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Marigny-Bywater - Town vs. County Stats

Marigny-Bywater - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Marigny-Bywater: $199,500/Co. / County Avg $495,900


Avg Sq. Ft. in Marigny-Bywater: 1,467/Co. / County Avg 1,973


Avg Price per/ft2 in Marigny-Bywater: $136/Co. / County Avg $251


Avg Walkscore in Marigny-Bywater: 64 / County Avg 66


Avg Year Built in Marigny-Bywater: 1970/Co. / County Avg 1961


Avg Days on Website in Marigny-Bywater: 88/Co. / County Avg 113


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For New Orleans, it could be easy to name every neighborhood as “bywater” or by-the-water! Bywater gained its simple name for the neighborhood’s proximity to the Canal and Miss. River. It took its name after the Industrial Canal was constructed, splitting the 9th ward.
Originally in the Colonial era, the area was mostly plantation land, and residential development significantly began the first decade of the 19th century. The area was then known as Faubourg Washington and was part of the predominately downtown or center section of New Orleans. The area was comprised of six separate plantations carved from early French and Spanish land grants and granted by royalty. One of the plantations, Bartholomew MaCarty’s house, was the site of Andrew Jackson’s headquarters in the 1800s.
The Bywater neighborhood has many Victorian shotgun houses and Creole cottages. Close by in the Holy Cross neighborhood, named after its school built in 1895, there are shotgun homes, doubles, and steamboat houses—which were inspired by the 1904 St. Louis World’s Fair Japanese exhibit. Many homes have large wrap-around balconies with ornate architectural swags.
The Bywater’s boundaries as defined by locals are: The Miss. River to St. Claude Avenue, and the railroad tracks along Press Street to the Industrial Canal. According to the US census of 2010, roughly 3,337 people, 1763 households and 573 families reside in Bywater.
Sources: Wikipedia 2013, US Census 2010, "Bywater Neighborhood". Greater New Orleans Community Data Center.