The Home Buyer's Korner

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May 1st, 2016

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St Claude

Saint Claude Ave/Alvar St 70117 Neighborhood

The Home Buyer’s Korner

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The median real estate price in the Saint Claude Ave/Alvar St (St Claude) neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana is slightly under $191,200, which is more expensive than over 92 percent of the neighborhoods in the state and nearly 53 percent of the neighborhoods in the country.

The average rental price in the Saint Claude Ave/Alvar St (St Claude) neighborhood is currently around $1,225 a month, and the average rental cost in this neighborhood is higher than 86 percent of the neighborhoods in Louisiana. Most of the residential real estate is occupied by a mixture of owners and renters.

Saint Claude Ave/Alvar St (St Claude) area is an urban neighborhood located in New Orleans, Louisiana, and real estate is primarily made up of small studios 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 apartments.

If you love row houses and attached homes, you will probably really like the Saint Claude Ave/Alvar St (St Claude) neighborhood. The ambiance, the charm, of row houses is something special. And in the sheer abundance of row houses, this neighborhood truly stands out. The real estate here has a higher proportion of row houses and attached homes than nearly any neighborhood in America. In fact, nearly 24 percent of the residential real estate here is classified as row houses and attached homes.

Many of the residences in the Saint Claude Ave/Alvar St (St Claude) neighborhood are relatively historic, built no later than 1939 and in some cases quite a bit earlier, while a number of residences were also built between 1940 and 1969.

Saint Claude Ave/Alvar St (St Claude) has a vacancy rate of nearly 14 percent, which is above average compared to other neighborhoods in the country and higher than over 70 percent of American neighborhoods. To understand more about this neighborhood’s vacancy rate and its effect 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 flair and why it’s important to learn all you can about the neighborhood you plan to call home. 

Saint Claude Ave/Alvar St (St Claude) neighborhood has the distinction of housing more LGBT households than nearly 98 percent of all neighborhoods in the country. If you are seeking such a neighborhood, this is one you should consider.

In the devastation of Hurricane Katrina numerous artist galleries along the St Claude Avenue corridor began spring up and they were the last thing anyone expected that would reinvent the St Claude neighborhoods. Seven years after the storm, numerous collectives and co-ops now comprise a large portion of the neighborhood businesses, and today the area has become a unique arts district. In the past these collectives have play an important role in American art history, and no arts district like that of the St Claude corridor has existed on any scale since New York’s famous 10th Street co-op galleries became the epicenter of that city’s avant garde art scene in the late 1950s and early 1960s.

The Christian Science Monitor proclaim that, “Like Seattle in the 1990s, New Orleans is now the hot city. The new energy, stoked by outsiders and mixed with Katrina survivors’ resilience, is rejuvenating the arts scene, jump-starting it into a different rhythm.”

It’s increasingly difficult to remember just how bleak New Orleans’ future looked after Katrina. Many had written off the Crescent City. The city faced massive challenges to recovery back then, and governmental agencies released maps of how the city would be redeveloped under the direction of “experts” from the Urban Land Institute, with entire neighborhoods like Gentilly, Lakeview, Lower 9th Ward, and Broadmoor reduced to green space. The citizens of New Orleans, however would have none of it, and quickly mobilized into groups that agitated self-determination. It simultaneously propelled the St Claude area artists to create their own galleries and artist run organizations, which in short order brought new interest and vitality to the surrounding neighborhood. Add in all the bars, cafes and restaurants that show art and the numbers expand exponentially.

Would you like to be able to ride your bike to work? If you are attracted to the idea of getting a little exercise of the two-wheeled type while reducing your carbon footprint, bicycling to work might be the answer. But which neighborhood you live in can make this either impossible, or alternatively, a great and realistic option. The Saint Claude Ave/Alvar St (St Claude) neighborhood is a fantastic option for bicycle commuters, as over five percent of commuters here do ride their bikes to and from work on a daily basis.

Your future neighbors in the Saint Claude Ave/Alvar St (St Claude) neighborhood of New Orleans earn middle class incomes, and this neighborhood has an income lower than nearly 83 percent of all neighborhoods in the country. 

What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.

In the Saint Claude Ave/Alvar St (St Claude) neighborhood, nearly 48 percent of the working population is employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with more than 31 percent of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations at around 17 percent, and almost 11 percent in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.

Each neighborhood has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestry, and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture, some more unique than others, based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households, and importantly, on the ethnicity and ancestry of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.

In the Saint Claude Ave/Alvar St (St Claude) neighborhood of New Orleans, Louisiana, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German or Irish at nearly five percent. There are also a number of people of French ancestry at over four percent. Some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry at over three percent, along with some Italian ancestry residents at nearly two 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 Saint Claude Ave/Alvar St (St Claude) neighborhood is English, spoken by over 88 of households, while nearly six percent speak French. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish.


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