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(all data current as of 5/25/2017)
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This relatively low-profile and largely unknown part of the city is home to some of New Orleans’ nicest homes and despite being pretty low on the radar, Lakewood is in the middle of and surrounded by such better-known places as Bucktown, Old Metairie, Lakeview and Mid City. Access to this area is tricky to figure out, but once understood, this area offers very convenient access to many other parts of New Orleans and Metairie.
Originally, the area was comprised largely of land that belonged to the Hazeur plantation and while it switched hands a couple times, for the most part afterwards the Friedrichs Family had a large ownership of the areas until the 1920s. In the 1930s the area was ready for development and by the 1950s many single family homes had been built, making the area a true “subdivision” of New Orleans. Much of the area had prior been used as a golf course that was later converted for use in the city’s interstate system. The golf course then moved across the river and is now the Lakewood Golf Course in Gretna. There are around 800 homes in the area today, some of which are beautiful examples of Mid-Century Modern architecture.
There is much confusion about the boundaries of the Lakewood neighborhood and Country Club Gardens neighborhood, but here is the general idea…
The Lakewood subdivision is divided into “Lakewood North” and “Lakewood South.” Lakewood North is bounded between the beginning of Veterans Blvd to the North and the I-10/ I-610 interstate split. Lakewood South is bounded to the north by the I-10/ I-610 split, and to the south by the railroad tracks that divide Metairie Cemetery and Lake Lawn Park Cemetery. South of these railroad tracks, going all the way to Palmetto St (just past Metairie Road), is the Country Club Gardens neighborhood. The east and west boundaries for both subdivisions roughly are the cemeteries/ country club to the east and the 17th Street canal to the west. (Reading this while looking at the map will make much more sense!)
Longue Vue House and Gardens
This classic, revival-style home with 20 bedrooms is an architecturally and historically important home that is open for tours to the public and has a great collection of antique furnishings, arts, ceramics, carpets and 8 beautiful, elaborate gardens, including an interactive Discovery Garden – great for children! Longue Vue House and Gardens is an educational resource that can give an elegant glimpse of a very different time and lifestyle in our nation’s history.
New Orleans Country Club
The New Orleans Country Club is probably best known to the public as a great wedding venue – one that provides ample and comfortable space to spread out, great food and drinks, good music, all in an elegant, charming, and very Southern atmosphere. For members of the club, it has a nice golf course, pool, dining facilities, a bar, and an ambiance that can’t be beat!
The Country Club Gardens Association and the Lakewood Property Owner’s Associations are both good ways to help contribute to the safety and well-being of the area.