The city of Gretna, Louisiana is situated in the New Orleans metropolitan area.
The character of Gretna is exemplified by its calm atmosphere. This part of the New Orleans metropolitan area is quiet overall, as there isn't a lot of street noise or city clamor - although that is not the case near the railway line. Lastly, green spaces, such as Gretna City Park and Oakdale Park, are very well-situated and there are a few of them nearby for residents to explore, making it easy to get to them from the majority of locations in Gretna.
Single detached homes are the predominant housing type, representing roughly 60% of the dwellings in Gretna, and the remaining properties are mainly large apartment buildings and small apartment buildings. This city also has a good choice of housing size options; it is quite easy to find properties ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms. The population residing in this part of the New Orleans metropolitan area is evenly split between owners and renters. The majority of the properties in this city were built in the 1960s and 1970s, while the majority of the remaining buildings were constructed pre-1960 and in the 1980s.
In Gretna, home owners will usually be able to get to both primary and secondary schools by walking. Locals can choose between public and private schools at both the elementary and secondary school level. With respect to eating, the closest supermarket in Gretna is generally only a short walk away. Additionally, those who like to dine in restaurants will have a good number of opportunities, and a limited variety of cafes is available as well. It is also a reasonably short distance to a decent variety of clothing stores.
Gretna will draw physically active house buyers as it is quite suitable for walking; many daily errands can be run without the use of a vehicle. The public transit service in this part of the New Orleans metropolitan area is not very frequent. Thankfully, home owners benefit from a few bus lines. On the other hand, Gretna is very car friendly. Parking is quite easy.