There’s a reason they call it Central…
Food & Drink
- Peche won the James Beard Foundation Best New Restaurant and Best Chef for the Southern region.
- Cochon was named one of the country’s most important restaurants by Bon Appétit.
- Root, open til 2AM on weekends, was named one of America’s 9 Killer Late-Night Bites by Zagat.
- The city’s trendiest bars including craft-cocktail bar Cellar Door, and Capdeville, stomping grounds for entrepreneurs at neighboring coworking space Launch Pad have emerged as the place to see and be seen.
- Swing by Krewe du Optic’s flagship store, where even Beyonce has dropped in to shop.
- There are over 1,000 butterflies fluttering around The Audubon Insectarium. Remember to check your pockets before you exit!
- More than 4,000 pieces at The Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
- 89,000 lbs of freedom in the form of warplanes hanging from the ceiling at the National WWII Museum
- 3,000,000,000+ beignets: enough to fill the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. That’s A LOT of powdered sugar!
Learn why New Orleans was named by Forbes as America’s Biggest Brain Magnet
The CBD is home to New Orleans Entrepreneur Week, often called the Mardi Gras of Entrepreneurs.
There has been a 25% increase of millenials in New Orleans in the past five years.
The New Orleans BioInnovation Center and Idea Village incubators are a major part of this change. Combined, they’ve provided
- Direct support to 4,600+ entrepreneurs.
- Educator alumni that create over $155+ million economic impact annually.
- Helped create 100+ companies and 250+ high-wage jobs
- Supported startups that raised over $85 million in funding
Louisiana is one of the flattest states in the U.S., but CBD workers tower over everyone else in “The Boot”.
- Working at the top of One Shell Square? You’re a full 162 feet above someone standing on Driskill Mountain, Louisiana’s highest natural point.
Rooftop pools are just the start…
Forbes named New Orleans the top city where working-age Americans are moving, topping Miami and San Antonio.
Many upscale apartments and condominiums are in historical buildings with futuristic amenities, like the 3D movie screening room at the Four Winds.
New bike lanes & a Walk Score of 93 means you can get anywhere you want on two feet or two wheels.
The CBD is home to Canal Street. Originally designed by the French centuries ago, Canal St. remains the widest street in America!