The Gentilly Woods neighborhood in New Orleans is a subdistrict of the larger Gentilly area and sits just below the Pontchartrain Park subdivision. This affordable area of single-family homes was mostly built in the 1950s and it’s close to Southern University and the University of New Orleans.
More suburban in feel, Gentilly Woods is basically a residential neighborhood, with some retail and fast food options on the Chef Menteur Highway boundary. The Pontilly Neighborhood Association (which doesn’t have a website) works closely with the Pontchartrain Park Neighborhood Association on quality of life issues.
The predominant architectural styles are ranches and raised cottages. The typical home has 3 or 4 bedrooms and 2 baths. Fenced yards and off-street parking are the norm, although some of the new construction doesn’t have landscaping or fencing. New construction sales typically outpace resales, but that comes at a significantly higher price.
There’s a small neighborhood park, but nearby you’ll also find the larger Pontchartrain Park and a golf course. Most of your errands will require a car or the use of public transportation.