Lakeview was first developed on drained swampland and is bordered by water on three sides. Lakeview is a neighborhood of framed cottages, brick ranch houses and bungalows.
Its boundaries are West End Boulevard, Robert E. Lee Boulevard, Orleans Avenue and Florida Avenue. Adjacent to the 1500 acre City Park, the neighborhood boomed in the 1940s.
Lakeview was one of the most Katrina-damaged areas of New Orleans. The efforts to rebuild it are strong and there is a lot of renovation and new construction breathing life back into the neighborhoods. On Harrison Avenue, restaurants and shops are re-emerging. Always civic minded, the neighborhood associations are even stronger now, determined to return their charming, family-oriented neighborhood to its previous glory.