Faubourg St. John, a neighborhood in New Orleans , Louisiana, located just north of Broad Street at the intersection of Orleans Avenue. Faubourg St. John is approximately 75 city blocks in area and has a mean elevation of about one foot above water level . it had been built along what’s referred to as the Esplanade Ridge. The Esplanade Ridge Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.
More than 4,000 residents call Faubourg St. John (originally Faubourg Saint-Jean) home. The word faubourg is French for neighborhood or suburb.
Faubourg St. John is understood for its abundant parks, architecturally-significant homes, museums, the Bayou St. John waterway, and restaurants and shops along Ponce de Leon and Broad Streets.