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This shotgun house,(meaning 'no halls, one room after another'. You could shoot a shotgun from the front door out the backdoor, but please don't) is in one of the oldest residential neighborhoods outside of the French Quarter (the original city of New Orleans). Many of the people that originally lived in the Bywater were craftsmen, so the houses are not fancy, but have character.
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In a Historic residential neighborhood, with local restaurants, bars and local characters. Only about 1 1/2 miles from Frenchmen St. a great place for entertainment, and the French Quarter with not only food and music, but the Aquarium, Insectarium, carriage rides and paddlewheel tours of the Mississpippi. About 2 mi. from Harrah's Casino or the Superdome. About 3 miles to the WW II Museum and the historic Uptown, which can be reached by the streetcar. City Park and the Art Museum are a couples of miles North. Outside of the city. Visit plantations or take a swamp tour.
Year Purchased: 2000
About the owner: My husband and I are retired educators who left New Orleans post-Katrina for a warm, dry place to spend our 'golden years'. After 2 1/2 years in Phoenix (which is a lovely place), we miss New Orleans terribly and hope to return as often as possible. There is no place like it in the world.
Why the Owner Chose Marigny-Bywater: This was a rental house until we renovated this house for our use when we return to New Orleans for frequent visits (a must). It is not glamorous, (nor are we), but very clean, cute, comfortable and convenient.
The Unique Benefits at this House: New Orleans is a city of 'neighborhoods' and this one is a diverse and unpretenious neighborhood of real working New Orleanians, but close enough to enjoy all that the French Quarter and Downtown have to offer. The house has old-world charm in it high ceilings, pine floors and pocket doors. It has a fenced yard for privacy, but notice how the neighbors 'porch-sit' and everyone speaks to everyone.
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