Fairgrounds New Orleans Neighborhood
Part of the larger Mid City area in New Orleans, the Fairgrounds neighborhood takes its name from the Fair Grounds Race Course that sits in the middle of it.
Mostly residential, the predominant architectural types are raised cottages, Arts & Crafts cottages, townhouse style and shotguns. Narrow, long lots are the norm, so backyards tend to be on the smaller side and parking is limited to the street or driveways. The neighborhood is filled with renovated homes and even a smattering of new construction.
You’ll find residents walking and biking all over, with a WalkScore of 69 (mostly on the south and southeast sides of the track) and a BikeScore of 83.
The pros of the Fairgrounds
The neighborhood is bordered by Bayou St. John, so you’ll be near City Park, the New Orleans Museum of Art and the outdoor activities that happen along the bayou.
The cons of the Fairgrounds
For 2 weekends each spring, your neighborhood is inundated with both locals and tourists alike, as Jazz Fest dominates the area. Parking can be a nightmare if you don’t have off street spaces or an arrangement with a neighbor that does.