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New Orleans East

New Orleans East Market Stats

Enjoy City Convenience in the Suburbs!

New Orleans as a whole may be known for its tourist attractions, festivals, and cuisine. But when New Orleans residents want to live in the quiet suburbs without sacrificing the "New Orleans" mailing address, New Orleans East is their first pick.

To get to New Orleans East, you first have to cross the Industrial Canal over the High-Rise Bridge on I-10. The drive offers you a view of the horizon, with the skyline of New Orleans just visible behind you. Once you're there, a plethora of gorgeous neighborhoods await, and they all showcase that signature Big Easy charm we all know and love.

Go ahead—spend some time marveling at the countless new construction condominiums, trekking through the Bayou Sauvage trails, or just relaxing at Joe W. Brown Park. We know you'll love this bustling suburb just as much as we do!

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The History

Until the mid-20th century, most of New Orleans East remained an undeveloped marsh. However, during the 1960s and 70s, the district began to flourish as a residential area that offered the same conveniences as the city, without the hustle and bustle. Since then, New Orleans East has transformed into a place where young professionals, families, retirees, and everyone in-between can live, work, or play.

The Culture

Although New Orleans East doesn't have the same rich history as its western counterpart, it's still home to a unique melting pot of diverse cultures. Here, you'll uncover Cajun, Creole, African American, French, and even Vietnamese influences all throughout the area's cuisine and arts scene. If you want a taste of what New Orleans East has to offer, try sampling some banh mi from Dong Phuong Bakery or explore the House of Dance and Feathers.

The Neighborhoods

New Orleans East has a broad selection of neighborhoods from which to choose, and they all offer something for everyone. Pines Village, Lake Forest, and Read Boulevard East are some of the area's original communities, and they're still experiencing unprecedented growth today. Village de L'Est and the New Orleans Regional Business Park are primarily commercial hubs, while Lakefront features many Garden District-inspired subdivisions.

The Location

Some locals may argue that living in New Orleans East is even better than living in the heart of the city, and we tend to agree with them! This one-of-a-kind district serves as an escape from the more touristy side of New Orleans, but you'll still have all the city conveniences close at hand. Everything you could ever need—including shopping centers, restaurants, and great schools—are also nearby.

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New Orleans East is known for its brand-new shopping centers, but you'll also find a variety of locally owned stores, too. Spots like Bullard Center, Rotunda Shopping Center, and Chef Menteur Mall feature all of the larger retailers you know and love. If you'd rather check out the more popular retail destinations of New Orleans, the French Market and Canal Place are just a quick drive away.


New Orleans has some of the best food in the country, and if you're looking for a unique twist on some Big Easy favorites, you've come to the right place. Dong Phuong Bakery is one of the most lauded eateries in New Orleans East, and you won't want to skip out on their banh mi or Vietnamese pastries. Bullard Seafood and Grill also has some of the best fried catfish around, and Ma Momma's House is a one-stop shop for some down-home Southern dishes.

Getting Around

Commuters will love living in New Orleans East—it's just a 15 minute drive into the heart of the city! If you'd rather take public transportation, the area is served by the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority's bus stations. New Orleans East is also home to the New Orleans Lakefront Airport, which is used for charter, private, and military purposes.

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