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A charming and diverse neighborhood, Broadmoor is sandwiched in between the Garden District, Uptown and Mid-City, Broadmoor is easily accessible to downtown New Orleans and to the major freeway system in the city. Broadmoor has predominantly multi-storied Spanish Colonial and Mediterranean Revival homes, bungalow style raised-basement houses, double shotgun houses, classical mansions, and craftsman doubles.
Area Pride Is Visible
Broadmoor may have down after Katrina, but it was never out. Residents collaborated and worked together to bring this area back and today speak fondly of the sense of community and pride that flourishes today. It is an architecturally, economically and socially diverse neighborhood that is home to several thousand families and many historical landmarks, including many churches and synagogues.
Napoleon Avenue is considered the heart of Broadmoor and one of the most beautifully Oak-lined streets in New Orleans. In 2011-12, Napoleon Avenue underwent a full-scale face-lift of its wide neutral ground, including a popular walking and biking path, art and new landscaping to complement the huge Oaks.
Broadmoor also sits at the edge of Claiborne Avenue, which also underwent a multi-million dollar rejuvenation that looks incredible. At the corner of Napoleon and Claiborne sits Ochsner Baptist Medical Center, as well as many new construction ancillary medical buildings and commercial space, adding an economic boost to the neighborhood. New construction and renovation of commercial space along this Claiborne corridor is continuing today.
Accessible To Everything
Broadmoor is conveniently located to a litany of historic New Orleans restaurants, bistros and bars. As mentioned, this neighborhood is adjacent to the Garden District, Uptown/University and Mid-City areas, so whatever your culinary desire you will find it nearby. Napoleon Avenue runs right into St. Charles Ave. and Magazine Street, which are populated with eateries and pubs. Broadmoor is also located to easily accessible public transportation via bus or streetcar.
Broadmoor has one of the city’s oldest neighborhood associations. Founded in 1930, the Broadmoor Improvement Association, continues to be a leader in the rebuilding of Broadmoor and keeping its residents engaged.
Broadmoor is a nationally recognized historic district with a number of architecturally significant homes. What is a thriving neighborhood today first started out in the 1800s as a 12-acre lake surrounded by a few tracks of land. According to historical records, by the mid 1870’s, the neighborhood was planned out and began to take shape and in 1885, drainage canals and later a pumping station was built to move water out of the area and to increase the area’s population. Amazingly, in 1915 you could buy a house in Broadmoor for as little as $3000.
The largest percentage of residential construction occurred in Broadmoor between 1920 and 1924. However, don’t be fooled by the date, as the housing market is just as unique and appealing as the older sections of town. Large homes with tall ceilings and grand architectural details can be found throughout this area.