|Jackson Square, New Orleans, Louisiana. January 2014|
Overview of French Quarter
The French Quarter is the oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, Louisiana. Most of the buildings here date as early as 1803. Some buildings were, however, added in the late 19th century and early 20th century. These buildings that carry historical value have been protected from demolition by the law. This was after 1921. Any renovations done to any of these buildings must be done in accordance to city’s regulations to preserve the historical architectural style. The whole city has been designated as National Historic Landmark in 21st December 1965. According to the 2010 census, there were 549 families residing in this neighborhood.
This is one of the top attractions in French Quarter. The square was named after the by then General Andrew Jackson- who later became president. This was after the 1815 battle of New Orleans. The statue of Jackson has been placed in the square.
There are many streets in French Quarter but the one that has proved to be popular of all is the bourbon street. The street is a well known tourist site with many drinking establishments.
There are various hotels and restaurants in the neighborhood that visitors can always pop into. These facilities still maintain the ancient history in them. For a historic ambiance, just visit any of the hotels and restaurants in the French Quarter.
If you are coming from the airport, it is advised that you take a shuttle bus that will get you there directly. Once in the French Quarter, you can rent a bike to ride in the city.