New Orleans is located in southeastern Louisiana, straddling the Mississippi River and is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana. New Orleans has a bizarre range of influences. French, Spanish, West African, and Southern are the most prominent in this amalgamation of culture. So if you love French and Spanish Creole architecture, as well a multilingual heritage, welcome to New Orleans where there are some prime long-term apartments for rent and tenants are moving in every day.
Referred to as "The Big Easy," New Orleans embodies the spirit of the south, and it's home to a truly unique melting pot of culture, food, and music. Mardi Gras central, New Orleans is an upbeat city with a perseverance attitude. Post-Hurricane Katrina in 2005 New Orleans prospers with a new generation of new businesses in areas including high-tech business and alternative startups. Synonymous with jazz, bourbon and gumbo and New Orleans serves up more than 10 million tourists annually. Condé Nast Traveler has named New Orleans the No. 5 Best Big City in the U.S. as a part of the travel publication's Reader's Choice Awards 2016.
The climate of New Orleans is humid subtropical with short, generally mild winters and hot, humid summers. Summer months are the wettest, while October is the driest month. Precipitation in winter usually accompanies the passing of a cold front. All that said, New Orleans still offers more than 200 sunny days each year perfect for sightseeing and recreational activities.
Cafe Du Monde is hands down the best place to get beignets. Cochon Butcher is a popular restaurant in NOLA! Commander’s Palace is top notch if you’re looking for fine dining; Indulge in charbroiled oysters at ACME or Drago’s; and try Cochon in Warehouse District, and Brennan’s or Royal House Oyster Bar in French Quarter.
According to the last Census, 343,829 people and 189,896 households were in New Orleans. The racial and ethnic makeup of the New Orleans was 60% African American, 33% White, 3% Asian and 2% were people of two or more races. People of Latino origin made up 5% of the population; In June 2007, one study stated that the Hispanic population had risen from 15,000, pre-Katrina, to over 50,000.
Besides Mardi Gras, the jazz and music heritage provides rich culture and entertainment for those interested to check out the music in New Orleans. Close to the Quarter is the Tremé community, which contains the New Orleans Jazz National Historical Park and the New Orleans African American Museum. The National WWII Museum, Confederate Memorial Hall, and Ogden Museum of Southern Art are other sites while visiting the cultural scene in New Orleans.
In 1788, New Orleans went up in flames, incinerating over 800 buildings. By the mid-1800s, New Orleans in the bend of the river became the fourth largest in the U.S. and one of the richest, dazzling visitors with chic Parisian couture, fabulous restaurants, and sophisticated culture. New Orleans is named after the Duke of Orleans, who reigned as Regent for Louis XV from 1715 to 1723, as it was established by French colonists and strongly influenced by their European culture.
Some of New Orleans landmarks include The Aquarium of the Americas, Jackson Square, Bourbon Street, The Louisiana State Museum, Old Ursuline Cathedral, City Park, The Presbytere, and Preservation Hall and St. Louis Cathedral presides over bustling Jackson Square.
Nightlife in New Orleans is eccentric and electrifying. You have Harrah’s Casino within walking distance of the French Quarter where you can gamble, grab some drinks, and/or go clubbing (yes, there’s a club inside)! You can also check out Carousel Bar and Pat O’Brien’s for piano and cocktail. You also have Cane & Table and speakeasy-esque CellarDoor. On Wednesdays, drop by to hear the legendary, Grammy-winning Irvin Mayfield at his namesake playhouse inside the Royal Sonesta Hotel.
With the gorgeous weather and flat land, there is plenty to do in New Orleans. You can tour the lower Ninth Ward on a bike, Visit NOLA neighborhoods via street cars, check out Garden District and French Quarter. If you have some spare time, explore the Riverfront via the Riverfront Streetcar or the Steamboat Natchez Cruise! Whatever you do don’t forget to bring sunscreen.
Finding Apartments for Rent in New Orleans
There is a lot to choose from in New Orleans. You can get anywhere New Orleans within 20 minutes. With Rentberry, it’s easy to find your perfect long-term New Orleans apartments. Neighborhoods such as the Garden District, Irish Channel and Audubon have the highest rents. If your budget demands something lower, look in neighborhoods such as Tulane-Gravier or St. Anthony.
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New Orleans Neighborhoods
French Quarter is New Orleans’ oldest neighborhood and it will not run out of ways to entertain you. Elegant French style architecture with narrow cobblestone side streets, wrought-iron balcony railings, and secret courtyard gardens make walking in French Quarter an adventure of its own. After dark, you'll find fine dining and easygoing eateries aplenty, and music pouring from the doorways of bars as freely as the drinks flowing inside. With all the jazz, homes and lofts in French Quarter are among the most expensive apartments for rent in New Orleans.
Boasting some of the most stunning homes in New Orleans the Garden District has acquired fame for its antebellum mansions and manicured gardens. A neighborhood situated along the northern banks of the Mississippi, Garden District boasts gives you easy access to attractions such as the Audubon Park and Zoo. A stroll through the neighborhood is a peaceful break from more touristy areas of New Orleans.
As tree-lined streets with many iconic landmarks, the Mid-City and Bayou St. John neighborhoods are definite places of interests to consider if looking for long-term lofts and condos to rent in New Orleans. You'll find a quieter charm on the tree-shaded patios and decks of restaurants and cafés, where you can listen to the church bells keep time as you relax with a cold drink. The Xavier University of Louisiana is located west of this neighborhood, so perfect neighborhood to consider if you are looking for stylish apartments for rent in a neighborhood with younger demographic.
St. Anthony is a neighborhood and a subdistrict of the Gentilly District Area. Walking distance to City Park and Lakefront Arena, St. Anthony neighborhood experienced disastrous flooding during Hurricane Katrina. St.Anthony is home to middle-income households and students from the University of New Orleans with plenty of available apartments for rent.
Freret is the more residential face of New Orleans in the sprawling Uptown and Carrollton-Riverbend neighborhoods. Perfect for families, Freret hosts numerous schools and playgrounds. Adults can spend their afternoons walking the length of the levee in Riverbend for stunning views of the Mississippi.
CBD (Central Business District) and Warehouse District (also known as the Arts District) are a are a major part of downtown New Orleans that's become increasingly residential, with high-end condos, lofts, apartments for rent and shops taking root in once decrepit historic buildings.
Tulane/Gravier is located in the heart of New Orleans and is close to Central Business District and the French Quarter. The neighborhood has historically been a low-income area in which many residents rent their housing units and there is an active turnover of apartments for rent. One of the important landmarks in this community is St. Joseph’s Church, said to be the largest church in New Orleans.