The Central Business District (CBD) of New Orleans is one of the area’s most important destinations in the city.
Part of the plantation allotted to the city’s founder, founder Jean Baptiste LeMoyne Sieur de Bienville, in 1719 the CBD has been part of New Orleans from the beginning. Starting as a finance and culture center, the area evolved over the early-to-mid 1800s to a center for religion, hotels and the St. Charles Theater. The 1960s saw an industrial boom as the historic marketplace expanded to meet the needs of emerging business. Soon, the CBD became home to high-rise office towers that joined the well-established arts and history of the community.
The arts and business sectors now go hand-in-hand in the community after years of clashing over the preservation of New Orleans’ historic architecture. Residents of the city are united in keeping the old era charm of the city while embracing the modern boom the city undergoes. Today, when you walk around the CBD you are sure to find history and vibrant commercial centers. Whether you seek a slice of history or a bowl of gumbo with lunch, the CBD has it for you. Be sure to visit CBD standouts like the Aquarium of the Americas, Harrah’s Casino, and an incredible shopping experience at Canal Place.
Whether you are looking for home or business real estate, be sure to consider the Central Business District. Contact us at (504) 828-9700 for more information and listings in the area.