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Lakeview - Town vs. County Stats

Lakeview - Town vs. County Stats

Avg Price in Lakeview: $599,200/Co. / County Avg $495,900


Avg Sq. Ft. in Lakeview: 2,727/Co. / County Avg 1,973


Avg Price per/ft2 in Lakeview: $220/Co. / County Avg $251


Avg Walkscore in Lakeview: 54 / County Avg 66


Avg Year Built in Lakeview: 1984/Co. / County Avg 1961


Avg Days on Website in Lakeview: 93/Co. / County Avg 113


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The Lakeview neighborhood has a wealth of history. As of the late 1700s, when Spain controlled Louisiana, the area was bought by the famous commissioner of St. Louis Cathedral, Don Andres Almonestery Roxas. In later times, Lakeview was owned by a Scotsman, Alexander Milne. The New Basin Canal, which is a crucial artery to what is now Lakeview, was built by hand by Irish immigrants who died by the thousands digging the canal in the 1830s. The canal was used to transport materials to and from Lake Pontchartrain past West End. In the late 1800s, Spanish Fort and West End became popular amusement resorts.
Today, West End is home to great seafood restaurants and the Southern Yacht Club, which is the second oldest of its kind in the US. In the 1950s the New Basin Canal was closed and filled. City Park, one of the largest city parks in the country and home to gorgeous oaks, is one of the greatest assets for residents of Lakeview/Lakefront. City Park is home to The New Orleans Museum of Art and golf courses.
Lakeview was developed by Charles Louque, who in 1887 opened the New Orleans Land Company and purchased 2,615 acres of what is Lakeview today. The first homes in the community were constructed at the turn of the century. East and west Lakeshore, Lake Vista, Lake Terrace and Lake Oaks became subdivisions of the area and most of the homes were built in the 1950s.
As of the US census of 2010, there were 6,394 people, 2,672 households and 1,566 families residing in the neighborhood. Lakeview is bounded by the 17th Street Canal on the west, Bayou Saint John on the east, Lakefront subdivisions to the north (and greater/more common Lake Pontchartrain to the north) and City Park on the south.
Sources: Wikipedia 2013, US Census 2010, "Lakeview Neighborhood". Greater New Orleans Community Data Center.