Living in New Orleans

New Orleans skyline

To find out more about New Orleans history, culture and the tremendous recovery that is going on each and every day take a look at these web sites. There is an energy, a strength and a soul to this city that thrives and is driving each and every step in the recovery process. This is our New Orleans, our home, our history.

New Orleans is a unique city with a harmonious blend of the old and the new. It is considered one of America's most interesting cities. Cradled within a crescent on the lower Mississippi River, New Orleans began as a French colony in 1731. It was then ruled alternately by the French and the Spanish until the Louisiana Purchase by the United States in 1803.

French Quarter street 

The streets of the Vieux Carre, or the French Quarter, are the site of the original settlements. They remain today essentially as they were laid out almost 250 years ago. Much of the original charm of the city is still reflected in its architecture, language, cuisine and unique traditions. From the Vieux Carre, the city spreads to other areas, each developing a distinctive culture, architecture and attractions. For instance, The Garden District is a magnificent assemblage of ante-bellum and Victorian mansions.

Following Katrina, there has been a resurgence in construction and renovation of homes and apartments. Therefore, housing is available and rental units can be found. Most of the sections of the city well-known to tourists are revitalized and "open" for business and leisure time activities.

Tulane's medical school, teaching hospital and associated clinics are located in the central business district, within walking distance of the French Quarter, the Mississippi River and famous Canal Street and St. Charles Avenue. Not only is the area the regional center for health care programs, but it continues to be the hub for the city's commercial, cultural and recreational activities.

New Orleans is renowned for Mardi Gras, the world famous Jazz and Heritage Festival, a vast number of other cultural, historical and regional festivals, and for its superb cuisine served in restaurants ranging from elegant Antoine's and Commander's Palace to colorful oyster bars and neighborhood restaurants. The city also offers cultural activities, including the New Orleans Opera Association, The Contemporary Arts Center, Ogden Museum of Southern Art and the New Orleans Museum of Art.

Two large parks and Lake Pontchartrain are within the city limits, and offer opportunities for enjoyable land and water sports. A cosmopolitan city, New Orleans is perfectly suited to a variety of lifestyles. Many tourists' guidebooks to New Orleans are available in your local bookstore and libraries; we recommend that you look at them to get a bit of "the flavor of New Orleans."

New Orleans Rebuilding and Progress

Find out the latest on all the progress in New Orleans
and find out just how much of the city is recovered and better than ever.

Making It Right


Culture and Food and More

New Orleans continues to be a cultural center and has the best food in the world

We have the world's finest!

New Orleans Menu


Contemporary Arts Center

New Orleans Museum of Art

The National D-Day Museum

LA Children's Museum

The Audubon Nature Institute

LA Philharmonic Orchestra

Ogden Museum

New Orleans Ballet

New Orleans Opera

Voodoo Museum

Audubon Park fountain

Music, Festivals, and Fun

Jazz Fest, French Quarter,
Strawberry festival, Crawfish festival,
Preservation Hall, Philharmonic Orchestra
there is always something to do besides work
down in New Orleans.

New Orleans Jazz Fest

Preservation Hall

New Orleans Bars

Best of New Orleans

New Orleans Online

New Orleans Websites

Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra

brass band 

Sports and Leisure

And we have the best of college and professional sports

The Saints

The Hornets

Tulane Baseball

Tulane Football

Some of the best golf courses in
town and a PGA tournament

Zurich Golf Classic

Audubon Golf Trail

Tulane football 

Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118 504-865-5000