It’s Wednesday, June 19 and 3:17pm in Downtown New Orleans.
EVERYTHING HAPPENS HERE.
Downtown is comprised of a series of unique neighborhoods, each with its own spirit, attitude, and style. Whether a modern loft in the Central Business District or an urban Warehouse District condo is calling you home, there’s something for everyone Downtown. Download our Downtown Map to get acquainted with the area, and start picking out the next place to call your own.
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.
Those of you looking for a sleepy Southern town, where the pace moves slow and the work gets done next week, well, look elsewhere. Downtown New Orleans has transformed into a hub of economic and entrepreneurial vitality. With established companies and a vibrant start-up community rubbing elbows, our Downtown is becoming an area where deals get done and careers get made.
Sleek offices in high rises are an elevator ride and a two block walk from shared work spaces, where entrepreneurs pool resources and put in long hours in the quest to be the next big thing. With lunch breaks at some of the best restaurants in the South, and a short walk to apartment buildings and the classic homes of the French Quarter, people are making Downtown their home through and through-for work, living and play.
WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF DOWNTOWN
Move Downtown and ditch the commute. One of the most walkable areas in the entire Crescent City, Downtown residents leave their cars in the garage and get to work on foot or bicycle. And with the revitalized RTA providing ever expanding services by both bus and our historic streetcars, you can cut down what you spend at the pump and keep our city a little greener. Use the tools on the left to help you plan your trip, park your car, or navigate to your next destination.
“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.
New Orleans is #1 Top City for Young Entrepreneurs 2011 Under30CEO.com
Forbes.com ranks New Orleans #8 in Top Cities to Relocate Forbes.com
Downtown is the largest employment center in Louisiana with 62,000 jobs
Downtown is 1.2 walkable square miles
New Orleans named the Coolest Start-up City in America Inc. Magazine
Sporting and cultural events attract 2.5 million visitors Downtown each year
New Orleans named one of the 15 Coolest North American Cities MSN Travel