It’s Wednesday, June 19 and 9:23pm in Downtown New Orleans.
THE LIFE OF A DOWNTOWNER
PLACES TO LIVE
With a collection of unique neighborhoods linking together to form an energetic hub at the center of the Crescent City, you can find a bit of anything when looking for a place to live Downtown. Sleek, modern high-rises are within walking distance of restored warehouses in our Arts District. From there you can hop on a bike and within a minute be in the French Quarter or Garden District. Walkable, with all the amenities you could want, Downtown is where the young, rising stars of New Orleans are calling home.
"I actually live Downtown a half a block from our company, which is very convenient. I love New Orleans, it is a very exciting time, I'm here to stay."
Ryan Egle, Resident and Co-founder of Egle Distributing
"There may not be a better place to live in America than the Warehouse District in Downtown New Orleans. Steps from the door of my historic loft are art galleries, high end famous restaurants and great places to grab something light with food from more traditions and countries than I can count, deli's, great watering holes and elegant bars, wine bars and events that seem to appear endlessly in the streets. It is magical to live in a place where culture and entertainment is at every corner, where the Superdome is an 18 minute walk and the French Quarter is just an eight minute stroll away. The concerts in Lafayette Square and a hundred yards to the core of Mardi Gras parade routes. I pinch myself everyday that I chose downtown to live...the best decision I ever made."
Stephen Perry, President & CEO New Orleans Convention and Visitor Bureau
"Living Downtown is an exciting, but humbling, experience. My neighbors are finding cures for disease, writing ground-breaking screenplays, building the New Orleans fashion industry, and creating digital media startups recognized as some of the fastest growing in the nation. I’m just trying to help it all along, and having lots of fun doing it!"
Kurt M. Weigle, Downtown Resident and President & CEO, DDD of New Orleans
"You can feel the energy here. The momentum has been building and the opportunities are real."
Roger Ogden, Developer
"I wake up in the morning and I run down Canal Street to the River. Words can't describe what that's like. This City to me is so alive right now."
Jeremy Davenport, Musician
Downtown's population has doubled in the past 10 years to 5,100 residents. It is expected to double again by 2020.
Downtown is the largest employment center in Louisiana with 62,000 jobs
"The transformation that's taking place in New Orleans both socially and economically is stunning." World Trade 100 Magazine
Downtown is a collage of 8 distinct neighborhoods that includes 4 historic districts.
New Orleans named the Coolest Start-up City in America Inc. Magazine
Louisiana ranked #1 State of the Year Southern Business & Development
Downtown welcomes approximately 120,000 people on a given week-day, enough to make it the fourth largest city in Louisiana
New Orleans named a 2009 American Fast City Fast Company