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Garden District - Town vs. County Stats

Garden District - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Garden District: $665,400/Co. / County Avg $495,900


Avg Sq. Ft. in Garden District: 2,054/Co. / County Avg 1,973


Avg Price per/ft2 in Garden District: $324/Co. / County Avg $251


Avg Walkscore in Garden District: 89 / County Avg 66


Avg Year Built in Garden District: 1946/Co. / County Avg 1961


Avg Days on Website in Garden District: 96/Co. / County Avg 113


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The Garden District is one of New Orleans’ most revered and majestic neighborhoods. It is a sub-district of the Central City area, and its boundaries are: to the north, St. Charles Avenue; to the south, 1st Street; to the east, Magazine Street to the south and to the west, Toledano Street.
The Garden District is considered on the best-preserved collections of historic mansions in the southern United States. It was developed between 1832 and 1900. The 19th century origins of the Garden District illustrate wealthy newcomers building opulent structures based upon the prosperity of New Orleans in that era. (National Trust, 2006)
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,926 people, 1,063 households, and 440 families residing in the Garden District neighborhood. Adjacent neighbors are Central City (north),Lower Garden District (east), Irish Channel (south), Touro (west).
As a whole, the Garden District area was once a number of plantations, including the Livaudais Plantation. Wealthy Americans who desired not to live in the French Quarter with the Creoles bought parcels of land in the area and built lavish homes on them. In 1833, the Garden District became a part of the city of Lafayette, and then was annexed in 1852 by New Orleans. Barthelemy Lafon, a New Orleans architect and surveyor, planned and laid out the district.
Initially the area was designed and developed with only several houses per block, each surrounded by a large garden, giving the district its name. As Uptown New Orleans became more urban in the late 19th century, some of these large lots were subdivided. This became the norm and design for most of the blocks in the neighborhood, giving early 19th century mansions with “gingerbread” decorated late Victorian homes around them. This also led to the perception that holds true today that the Garden District is more known for its architecture more than for its gardens.

Sources: Wikipedia 2013, US Census Bureau 2011-12, Louisiana Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism. "Garden District Historical Marker". Retrieved August 9, 2009.