Independently, with it's dynamic and diverse population, New Orleans East would be the 7th largest city in the State of Louisiana - exceeding well known locations such as Kenner, Lake Charles, Algiers and St. Bernard.
Stable, Largely Home Owning Population - (58% Home Ownership)
New Orleans East is a vibrant family-oriented community (70% of the 31,000 total households are family households) and average household net worth of $312,411. Multiple parks and playgrounds are strategically infused throughout the many (nearly 50 commonly designated) 'neighborhoods' - several built around lakes - making luxurious lakefront living surprisingly affordable.
Major Employment Center
New Orleans East is home to the city's Technology Corridor where companies and federal agencies such as NASA, Folgers, Blade Dynamics, Textron, the U.S. National Finance Center and others employ thousands at middle and upper middle incomes. and also the completely rebuilt ($7 million) regional library on Read Blvd.
Education - Blue Ribbon Status
New Orleans East is home to some of the highest-achieving schools in the city (see Education section). With the development of several new spectacularly-designed facilities, students now have learning environments on par with the greatest across the. U.S.
State-of-the-Art Municipal Facilities
New Orleans East is also where you will find the Lake Front Airport Terminal - restored to its original grandeur art-deco design - in addition to several new FBO operations for private and chartered aircraft. A new $6.2 million, 20,000sqft facility is now home to the 7th District Police. Anchoring the new medical corridor is the new 80-bed, $130 million New Orleans East Hospital. The community is now is protected by a $2.5 billion investment in levees, walls and flood gates.
The natural beauty of New Orleans East can be overwhelming. And there's no better place to take it all in than from within Bayou Sauvage. At 23,000 acres of fresh and brackish marshes, it is the largest urban wildlife refuge in the U.S.. The Audubon Nature center will complete its $10 million rebuild in 2016 and add even more shine to a community jewel which is Joe Brown Memorial Park - itself nearing the end of a $27million restoration and transformation into a world-class regional recreational facility. The $8 million restoration of South Shore Harbor Marine now offers 453 open slips and 26 covered slips - accommodating vessels up to 100'
Indeed there's a new sun rising in New Orleans East and its stakeholders are enjoying the benefits and proudly proclaiming, "New Orleans East, It's Great Living!"