Neighbourhoods in New Orleans

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  • Rebecca O
    Ridgewood, NY1,592 contributions
    Interesting streets. Very picturesque. Which is what we did! Took video though too. We drove to make it easier.
    Written 31 January 2023
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  • Lorna H
    4 contributions
    Wandering the streets of the Garden District with the incredible and unique homes is a delight. No two homes are the same.
    Written 1 February 2023
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  • Kathy K
    Birdsboro, PA5 contributions
    We rented a house in this neighborhood. We walked a few blocks to good restaurants, Frenchmen Street for non-stop music and art, and grocery stores. While the French Quarter is a mile away, it was an easy walk. The neighborhood is picturesque with brightly painted classic New Orleans houses. People were friendly and helpful.
    Written 14 November 2022
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  • Sightseer10641657214
    81 contributions
    We were so glad we took the ferry to visit this place. It was interesting to walk round and the jazz greats walk was fun too. The views of New Orleans from the ferry were well worth it. Recommended
    Written 26 May 2022
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,616 contributions
    Interesting area with a lot of hidden treasures like the WW2 museum. It’s a very clean area which I was not expecting. Worth a visit.
    Written 14 February 2022
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  • California_momofsix
    Fairfield1,084 contributions
    It feels strange and somewhat inappropriate to rate as a tourist destination but I left reviews about the garden district and the French quarter, so...
    We unexpectedly found ourselves with a few extra hours during our weekend in New Orleans and we were driving back to the hotel from city park and spur of the moment decided to drive through the lower 9th ward. We were traveling with our teenage daughters who are too young to remember Katrina and we were talking about the history of New Orleans with them, and the subject of the flooding and aftermath came up. It was a sobering "field trip" and an eye opening experience for all of us. We didn't want to be disrespectful to people living there, so we only drove around and didn't take pictures. There are new houses and new schools so clearly there have been efforts at rebuilding but overall the area still looks poor and broken. There were still ruins and empty lots everywhere along with graffiti that reflected the most recent unrest. With Katrina museums still closed due to covid, I am glad we went because this really brought the reality and scale of the devastation home to me.
    To be honest, we probably clearly stuck out as tourists but nobody bothered us. Maybe it was the graffiti, I did not feel altogether safe and wouldn't have walked around by myself, especially at night.
    Written 7 October 2020
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  • Geoff H
    Sissinghurst, UK11,829 contributions
    Decatur Street is a great street to walk down. It seems to have as many restaurants and bars as the more famous Bourbon Street but it does not have the hordes of people. There are interesting shops, like Jazz Funeral, and the French Market but it also has Latrobe Park and historic sights like Bienville Place, with its staue of Jean Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, the Founder of New Orleans, and the statue of Joan of Arc, a gift from the people of France.
    Written 23 November 2022
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  • Abby H
    7 contributions
    Easy public transportation to anywhere in NOLA. Bohemian charm with cute shops and great eateries. Lilly’s and Gris Gris wonderful. Beautiful St.Mary’s Assumption Church a real gem. Historic landmark with incredible carved statuary and German stained glass windows. The pews were massive and mahogany. Plus, shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos, a Redemtorist missionary very well done.
    Written 29 January 2020
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  • Kevin M
    New Orleans, LA50 contributions
    This is definitely the best place to go in New Orleans is you want visit Brooklyn, but can't afford it.
    The park at the river is fantastic.
    Written 26 May 2017
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  • Robogator0
    Windermere, FL2,800 contributions
    This is a nice spot for a stroll along the Mississippi River across from the tourist area of New Orleans. Great spot for photos of downtown at sunset.
    Written 25 March 2017
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  • StephenCross
    Dublin, Ireland17,616 contributions
    Julia Row now appears to be a new and modern block of apartments built on Julia Street. Lots of art galleries in the vicinity.
    Written 15 February 2022
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  • The_Loup_Garou
    Phoenix, AZ166,281 contributions
    It had been sometime, since we did more than drive through the area, once known as “Storyville.” In December, on a gorgeous Winter day, while strolling the length of the French Quarter, on Rampart St (the lakeside boundary of the Quarter), we decided to look at the redevelopment of Storyville.

    Basically, Storyville is an almost square twenty blocks, and runs from Iberville St to St Louis St, and Basin St to Claiborne St. It encompasses two famous cemeteries, St Louis #1, and #2.

    Once, the area was quite grand, and famous for its houses of prostitution. That changed in 1917, when the Secretary of War, and the Secretary of the Navy, declared it too close to a US military installation, during WWI. Having thrived since its “creation” in 1897, it was gone.

    During its heyday, it also turned out, or gave a spotlight to many of the jazz greats from that time.

    We knew the area at probably its rundown worst, and even driving past on Basin St (named for the New Basin Canal, which once ran along the downriver edge of Storyville), one would lock their doors.

    Now, the area is experiencing a resurgence, but not with bawdy houses this time. Just to the upriver side, along Canal St, the development is most prominent, with the remodeling and reopening of the Saenger Theater, and the condominiums across Basin St, and behind the theater.

    The Storyville area has been immortalized in the TV series, “Treme,” which is the name for the broader area.

    On this visit, we did not do a tour of either of the St Louis Cemeteries, but have done both – however at a time before tours were required.

    We walked past Lulu White’s Saloon, named for a famous bawdy house madam, from the active days of Storyville. The Vietnam War Memorial is right along the Basin St edge, and this was new to us. Everywhere we looked, there was renovation, and construction, and the area is slowly returning to its past glory. It had definitely come a very long way, from the days that we would avoid the area, any way possible.

    After a little detour, we were back to Rampart St, to head to a “Champagne bar,” but it was closed on this Monday.
    Written 18 January 2018
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  • The_Loup_Garou
    Phoenix, AZ166,281 contributions
    As a child, my wife’s family moved from State St, in the Garden District, to the Riverbend area. Her grandfather’s house still stands, essentiall at Dublin and Hampson Streets. Once a neighborhood of homes, and small grocery stores, it has become a thriving center for restaurants and a few retailers, plus a strip shopping center, right on Carrollton Ave.

    This thriving area is also served by the St Charles Ave Streetcar, which makes it very convenient from the French Quarter, CBD, and even Mid-City/City Park Areas.

    On this visit, we were not dining, though two of our favorite restaurants, Camellia Grill and Brigtsen’s are in the neighborhood. Instead, my wife was shopping at Yvonne La Fleur and Symmetry Jewelers, both off of Hampson St. She was highly successful in her shopping, by the way. And, I might have been spared, as the sky opened up, about the time that she though of another boutique in the area, and we had to run for the car.

    Though the neighborhood has changed dramatically, from when my wife knew it as a child, it has become a bustling restaurant center, and with the Streetcar line, and its proximity to Tulane and Loyola Universities, will likely continue to boom.

    Many of original New Orleans “shotgun houses” are either gone now, or they have been converted into retail establishments, but much of the historical charm of the area can still be seen, though one might have look a bit more deeply, than in some other neighborhoods. Besides, most visitors will be coming for the food, of the boutique shops.
    Written 26 June 2017
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  • dsallen
    Nashville, TN12 contributions
    We ate at this seafood place then joined in the second line it was the best part of the trip!!!!! Apparently they have a second line every Sunday my only advise is wear comfortable shoes
    Written 11 November 2019
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  • The_Loup_Garou
    Phoenix, AZ166,281 contributions
    We were in New Orleans, for a stop on a business trip, wedged in between Denver and Washington DC, but had time to explore some more of the Mid-City Neighborhood, and especially in the area close to City Park this time.

    From our previous visit, we had seen so much improvement, after the devastation caused by Hurricane Katrina. On this visit, we found many, many more blocks, that showed no effects of that devastation - they looked like we remembered them, pre-Katrina.

    On this visit to Mid-City, most of our activities and exploration were to the eastern areas, and concentrated around City Park, and its environs.

    We had a lovely brunch at Ralph’s on the Park, and then both walked and drove most of that vast park, all of the way to Robert E Lee Blvd, the northern edge of both the park, and Mid-City, where the Lakeshore neighborhood begins, and runs to Lake Pontchartrain.

    On another day, we drove into Mid-City on S Jefferson Davis Parkway, and then out Orleans Ave, with a loop on the Mid-City portion of Esplanade Ave, after dining at Parkway Tavern & Bakery.

    Again, in that portion of Mid-City, things were getting back to normal, with new businesses and repaired streets. Homes were once again occupied, and looking very nice. There were still a few properties, which showed as scars from the hurricane, but far fewer than from our previous visit.

    Each visit shows great rebirth in the Mid-City area, and soon, it will be difficult to see any damage from Hurricane Katrina - it will just be a horribly sad footnote in history.

    On this visit, we probably dedicated about 6 hrs just to Mid-City, and really did not scratch the surface of perhaps the largest (and highly diverse) neighborhoods in New Orleans.
    Written 8 February 2020
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