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Uptown-Carrollton - Town vs. County Stats
Avg Price in Uptown-Carrollton: $316,600/Co. / County Avg $495,900
Avg Sq. Ft. in Uptown-Carrollton: 1,593/Co. / County Avg 1,973
Avg Price per/ft2 in Uptown-Carrollton: $199/Co. / County Avg $251
Avg Walkscore in Uptown-Carrollton: 73 / County Avg 66
Avg Year Built in Uptown-Carrollton: 1955/Co. / County Avg 1961
Avg Days on Website in Uptown-Carrollton: 103/Co. / County Avg 113
Uptown-Carrollton Real Estate Market Health
The New Orleans neighborhood of Carrollton was once a separate city and part of Jefferson Parish. It was originally acquired by New Orleans’ founder, Bienville in 1719. Its boundaries go to the Orleans Parish / Jefferson line to Lowerline Street, then from Airline Hwy to the Mississippi River. Northline is the northern boundary line. Carrollton’s growth was spurred by the New Orleans and Carrollton Railroad which began operating in 1835. Carrollton became the seat of justice and a city in 1845. Henry Howard designed the beautiful Carrollton Courthouse, located on S. Carrollton near the river, in 1854. By 1874, Carrollton was annexed to New Orleans.
The famous New Orleans streetcar runs through the junction of two main Carrollton streets, St. Charles Avenue (at the end of Uptown neighborhood) and Carrollton Avenue (Carrollton’s main street). The Carrollton Street line underwent major repairs and updating in 2013.
The onetime city and now neighborhood was named after General William Carroll, who commanded a portion of Andrew Jackson’s army in 1814 and camped in the area at the Macarty Plantation. This plantation became what is now Carrollton. Along Carrollton Avenue’s impressive oak-lined street are beautiful mansions as well as unique bungalows and shotgun doubles. The avenue has locally-owned and corporate businesses and a diverse array of dining options. There are also numerous schools and churches on the avenue. The homes enjoy the familiar New Orleans-style 12-14ft ceilings and 19th century charm.
Just a few blocks below Carrollton are Tulane University and Loyola University. The area is home to many students, faculty and staff, and many patronize the businesses there. A host of small and unique businesses line Maple Street and are a favorite for locals. Another major center for locally owned businesses like restaurants, antique shops, retail stores and coffee houses is Oak Street. The Black Pearl area of the neighborhood is the home of Mahalia Jackson, “Queen of Gospel Music”.