Located directly across the Mississippi River from downtown New Orleans, Algiers provides easy access to not only the East Bank of the river, but to the entire West Bank of New Orleans as well and is the only part of the City of New Orleans and Orleans Parish that is located on the West Bank.
A quick ferry ride from Canal Street will land you in the heart of Algiers Point, the second oldest neighborhood in New Orleans, younger only than the world famous French Quarter. A designated Historic District, the Point is filled with classic architecture and turn of the century homes that recall the slower pace of life of days gone by. The streets are made for strolling through…with local parks, cafes and restaurants within easy walking distance.
Through the years, this West Bank neighborhood has expanded from the confines of Algiers Point, creeping south along the river and resulting in the construction of popular subdivisions such as Tall Timbers, Park Timbers and Walnut Bend. Later years saw the development of gated communities such as Lakewood, English Turn, The Villas of Aurora, Aurora Riverside and Algiers Riverpoint.
Although it is just a few miles away from the hustle and bustle of downtown and the French Quarter, Algiers has long provided a more suburban atmosphere with many of the subdivisions in the southern portion of the community developed during a rapid growth spurt in the 1960s and 1970s. The expansion of the Mississippi River Bridge to the two spans of the Crescent City Connection in the 1980s made commutes quick and easy and opened up the West Bank to even more residential and commercial development to support the growing population, which is now estimated at 50,000 residents.
The long time home of the Naval Support Activity (NSA New Orleans), which broke ground on the future Federal City in late 2008, Algiers remains a popular choice for incoming military personnel due to the close proximity to both NSA New Orleans and NAS JRB New Orleans and it’s central location to local recreation, entertainment and colleges and universities.. The completion of the Federal City project is estimated to increase the population of the area by 6,000 to 7,000 residents…even after all of these years, it’s is still growing!
Currently planned improvements for the area include the redevelopment and expansion of the Village Aurora Shopping Center. Many local residents and business owners are members of the Algiers Economic Development Foundation, which fosters and encourages economic growth for the community and works closely with elected officials to maintain the quality of life of all of the residents.
Some Algiers neighborhoods you might like
- Tall Timbers
- Park Timbers
- Walnut Bend
- Aurora Gardens
- Old Aurora
- Aurora Riverside
- The Villas of Aurora
- Algiers Riverpoint
- Algiers Point
- English Turn
Helpful information when relocating to Algiers or Algiers Point
Algiers School Information
- Algiers Development District
- New Orleans Public Schools
- New Orleans Parochial Schools
- Parents Guide to New Orleans Schools
Recreation in Algiers, Louisiana
More resources in Algiers, Louisiana
- New Orleans Assessor’s Office
- Algiers Point Association
- Entergy – New Orleans utility company (gas & electric)
- S&WB – New Orleans water company
- Garbage collection