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Best Places To Live In New Orleans, LA

  • New Orleans, LA
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  • Population: 382,922
  • Amazing food (albeit often unhealthy). Fresh seafood, oysters, oysters, oysters. Copious amounts of alcohol. Numerous festivals all the time, seemingly a festival for everything, although most, if not…[read more]
Nearby Areas With A High Livability Score89
  • Old Aurora, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 4.6mi / 7.4km away
  • Population: 18,186
  • Elmwood, LA
  • City: 6.9mi / 11.2km away
  • Population: 4,658
  • River Ridge, LA
  • City: 9.0mi / 14.5km away
  • Population: 13,706
  • River Ridge, LA is such a gorgeous place to live. We're right along the Mississippi River, and so we have some absolutely stunning views. Especially around sunset. We have boating and fishing on the…[read more]
  • Metairie, LA
  • City: 7.1mi / 11.5km away
  • Population: 144,772
  • I visited Metairie in the summer of 2009 while on vacation in New Orleans, Louisiana. One of the unique things I found out while visiting the "city" was the fact that Metairie is not an actual city. It…[read more]
  • Lake Shore-Lake Vista, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 5.3mi / 8.6km away
  • Population: 2,957
  • Audubon, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 3.4mi / 5.5km away
  • Population: 16,424
  • Belle Chasse, LA
  • City: 8.5mi / 13.6km away
  • Population: 13,709
  • If there's one thing I can say about Belle Chasse its that it is most defininitely NOT New Orleans; and that's a good thing. I'm a southern girl, I grew up in Atlanta and I can tell you that the best…[read more]
  • West End, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 5.2mi / 8.4km away
  • Population: 4,058
  • Timberlane, LA
  • City: 5.7mi / 9.2km away
  • Population: 10,596
  • I love living here in Timberlane, Louisiana there is so much to do! People that live in this community are truly awesome and one of a kind. You won't find friendliness like this anywhere else, I can…[read more]
  • Lafourche Crossing, LA
  • City: 8.8mi / 14.2km away
  • Population: 2,125
  • Uptown, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 2.7mi / 4.4km away
  • Population: 6,504
  • Harahan, LA
  • City: 7.9mi / 12.7km away
  • Population: 9,321
  • Destrehan, LA
  • City: 16.8mi / 27.0km away
  • Population: 11,211
  • When you've been living in Destrehan, Louisiana as long as I have, you become an old hat at knowing what works for a community and what doesn't, and I'm here to tell you Destrehan is a pretty fine place…[read more]
  • Lakeview, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 4.4mi / 7.1km away
  • Population: 8,015
  • Jefferson, LA
  • City: 5.1mi / 8.2km away
  • Population: 10,532
  • Located right on the Mississippi River, I love living in Jefferson, Louisiana. The area itself is very basic. The neighbors here though more than make up for the lack of basic needs. Everyone knows…[read more]
  • Algeirs Point, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 1.2mi / 1.9km away
  • Population: 3,022
  • Meraux, LA
  • City: 9.3mi / 14.9km away
  • Population: 6,787
  • Gentilly Woods, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 4.5mi / 7.3km away
  • Population: 3,156
  • BW Cooper, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 1.2mi / 1.9km away
  • Population: 773
  • Norco, LA
  • City: 20.2mi / 32.5km away
  • Population: 2,948
  • Iberville, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 0.6mi / 1.0km away
  • Population: 352
  • Kenner, LA
  • City: 11.7mi / 18.8km away
  • Population: 66,954
  • On Labor Day weekend of 2009, I found myself in Kenner, Louisiana for the first time in my life. I traveled to Kenner with my wife to visit my sister-in-law, who had recently moved to Kenner. The trip…[read more]
  • Arabi, LA
  • City: 4.4mi / 7.1km away
  • Population: 4,542
  • Central Business District, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 0.1mi / 0.1km away
  • Population: 2,584
  • Fillmore, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 4.1mi / 6.6km away
  • Population: 5,653
  • East Carollton, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 3.3mi / 5.4km away
  • Population: 3,961
  • Lakewood, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 3.7mi / 6.0km away
  • Population: 1,812
  • Gentilly Terrace, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 3.7mi / 5.9km away
  • Population: 10,159
  • West Riverside, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 3.6mi / 5.8km away
  • Population: 4,866
  • Luling, LA
  • City: 17.7mi / 28.5km away
  • Population: 12,855
  • Lulling is a beautiful area in St. Charles Parish, and one of the best places to live if you want a taste of premium Southern living. The best areas in Lulling are along Highway 90. There's an amazing…[read more]
  • Bayou Saint John, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 1.9mi / 3.1km away
  • Population: 3,880
  • Little Woods, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 8.6mi / 13.8km away
  • Population: 32,311
  • Garden District, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 1.8mi / 2.8km away
  • Population: 2,072
  • Ama, LA
  • City: 13.4mi / 21.6km away
  • Population: 1,349
  • Estelle, LA
  • City: 7.7mi / 12.4km away
  • Population: 15,856
  • Life in Estelle, Louisiana is a pretty good mixture of a little bit of this and a little bit of that. I am proud to say I have been living in Estelle all my life, Cajun through and through. I feel that…[read more]
  • Tall Timbers-Brechtel, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 4.6mi / 7.3km away
  • Population: 14,493
  • Jean Lafitte, LA
  • City: 14.0mi / 22.4km away
  • Population: 1,888
  • Lake Terrace And Oaks, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 5.4mi / 8.6km away
  • Population: 1,435
  • Harvey, LA
  • City: 4.5mi / 7.3km away
  • Population: 20,102
  • Harvey, Louisiana is a nice place to live because it isn't too much of one thing or the other. By that I mean that living in Harvey you will find a nice eclectic mix of everyone and everything, from…[read more]
  • Black Pearl, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 3.9mi / 6.4km away
  • Population: 1,622
  • Waggaman, LA
  • City: 9.6mi / 15.5km away
  • Population: 9,673
  • City Park, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 3.5mi / 5.7km away
  • Population: 2,763
  • Chalmette, LA
  • City: 6.3mi / 10.2km away
  • Population: 22,345
  • Oh boy, Chalmette. What can I say about her? I know the times that I have had here will always stick with me forever. I met my first love here, had my first kiss, and even enjoyed watching the ships go…[read more]
  • Irish Channel, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 2.4mi / 3.9km away
  • Population: 3,514
  • Dixon, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 2.9mi / 4.7km away
  • Population: 1,458
  • Read Blvd West, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 7.3mi / 11.8km away
  • Population: 4,730
  • Mid-City, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 2.2mi / 3.5km away
  • Population: 14,238
  • Bywater, New Orleans, LA
  • Neighborhood: 2.4mi / 3.8km away
  • Population: 3,515
  • Westwego, LA
  • City: 5.3mi / 8.6km away
  • Population: 8,545
  • Boutte, LA
  • City: 19.5mi / 31.4km away
  • Population: 2,597

New Orleans, LA: The Big Easy!

New Orleans is also known as The Big Easy. This city on the Mississippi River in southeast Louisiana has a population of almost 400,000, and is the state's biggest city. There are just over 1 million people in the New Orleans metropolitan area.

A move to New Orleans can make a big difference in your lifestyle. The city offers diverse neighborhoods, restaurants serving tasty Southern cuisine and a variety of retail stores. New Orleans is full of interesting things to see and do. Available jobs include opportunities in higher education, the medical field and the hospitality industry.

The cost of living in New Orleans is slightly higher than the average cost of living in Louisiana. However, it is lower than country's average cost of living. If you are moving here from another major United States city, you may be pleasantly surprised to find that home rental costs are lower than the United States average. However, the average rental cost is higher in New Orleans than it is in the rest of the state.

If you are moving to New Orleans from an area such as upper New York State or Montana, you will be delighted with the city's winter weather. Winter temperatures here range from the low 60s to the low 70s. Snow is rare in New Orleans. Average summer temperatures in the city are in the high 80s and low 90s. New Orleans receives the most rain in June.

New Orleans' major attractions include the French Quarter and the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The French Quarter has houses that date back to the 18th and 19th centuries. Some of these houses are open to the public for tours. The Superdome is the home stadium of the New Orleans Saints football team. New Orleans' specialty shops and malls will appeal to you if you enjoy shopping. If you like history, you will enjoy wandering past the antebellum mansions in the city's Garden District. Family attractions in the city include a zoo, an aquarium and a children's museum.

You can travel around New Orleans on streetcars or buses operated by the New Orleans Regional Transit Authority. If you are traveling to the New Orleans airport, you can take a Jefferson Transit bus.

Finding a great place to live in New Orleans is simple. These are some of the areas that we think are the best places to live in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Use the search criteria of employment opportunities, housing or schools to find the best place for you to live in New Orleans.