Every New Orleans neighborhood has a personality of its own. Residents born and raised in one part of town express extreme allegiance to that geographic spot. The Garden District of New Orleans is no exception, and homebuyers and renters who want to enjoy the pleasures of living in this neighborhood will find a gigantic list of reasons why it contains some of the city’s most loyal and longtime residents. Mention The Garden District and you will hear tales of 200-year-old oaks lining historic St. Charles Avenue, with gothic and classic mansions from one block to the next. Turn-of-the-century shotgun doubles (in every price range, in pristine condition or ready for custom renovation) can be found alongside multi-family homes, singles, plus contemporary and traditional architecture of every description. The Garden District is also the neighborhood that showcases some of the nation’s most illustrious and sought-after Greek Revival and Italianate homes built in the past 250 years. The architectural details are a big draw for visiting tourists, but New Orleans families have known for centuries the inimitable value of the mansions in the district, marked by gorgeous Corinthian columns, detailed iron balconies and lush Southern gardens. Established as one of the first New Orleans neighborhoods, the district was originally a place for large plantation-style homes surrounded by huge gardens. Eventually, properties were subdivided, making room for more homes, new styles of architecture and additional residents. The patchwork of styles, from grand to modest, traditional to contemporary, is what continues to make the Garden District so unique among New Orleans neighborhoods. Garden District property owners know the value of their part of town, an area that is home to so many incomparable, only-in-New Orleans amenities.