Welcome to the land of the 1%. Where you’ll find lawyers, and doctors, and business executives. And while they aren’t made of ticky-tacky, they are definitely made of money.
These are the wealthiest neighborhoods that New Orleans has to offer. Where houses go for over 3.52x the national median and household incomes are 3.23x the national median.
But where exactly in New Orleans do the richest of the rich people live? That would be Lakewood where the median income is a cool $177,607.
Here’s a look at the top 10 wealthiest neighborhoods in New Orleans out of 71 for 2023.
What’s the richest neighborhood to live in New Orleans for 2023? According to the most recent census data, Lakewood looks to be the richest New Orleans neighborhood to live in.
Summing up the median income of those 10 neighborhoods adds up to $1,077,666. And that, my friend, is more 0s than most of us will see in our bank account for a long, long time — if we ever get that lucky.
Find where your neighborhood ranks amongst the richest in New Orleans.
Richst Neighborhoods In New Orleans For 2023 By Median Income
|Rank||Neighborhood||Median Household Income|
|2||Lake Shore-Lake Vista||$120,649|
|3||Lake Terrace And Oaks||$118,576|
|8||Lower Garden District||$83,093|
|25||Central Business District||$60,982|
|28||Read Blvd East||$58,658|
|36||Us Naval Base||$45,752|
|38||Village De L’est||$42,923|
|40||Bayou Saint John||$40,102|
|44||New Aurora-English Turn||$36,480|
|48||Read Blvd West||$31,998|
|52||Lower 9th Ward||$28,535|
|59||West Lake Forest||$24,114|
|65||Saint Bernard Area||$21,394|
How We Determined The Wealthiest Neighborhoods In New Orleans For 2023
Every city has its best neighborhoods — where everyone wants to live — and the worst neighborhoods — where no one wants to live. And then you have the wealthiest neighborhoods, where no one can afford to live.
And by no one, we mean you because there’s always someone richer than you.
How do you quantify richer than you? We looked at one simple criterion:
Which neighborhoods have the highest median income?
We ranked every neighborhood in New Orleans by median income from highest to lowest. The neighborhood with the highest median income, Lakewood, was named the wealthiest neighborhood in New Orleans.
The poorest neighborhood? That would be Viavant-Venetian Isles.
We updated this article for 2023. This is our tenth time ranking the most affluent neighborhoods to live in New Orleans.
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