Welcome to
Pontchartrain Park!


PONTCHARTRAIN PARK
Orleans
Parish

A neighborhood within the larger community of Gentilly, Pontchartrain Park (sometimes called Lake Terrace) is a modern community located along the South Shore of Lake Pontchartrain. Home to many prominent New Orleanians due to its safe streets and large homes, this community features golf courses and convenient access to both the city center and Jefferson Parish amenities.


Affordability
With the median house price at roughly the same as that of the other middle-to-upper class neighborhoods in Greater New Orleans, Pontchartrain Park has good value but also larger, more modern houses available to own or rent. With a short commute into downtown New Orleans, it's a popular place to build a life on the quiet edge of New Orleans' urban hub.

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Arts & Culture

Free to the public and celebrating all things "Gentilly", Gentilly Fest is an annual festival that features live music on four stages and great food from many local restaurants and caterers. There are also amazing local arts and crafts for sale.

Additionally, the area hosts the annual New Orleans Greek Festival where New Orleans' large Greek population takes part in celebrating their culture. Many established artists and musicians are proud to call the neighborhood home.


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Nightlife
Pontchartrain Park has a few restaurants (notably Sassafras Creole Seafood) but this is predominantly a residential area. Downtown New Orleans and the French Quarter are just a cab ride away for those who want to venture to the city for a big night out.

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Recreation

Owned and operated by the City of New Orleans Department of Parks and Parkways, the Joseph M. Bartholomew Golf Course is an 18-hole, par-72 course with a fully stocked pro shop where several golf tournaments are held annually. There is also the area's namesake Pontchartrain Park, a green space that is home to the Pontchartrain Park Community Center and Wesley Barrow Stadium, which hosts the New Orleans Major League Youth Academy for young baseball players.

For lovers of water sports, the neighborhood is right at the meeting point of Lake Pontchartrain and the Industrial Canal, hosting a marina where boats can head out onto the open water.


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Safety
Pontchartrain Park is a small, quiet, suburban community to the northeast of the city center and due east of Lakeview, and is known as a safe place to live. There is a community watch and neighborhood organizations are active as well.

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Schools
Pontchartrain Park features two excellent all-boys Catholic schools. Brother Martin is located in the Gentilly neighborhood and pulls middle to high school students from all areas of New Orleans. Holy Cross, which is 160 years old, serves grades 5-12 and boasts high test scores and a solid athletics program.

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Walkability
A car is generally necessary for those who want to call Pontchartrain Park home. While there are several pockets where one can buy groceries or get some food, a car is vital in getting around the area.

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