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New Orleans neighborhoods

In 1980 the New Orleans City Planning Commission divided the city into 13 planning districts and 72 distinct neighborhoods.

While most of these assigned boundaries match with traditional local designations, some others differ from common traditional use. This is a result of the City Planning Commission's wish to divide the city into sections for governmental planning and zoning purposes without crossing U.S. Census tract boundaries. While most of the listed names have been in common use by New Orleanians for generations, some designated names are rarely heard outside of the Planning Commission usage.

East Bank

French Quarter / CBD (1b)

Central City / Garden District Area (District 2)

Uptown / Carrollton Area (District 3)

Mid-City Area (District 4)

Lakeview Area (District 5)

Gentilly Area (District 6)

Bywater Area (District 7)

Lower Ninth Ward Area (District 8)

New Orleans East

New Orleans East Area (District 9)

Village de L'Est (District 10)

Venetian Isles / Lake Catherine (District 11)

  • Viavant/Venetian Isles
  • Lake Catherine

West Bank

Algiers Area (District 12)

  • Algiers Point
  • U.S. Naval Support Area
  • Aurora, also called Old Aurora; includes Walnut Bend and Huntlee Village
  • Behrman, New Orleans
  • Fischer Development
  • McDonogh, formerly called McDonoghville
  • Tall Timbers / Brechtel
  • New Aurora (Includes River Park, Cut Off, and Lower Coast)

English Turn Area (District 13)

  • English Turn

Other divisions and designations

There have been a number of traditional and historic divisions of New Orleans, some of which are still used in common local conversation, but which do not correspond with City Planning Commission designations.

The 19th-century division of the city along the axis of Canal Street into "Downtown" and "Uptown" is a prime example. Various areas of the modern city which were separate towns or cities in the 19th century, such as Algiers and Carrollton continue to be spoken of as neighborhoods. The large area of the city to the east of the Industrial Canal and north of the Mississippi River-Gulf Outlet Canal, little developed until the last third of the 20th century, is often designated as Eastern New Orleans (or sometimes "New Orleans East", although that term sometimes is confined to a smaller subset of that area).

See also

New Orleans portal


External links

  • This site showcases many of the 85+ distinct neighborhoods within New Orleans, with a comprehensive calendar and current news feeds.
  • Greater New Orleans Community Data Center This site produces New Orleans profiles based on the City Planning Commission's New Orleans neighborhood breakdown.
  • New Orleans Neighborhood Guide
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