The Secrets of Audubon Park

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ew Orleans – it spills forth life over the banks of Mississippi River like the river itself in spring. It withholds its mysteries and secrets while it shares its festivals, celebrations and historic magnificence. I grew up coming to New Orleans as a little girl, visiting my Uncle Merrill who was medical director at Ochsner Clinic for nearly 20 years. The city has made its twists and turns over the years, but it has never been as vibrant and full of life as it is today and the high demand for residential real estate reflects that reality.

Audubon Park is an area nestled in uptown New Orleans and replete with the marvels of the Audubon Zoo and a stately, public golf course, holds many of the city’s offerings little known to visitors. Wedged between the zoo and the banks of the Mississippi River lies an area called the Fly (a reference to a demolished butterfly-shaped viewing structure on the river) with softball and soccer fields for public use. One of the most magic sites on the walk from the Fly to the golf course is a view of the zoo’s giraffes, where an unsuspecting jogger can come practically eye to eye with these majestic animals from outside the zoo’s fence as they feed near their barn within. A couple of steps past this backside view of the giraffes’ savanna looms a gigantic and very special live oak, The Tree of Life, some 250 years old.

Little over a hand’s distance away, a beautiful horse stable sits stately among another canopy of oaks and cypress with Magazine Street and the Audubon Golf Course appearing steps from the barns. Walkers, joggers, cyclists and parents with baby carriages and dogs on leashes circle the golf course as ducks, egrets and other waterfowl float or feast in the bayou built within the walking path. Elegant homes along Exposition and Walnut Streets lie hidden on the outside of the walking trail, and, without warning, St. Charles Avenue and two great universities appear, Tulane and Loyola, as the park yields to the bustle of streetcars and college students.

Come join the fun. See our city. Perhaps stay for a while. You never know what mysteries and secrets will spill forth from this 300-year old lady. And the real estate market couldn’t be better.

New Orleans, LA

Submitted by
Julie Mabus
RE/MAX N. O. Properties
New Orleans, LA

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