From the French Quarter to the Bayou, take over the city one turf at a time.
As one of the oldest neighborhoods in New Orleans, the French Quarter is also one of the most unique spectacles of the city. The architecture of the neighborhood’s historic buildings dates back to the late 18th century during the city’s Spanish rule. It’s also hard to miss the iconic Bourbon Street, lined with neon signage and a variety of famous bars.
Far to the northeast is the quaint district of Madisonville, a perfect place for anyone looking to leave behind the bustling noise of the city. Large hills feature beautiful vistas of New Orleans on the horizon. Between the vast countryside and numerous coastal caves, it’s not uncommon to go “off-road” in order to quickly get around.
Central Business District
Also known as “CBD”, this downtown area bustles with local business including the head corporate offices for Well Over, Subprime Bank, Global Sweats, and others. For tourists and locals alike, two big attractions are the Schnellzahn Dome and NOLA Sports Center. Both venues provide seasonal sports events and conventions throughout the year.
Located to the northwest, far from downtown NOLA, this notable waterway has become a home for bootleggers and delinquents. Swamp shacks are intertwined above the wetland, avoiding the threat of looming dangers in the water below. The thick coverage of huge cypress trees helps keep this area of the bayou protected from any prying eyes...
The heart of the city’s Cajun culture can be found in Shrimp Town. Spread across numerous isles, the district includes a harbor and shipyard where local fishermen dedicate their lives to working on the water. As the tide rolls in, the smell of salt water mixed with diesel fuel lingers in the air and seagulls fly above trying to pick away at the day’s catch.
Gentilly is a diverse district in New Orleans and is split by an industrial canal. On the west side, a large park provides a scenic escape from the craziness of downtown. On the eastside, houses will often vary in size from moderate to mansions. The district is also home to one of the city’s airports, which provides service for charter and private aircraft.
Metairie is a commercial and residential district on the northwest side of the city’s main interstate junction. Amongst its micro-downtown, a corporate skyscraper protrudes from the skyline and towers over the shopping centers and restaurants below. With perfect weather and bit of luck you can see the shores of Madisonville in the distance.
Kenner is Louisiana’s second-most populous parish. The upper-class neighborhood features high-end housing, residential parks, a top ranked medical facility, and numerous luxuries. The district’s most prominent feature is located on the north tip. A massive floating nightclub is the center of nightlife activity and a spectacle for all to see.
Along the banks of the Mississippi are some of New Orleans’ largest and extravagant properties. These plantations are rich with history from when agriculture dominated the southern economy. The mansions have retained an eerie mystique over the years, but some are currently under renovation to become homes for the rich and powerful.
Chalmette is a residential suburb surrounded by swamps and marshlands. Architecture can vary from American Bungalow to “shotgun houses”, which feature narrow designs and rooms arranged one behind another. The neighborhood is also home to the headquarters of the Louisiana National Guard. The base was established in 1834.
Gretna shares a border with Algiers and is located on the west side of the south shore. The district looks across the river at uptown New Orleans and is connected via two cantilever bridges. As the 5th largest in the world, these bridges are a notable landmark for the area. Loading docks, refineries, and warehouses take advantage of the prime location.
As one of the oldest districts in New Orleans, Algiers was originally a large transportation terminus with railways and shipyards. In more recent years, carnival krewes have settled in this neighborhood to construct and store their floats. The area is also notorious for crime and in 2015 Algiers’ murder rate was the highest of any neighborhood in America.