New Orleans

Fabulous Faubourgs: Guide to the Best Neighborhoods in New Orleans

(Infographic: James Taylor)

Nearly every city claims to be “a city of neighborhoods.” New Orleans is more a city of villages, some called faubourgs, each with distinct architecture, attitude, history and opportunities for exploration. The oldest of the city’s 72 neighborhoods is the French Quarter, founded in 1718, which feels the most Continental. As you move in rings outward, you’ll get closer to America and the present day — it’s all World War I around Audubon Park and post World War II around Lakeview. Where to spend your time? Here are the best neighborhoods in New Orleans for casual exploring: