These Are The 10 Best Neighborhoods In New Orleans


We used science and data to determine which neighborhoods in New Orleans are the best of the best.

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Do you like your neighborhood? Is it friendly, and where everyone knows their neighbors? No matter if you live in the sticks or in an apartment building in downtown New Orleans, you have a little pocket that you can call home. And each neighborhood is different.

Smaller neighborhoods usually have obvious benefits — less crime, a slower pace of life, and a lower cost of living. But not all New Orleans neighborhoods are created equal. Some are better than others. But which ones?

Instead of relying on public opinion and speculation, we wanted to get the facts straight and find out which neighborhoods in New Orleans are the best. If you’re in one of the places we’re about to highlight, odds are you know you’ve got it made.

Here are the best neighborhoods in New Orleans:

  1. Audubon
  2. Uptown
  3. French Quarter
  4. Marlyville-Fontainebleau
  5. Touro
  6. Marigny
  7. Algeirs Point
  8. Garden District
  9. Lakeview
  10. Lakewood

Read on to see how we determined the places around New Orleans that deserve a little bragging rights.

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How do you determine the best neighborhoods in New Orleans?

In order to rank the best neighborhoods in New Orleans, we had to determine what criteria defines a “best”.

Using crime, census, and extrapolated BLS data, we arrived at the following set of criteria:

  • High incomes
  • Low unemployment rates
  • Low crime
  • High home prices
  • High population densities (A proxy for things to do)

We limited the analysis to neighborhoods with over 1,000 people.

We then ranked each neighborhood with scores from 1 to 67 in each category, where 1 was the best.

Next, we averaged the rankings for each neighborhood to create a best neighborhood index.

And finally, we crowned the neighborhood with the lowest best neighborhood index the “Best City Neighborhood In New Orleans.” We’re lookin’ at you, Audubon.

Read on below to learn more about what it’s like to live in the best places New Orleans has to offer. Or skip to the end to see the list of all the neighborhoods in the city from best to worst.

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1. Audubon

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 15,927
Median Home Price: $483,300
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,082
Unemployment Rate: 3.2%

2. Uptown

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,457
Median Home Price: $381,400
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,082
Unemployment Rate: 5.6%

3. French Quarter

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,477
Median Home Price: $419,350
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,082
Unemployment Rate: 1.9%

4. Marlyville-Fontainebleau

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,668
Median Home Price: $289,675
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,082
Unemployment Rate: 3.4%

5. Touro

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 3,057
Median Home Price: $374,800
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,082
Unemployment Rate: 3.9%

6. Marigny

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,659
Median Home Price: $305,650
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,082
Unemployment Rate: 3.8%

7. Algeirs Point

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 2,344
Median Home Price: $263,133
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,082
Unemployment Rate: 4.2%

8. Garden District

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,829
Median Home Price: $512,633
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,082
Unemployment Rate: 8.2%

9. Lakeview

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 6,332
Median Home Price: $319,564
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,082
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%

10. Lakewood

Source: Wikipedia

Population: 1,589
Median Home Price: $428,133
Crimes Per 100K People: 2,082
Unemployment Rate: 1.0%

Putting A Bow On Our Analysis Of New Orleans

If you’re measuring the neighborhoods in New Orleans where crime is low and everyone wants to live, this is an accurate list.

If you’re curious, here are the worst places in New Orleans:

  1. Saint Bernard Area
  2. Desire
  3. West Lake Forest

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Detailed List Of The Best Neighborhoods In New Orleans

Neighborhood Rank Population Home Prices Crimes Per 100k Unemployment Rate
Audubon 1 15,927 $483,300 2,082 3.2%
Uptown 2 6,457 $381,400 2,082 5.6%
French Quarter 3 3,477 $419,350 2,082 1.9%
Marlyville-Fontainebleau 4 6,668 $289,675 2,082 3.4%
Touro 5 3,057 $374,800 2,082 3.9%
Marigny 6 2,659 $305,650 2,082 3.8%
Algeirs Point 7 2,344 $263,133 2,082 4.2%
Garden District 8 1,829 $512,633 2,082 8.2%
Lakeview 9 6,332 $319,564 2,082 2.2%
Lakewood 10 1,589 $428,133 2,082 1.0%
Black Pearl 11 1,462 $347,050 2,082 1.7%
Lake Shore-Lake Vista 12 2,636 $372,900 2,082 2.3%
West Riverside 13 4,874 $287,086 2,082 3.4%
East Carollton 14 4,621 $318,338 2,082 8.8%
Lower Garden District 15 6,675 $309,456 2,082 4.7%
Lake Terrace And Oaks 16 1,352 $332,950 2,082 3.5%
Navarre 17 2,465 $250,600 2,294 4.7%
City Park 18 2,894 $288,000 2,082 1.0%
East Riverside 19 3,074 $237,240 3,290 9.3%
Broadmoor 20 5,446 $229,422 3,591 8.8%
Bayou Saint John 21 3,263 $226,560 3,391 7.4%
New Aurora-English Turn 22 5,677 $236,900 2,082 6.7%
Irish Channel 23 3,173 $205,060 3,512 6.0%
Central Business District 24 1,893 $296,960 2,082 5.3%
Old Aurora 25 15,361 $161,418 4,631 6.4%
Leonidas 26 6,952 $184,531 4,632 5.6%
Gentilly Terrace 27 8,916 $159,477 5,216 6.4%
West End 28 3,081 $196,980 3,334 7.0%
Bywater 29 3,230 $206,040 3,504 6.6%
Mid-City 30 13,800 $193,674 5,058 7.2%
Read Blvd East 31 7,381 $192,217 4,762 7.4%
Tall Timbers-Brechtel 32 12,297 $168,971 4,812 6.9%
Fillmore 33 4,727 $188,075 4,038 9.2%
Fairgrounds 34 5,131 $188,138 4,657 9.2%
Freret 35 1,628 $174,167 5,057 9.6%
Milan 36 5,578 $183,990 5,066 11.8%
Little Woods 37 25,798 $172,719 5,464 7.3%
Saint Thomas 38 1,614 $171,300 5,132 7.4%
Milneburg 39 3,516 $162,138 5,581 9.4%
Iberville 40 1,384 $0 0 18.5%
Gentilly Woods 41 2,733 $146,225 5,674 9.4%
Central City 42 11,534 $184,505 5,201 12.4%
Dillard 43 4,522 $128,725 6,325 8.8%
Treme’ Lafitte 44 4,255 $162,200 5,633 13.3%
Seventh Ward 45 10,746 $145,096 6,304 11.5%
Dixon 46 1,065 $155,350 5,862 7.7%
Holy Cross 47 2,442 $113,600 6,660 4.5%
Florida 48 1,102 $98,520 7,119 3.9%
Plum Orchard 49 3,461 $128,129 6,333 7.0%
Pines Village 50 2,948 $138,425 6,030 8.8%
Read Blvd West 51 4,955 $141,775 6,429 10.7%
Behrman 52 9,238 $108,175 7,008 8.9%
Tulane-Gravier 53 2,796 $193,920 5,375 14.6%
Saint Anthony 54 2,774 $148,200 5,822 13.0%
Saint Roch 55 6,072 $140,500 6,352 8.2%
Saint Claude 56 6,121 $126,500 6,639 8.9%
Whitney 57 2,132 $107,300 6,703 7.2%
Holly Grove 58 4,887 $110,280 6,857 9.6%
Mcdonogh 59 2,381 $133,875 6,412 11.0%
Pontchartrain Park 60 1,341 $145,200 6,010 8.3%
Gert Town 61 4,079 $152,020 6,660 11.7%
Village De L’Est 62 8,010 $127,800 6,653 7.2%
Us Naval Base 63 2,334 $103,933 6,545 12.4%
Lower 9Th Ward 64 1,998 $93,128 7,010 9.4%
West Lake Forest 65 3,139 $130,033 6,617 9.9%
Desire 66 1,818 $106,900 7,269 9.1%
Saint Bernard Area 67 1,169 $95,600 7,232 13.5%

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