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Lakeview is the section of New Orleans northwest of the city, bordered by water on three of its sides. With Lake Ponchartrain to the north, the 17th Street Canal to the west, and the Orleans Avenue Canal to the east, the New Orleans Lake Area, not surprisingly, boasts a large sailing and boating community. In fact, it is served by two yacht clubs: the New Orleans Yacht Club and the Southern Yacht Club.

Aside from water, the area has two large parks: the New Basin Canal Park and City Park. The Lakefront area also plays home to the historic West End neighborhood and community. Though it was formerly undeveloped swamp land, widespread residential development after World War II dotted the area predominantly with bungalow-style housing.