I got a great swap for you! Our property is a spacious 4 bedroom home in the Old Algiers part part of New Orleans. This neighborhood, in particular, is known as “The Point” and it’s got all of the things that most people LOVE about New Orleans. It is, in fact, the second oldest neighborhood of New Orleans (second only to the French Quarter itself) and it has a unique vibe and identity.
“The Point” is a walkable neighborhood lined with historic homes dating from the late 1700’s through the early 20th century under big beautiful old-growth oak trees! It’s a walkable neighborhood with easy access to parks, small festivals, and farmers’ markets, a few local grocery stores, bars, and other amenities, and quick and easy access to the French Quarter via the Algiers ferry ($2 each way, departs every 30 mins from Algiers, every 15 from the FQ back... a five minute or less ride with a magnificent view of the New Orleans skyline!).
What also really makes The Point is the people who call it home; some residents have homes and families that have lived there since the 1800’s, other from other parts of New Orleans or Louisiana more broadly, and some newcomers who have come to call New Orleans (specifically The Point) home! Truly get to know and understand the people of New Orleans at any one of the aforementioned settings and, frankly, you may want not want to leave.
“There is a house in New Orleans... they call the Risingggggg Sunnnnn” - speaking of which - living in our home at The Point also means you are a block away from the Mississippi River levee which also has a paved biking/walking/running path which, in addition to offering incredible views of the sunrise or sunset on the Mississippi River/skyline of New Orleans, is also a GREAT way to stay in shape and/or check out the natural environment that makes up New Orleans’ notorious swampy ecology!
From the levee, one can spot egrets, rabbits, snakes, nutria, a wide variety of birds, a wide variety of fish, and, yes, even alligators!
All in all, The Point is a perfect neighborhood to intimately get to know New Orleans and pass a good time throughout the city while still having a very residential and peaceable vibe with all the ambience and idiosyncrasies that make New Orleans one of the most famous and unique cities in the world.
This house would be best suited for a bachelor(ette) and/or couples without kids mainly because there are a couple of (amazing and very chill) roommates I live with. Our house is very spacious (it also has a nice front porch and a big backyard) so we never really “step on each other’s toes”. We’re all in our late 20’s and early 30’s which means we know how to pass a good time but we also respect each other’s boundaries and professional and personal lives too.
Swap with me and I promise you won’t regret it - the only thing you may regret is potentially being swayed to pack up your things and make The Point your permanent home!