It’s Wednesday, May 22 and 9:34am 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.
“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
New Orleans ranked in top 10 "Next Cities" of the best places to live and work for young professionals Next Generation Consulting
Downtown is 1.2 walkable square miles
New Orleans is #1 Top City for Young Entrepreneurs 2011 Under30CEO.com
New Orleans named Major Market of the Year Southern Business and Development
New Orleans named one of the 15 Coolest North American Cities MSN Travel
Forbes.com ranks New Orleans #8 in Top Cities to Relocate Forbes.com
Downtown is at the center of 12 neighborhoods that are home to almost 40,000 residents with a strong income and education profile
New Orleans ranked #1 Top Cities for Information Jobs in the U.S. Forbes