Welcome to
Lakeview!


LAKEVIEW
Orleans
Parish

Bordered on the north by Lake Pontchartrain, this community features many newer homes in a variety of architectural styles. Experiencing a real estate boom over the last five years, the neighborhood has developed substantially, now offering specialty shops, neighborhood bars, and locally celebrated restaurants centered around its main thoroughfare, Harrison Avenue.


Affordability
Lakeview is a desirable neighborhood with good schools and restaurants with all of the features of laid-back, lakefront beauty. These qualities have made Lakeview one of the most competitive housing markets in Louisiana. There are still deals to be had on empty lots that will allow buyers to design the home of their dreams.

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Arts & Culture
The Lakeview Civic Association, along with Friends of Lakeview, have gone to great lengths to provide fun for the whole family. Visit Harrison Avenue Marketplace on the 2nd Wednesday of every month for food from more than 75 local vendors, as well as arts, crafts, and activities for kids of all ages. Many artists and musicians also call the neighborhood home. There is also a very popular annual Greek Festival held every spring that attracts people from all over the region.

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Nightlife
Most New Orleans residents would choose the 15 minute commute to downtown, but Lakeview is not without its own slice of nightlife. Harrison Avenue is home to many restaurants with exquisite cuisine like Susan Spicer's Mondo, El Gato Negro, and most notably, Landry's Seafood, which sits right on the lakefront, and allows couples and families the opportunity to watch the sunset over a fantastic meal.

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Recreation
Lakeview sits a short distance from City Park and all of its available amenities, including Carousel Garden Amusement Park, with bumper cars, a ferris wheel, and all other types of rides and activities to keep kids twisting and turning. There is also Equest Farms, a full-service horseback-riding facility surrounded by beautiful lagoons and the City Park golf course, giving the feeling of the countryside in the center of New Orleans.

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Safety
Lakeview has commissioned a patrol of NOPD officers exclusively for the Lakeview neighborhood through parcel payment and establishing a Lakeview Crime Prevention District. Since the establishment of this district, crime has been reduced by a whopping 200%.

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Schools
There are several nationally recognized Blue-Ribbon Schools of excellence in the Lakeview area, with Hynes Elementary, St. Pius School, and St. Paul's Episcopal serving grades K-8, and Mount Carmel, an all-girls school, serving grades 8-12. Also in the Lakeview area is Benjamin Franklin High School, a co-ed public magnet school that has been named a Blue Ribbon School three times by the U.S. Department of Education, and was ranked 16 on the 2009 "America's Best High Schools" list by U.S. News & World Report. Ben Franklin's graduating class of 2008 produced 17 National Achievement Semifinalists, the most of any school in the United States.

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Walkability
Lakeview is somewhat walkable, though not like areas closer to the city center. Most residents will need a car to get errands done, but it is never that far a drive from restaurants, bars, and coffee shops.

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