Gentilly remains one of the last bastions of affordability in New Orleans and Gentilly Terrace is a jewel of a neighborhood.
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Gentilly Terrace was developed in the early 1900s and has a charming mix of architecture that diverges from the New Orleans norms. Instead of shotguns, you’ll find bungalows, Tudors and Spanish influenced styles. The neighborhood is also home to the largest collection of California Craftsman-style bungalows that were built in the early 1900s.
Originally advertised as an area “where homes are built on hills”, Gentilly Terrace lots are typically terraced, with homes built on man-made knolls, sitting well above street level and on some of the highest ground in New Orleans. This adds a layer of curb appeal that’s quite eye-catching as you drive through the neighborhood. Lot widths run from 40 to 75 feet wide and average 120 feet deep. Off-street parking is the norm, but garages can be hard to find.
Conveniently near the University of New Orleans and Southern University, this a truly residential area, although getting to shopping and dining options is quick and easy.
The active improvement association sponsors various neighborhood events such as the annual Night Out Against Crime, neighborhood garage sales, NOPD district community meetings, ice cream socials, movie nights, potlucks and house decorating contests.