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  • Katie Paternostro
    RE/MAX Living
    French Truck Coffee is known for exceptionally fresh coffee and a vibrant atmosphere!
    The Mid City location at 420 N. Scott St. along the Lafitte Corridor is one of my favorite spots.
    The unmistakable signature yellow facade will brighten your day even before sipping your Joe. I love the large windows facing the corridor that create an indoor-outdoor feel. The interior is adorned with lush indoor plants, making it a perfect spot to study, work, or relax with friends. With excellent food, service, and coffee, I highly recommend checking it out!
  • Todd Taylor
    RE/MAX Living
    Most of us know Mardi Gras and experience it through the majesty of floats and parades. Well, times have changed a bit, but the experience can't be held down. The culture is too deep and steeped in tradition, old and new melt together daily. So, why not with Mardi...I mean Yardi Gras, right? I'd like to share a few "floats," also known as homes and offices, throughout NOLA "keepin' da culcha alive, baby."

    You will find Mid City magic here in the 3800 block of Bienville Street. One home is themed Mardi Gras-Opoly, complete with a "brim" for the Zulu Walking Warriors, a "pump" for dem Muses, and the Community Chest, a Popeye's big box (their lines are epic every day!). And, run afoul, and end up in OPP, "...without no bail." This is part of what makes New Orleans fun to visit, but great to live in. Welcome to Yardi Gras, welcome to New Orleans!
  • Like many New Orleans neighborhoods, Mid-City was hit hard by Hurricane Katrina's floodwaters in 2005. The good news is that the neighborhood has been experiencing a tremendous revitalization ever since.

    A quintessential neighborhood full of that quirky "New Orleans charm," it's easy to see why Mid-City is so quickly becoming one of the most popular residential areas in the city. What are the reasons for this, you ask? How about great restaurants, vibrant nightlife, walk-ability, green-spaces, colorful historic homes, festivals (Bayou Boogaloo, anyone?), and being one of the most centrally located neighborhoods in the city for starters. With this increase in popularity comes a surge of new businesses and developments.

    One of the best examples of new development is the Lafitte Greenway. The Greenway, which opened in 2015, is a 2.6-mile green space with a pedestrian and bike trail that runs from City Park to Armstrong Park. This "green artery," which runs through the heart of Mid-City, has begun attracting new establishments such as Wrong Iron on the Greenway, a dog-friendly beer garden with food trucks, which appeal to the masses of folks looking for an opportunity to exercise and drink on the same outing.

    Other new developments include a retail center at the corner of Canal and City Park Avenue that will feature Bud's Broiler and Morning Call, renovation of the former Lindy Boggs Medical Center into a facility for the elderly, several new apartment/condo complexes, and a planned open-air pedestrian mall. As a resident of Mid-City, this is all very exciting news to me, and I look forward to seeing what comes next!

    Keep up with the booming Mid-City neighborhood at the link below!
  • Lafitte Greenway runs through the heart of New Orleans from Mid-City to the French Quarter. Those of us who are familiar with this greenspace know how much potential it has to enhance the outdoor appeal of the city. Having made its debut in January 2019, Wrong Iron on the Greenway is a new beer-garden-style bar located directly on Lafitte Greenway near Bayou St. John in Mid-City.

    The venue boasts a large indoor/outdoor space with a vibrant patio that features rotating food trucks. There are 60 bike parking spaces so riders can enter the bar directly from the Greenway. This place is a must-visit for any patio bar enthusiast in Nola!
  • Santi Adams
    RE/MAX N.O. Properties
    Ride the red Canal Streetcar all the way from Downtown CBD/French Quarter areas through Mid-City to the end of Canal Street and some of the historic cemeteries, or to City Park/New Orleans Museum of Art/Bayou St. John area. This historic streetcar line started operating in 1861, with the first cars pulled by steam engines, then by mules, and finally in 1894, they became electric.

    This streetcar line ran until 1964, when the service was discontinued and replaced with buses, amidst much controversy. Forty years later, in 2004, the tracks were rebuilt, the line was restored, and service was reinstated. At the end of April and beginning of May, the streetcar gets packed with visitors heading to the Fairgrounds for the Jazz and Heritage Festival, which is walking distance from City Park.
  • Santi Adams
    RE/MAX N.O. Properties
    As the name implies, Mid-City is midway between the Mississippi River and Lake Pontchartrain. Early on, this area was a low lying swampland outside the natural levees of the city, extending all the way to the lake, and was referred to as the "back swamp" or, "back of town". The area became industrialized after the New Basin Canal and the Carondelet Canal were built in the 1830's, which allowed commerce to flow more easily into the City from Lake Pontchartrain.

    However, it wasn't until 1913, when an engineer named Albert Baldwin Wood invented the screw pump, which pumped water out of land that was below sea level, that the area was finally drained. This made the area more habitable and attracted families and new immigrants from the congested city, who began settling there, including, many Sicilians, who to this day, still run restaurants, such as, Mandina's, Liuzza's and others.

    Mid-City has a great neighborhood feel. It has Bayou St. John and City Park, which offer many recreational activities, museums and gardens. It has beautiful oak-lined Jefferson Davis Parkway, a main artery. The Canal Streetcar offers a very scenic ride through the area, down Canal Street to the cemeteries and the park. Lafitte Greenway offers bicyclers and pedestrians an optional way to commute between Mid-City and downtown. There are many restaurants, bars, po-boy shops and businesses as well. For the most part, houses here are more affordable than the adjoining neighborhoods of Uptown, the CBD and French Quarter.
  • I am so proud to live in a city that has such a strong and innovative medical community!
    The medical corridor in New Orleans is officially known as BioDistrict New Orleans, a state-enabled economic development district that was created by the State of Louisiana in 2005 for the purpose of developing a bio-sciences industry in New Orleans that will provide research and development, healthcare delivery, and stable, high-paying jobs. The 1,500-acre district spans the Downtown and Mid-City neighborhoods of New Orleans. The economic impact is estimated to be 22,000 new jobs in the city of New Orleans over the next eight to ten years, not only in bio-sciences, but also in banking, law, construction and other service industries that stand to benefit.
  • Rachael Kansas
    RE/MAX N.O. Properties
    The new MidCity Whole Foods is a great place to pick up fresh and unique produce, meats and fish. They have a variety of organic and natural products - and some great local items as well. The store is smaller than other Whole Foods but perfect for this neighborhood. The store is part of the ReFresh Project - which is a development completed in recent years thanks to the Broad Community Connections nonprofit organization. The ReFresh project and particularly Whole Foods has helped spawn major growth in the Broad Street area.
  • Rachael Kansas
    RE/MAX N.O. Properties
    Rouses was completely renovated just a couple of years ago and has just about everything you could need! The store is large, well kept and stocked full of fresh produce, fish, and meat. They occasionally have wine tastings and offer sushi and cheese samples. The cheese and meat department has grown since the renovations. And being a local grocery they pride themselves on carrying the best local products. Plus their florals - and especially their roses - hold up really well!
  • According to their site, Café Degas is the longest running French Bistro in New Orleans. It was named after the 19th century French Impressionist, Hilaire Germain Edgar Degas. Degas spent some time in the city starting in 1872 and lived down the street from this restaurant.
  • No trip to the Mid-City district would be complete without stopping by and getting a sweet treat from Angelo Brocato. It's been in the same family for over 100 years. Ice cream, cannoli, cakes and pies are some of the items on their menu. You be sure to leave happy....I always do!
  • Storyland is a theme park for the little folks of the city. There are approximately 25 storybook sculptures scattered about the park. Open for special events as well as birthdays. It's sure to be a hit with all the kids. Some adults as well!
  • Madeleine Wallace
    RE/MAX N.O. Properties
    Ask Madeleine a question about Mid-City.
    City Park, the largest park in the metro New Orleans area is located near the Lakefront along Bayou St. John and City Park Avenue. This park offers numerous recreational opportunities, including fishing and boating on its many bayous and lagoons, tennis courts, a children's amusement park, a botanical garden, City Putt golf course, a sculpture garden, and the renowned New Orleans Museum of Art.
  • If you want to taste some of the best fried chicken in the south, then you must stop in at Willie Mae's Scotch House. This Mid-City restaurant is located in an unassuming corner building. Don't let the exterior fool you. Some of the best food in the city is cooked here. One visit and you'll be hooked. Located at 2401 St. Ann Street, New Orleans, LA 70119.
  • A visit to the New Orleans Botanical Garden is one of my favorite pastimes. The garden, located within City Park, is home to over 2,000 varieties of plants from around the world, as well as many mature live oaks. Sculptures from the Mexican-born artist Enrique Alferez (1901-1999) are scattered throughout the garden as well.
  • Located within City Park is NOLA City Bark. This dog park opened in 2010 and is a popular spot for many New Orleans four legged residents. Beautifully landscaped 4.6 acres with different play areas for small and large dogs. A good way to spend some time with your dog and meet other furry friends.
  • Ask a Local Expert a question about Mid-City.
    The annual New Orleans Jazz Fest is a favorite among folks around the country. This festival is held over a two weekend period with many artists from around the nation. Enjoy music, food, drinks and local art work. This event is not only for adults. Children will have a blast at the Kid's Tent. What are you waiting for?

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