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New Orleans Neighborhoods
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Algiers Point
A 19th century village geographically isolated from New Orleans and full of quaint homes, corner grocery stores, churches and parks. Separated from the Vieux Carre by the width of the Mississippi River, Algiers Point feels less like a suburb than a small town surprisingly set inside the city limits. Boundaries - Atlantic Street, Mississippi River, Newton Street

Carrollton / Riverbend
Commonly included under the "Uptown" umbrella, this area is located near the bend of the Mississippi River where St. Charles Avenue turns into Carrollton. It provides a mixture of single family homes and rentals and, because of its close proximity to the Tulane uptown campus, is home to a large amount of college students. The collection of nearby restaurants and shopping areas make this a convenient location. Boundaries - Mississippi River (Lake Avenue), Earhart Expressway, Monticello Street, Palmetto Avenue

Central Business District
A mix of offices, business services, retail shops, restaurants, hotels, and occasional apartment buildings comprise the Central Business District. Boundaries - Pontchartrain Expressway, I-10/Claiborne, Iberville, Mississippi River

Faubourg Marigny / Bywater
This up and coming neighborhood sits across Esplanade from the French Quarter and runs literally by the water of the great Mississippi River. Frenchman Street, from Royal to the River, has a lively club scene and many major area businesses are making their way onto its cross streets. Residents are predominantly singles or couples without children. Boundaries - Esplanade Avenue, St. Claude Avenue, Press Street, Mississippi River

Garden District
New Orleans' most extravagant inner city neighborhood. With Magazine Street on its border, the Garden District provides plenty of convenience and upscale shopping. Boundaries - Louisiana Avenue, Carondelet Street, Josephine Street, Magazine Street

Irish Channel
Though Irish immigrants were spread across all areas of New Orleans in the nineteenth century, the term "Irish Channel" remains to describe a unique New Orleans Irish heritage, born from a Catholic character different from that of the Creoles. Nineteenth century double shotgun houses are typical of the area which is relatively quiet except, of course, on St. Patrick's Day. Boundaries - Louisiana Avenue, Jackson Avenue, Tchoupitoulas Street, Magazine Street

This urban neighborhood is located in the heart of New Orleans. Home to Jazz Fest, City Park, Bayou St. John and the New Orleans Museum of Art, Mid-City provides inhabitants and tourists with a host of cultural and practical amenities. The area is diverse ethnically and in terms of income-level and age. Boundaries - Orleans Avenue, Tulane Avenue, City Park Avenue, Claiborne Avenue

Esplanade Ridge and the Treme stretch along tree-lined Esplanade Avenue from the French Quarter to City Park. In 1898, a portion of the Treme was set aside as the famous Storyville red light district. Boundaries - North Rampart, Orleans Avenue, Onzaga, City Park

The main Tulane University campus is located on St. Charles Avenue in the uptown area of the city. Audubon Park, Audubon Zoo, the high concentration of Mardi Gras parades, and many restaurants and shops make Uptown a desirable location for New Orleanians of all ages. Boundaries - Louisiana Avenue, Mississippi River, Claiborne Avenue, Broadway Avenue

Warehouse District
Young-meets-old is the consistent theme in this unique arts district. Massive warehouses that once serviced river traffic have been transformed into upscale loft apartments, luxury condominiums and breathtaking art galleries. The National D-Day Museum and the Ogden Museum of Southern Are are two of the many new arrivals to this rapidly expanding area. Boundaries - Mississippi River, Pontchartrain Expressway, Canal Street, Tchoupitoulas Street

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