Everybody here is watching you, ‘cause you feel like home
Sitting on higher ground than other parts of New Orleans, in the early 1900s Gentilly Terrace was touted as a place to buy “homes on hills”. While people in other parts of the country may not agree these are “hills”, Gentilly Terrace homes sit about four to five feet above sea level.
Not your typical New Orleans homes, this neighborhood has architectural styles many would not associate with the city. California Craftsman, Spanish Revival, Mediterranean Revival, and English cottages are nestled atop this natural ridge.
If you love old oak trees, take a glance around Gentilly Terrace and your eyes will spy them everywhere. These New Orleans homes are setback from the street and typically have driveways too – not common in most other neighborhoods.
To seal the deal on your move to Gentilly Terrace, they have an extremely active neighborhood association. They host socials, yard sales, anti-crime walks, and holiday parties for their residents. You get all the suburban, homey feel with easy access to Lake Pontchartrain and UNO too!
Lagniappe: Michael Baccich, Edward E. Lafaye, and R. E. Edgar de Montluzin laid out the neighborhood in the early 20th century. They all have streets named after them today.
Gentilly Terrace Essentials
Police station - 3rd District
4650 Paris Ave
Fire Station - Engine 12
Fire Station - Engine 6
4500 Old Gentilly Blvd.
5217 Elysian Fields
Elysian Fields Animal Clinic
4237 Elysian Fields
Gentilly Terrace Neighborhood Association
3420 W. St. Roch Ave.
Neighborhood Picks in Gentilly Terrace
Nick & Katie’s Kitchen
5323 Franklin Ave.
Skinny & Marie’s Tavern
4233 Elysian Fields
New Orleans Snowball
4339 Elysian Fields