Welcome to the ‘Big Easy!’

Living In New Orleans
City Information

As the birthplace of jazz, it is nearly impossible to walk down the street without hearing the sound of brass instruments from local musicians. New Orleans can easily be explored by foot. Frenchmen Street is the epicenter of live music with a number of great venues. The Riverwalk Marketplace is known for fresh beignets, and the French Quarter is known for the best gumbo in town. Every week, there are festivals with free food and concerts. New Orleans has a rich culture and history. There are plenty of opportunities to learn about the city through swamp tours, outdoor activities, and volunteering. 

Living in New Orleans
Housing

Average rent for AmeriCorps members is between $400-$600/month. AmeriCorps members typically live in apartments or houses in Mid-City, Uptown/Garden District, Fairgrounds, Treme-Lafitte, Broadmoor, and Milan. 

Living In New Orleans
Transportation

Public transportation is unreliable and does not support AmeriCorps members’ schedules. AmeriCorps members are highly encouraged to have a personal vehicle or carpool with teammates.
Useful New Orleans Links

Visit New Orleans
What to do in New Orleans
News & Events Calendar
SNAP: Food Assistance
Apartment Finder
Roommate Finder 

Fun Things to Do

●    Indulge at Cafe Du Monde with a cup of coffee and fresh beignets coated with powdered sugar
●    Check out the French Quarter Jazz Festival; Louisiana's largest free music event 
●    Check out this list of 50 free and affordable things to do
●    Wander through the Garden District and take in the historic architecture
●    Swing by Lafayette Park on Wednesdays from 5-7 PM for free concerts, April to June
●    Visit the Lower Ninth Ward post-Katrina to learn about the neighborhood’s devastation and how it is being rebuilt
●    Discover the best gumbo the city has to offer