Lakeshore New Orleans
Despite the name, homes in Lakeshore are not actually located right on the lake. A levee separates the neighborhood from Lake Pontchartrain and the seawall, but it certainly doesn’t take away from the beauty of the area.
With 2 parks in the center of each side of the neighborhood and 2 smaller parks that flank Canal Blvd., green space abounds in Lakeshore. From hanging out under the canopy of the oaks, to walking along Lakeshore Drive near the lighthouse, to sitting and enjoying the dancing Mardi Gras Fountain, to outdoor waterfront dining overlooking the marinas, Lakeshore feels miles away from what you typically think of when you imagine New Orleans.
Homes range from 3 to 5 bedrooms, with most built in the 1960s but updated in recent years. Sprawling ranchers are the norm here, with off street or garage parking and fenced yards.
Lot sizes range from 65 x 110 on the small side to 95 x 120 on the large side. The curving streets are named for jewels and stones, like Onyx, Crystal, Amethyst, Emerald and more and are lined with trees.
On the Robert E. Lee side of the neighborhood, you’ll have a convenient Robert Fresh Market for groceries, a drug store, fitness center, and sandwich and coffee shops.
Just outside of the neighborhood, there are several seafood restaurants, 2 yacht clubs and a marina for parking your boat.
While there are lots of nearby things to do and see, Lakeshore is pretty suburban, and you’ll need a car to get around unless you’re right on the edge by Robert E. Lee.
Walk Score = 32
Bike Score = 41