West End, a part of New Orleans, Louisiana, is on the banks of Lake Pontchartrain. West End is encompassed on the east by West End Boulevard, the north by the lake, on the east by Orpheum Avenue, and on the south by Veterans Boulevard.
West End homes are exclusive. Home values are almost double the median value for the city of New Orleans. Condos and apartments are also priced higher. A prime and prized location for New Orleans, West End has larger homes and more configurations of apartments and condos than any other part of New Orleans.
Originally built as a resort, West End is known for seafood restaurants, boating and marinas, and night life. More and more of the area is being developed to take advantage of the water front, with the emphasis on making it easy to walk to any of the shopping or entertainment venues located in the West End.
New Orleans was originally founded in 1718 by the French, which is still reflected in the culture and architecture of the city. The city is known for the celebration of Mardi Gras, and the most famous and exciting place to be for the party is in the French Quarter, built nearly 300 years ago. Jazz, restaurants, and night clubs are a common part of the landscape for the West End area, and the residents wouldn’t want it any other way.
West End sports fans keep busy there, too. In the fall, they have a party every week or so in the Superdome to watch their beloved Super Bowl champion Saints play in the National Football League. The National Basketball Association boasts the New Orleans Hornets. The Zephyrs play baseball in Downtown New Orleans, just five minutes from the neighborhood of West End.