Welcome to Garden, Lower Garden & Central City
As one proceeds south along the curve of the Mississippi River, the streets become tree-lined and the houses considerably grander. When you tire of craning back to take in multiwing mansions, you're in the Garden and Lower Garden Districts, the beginning of New Orleans’ ‘American Sector’ (so named because it was settled after the Louisiana Purchase). This is a place of leafy, bucolic splendor and considerable wealth – and wealth disparities. Nearby Central City's main thoroughfare, Oretha Castle Haley Blvd, is undergoing a fitful but steady renaissance following years of neglect.