Lakeview New Orleans is one of those old neighborhoods that’s not as old as the rest of the city. Pre-Katrina, Lakeview was populated with more seniors, who had lived there for decades. Post-Katrina, there’s been a huge increase in new construction, more modern homes, and interest from people who grew up in the area and have decided to move back.
Homes in Lakeview tend to be on the larger side, generally with 4+ bedrooms and significant square footage. In 2005 the area flooded due to levee breaks. As a result, most homes are either built from the ground up since then or completely gutted and remodeled. You’ll find a good selection of modern amenities, larger lots, off-street parking, and the only place in the city that has rear alleys for parking entrances and garage pickup.
When you live in Lakeview, you’re close to Metairie on one side (totally the suburbs) and City Park on the other. Getting to downtown is pretty quick and easy and the location is near a lot of shopping, dining, and entertainment options.