New Orleans Hoods
Map and Tour of New Orleans Streets
A map that shows the real streets of the New Orleans hoods and urban communities in the areas of Uptown, Downtown, NO East, the West Bank and Jefferson Parrish. It should be noted that there has never been a New Orleans gangs problem as most people are affiliated to their own section, meaning only claiming to certain New Orleans hoods rather than a gang like the Bloods or the Crips.
Map of New Orleans Hoods
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New Orleans Hoods
New Orleans hoods are divided into four sections: Downtown, Uptown, N.O. East, and West Bank.
Downtown used to consist of the old St. Bernard, Iberville, Lafitte, Desire, and Florida housing projects, but now it mostly consists of New Orleans hoods in the 6th Ward, 7th Ward, 8th Ward, and the 9th Ward. Before white flight, most of the New Orleans neighborhoods were segregated, being either strictly for white families or black families. The black community was only in a few areas like the Upper 9th Ward and Treme.
In Uptown, the 3rd Ward gained much notoriety over the years. It was one of the first black areas in the Uptown section and was home to hip-hop artists like Master P, Soulja Slim, and Juvenile. The majority of the city’s housing projects were also located in the 3rd Ward, including the Calliope, Melphomeme, and Magnolia.
Outside of the 3rd Ward, there was the 10th Ward and the old St. Thomas development, the 13th Ward, 17th Ward, 11th Ward, and the 12th Ward. These places helped bread famous people like Tyler Perry, Lil Wayne, Mystikal, B.G., and numerous others.
In the N.O. East, white flight led people to move into the newer homes and apartment complexes of the East that became predominantly black by the 1990s. Today, New Orleans East is one of the city’s most active neighborhoods with many similarities to Uptown and Downtown.
The West Bank and Jefferson Parrish became a community during the middle part of the 1900s as people were leaving the urban neighborhoods of the city of New Orleans.
After Hurricane Katrina, many black families moved into West Bank neighborhoods outside of the already small existing black communities that had already been around for generations. While the 15th Ward and Fischer Projects held the reputation for West Bank, other areas that have also been reputable have included Kennedy Heights, Terrytown, Bridge City/Westwego, sections of Marrero and Harvey as well as Gretna’s Jones Town, Out In The Green, and McDonoghville.