Central Business District Apartments for Rent(hide neighborhood information)
From gingerbread Victorians, to “shotgun houses,” to the lacy, wrought-iron balconies of old two-stories, the homes of Central Business District offer a glimpse of Mobile’s centuries-long history. Massive trees shade the sidewalks; small, lovely parks are all around. It is home to some of Mobile’s and the Gulf Coast’s most historic sites.
Central Business District is bound by Water Street, Canal Street, North Broad Street, and Beauregard Street. Government Street runs through the neighborhood, as does I-10.
It is only a short walk to the Mobile Carnival Museum, displaying the crowns and amazingly elaborate and colorful robes of past Mardi Gras royalty. The museum also encourages people to learn costume design and float construction. Mardi Gras is taken quite seriously in Mobile; events last for weeks, although the planning goes on for months beforehand. Mobile had the very first Mardi Gras in 1703. Mobile folks will proudly tell anyone their celebration came before the one in New Orleans!
Fort Conde and the Conde-Charlotte Museum House are also in the neighborhood. Fort Conde was constructed by the French in 1723. One of the original French guns can be seen at nearby Conde-Charlotte House, near the British cannon.
Even the restaurants have a history. Nearby Wintzell’s Oyster House has been a tradition in Mobile for decades, and their trademark slogan “Oysters – Steamed, Stewed, or Nude” is a well-known one in a city that takes seafood seriously.
There is more to Central Business District than history. Anyone with an interest in science will enjoy the Gulf Coast Exploreum, especially those with children. There are three permanent exhibits and an IMAX theater. Traveling exhibits mean there is always something new. A family membership keeps things affordable.
The nearby Civic Center has a busy schedule of shows and concerts. Something exciting is always going here in Mobile, Alabama.