Small by comparison, the community of Metairie has just enough in common with nearby New Orleans to make it a great place to live, work and play. Both have culture, entertainment and quintessential Louisiana charm to spare. However, Metairie residents prefer a quieter way of life, resolutely reflected in the neighborhoods and activities the area has to offer. Situated between New Orleans and the city of Kenner, where the airport is located, Metairie residents have access to all the big city perks, including the French Quarter, Rivertown, the Superdome, the airport and much more. This proximity also pays off for career-minded residents, with plenty of opportunities in and around Metairie in all types of industries, especially healthcare, technology, education and transportation. The booming economy has turned Metairie into the most populated of Jefferson Parish’s communities, as well as one of the largest unincorporated communities in the U.S. Currently, Metairie homes for sale are listed at a median price of $279,000. Homes for sale in Metairie can be found in all types of neighborhoods, from historic 1920s-era Old Metairie to the newer, family friendly developments that pepper the outlying areas.
Situated on the southern shore of Lake Pontchartrain, Metairie is not surprisingly a hotbed for outdoor activities, like fishing, birding and cycling. In fact, Lake Pontchartrain is not a lake at all, but the United States’ largest inland estuary, and it boasts some of the most picture-perfect scenery in the region! Another gem of the area is Lafreniere Park, which is a whopping 155 acres worth of lagoons, playgrounds, athletic fields, jogging paths and boating opportunities. Any given day will find Metairie residents of all ages enjoying this well-tended public amenity. Don’t forget to check the park’s full schedule of seasonal events and concerts, especially during the holiday months! Indeed, Metairie residents know how to party, thanks to the influence of neighboring New Orleans, but they tend to do it with a little more of a family flair in mind. Every year, Mardi Gras sees any number of parades lining the streets, and there’s even a “Family Gras” component to keep people of all ages happy and appropriately entertained!
Metairie residents also tend to have tons of enthusiasm for the home team, whether it be the New Orleans Saints, whose training facility and headquarters are located in the city, or the New Orleans Zephyrs minor league baseball team, which also calls Metairie home.