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By The Clouse Team | Broker in New Orleans, LA

Metairie, Louisiana Real Estate and Community Info.

Metairie, Louisiana Real Estate and Community Info.

Full of rich history and undeniable charm, the town of Metairie, Louisiana is the oldest suburb of New Orleans and is located in Jefferson Parish County. Metairie is a French word for farm and that’s exactly what most of Metairie real estate was developed into during the early 18th century. Today, Metairie real estate is a mix of modern affluent residential neighborhoods and quaint historic districts. Metairie residents enjoy sitting next door to one of America’s most famous and culturally influential cities, but are also infatuated with the eclectic blend of shopping and dining options and enjoyable recreation in Metairie.

Shopping and Dining

Metairie real estate has seen an emerging shopping and dining scene develop in the last thirty years. Although the suburb has become more commercial in recent years, it hasn’t sacrificed its history or natural beauty; notably, the Central Business District of Metairie is located near scenic Lake Ponchartrain on Causeway Blvd. The Lakeside Shopping Center is located within the Business District and is not only one of the oldest and largest malls in the New Orleans metropolitan area, but is one of the most shopped. With over 120 stores and four premier restaurants, Lakeside is sure to have what shoppers are looking for.

If Metairie is known for anything, it would have to be its authentic Creole cuisine and its exciting nightlife. The local flavors of Acme Oyster House and Krantz Seafood and Po-Boys may stand out from the crowd, but Metairie also has a wide variety of culinary tastes, including Chinese bistros, coffee houses and diners. Metairie also has its own “Fat City” an area representing the region’s Mardi Gras culture that boasts popular local nightclubs and bars.

Parks and Recreation

Metairie residents know how to have a good time and relax now and then. The suburb provides a wide array of activities to keep families busy, including several playgrounds and parks for children to explore. Bright Playground, Delta Playground and Cleary Playground are just a few that provide organized sports leagues and other youth programs. Local parks, like Lafreniere Park also include small playgrounds, but come along with plenty of other amenities and activities. Lafreniere features a Frisbee golf course, boating docks, a two-mile jogging path, exercise centers and 155 acres of space. Sports fans will be thrilled to know that Metairie is the home of a Triple-A minor league baseball team as well, the New Orleans Zephyrs.


Condos, apartments and single-family homes are plentiful and affordable in Metairie. Old Metairie is the suburb’s historic district and features townhomes and single-family homes at a variety of price points. There are more affluent areas with higher priced homes and more amenities as well. The current median home value is around $260,000, as the Metairie real estate market has stayed strong. Whether you are looking for a classic or modern home, Metairie real estate features outstanding diversity and quality.

Schools, Health, Transportation

Metairie is served by the Jefferson Parish School System, which is the largest in the state. The two public high schools in the area are East Jefferson High School and Grace King High School. East Jefferson prides itself on its music program, as its band is called “The Miracle Band from Warrior Land.”

Metairie does not have its own hospital, but there are several within just five miles. The Ochsner Foundation Hospital is the closest, as it is three miles from Metairie in New Orleans. There is another Ochsner facility in Kenner, the Ochsner Medical Center, which is only five miles from Metairie. The facilities not only provide great care for their patients, but are also some of the largest providers of employment in the New Orleans Metropolitan Area.

Public transit is Metairie is provided by JeT, also known as Jefferson Transit. JeT provides excellent service, but not on Sundays or late at night. Metairie has convenient highway access, allowing residents to travel quickly and easily to neighboring areas, including Kenner and New Orleans. The Louis Armstrong International Airport is also close by in Kenner, providing airline travel for New Orleans Metro residents.

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home, give us a call at (504) 427-3899 or send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.

The Clouse Team
Realty Executives, SELA
Ken Clouse 504-432-4262
Rose Clouse 504-427-3899
Office 985-307-1058
13592 River Road, Ste 6
Destrehan, LA 70047

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