, while you’ll find neighborhoods bars, and restaurants catering to the locals. The eclectic architecture of the neighborhood showcases many shotguns and Creole cottages. While you’re checking out the area be sure to take some time to visit the Lombard House and enjoy a glimpse into 19 century New Orleans’ when small suburban farms peppered the area.

Early residences were much like those of other downriver Creole Faubourgs for freed blacks, working class creoles, and families who had immigrated from Haiti, Ireland, and Germany.

Bywater area was originally called Faubourg Washington, and nicknamed “Little Saxony” after an influx of German immigrants in the mid 19 century. The area was popularly referred to simply as a part of the Ninth Ward until the 1920s and the construction of the Industrial Canal.

Industrial buildings line the blocks close to the Mississippi River, reflecting neighborhoods historical interdependence to river. Today they not only long‐established businesses, but newer art studios and community non‐ profits, and co-ops.


3800 block of Royal Street, between the 40s & 60s

bywater-nowMany of the residences in the Chartres St/Louisa St (Faubourg Marigny-Bywater) neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939 and in some cases, quite a bit earlier, while a number of residences were built between 1940 and 1969.

Do you watch ‘This Old House’ on Public Television? Do you love the idea of fixing up a Colonial or Victorian era home, complete with the charm of yesteryear? Do you like to stroll or drive streets lined with gracious older residences? If you found yourself nodding yes to any of these questions, you are going to be interested in this unique neighborhood. The Chartres St/Louisa St (Faubourg Marigny-Bywater) neighborhood stands out on a national scale for the sheer concentration of historic residences it contains with 79 percent of the residential real estate here.

Vacant apartments or homes are a fact of life in the Chartres St/Louisa St neighborhood, and the current real estate vacancy rate here is over 18 percent. This is higher than the rate of vacancies in over 82 percent of all neighborhoods in the country. To understand more about this neighborhood’s vacancy rate and its effects on your home buying or selling options, consult your real estate agent. 

Many things matter about a neighborhood, but the first thing most people notice is the way a neighborhood looks and its particular flair and why it’s important to learn all you can about the neighborhood you plan to call home.

If your dream is to be able to ride your bike to work each day, look no further than this unique neighborhood. With nearly 18 percent of residents in the Chartres St/Louisa St  neighborhood commuting on a bicycle to and from work daily.

Chartres St/Louisa St neighborhood has the distinction of housing more LGBT member than almost 99 percent of neighborhoods in the country. If you are seeking such a neighborhood, this is one place that you should consider.

Your future neighbors in the Chartres St/Louisa St neighborhood in New Orleans earn modest incomes, and this neighborhood has an income lower than nearly three quarters of all the neighborhoods in America. 

In the Chartres St/Louisa St neighborhood, over 43 percent of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with more than 34 percent of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations at almost 15 percent, and more than seven percent in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Culture is the shared learning behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicity and ancestry have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or other ethnicity or ancestry will express those cultures. 

In the Chartres St/Louisa St neighborhood in New Orleans, LA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English at over 11 percent. There are also a number of people of German ancestry under 10 percent, and residents who report Irish roots at over six percent, and some of the residents are also of French ancestry more than five percent, along with some resident having Spanish and Welsh roots at three percent, among others.

The languages spoken by people in this neighborhood are diverse. These are tabulated as the languages people preferentially speak when they are at home with their families. The most common language spoken in the Chartres St/Louisa St neighborhood is English, spoken by nearly 94 percent of households, while over two percent speak Japanese. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish.


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