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Category Archives: Neighborhood


Lake Vista

Lake Vista/Lakeshore While Lakeshore and Lake Vista are among New Orleans’ newer neighborhoods, the area includes the 18th century Old Spanish Fort, whose origins predate the official founding of the city. The circa 1939 Lake Vista neighborhood is a fine example of the Garden City movement, and is much beloved by its residents for its superblock design devoid …

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Bayou St John

Bayou St John Also known as Faubourg St. John,  in the Esplanade Ridge Historic District. It is approximately 75 city blocks in area and has an average elevation of about 1 foot above sea level. Not bad when you consider about half of New Orleans is several feet under sea level. More than 4,000 …

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Ninth Ward or 9th Ward

9th Ward/St Claude A distinctive region of New Orleans, Louisiana that is located in the easternmost downriver portion of the city. It is geographically the largest of the seventeen Wards of New Orleans On the south the Ninth Ward is bounded by the Mississippi River. On the western or “up river” side, the Ninth Ward is bounded by …

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St. Roch

St. Roch A neighborhood of the U.S. city of New Orleans. A subdistrict of the Bywater District Area, its boundaries as defined by the City Planning Commission are: Lafreniere Street, Paris Avenue, I-610, Benefit Street and Dahlia Walk to the north, People’s Avenue and Almonaster Avenue to the east, St. Claude Avenue to the …

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Vieux Carre

Vieux Carre Today’s Vieux Carré, also known as the French Quarter, is home to more than 4,000 residents, many of whom walk to work in the neighborhood or in the nearby Central Business District. It’s also the center of wellestablished and prominent citizen associations, home to one of the city’s best public schools, and …

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Uptown To the typical Uptowner, New Orleans was Uptown,” writes author Margaret LeCorgne. The Uptown National Register Historic District, beginning upriver of the Garden District and stretching to Broadway, is a self-contained residential world. It’s a place where late 19th century homes are scrupulously maintained and smallscale restaurants and shops reinforce the feeling that …

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Treme Retains the feel of an old Creole New Orleans neighborhood. Second line parades and jazz funerals are still common, while several neighborhood bars are gathering places for musicians. Its architectural integrity and African-American heritage has drawn new residents from all over the country. At the same time, many Tremé families proudly trace their …

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Seventh Ward

The Seventh Ward Considered by many to be the quintessential Creole neighborhood in New Orleans. Many educated and accomplished people of color lived here before the Civil War and throughout the time when Jim Crow laws were in effect. But after desegregation, the city built the I-10 interstate right over the Claiborne neutral ground, …

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Parkview Each year the annual Endymion parade brings extended families onto the lawns of Parkview for an exuberant, weekend-long Mardi Gras picnic. A few weeks later Mardi Gras Indians from around New Orleans gather on the banks of Bayou St. John for a brilliant display of costumes and singing, known as “Super Sunday,” before …

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