Gentilly, New Orleans, LA

Gentilly Neighborhood Guide New Orleans, LA

About

Gentilly, a tranquil residential neighborhood in New Orleans, Louisiana, is located near the intersection of Interstates 10 and 610. Known for its classic New Orleans-style homes and rich history, the area is filled with local shops, restaurants, and cafes. The neighborhood is close to the beautiful Lake Pontchartrain and is home to the campuses of the University of New Orleans and Southern University at New Orleans.

What You Will Love about Gentilly, New Orleans, Louisiana

  • The laid-back, family-friendly atmosphere and tree-lined streets are perfect for those seeking peaceful city living.
  • The neighborhood is dotted with beautifully preserved historic homes, showcasing New Orleans' distinctive architectural style.
  • It boasts close proximity to several educational institutions, making it a great choice for students and staff.
  • The local food scene offers a range of delicious options, from seafood to traditional New Orleans fare.

What's Nearby

Gentilly is conveniently located near the downtown district of New Orleans, providing easy access to the city's vibrant nightlife and cultural attractions. The stunning Lake Pontchartrain is just a short drive away, ideal for weekend getaways or family outings. The neighborhood also hosts the famous Gentilly Fest, a popular local event that celebrates the rich culture and music of New Orleans.

Lifestyle

Gentilly offers a relaxed, suburban lifestyle with the perks of city living. Its close-knit community, abundance of local amenities, and excellent educational institutions make it an ideal place for families and students. Whether you're enjoying a peaceful walk along the lake or grabbing a bite at a local eatery, Gentilly offers a taste of the good life in New Orleans.

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Explore the Neighborhood

There are 81 restaurants, 16 grocery stores, and 27 parks within a mile of the Gentilly neighborhood.

  • GROCERY
    Canseco's Market

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.2 miles

    5217 Elysian Fields Ave

  • GROCERY
    Ferrara Supermarket

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    0.6 miles

    6166 Elysian Fields Ave

  • GROCERY
    Rouses Markets

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.0 mile

    6600 Franklin Ave

  • GROCERY
    Save A Lot

    Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.2 miles

    4726 Paris Ave

  • SHOPPING
    Walmart

    Retail, Big Box Store, Discount Store

    1.3 miles

    4301 Chef Menteur Hwy

  • GROCERY
    Mrs Wheats Louisiana Foods

    Business and Professional Services, Food and Beverage Service, Retail, Food and Beverage Retail, Grocery Store

    1.8 miles

    2519 Agriculture St

Gentilly Apartments and Rentals

51 Rental properties in Gentilly, New Orleans, LA.

  • 4951 Montegut Dr property

    $1,600

    4951 Montegut Dr

    3 Beds • 2 Baths

    1496 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 3251 St Ferdinand St #B108 property

    $895

    3251 St Ferdinand St #B108

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    625 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 2829 Chickasaw St property

    $1,300

    2829 Chickasaw St

    2 Beds • 1 Bath

    756 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 2712 Jonquil St #D property

    $1,100

    2712 Jonquil St #D

    1 Bed • 1 Bath

    750 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 5701 Franklin Ave property

    $3,300

    5701 Franklin Ave

    3 Beds • 2 Baths

    2378 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

  • 5803 Franklin Ave property

    $3,000

    5803 Franklin Ave

    4 Beds • 2 Baths

    1879 Sqft

    1 Unit Available

Cost of Living

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CategoryCompare to State Avg.Compare to National Avg.
housing
34.7%
45.4%
utilities
1.8%
23.5%
food
0.2%
3.4%
transportation
0.5%
6.8%
healthcare
9.3%
11.8%

Gentilly Demographics

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Gentilly Reviews

people smiling
  • Noise Late At Night

    No

    Say 5 of 5 renters

  • Area Has Litter

    No

    Say 5 of 5 renters

  • Near Grocery Stores

    Yes

    Say 5 of 5 renters

  • Quiet Area

    Yes

    Say 5 of 5 renters

  • Good Place To Raise A Family

    Yes

    Say 5 of 5 renters

  • Busy Streets

    No

    Say 4 of 5 renters

Gentilly Transportation

walk bike and transit

Car-Dependent

46/100
Walk Score®
The Walk Score© measures walkability on a scale of 0-100 based on walking routes to destinations such as dining and drinking, groceries, and shopping.

Bikeable

58/100
Bike Score®

Nola Transportation

Other

6305 Elysian Fields Ave

Calco-Hotard Group

Bus Stop

2838 Touro St

Norfolk Southern

Train Stop

5550 Hayne Blvd

Source: foursquare.com

Gentilly Schools

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