Mid-City New Orleans is a neighborhood that, as the name indicates, is located in the middle of New Orleans. The first areas of New Orleans to develop were the areas found along the river such as The French Quarter, The Marigny and The Bywater and Uptown. This area, was originally called “the Back of Town” and was developed in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Many main thoroughfares of New orleans such as Canal Street, Tulane Avenue and Carrolton Avenue run directly to this central area of New Orleans.
The architectural housing style of this section consists mostly of shotgun style houses sprinkled bungalow style architecture and colonial revival with larger homes here and there. It is a generally local, middle-class neighborhood in that it contains fewer tourist destinations than other parts of the city.
A major benefit of this area is it’s proximity to City Park. City Park is the 87th largest and 20th-most-visited urban public park in the United States. City Park is approximately 50% larger than Central Park in New York.This amazing park is home to the New Orleans Museum of Art which houses an impressive collection of works of art. A sculpture garden next door is where visitors can stroll through this huge green space full of famous sculptures. City Park offers something for everyone with its Botanical Gardens, jogging paths, tennis courts, Carousel Gardens amusement park, nature trails, golf courses and much much more!