Welcome to New Orleans!
Welcome to New Orleans, home of Mardi Gra! Enjoy uptown, downtown, the French Quarter and Garden District, world-famous restaurants, jazz music, and more. Let's explore the many attractions!
Celebration Mardi Gras Parade
Watch the Parade & Have The Time of Your Life
New Orleans is the place to be for the annual Mardi Gras festival! Dating back thousands of years, this popular cultural phenomenon is celebrated on "Fat Tuesday" in February each year. It draws thousands of tourists and is full of energy and excitement. It's free to attend Mardi Gras, and you're encouraged to wear colorful clothes and Mardi Gras masks.
As you watch the Mardi Gras parade with floats, dancers, and music, participate in the custom of catching colorful bead necklaces and enjoying King Cake.
If you can't make it to Mardi Gras in February, you can visit Mardi Gras World anytime. Try on costumes, see the building of parade floats, and sample a King Cake!
Landmark Audubon Zoo
58 Acres of Fun
The Audubon Zoo in New Orleans is sure to please the whole family! The zoo has housed animals since the 1884 World Exposition and features 58 acres with various animals, a swamp, Monkey hill (28 feet high!), a safari trail, a restaurant, and more.
The kids will enjoy cooling off in the Cool Zoo, a wet splash park within the zoo. Cool Zoo features an alligator water slide, water-spitting snakes, a lazy river, and more.
Whether you want to see bears, monkeys, white alligators, or snakes, the Audubon Zoo will be one of the highlights of your New Orleans trip!
- Cool Zoo
- Jaguar Jungle
- Sea Lion Pool
- Louisiana Swamp
- Fountain of Hygeia
- Gator Run Lazy River
You'll Love it Here
Buying a Home
If you dream of living in New Orleans, let's make it happen!
Explore many housing options, from single-family homes to condos and townhouses to high-rises. Whether you want to live in the city or the suburbs, New Orleans offers a great way of life!
- Get prequalified for a mortgage
- We'll find you a real estate agent
- Meet with the agent
- Buy a home in New Orleans!
History The National World War II Museum
When you're in New Orleans you'll want to visit the National World War II Museum. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and emotions that were part of WWII as you visit the Normandy and Iwo Jima exhibits. See vintage aircraft, personnel carriers, tanks, and historic treasures and learn about those who worked on the Home Front.
You can climb into a Sherman tank, touch historic artifacts, and even go inside the Museum vault when you visit the WWII museum. History lovers will enjoy learning more about America's role in the war and visiting these exhibits:
- Liberation Pavilion
- Anne Frank Exhibit
- Jeri Nims Soda Shop
- Campaigns of Courage
- U.S. Freedom Pavilion
- "Fruits of Victory" Gallery
- European & Pacific Theaters
- Concentration Camps Gallery
- USS Tang Submarine Experience
- John E. Kushner Restoration Pavilion
Cultural Center French Quarter
The Heart of New Orleans
New Orleans is well known for the French Quarter and it's a must-see area when you're visiting the city. Incredible architecture, music jazz clubs, street performers, art galleries, and more will keep you entertained from day into night.
Whether you wish to walk or bike through the French Quarter, you'll enjoy seeing the brightly colored Victorian houses, Bourbon Street, live music, local shops, and stopping at restaurants and bars. The energy of the French Quarter is undeniable!
Let's Explore! Activities In & Around New Orleans
There are so many activities and sites to see in New Orleans:
- Mardi Gras
- Historical Tours
- Riverboat Tours
- Southern Art Museum
- World War II Museum
- Horse & Carriage Tours
- Philharmonic Orchestra
- Besthoff Sculpture Garden
- Warehouse District Art Galleries
- Mardi Gras Indian Culture Museum
The median price of a home is approximately $278,900 (Jan. 2023)
New Orleans offers a variety of home-buying options, including living near the water! As you search for a home to buy, consider a detached home, semi-detached, townhouse, or condo.
Since the average price of homes is elevated within the city, you might consider living in the suburbs to save money.
- Cost of living (without rent): $1,123/month
- Median home price: $278,900
- Residential property tax: 0.55%
New Orleans is nicknamed The Big Easy (among others)
New Orlean's nickname The Big Easy likely comes from a New Orleans gossip columnist who compared the city to New York's The Big Apple. Since New Orleans was so laid back, it became The Big Easy.
Temperatures in New Orleans fall between 64-92° F, with the warmest months being June-Sept.
- Elevation: 6.562 feet
- Land area: 349.8 mi2
- Approx. population: 1.01 million (2023)
- Median resident age: 37.2 years old
$91,700 is the median income in New Orleans
New Orleans is considered one of the friendliest cities in the U.S., making it a favorable place to live.
Common jobs in the area include cashiers, internships, sales associates, and administrative assistants. Popular jobs include registered nurses, laborers, and stock movers.
- Sales Associate
- Registered Nurse
- Customer Service Rep
- Administrative Assistant
Moving to New Orleans, Louisiana
Would you like to live in New Orleans?
New Orleans Offers Big City Living and Historic Charm
If you would like to live in New Orleans, consider working in one of the largest industries in the area: energy, international trade, advanced manufacturing, healthcare, and tourism. As a major grain port, New Orleans employs many laborers and stock movers.
If you're interested in moving to New Orleans, you can choose from a variety of home styles including historic Creole townhouses, cottages, and shotgun houses. Reach out to a real estate agent today to find your perfect home.
- Single-Family Homes
- Condos, Townhouses