The Faubourg Marigny District is bounded by Esplanade Avenue, St. Claude Avenue, Press Street and the Mississippi River and is probably the best preserved 19th Century neighborhood in the city.
Creole cottages make up a large part of the district and are identified by their one-and-a-half-storypark height. The upper half story is set under the gable-ended roof that slopes toward the front of the house. The cottages are often built flush with the property line, along the sidewalk. Another dominant type of house in the district is the shotgun cottage, some of which date back to the 1840s.
Community events include: Christmas caroling in Washington Square and the Krewe du Vieux Parade.
Public transportation includes direct bus service to both UNO and SUNO Universities, as well as multiple bus routes to the French Quarter and CBD.