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Mid City-City Park - Town vs. County Stats

Mid City-City Park - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Mid City-City Park: $405,400/Co. / County Avg $495,900


Avg Sq. Ft. in Mid City-City Park: 1,885/Co. / County Avg 1,973


Avg Price per/ft2 in Mid City-City Park: $215/Co. / County Avg $251


Avg Walkscore in Mid City-City Park: 78 / County Avg 66


Avg Year Built in Mid City-City Park: 1947/Co. / County Avg 1961


Avg Days on Website in Mid City-City Park: 88/Co. / County Avg 113


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Bayou St. John/City Park
Along the historic Bayou St. John near City Park in New Orleans is the neighborhood Bayou St. John/City Park. The area is often used to also describe a combination of two other neighborhoods, Parkview and Esplanade Ridge. Bayou St. John is a sub-district of the Mid-City District area, and its boundaries are Esplanade Avenue/Fairgrounds to the north, North Broad Street to the east, St. Louis Street to the south and Bayou St. John to the west.
Near the bayou (name for body of water/minor stream) is the site of the historic Fort St. John, which guarded the Lake Pontchartrain area and became a resort and amusement area. It is often said the bayou is result of a geographic fault. The area became part of the city of New Orleans in 1718 and was seen as a valuable strategic land area because the bayou created a connection, or link between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain. The currents of the river often made it difficult for steamboat navigation, making the bayou a popular water thruway.
The bayou became a drainage canal in 1866 and a houseboat community quickly formed. Later on in 1936, the bayou was declared non-navigable. Several history houses are located in Bayou St. John, The Old Spanish Custom House and the Pitot House, the later named after New Orleans’ first mayor.
According to the US Census of 2010, there were 3,529 people, 1,719 households, and 747 families residing in the neighborhood. The architecture of the homes in Bayou St John ranges from grand homes, bungalows, shotguns, and Creole cottages. Many of these feature classical columns and Victorian gingerbread-framed porches.
Bayou St. John has a unique selection of restaurants, shops and coffee houses, along with convenient access to City Park and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Source: Wikipedia 2013, US Census Bureau 2010, Bayou St. John/City Park by Max Maxwell 1999.