New Orleans Neighborhoods

I love New Orleans for the same reason I love gumbo: You get a little bit of everything, and all the different flavors that come together make up one exciting dish. Every neighborhood in New Orleans has its own distinctive flavor, from the subtle to the strong. This guide will help you find the one that matches your taste. You can view listings by neighborhood below, or click here to view all listings in New Orleans.


Originally called the Warehouse District, this “SoHo of the South” is now a vibrant urban center replete with world-class museums, award-winning restaurants, and designer lofts.

BywaterMarigny 1326Marginy2BYWATER/MARIGNY

Marigny and Bywater make up the “bohemian” New Orleans–a casual area popular among artists and singles, with Creole cottages, off-beat performance venues,  galleries, and cocktail bars.

Carrollton 7715SpruceStCARROLLTON

Known for it’s oak trees, iconic New Orleans restaurants, live music venues, the Carrollton area has a laid-back feel infused with Uptown’s elegance and a varied, vibrant nightlife.

FrenchQuarter 1014StPeterFRENCH QUARTER

The oldest part of New Orleans, the French Quarter’s blend of historic architecture, famous landmarks, five-star restaurants, and open-air markets make it a popular spot for locals and visitors alike.

GardenDistrict 1211PhilipStGARDEN DISTRICT

Named for the ornate gardens that surround its iconic, Greek Revival mansions, the Garden District is a beautiful neighborhood deeply rooted in tradition. Residents love its proximity to the Quarter and Magazine Street.

Gentilly 1806PaulMorphyGENTILLY

The youngest and quietest part of New Orleans, this primarily residential area combines the spacious design and peaceful atmosphere of the suburbs with the flavor and strong community of the city.

Jefferson 226BrooklynJEFFERSON

Jefferson sits between Metairie and the Mississippi River. Although it belongs to suburban Jefferson Parish, it was originally part of New Orleans and shares much of the city’s character and diversity.

Lakeview 325PolkLAKEVIEW

This quiet, residential neighborhood is located along scenic City Park and Lake Pontchartrain. Although hard-hi in Katrina, Lakeview has bounced back as one of the New Orleans most sought-after neighborhoods.

Metairie 4700TaftParkMETAIRIE

Located just west of New Orleans and a short drive from most parts of the city, Metairie LA is a mix of suburban residential neighborhoods and commercial areas. It’s 30+ schools make it a popular area for parents.

MidCity 3309BanksMID-CITY

Known as “the heart of New Orleans”, Mid-City is a thriving, middle-class neighborhood with a strong local identity. Throughout the year, residents enjoy music festivals, farmers markets, and beautiful City Park.


Old Metairie is a quiet community nestled along Metairie Road. Along with its picturesque homes, the neighborhood also includes private schools and a cluster of small shops, restaurants, and coffee houses.

AudubonUptown 6330StUPTOWN

“Uptown” is the cluster of neighborhoods upriver from the Arts District. The 19th-century homes, ample parks and gardens, and small-scale shops and restaurants create an atmosphere of relaxation and nostalgia.