is one of New Orleans’ most quiet, safe, and convenient neighborhoods.
It is characterized by large canopy trees, generous neutral grounds,
a beautiful Beaux Arts entrance, quiet streets, a convenient location,
and an old-fashioned neighborhood atmosphere.
Historically, Fontainebleau is one of New Orleans’ newer neighborhoods,
with its roots stretching only to the turn of the 20th century.
Many of its houses were built during the Craftsman period and
reflect California Bungalow, Mission Revival, and Shingle-Style
influences. Its charm, quiet, safety, and old-fashioned neighborly
atmosphere make it one of New Orleans’ most pleasant neighborhoods.
Located in the Carrollton area near the University Section, Fontainebleau
is defined by its central axis of Fontainebleau Drive. It is bounded
by Walmsley Avenue, Broadway Street, Claiborne Avenue (Highway
90), and Carrollton Avenue.
Fontainebleau's proximity to major thoroughfares makes it an excellent
location for persons who work downtown, at the universities, or
in Jefferson Parish. With Claiborne Avenue as one border, Fontainebleau
is an easy drive to the Central Business District and the French
Quarter. Traveling in the other direction, Claiborne Avenue becomes
Jefferson Highway (Highway 90) and is a convenient, pleasant drive
to Elmwood (with its stores, restaurants, and movie theaters),
Harahan, and River Ridge.
With Carrollton Avenue as another border, Fontainebleau is a short
drive to Interstate 10 (and from there to East New Orleans, Metairie,
or the West Bank), Mid-City, City Park, and on to the University
of New Orleans. Traveling in the other direction on Carrollton
Avenue takes you to the RiverBend shopping and dining area, St.
Charles Avenue, and Audubon Park. Located near the geographical
center of the city, Fontainebleau is half-way to everywhere.
sponsors several ongoing programs, both independently and in partnership
• Quarterly General Membership Programs
• Fontainebleau Police Patrol and Neighborhood Watch
• Fountainhead Newsletter
• FIA-NOLA.org Web Site
• Neighborhood Block Party
• Neighborhood Beautification
• Seasonal Garden Award
• Save our Trees Program
• E-mail Blasts with current neighborhood information
• Strategic Alliances with other neighborhood associations
to e-mail us and let us know that you would like to join.