Jefferson is a parish situated in the New Orleans metropolitan area, which is part of Louisiana, United States.
Since there are few pedestrians, Jefferson is relatively quiet; however noise levels are higher closer to one of the railway lines. It is occasionally difficult to access public green spaces in the parish since they aren't well-spread out. Despite that, there are a few parks close by for residents to enjoy.
The proportions of home owners and renters are about even. In this parish, most of the dwellings are single detached homes, and the rest of the dwellings are mainly large apartment buildings and duplexes. This part of the New Orleans metropolitan area experienced its main housing boom before the 1960s, so most of the available housing is from this era. This parish has quite a good choice of unit sizes, ranging from lofts to four or more bedrooms.
Both primary and secondary schools are easy to reach on foot from anywhere in Jefferson. Along with public schools, there are private elementary and high schools. Concerning food, it is typically an option for property owners in Jefferson to do their groceries on foot. Additionally, Jefferson is a good place in which to eat out, and residents benefit from a few cafes as well.
Driving is a great transportation option in Jefferson. The majority of properties for sale are a rather short car ride from the closest highway, and coming across a parking spot is easy. In contrast, commuting by public transit is very hard in this parish. Traveling by foot is not very popular in Jefferson, even though many daily errands can be run without having to use a vehicle.