One of the most beautiful areas of the city is the Garden District. Known for its stately mansions, this neighborhood became a residential area for the Americans who moved to New Orleans and did not wish to live in the Creole neighborhood of the French Quarter. The elegant architecture and lush gardens of these private homes have become one of the city’s popular tourist attractions. The Garden District was once home to local writers George Washington Cable (1313 8th Street) and Anne Rice (1239 First Street), and is still home to famed restaurant Commander’s Palace. A great way to enjoy the Garden District is by streetcar via the St Charles Line.