Neighborhoods in New Orleans

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

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[edit]

French Quarter / CBD (District 1a & 1b)[edit]

Central City / Garden District Area (District 2)[edit]

Uptown / Carrollton Area (District 3)[edit]

Mid-City Area (District 4)[edit]

Lakeview Area (District 5)[edit]

Gentilly Area (District 6)[edit]

Bywater Area (District 7)[edit]

Lower Ninth Ward Area (District 8)[edit]

New Orleans East[edit]

New Orleans East Area (District 9)[edit]

Village de L'Est (District 10)[edit]

Venetian Isles / Lake Catherine (District 11)[edit]

West Bank[edit]

Algiers Area (District 12)[edit]

English Turn Area (District 13)[edit]

Other divisions and designations[edit]

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).

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References[edit]

  • Data Analysis Unit, Economic Development Division, City of New Orleans (1985). An overview of New Orleans. 

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