The Marigny is located immediately down river from the French Quarter and follows the curve of the river. In the center is Washington Square Park, an elegant square lined with 200-year-old oaks. Today, the Marigny and nearby Bywater are considered two of the hippest neighborhoods in America. The Marigny is constantly reinvigorating itself. It is now home to the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA), several hundred artists, and a lively nightlife along Frenchmen Street including jazz and dance clubs with several great restaurants.