Freret, New Orleans

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Freret
Freret Commercial Corridor, Overlooking Freret Festival
Freret Commercial Corridor, Overlooking Freret Festival
Coordinates: 29°56′15″N 90°06′25″W / 29.93750°N 90.10694°W / 29.93750; -90.10694Coordinates: 29°56′15″N 90°06′25″W / 29.93750°N 90.10694°W / 29.93750; -90.10694
CountryUnited States
StateLouisiana
CityNew Orleans
Planning DistrictDistrict 3, Uptown/Carrollton
Area
 • Total0.19 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Land0.19 sq mi (0.5 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
0 ft (0 m)
Population
 (2000)
 • Total2,446
 • Density13,000/sq mi (5,000/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)504

Freret is a neighborhood of the city of New Orleans. The Freret neighborhood contains a thriving commercial corridor. A subdistrict of the Uptown/Carrollton Area, its boundaries as defined by the City Planning Commission are: South Claiborne Avenue to the north, Napoleon Avenue to the east, LaSalle Street to the south and Jefferson Avenue to the west.[1]

"Freret" is for Freret Street, which was named for William Freret, a mid-19th-century New Orleans mayor.

Geography[edit]

Freret is located at 29°56′15″N 90°06′25″W / 29.93750°N 90.10694°W / 29.93750; -90.10694 [2] and has an elevation of 0 feet (0.0 m).[3] According to the United States Census Bureau, the district has a total area of 0.19 square miles (0.5 km2). 0.19 square miles (0.5 km2) of which is land and 0.00 square miles (0.0 km2) (0.0%) of which is water.

Adjacent neighborhoods[edit]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 1,715 people, 648 households, and 363 family households.[4]

Landmarks and Attractions[edit]

Restaurants / Bars[edit]

The Freret Commercial Corridor, located on Freret Street between Jefferson and Napoleon Avenue, has over 17 restaurants, 3 coffee shops, and 3 bars.

Hotels[edit]

The 10 story, 90 room Alder Hotel is located in the former Bristow Tower on Magnolia Street[5], [6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.datacenterresearch.org/pre-katrina/orleans/3/64/index.html
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "Freret Neighborhood". Greater New Orleans Community Data Center. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  5. ^ https://npgallery.nps.gov/AssetDetail/NRIS/15001001
  6. ^ https://www.nola.com/business/index.ssf/2017/09/alder_hotel_freret_open_ochsne.html