When you live in the Warehouse District of New Orleans, you’ve placed yourself in the heart of everything that makes NOLA great. People come from all over the world to stroll the streets that you call home, and you can enjoy world-class restaurants, art, and life right outside your front door.

The streets of the Warehouse District have undergone an amazing transformation in recent years, with magnificent buildings that once housed factories and, yes, warehouses now springing to new life with lofts and condos. Your neighbors might be artists attracted to the thriving museum scene and arts community happening all around your new home, or they might be attorneys and other young professionals working downtown and enjoying the fact that they can walk to the office.

Renovated industrial buildings provide vibrant new homes along the streets of the Warehouse District, retain their historic character, often sporting bright colors to make them stand out. High-end condos carved out of classic buildings tend to be fully contemporary inside and packed with amenities. Architecture lovers appreciate the way renovators have incorporated quirky details into repurposed buildings while still maintaining the welcoming, genuine vibe of NOLA.

This urban neighborhood draws residents outside to enjoy its varied offerings, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself strolling alongside your neighbor on a regular Saturday evening Art Walk that takes you in and out of the many fascinating art galleries lining the streets, some of them maybe even on the ground floor of your own home building. Even the streets are filled with art in the Warehouse District, where you may turn a corner to find an undiscovered mural.

Art, dining and music are among the key draws for visitors coming to your new neighborhood in the Warehouse District, and locals love being in the middle of all the action. Kids love the Children’s Museum for its hands-on exhibits and funhouse mirrors, and they learn about their own history and culture at the Civil War Museum or National World War II Museum.

The Contemporary Art Center, which sits as the heart of the Warehouse District, also beckons families with summer camps and field trips. Put your neighborhood pride on display each year by showing up for major events such as White Linen Night, Art for Art’s Sake, and the always-fun Bourbon and Burlesque event.

In this new “SoHo of the South,” you can find dazzling eats on just about every street corner, with Louisiana’s own cuisines, Cajun and Creole, well-represented. Everyone in the neighborhood is proud of the “Wow” factor of the original Emeril’s, still bringing authentic New Orleans food after all these years (Bam!), you might want to head around the corner to the chef’s newer outpost, Meril, for flatbreads and grilled seafood, mmm.

If fancy is not your fancy, Mother’s Restaurant, is everyone’s favorite. A uniquely New Orleans institution where you’ll find plenty of locals, visitors, politicians and stars all enjoying the best Jambalaya and Shrimp Creole New Orleans has to offer along with the po’ boys that Mother’s made famous.

The city’s coffee culture is very alive here, with spots like Revelator Coffee providing a welcoming spot to catch up with friends. In the evening, stroll down the pedestrian-only Fulton Street to check out bars or hit up music venues like Howlin’ Wolf or Republic to enjoy local bands and fun or hop around the corner to the fun and excitement of Harrah’s Casino. If a quiet night at home appeals to you, the Crescent City Farmers Market is open here every Saturday to let you bring the best of locally sourced goods to your wonderful new home to enjoy with friends and family.

If you love being in the center of the action, surrounded by the best and the latest, steep yourself in the arts culture of the Warehouse District. Check it out today.