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About the Neighborhoods

Arts District

The renaissance of this area began with the 1984 World’s Fair, and today is a thriving neighborhood of art galleries and world-class museums, restaurants, shops and private residences. Anchored by Julia Street, the Arts District is a short walk away from any part of Downtown. International or local, experimental or traditional, one can explore it all.

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BioMedical District

Downtown New Orleans is home to an incredible collection of biomedical research and development facilities, teaching facilities, clinics and hospitals. With the recent addition of the New Orleans BioInnovation Center, Louisiana Cancer Research Center, VA Hospital and the University Medical Center, Downtown New Orleans is poised to become a leading national medical destination.

Downtown BioMedical Partners:
BioDistrict New Orleans
New Orleans BioInnovation Center
Louisiana Cancer Research Consortium and the Louisiana Cancer Research Center
Veterans Administration Medical Center
University Medical Center
Tulane’s School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine
LSU Health Sciences Center
Delgado Community College Charity School of Nursing
Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy

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Canal Street

Long considered the retail merchandising heart of the city, Canal Street began its life in the early 19th century. Resulting from an aggressive development strategy and a recent $17 million streetscape improvement, this fabled strip is poised to reclaim its stake as one of the grandest historic boulevards in America.
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Central Business District

Recently ranked by Forbes as the #2 place in America for jobs, New Orleans has hit its stride as one of the country’s top regions for employment.

Strategically located in the heart of the city, Downtown is home to this region’s largest employment center with over 62,000 jobs. The skyline of the Central Business District includes major companies like Shell Oil, Harrah’s and Entergy, but is populated with hundreds of successful small businesses and start-ups. The Central Business District offers businesses ample commercial space with an authentic, walkable Downtown ideal for creativity and collaboration.

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Lafayette Square

More than just the park that shares its name, the Lafayette Square Historic District fuses history with a modern day neighborhood equipped with an assortment of beautiful residential and commercial buildings, restaurants, bars, museums and events.

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Picayune Place

Roughly bounded by Camp, Common, Tchoupitoulas and Poydras Streets, the Picayune Place Historic District is noted for its unparalleled collection of intact 19th century commercial buildings. The district derives its name from the block-long street running between Gravier and Natchez that backs the 300 block of Camp Street. The original offices of the Daily Picayune newspaper were located in this block, in the building at 326-328 Camp Street.
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Sometimes, caught in the excitement and energy of Downtown New Orleans, it’s easy to forget that America’s greatest river is rushing by just a stone’s throw away. In the Riverfront neighborhood, locals and visitors alike can look out over the river, shop at the Riverwalk Marketplace, or visit any number of the museums, restaurants and attractions that call the Riverfront home. The neighborhood is also home to the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, a gathering place for thousands of visitors every year.

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Sports & Entertainment

Some would call it the capital of the “Who Dat Nation.” Downtown’s Sports & Entertainment District is home to three national sports teams— the New Orleans Saints, Hornets and VooDoo. The magic combination of champion sports teams and their die-hard fans has turned this area into a sports mecca (Fox Sports names it the #2 city for NFL fans.) The New Orleans Superdome, New Orleans Arena and Champions Square attract 2.5 million visitors a year through an array of sporting and cultural events.

Check Out Downtown’s Venues and Sports Teams:

Louisiana Superdome
New Orleans Arena
New Orleans Saints
New Orleans Hornets
New Orleans VooDoo
Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation

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Warehouse District

The Warehouse District is an epicenter of activity; with a wide range of stylish restaurants and nightlife venues. Savvy locals and visitors alike flock to this neighborhood for food, music and atmosphere. The area retains its character through its historic architecture and eclectic mix of businesses, which include designers, architects, artists and other creative industries. This urban clustering has created a destination known for cutting edge culture and commerce.

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