Lakeview New Orleans Real Estate 70124
|Lakeview, the small town within the city of New Orleans has become a residential area of appreciating values and a great place to live. Its close to town yet it has the small town feel. A suburb of the 40's it remains mainly residential. Bounded by the Lake Pontchartrain, City Park , and Jefferson Parish its boundaries are spreading due to the popularity of the area. Your grocery stores, restaurants, schools, churches, and recreational activities that are provided by the lake and City Park have made this area popular. The 1950s neighborhoods are being redone with tear-downs and townhomes popping up all over the area. The cottages and the larger old homes are in demand. The commute to town is short and traffic is light. West End offers running and jogging paths on the way to the Lakefront. City Park , one of the largest metro parks in the U.S. is right down the street. One thing about Lakeview is the poor streets that are gradually being improved provides some natural speed bumps.|
Lakeview Values and what to expect in a Lakeview home search
| Expect to pay a minimum of 180k for a small cottage in the center of Lakeview that is in fairly good shape. Going on the other side of the interstste and into the west Lakeview area the prices will drop. Your lot values are continuing to increase and you will see more and more teardowns for new homes and townhomes. The area itself is expanding because the area has been popular so the areas on the outslirts in all directions are also showing nice gains because they are more affordable. |
The Mississippi River was one reason why New Orleans was built where it was; Lake Pontchartrain was the other. For much of the city's history this part of town was best known for fishing camps and music halls built up on wooden piers in the mud-flats and shallow waters around the ever shifting edge of the lake. In the 1930s a dredging project filled in and extended the land on the shore, ending with a sea-wall, giving the lake and land a firm boundary for the first time. For this reason, most of this part of town was built after World War II, making it one of the newer neighborhoods of New Orleans.
Lakeview Note that despite the potentially misleading name, you can't view the lake in Lakeview. The "Lakeview" area is a bit inland, on the other end of City Park. View the lake from West End or the Lakeshore Park.
Lakeview is mostly residential, but has a strip of businesses along Harrison Avenue stretching from City Park to Canal Boulevard, which includes a number of notable restaurants.