Lakewood, New Orleans

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Coordinates: 29°59′17″N 90°07′11″W / 29.98806°N 90.11972°W / 29.98806; -90.11972
Lakewood
New Orleans Neighborhood
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Longue Vue House
Country United States
State Louisiana
City New Orleans
Planning District District 5, Lakeview District
Elevation 0 ft (0 m)
Coordinates 29°59′17″N 90°07′11″W / 29.98806°N 90.11972°W / 29.98806; -90.11972
Area 0.88 sq mi (2.3 km2)
 - land 0.88 sq mi (2 km2)
 - water 0.00 sq mi (0 km2), 0%
Population 624 (2010)
Density 709 / sq mi (274 / km2)
Timezone CST (UTC-6)
 - summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
Area code 504

Lakewood is a neighborhood of the city of New Orleans. A subdistrict of the Lakeview District Area, its boundaries as defined by the City Planning Commission are: Veterans Memorial Boulevard to the north, Pontchartrain Boulevard and the Pontchartrain Expressway to the east, Last, Quince, Hamilton, Peach, Mistletoe, Dixon, Cherry and Palmetto Streets to the south and the 17th Street Canal to the west.

For decades Lakewood Country Club operated in the neighborhood, predating most residential construction and bestowing its name upon the developing area. With the finalization of I-10's and I-610's routes in the 1960s, much of Lakewood's golf course was expropriated for the sprawling I-10/I-610 interchange. Lakewood Country Club relocated to the Algiers neighborhood, on the West Bank of the Mississippi River, and the remainder of the golf course was developed as the Lakewood North and Lakewood South subdivisions. The former clubhouse remained for years, visible from I-10 and lastly used as the main building for the now-closed New Orleans Academy. The clubhouse was ultimately demolished to make room for a LDS Church, itself demolished in the aftermath of catastrophic flooding occurring in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

Geography[edit]

Lakewood is located at 29°59′17″N 90°07′11″W / 29.98806°N 90.11972°W / 29.98806; -90.11972 [1] and has an elevation of 0 feet (0.0 m).[2] According to the United States Census Bureau, the district has a total area of 0.88 square miles (2.3 km2). 0.88 square miles (2.3 km2) of which is land and 0.00 square miles (0.0 km2) (0.0%) of which is water.

Lakewood includes the Metairie Cemetery and Longue Vue House and Gardens.

Adjacent Neighborhoods[edit]

Boundaries[edit]

The City Planning Commission defines the boundaries of Lakewood as these streets: Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Pontchartrain Boulevard, Pontchartrain Expressway, Last Street, Quince Street, Hamilton Street, Peach Street, Mistletoe Street, Dixon Street, Cherry Street, Palmetto Street and the 17th Street Canal.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,962 people, 780 households, and 584 families residing in the neighborhood.[4] The population density was 2,230 /mi² (853 /km²).

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,642 people, 596 households, and 475 families residing in the neighborhood.[4]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ Greater New Orleans Community Data Center. "Lakewood Neighborhood". Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  4. ^ a b "Lakewood Neighborhood". Greater New Orleans Community Data Center. Retrieved 6 January 2012.