New to the city and need to know what are the different areas of New Orleans?
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When you hear someone reference the Westbank of New Orleans – it’s technically the western side of the Mississippi River. (However, the way the river curves – it appears to be on the east side of the city at some points…. just ignore that though…)
Plaquemines Parish and parts of Jefferson and Orleans Parish are on the Westbank too. The neighborhoods, cities, & communities that you will find are Algiers, Algiers Point, Terrytown, Gretna, Harvey, Marrero, Westwego, Belle Chasse, Nine Mile Point, Avondale, and Lafitte. There are definitely more than those listed above, but these are the ones closest to New Orleans. (Algiers & Algiers Point are still New Orleans)
The Eastbank of New Orleans, as a whole, is just everything on the eastern bank of the Mississippi. This covers the remainder of Orleans Parish, Jefferson Parish, and St. Bernard Parish.
Bridging the Gap
The Crescent City Connection and the Huey P. Long bridges take you from either side of the Mississippi River.
There is a pedestrian ferry from Algiers Point to downtown New Orleans.
There is also a ferry that takes cars from Algiers to Chalmette.
Eastbank Jefferson Parish
Jefferson Parish jumps across the river and covers Metairie and Kenner. These are suburbs of New Orleans.
St. Bernard Parish
Also known as “da parish”, St.Bernard Parish has the communities & cities of Arabi, Chalmette, Meraux, Violet, & Poydras.
Lake Pontchartrain is what separates the South and North Shore. That side of the lake is called St. Tammany parish. St. Tammany parish covers Mandeville, Covington, Madisonville, Slidell, Pearl River, Abita Springs, Folsom, Eden Isles, & Lacombe.
You can either take the Causeway Bridge (costs $5 when coming back to the South shore) or you can take the interstate and the twin spans. The Causeway bridge drops you in Mandeville while the twin spans put you in Slidell.
St. Charles Parish
St. Charles parish also crosses the river, with cities on the East and West banks. This parish has the cities Norco, Destrehan, St. Rose, Montz, Hahnville, Boutte, and Des Allemands.
Whether you’re looking to call the Eastbank, Westbank, Northshore or Southshore home, our team at Be New Orleans can help you navigate the different areas of New Orleans.
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