Bywater, New Orleans, LA

Bywater Neighborhood Guide New Orleans, LA


Bywater is a vibrant and artsy neighborhood located in the city of New Orleans, Louisiana. Known for its eclectic charm, it is bordered by the Mississippi River, the Industrial Canal, and St. Claude Avenue. The colorful Creole cottages and Victorian shotgun houses are a testament to its historic roots. The area is also home to Crescent Park, a stunning 1.4-mile green space with a riverfront view.

What You Will Love About Bywater, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Bywater attracts creatives and artists due to its unique vibe and artistic flair, with numerous local galleries and studios to explore.
  • The neighborhood's dynamic food scene featuring a mix of traditional Creole, hip gastropubs, and chic local cafes.
  • The community vibe in Bywater is strong, with residents forming a tight-knit community that values their unique neighborhood culture.
  • Bywater's easy access to the Mississippi River and Crescent Park offer plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities.

What's Nearby

Bywater is adjacent to the Marigny neighborhood, known for its vibrant music scene and the iconic Frenchmen Street. It's also just a short distance from the French Quarter, the hub for New Orleans’ nightlife and Mardi Gras celebrations. The St.Roch Market, a food hall showcasing local culinary talent, is also nearby.


The lifestyle in Bywater is laid-back and creative, reflecting the artistic and bohemian residents that call the neighborhood home. The community is active and welcoming, regularly hosting local events, art markets, and music festivals. The abundance of locally-owned eateries and shops contributes to a vibrant local culture that champions independent businesses.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 172 restaurants, 42 grocery stores, and 26 parks within a mile of the Bywater neighborhood.

    Kloeckner Metals

    Business and Professional Services, Metals Supplier, Retail, Warehouse or Wholesale Store

    0.4 miles

    4501 N Miro St

    By Water Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.4 miles

    4400 Saint Claude Ave

    True Cajun Seafood

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Fish Market, Grocery Store

    0.4 miles

    4400 Saint Claude Ave

    Magnolia Super Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.5 miles

    4131 Saint Claude Ave

    Nikki's Food Store

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.6 miles

    3900 Saint Claude Ave

    Mike's Food Store

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.7 miles

    3708 Saint Claude Ave

Bywater Apartments and Rentals

110 Rental properties in Bywater, New Orleans, LA.

  • St. Claude Gardens property


    St. Claude Gardens

    2–3 Beds • 2 Baths

    860–1140 Sqft

    Upcoming Availability

  • 714 Mehle St property


    714 Mehle St

    2 Beds • 2 Baths

    1050 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 6029 Dauphine St property


    6029 Dauphine St

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    795 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 423 Alabo St property


    423 Alabo St

    3 Beds • 2 Baths

    1200 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 5466 N Rampart St property


    5466 N Rampart St

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    1499 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 4545 Urquhart St #B property


    4545 Urquhart St #B

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    700 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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Bywater Demographics

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Bywater Reviews

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  • Area Has Litter


    Say 5 of 5 renters

  • Mostly Older Buildings


    Say 5 of 5 renters

  • Busy Streets


    Say 4 of 5 renters

  • Area Has Kids Play Outside


    Say 4 of 5 renters

  • Noise Late At Night


    Say 4 of 5 renters

  • Near Grocery Stores


    Say 4 of 5 renters

Bywater Transportation

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Very Walkable

Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Very Bikeable

Bike Score®

American Transport 504


1131 Lamanche St


Bywater Schools

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GentillyNeighborhood in New-orleans, Louisiana----
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French Quarter - CBDNeighborhood in New-orleans, Louisiana$991
Warehouse DistrictNeighborhood in New-orleans, Louisiana----
Mid-CityNeighborhood in New-orleans, Louisiana$1,050--
MarignyNeighborhood in New-orleans, Louisiana----
Seventh WardNeighborhood in New-orleans, Louisiana----
St. RochNeighborhood in New-orleans, Louisiana----
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