Lower Garden District Condos in New Orleans, The Historic Feel…
The Lower Garden District is a great area for condos that have those historic qualities that many people are looking for in New Orleans. Virtually all the condos in this area are conversions from historic homes, 4 plexes, doubles and double town homes. Many date back to the 1850’s. The transition was from old homes to apartments and then to condo complexs. That is why most the complexs and associations are small and have that neighborhood feel.
The location of the Lower Garden District is great between Magazine Street and St. Charles Ave. The area is cheaper than the Warehouse District which is walking distance away. Parking is generally not an issue. Many units do come with parking but street parking is easy. Jackson Ave is the edge of the Garden District where prices tend to rise once you cross the street. Most of the condos in this area are on Magazine Street.
The Area is vary walkable as it is just not that large. You can walk to the St. Charles Street Car line and to Magazine Street with all its shops and places to eat and drink. Its mostly one of a kind shops that feature local antiques, cloths, gifts, crafts, art and much more. Its a long walk but you can walk to the French Quarter or take a street car. No need for a car everyday.
The condos became more popular in this area in 2000-2004 when condos were hot in the New Orleans market so the conversions are not that old. It was easier for a developer to transform an apartment complex into condos. It is harder to go from an old home straight to condos. It all depends on the developer and the extent he went to develope. Some did mainly cosmetic updates while some developers did a total redo. Most of the condos fall within the two extremes.
I will give you a brief description and address on as many of the condos in the area. I have sold more in this area starting in 2010 as it has had some great choices at good prices. If you are looking in the Warehouse District then this neighborhood is close and you just get more for your money. My clients in this area have been second homers as well as clients buying for a primary residence.
1329 St. Andrews
12 units converted from a townhouse double
Converted from a large Victorian Home
Morrison Mansion Condos on Coliseum
1860 Center Hall Home divided into 4 Condos
1118 Orange Street Condos
1326 St. Andrew
1520 St. Mary Condos-8 condos
1446 Camp Street- 6 Brand New Units
1544 Camp Street-10 Condos
2033 Prytania Street
Historic Apartments on St. Andrews
Condos Overlooking Coliseum Square
The Mayfair Condos at 1783 Coliseum Street