New Orleans On the List of America’s 50 Most Populous Cities

New Orleans, the Crescent City on the Mississippi in Southeast Louisiana, is a city which has bounced back since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.  The city once again can be found on the list of America’s 50 most populous cities.  Good news for the city which beat out Arlington, Texas as the American city with the 50th highest population count.

New Orleans population according to the 2014 U.S. Census Bureau is an estimated 384,320. Before Katrina hit in 2005, New Orleans population estimated at 484,674 and dropped significantly in 2006 to 230,172. The city’s leadersNew Orleans in Top 50 Cities for Population and residents can now say that the city has essentially recovered from Hurricane Katrina.  Being on the list of the top 50 cities in the US with the highest population is a huge selling point for the local bureaucracy.  Since New Orleans basically “holds its own” when it comes to culture, diversity, tourism, and convention traffic, it now has a substantial new way to attract new corporations and businesses to the city.

Since Katrina, New Orleans has seen a shift in population and businesses cropping up in the Central Business District (CBD).  Tech companies and entrepreneurial start-ups have been especially prolific for the city, and employees for these companies have made up a large portion of the relocation traffic which has been moving into the city.  Bidding wars over real estate have been happening in neighborhoods such as the Garden District, Uptown and the Marigny because of their proximity and lower commute time to work in the CBD.  Also, many of these neighborhoods are located very close to the streetcar lines which has become a popular way to travel to and from work for New Orleans locals.

If you are considering relocating to New Orleans for business or for other reasons, and you don’t necessarily want to live in the city or in close proximity to the city of New Orleans, you should consider The Parks of Plaquemines, a new home community located just 10 miles from the CBD.  The Parks of Plaquemines offers Traditional Lots for Sale as well as Garden Home Lots for Sale where you can design and build the home of your dreams or hire one of Our Builders to build your new home for you.  If you are interested in purchasing a new home or building a new home near New Orleans, you can Contact Us at 504-364-2350 or E-mail

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Jefferson Parish School District Has Been Given the Go-Ahead

Jefferson Parish school district has been given the go-ahead by the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education to move and expand Jefferson Chamber Foundation Academy.  The growth in the community has also sparked building changes in six other Jefferson Parish schools. These plans will take place for the 2015-16 school year.

  • Laureate Academy will open in Harvey.  This is a charter school that plans to serve kindergarten through eighth grade.  Jefferson Parish School Board will lease the old Harvey Kindergarten building on Sixth Street allowing the charter school to renovate the building.
  • Jefferson RISE will open in Gretna.  This charter school will plan to serve sixth through twelfth grades and will open out of the Believer’s Life Family Church on Lapalco Blvd.
  • Milestone Academy, the Old Jefferson School, will move to the St. James Major Roman Catholic School building in Gentilly and once again become a New Orleans’ charter school.
  • The new immigration center will open up in the existing Milestone Academy location where non-English speaking students will be tested. This center will take the place of the testing area at Bonnabel Magnet Academy High School.
  • St. Ville Elementary in Harvey will re-open after closing 3 years ago due to budget cuts and Fredrick Douglass Elementary in Gretna will re-open and be located at its old Huey P. Long Ave facility.
  • The Adult Education Center which is currently housed at Douglass’ Huey P. Long Ave facility will move to Joseph A. Cuillier Career Center in Marrero.

Plaquemines Parish school district just east of Jefferson Parish has a ranking which is one of the highest in Louisiana and also had the highest passing rate in the metro New Orleans area on the state standardized test in 2014. Even with the stringent new Common Core standards, students overall performance on the test were high enough to move the district up from a B-grade to an A-grade.  The school’s 2014 annual district performance score was 104.8 overall out of 150 compared to a 95 last year.  The district’s 4th grade LEAP scores in 2014 were tied as the highest statewide. Both leaders and teachers in the district are held to a high standard with over 50% of teachers rated highly effective.

Schools in Southeast Louisiana, especially Plaquemines and Jefferson Parishes have progressed over the years since Hurricane Katrina.  The Parks of Plaquemines, a new home community in Belle Chasse, offers its resident families one of the highest rated school districts in Louisiana.  So, if you are planning a move to the Greater New Orleans area, consider The Parks of Plaquemines for your home buying needs.  You can Contact Us at 504-364-2350 or E-mail for more information about our Homes for Sale.

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MAC Shop Gallery Exhibit, July, 2015

MAC Shop Gallery Presents
Tranqui Yanqui Exhibit 


341 Seguin Street
Algiers Point
New Orleans, LA 70114

July, 2015

Wednesdays – Fridays 3pm – 6pm
Saturdays & Sundays 12pm(NOON) – 5pm


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Wednesdays On The Point, July, 2015

Wednesdays On The Point Presents


Algiers Ferry Landing
200 Morgan Street
New Orleans, LA 70114

July 1, 2015 – Jon Cleary and The Monster Gentlemen with Walter “Wolfman” Washington
July 8, 2015 – Bonerama
July 15, 2015 – The Write Brothers
July 22, 2015 – Bag of Donuts July 29, 2015 Amanda Shaw & The Vettes

5:30PM – 8:30PM
Free Event!

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Southern Sportman’s Festival & Expo, July 10 -12, 2015

Southern Sportsman’s Festival & Expo

The Alario Event Center
2000 Segnette Blvd
Westwego, LA 70094

July 10, 2015
2PM -8PM

July 11, 2015
10AM – 8PM

July 12, 2015
10AM – 6PM

Tickets: Adults $10.00, Kids (16&under)/Military $5.00 or 3 Day Pass for $15.00.

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