Mid City Real Estate
Welcome to Mid-City, home of the sno-balls, po-boys, and cemeteries. Here is where you can bike the Lafitte Greenway that stretches from Basin Street to Carrollton Avenue.
Step into one of the first suburban styled neighborhoods in NOLA. In 1913, Mid City (once referred to a “back of town”) was mainly single and double shotgun houses. Prior to this, the area wasn’t habitable due to poor drainage. Over the decades, Mid City has enjoyed a renaissance with new businesses and food spots appearing throughout neighborhoods and shopping centers.
Jefferson Davis Parkway has become a sanctuary for children and adults to enjoy the outside air and a brand new trail that stretches from Basin St. to Carrollton Avenue. Hop on the red streetcar and travel from one end of Canal Street to the cemeteries.
A Few of Our Favorite Local Restaurants:
Felipe’s Mexican Taqueria, Bayou Wine/Beer Garden, Willie Mae’s, Toup’s <eatery, Blue Oak BBQ, Ralph’s On The Park, Mid City Pizza, Fharmacy Nola
Mid City Lanes Rock’n’ Bowl, Louisiana Children’s Museum, Fair Grounds Race Course and Slots, Masonic Cemetary, Timothy K. Baker Theatre
Red Door, Twelve Mile Limit, Mid-City Yacht Club, Pearl Wine Co, BarCulture, Wrong Iron, Preservation Hall, Sidebar Nola, The Voodoo Lounge
Junk’s Above, Nola Craft Store, Masseys Outfitters, Tubby & Coo’s Mid City Book Shop, Louisiana Running + Walking Company, Pearl Wine Co.
History of Mid City:
“Back of Town”, what the area was called in the 19th century, was an expansive swampy land with a few dairy farms operating in the area and cemeteries. Although the Carondelet and New Basin Canals were functioning adequately by the mid-1830s and streetcars were in operation during the last quarter of the 1800s, it was not until the latter part of the century and into the early 1900s that significant development occurred. This was due to improved drainage systems, including the construction of the pumping station in the 1890s at Broad and Bienville Streets. Homes were built along the city’s main artery, Canal Street, out to the cemeteries. Streetcars ran on that street’s neutral grounds until 1964 when buses replaced it. Plans are underway to bring back the streetcar line to Canal Street (datacenterresearch.org).