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Top Neighborhoods In and Around New Orleans

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The Garden District is one of the most enchanting neighborhoods in New Orleans, highlighted by some of the most opulent architecture

If you’re thinking of moving to a new city, New Orleans is one of the best places to live in the South. The vibrant culture, party mood, rich history , and family- friendly communities are just some of the reasons people choose to live in the Big Easy.

Nevertheless, deciding where to live in New Orleans can be overwhelming. There are so many choices, with each neighborhood offering something distinct. Here are some of the top picks and best neighborhoods to live in the Crescent City.

Algiers Point

Located on the West Bank of the Mississippi River, Algiers Point is more suburban than any other neighborhood in New Orleans. The second oldest community in the city, this designated historic district is filled with charming Creole cottages and Center Hall houses.

The area tops the list of those who prefer a quiet, closely knit, and family-friendly neighborhood. There is an ample biking levee and walking paths for outdoor recreation. There are playgrounds and parks for the kids, as well as charter schools like International School of Louisiana. Commuting is easy as the district is just a five-minute ferry ride from CBD and French Quarter.

Living in Algiers Point gives you the feeling of small-town charm in a big city.


Audubon’s beautiful tree-lined streets, bisected by St. Charles Avenue and the streetcar line, are perfect for the neighborhood’s historic architecture.

Audubon has a laid-back, suburban feel, while the subdistrict of Uptown is prominent for sites such as Audubon Park and every kid’s favorite, the Audubon Zoo.

Audubon is also referred to as University Area, home to the famous Loyola and Tulane Universities. Properties surrounding both campuses are highly valued. There are also rental apartments and homes for students in the neighborhood. You’ll find families, students, strollers, runners, and bikers as you explore the community.


Also known as Lakefront because it faces Lake Pontchartrain, the community has been revitalized with newly built homes and new businesses, post Katrina. New constructions have been built from the ground up or old homes completely remodeled.

Lakeview’s homey residential vibe comes with ranch-style homes, framed cottages, and waterfront views. The neighborhood is popular among families looking for bigger homes with spacious backyards.

Only a few minutes away from New Canal Lighthouse and Southern Yacht Club, the community also has easy access to City Park. Lakeview’s Harrison Avenue is bustling with stylish stores and restaurants.

Garden District

One of the most enchanting neighborhoods in New Orleans, Garden District is home to some of the city’s most opulent architecture. It’s also a designated National Historic Landmark, a district with a stunning collection of well-preserved mansions.  

Once the site of plantations, the Garden District is now a residential hotspot for affluent home buyers and celebrities like Beyoncé.

While the neighborhood has the most expensive homes, condo options are also

available for those who want to live in this famous district. The neighborhood is walkable and there’s easy access to restaurants, coffee shops, and retail stores. Garden District is the home of the grand dame of New Orleans dining, the Commander’s Palace.

Work with a top Realtor in New Orleans, Axis Realty Group, to help you find your dream home in a great neighborhood. We are also a certified Historic House Specialist. Call 504.336.3000 or email nicole(dotted)axisrealty(at)gmail(dotted)com today.

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