About Orleans Parish
Orleans Parish is almost entirely comprised of the city of New Orleans. Celebrating its 300th year, this city is one of the finest in the country. Boasting unique architecture, world renowned food, and famous festivals such as Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest, New Orleans is a unique place to call home. With numerous shopping opportunities including the very fashionable Magazine Street and many local art and farmers’ markets and some of the finest outdoor recreation areas such as City Park and Lake Pontchartrain, residents of New Orleans always have something to do. The French Quarter has some of the finest entertainment to be found, and there are also family activities all through the year. With an easy commute by car or ferry, Algiers is only minutes away on the opposite side of the Mississippi River. There are many options for education at both public and private schools, and even multiple university level options right in the city. Venues such as the Superdome and the Saenger Theater offer sporting and cultural events year round. Neighborhoods here have something for everyone in all price ranges and styles.