Welcome to
CBD/Warehouse District!


Combining skyscrapers, low-rise condominiums and chic, repurposed lofts, the Central Business and adjacent Warehouse District provide a myriad of opportunities for both cosmopolitan and family living. The economic heartbeat of Louisiana, you'll find headquarters and regional offices for multiple, large corporations. Many of the nations top restaurants, world-class sporting facilities, theaters and music venues, noted galleries and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center are all located within this trendy community.

Downtown New Orleans has transformed into a hub of economic and entrepreneurial activity. Like any other downtown area of a bustling city, housing here comes at a premium for the region, but with established companies and a vibrant start-up community rubbing elbows, our downtown is becoming an area where deals get done and careers get made.

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Arts & Culture

The renaissance of this area began with the 1984 World's Fair, and today the CBD and Warehouse District make up a thriving neighborhood of art galleries and world-class museums, restaurants, shops and private residences. Julia Street runs through the heart of the area, and is the hub of the Arts District, a section of town with numerous galleries and artists' spaces. The neighborhood hosts several art walks, including Whitney White Linen Night, Jammin' on Julia, and Art for Arts' Sake.

Also, Wednesday at the Square, a 12-week free concert series held in the spring, is hosted by the Young Leadership Council (YLC) in Lafayette Square. The event draws both local and nationally recognized musicians and local artisans who also sell their work in the Artist Village.

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The Theater District is returning to its original glory, featuring newly renovated Saenger Theatre, Civic Theatre, and the Joy Theatre. The Orpheum Theater is also under renovation. Plenty of restaurants, bars, event venues, and clubs are available to choose from. There are also several live music venues, most notably Howlin' Wolf and Republic.

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Located in downtown New Orleans is the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas, which is one of the top five aquariums in the country according to USA Today. The neighborhood is also home to the Audubon Insectarium, which was named 'A top museum for you and your kids' by CNN.com in 2009, as well as 'Best New Attraction' by the Themed Entertainment Association in 2009. There are also a number of fitness clubs that are frequented by downtown professionals.

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The Downtown Development District (DDD) is a collaboration of business owners and civic leaders who are committed to the development and safety of the CBD/Warehouse District. They have hired private security officers, called rangers, who work in tandem with the NOPD to keep the area among the safest in the city.

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Located in the Central Business District are several part-time schools to learn trades such as pottery works, printmaking, and glass works. Also located in downtown is a branch of Delgado Community College, Tulane Medical Center, and LSU Health Sciences Center .

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This is one of the most walkable areas in the entire Crescent City. Downtown residents often get to work on foot or bicycle. With the revitalized RTA providing ever-expanding services by both bus and historic streetcar, you can cut down what you spend at the pump and keep our city a little greener.

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