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Neighborhoods Row 2

Kenner

Kenner is Louisiana’s sixth largest city, occupying a total area of approximately 15.2 square miles, and boasting a population of more than 66,000 permanent residents.

In the past, the area served as the home of the Tchoupitoulas Native Americans. The area right beside the Mississippi River was where the Europeans first set foot in Louisiana. Kenner’s early stages as a city can be traced back to the late 1950s, when developers started subdividing the area, draining and filling the marshes located in the northern half of the city.

Today, Kenner residents enjoy a great quality of life, in a community with beautiful surroundings, a healthy business environment, a rich cultural history, and plenty of museums, parks and playgrounds, and outdoor concerts and seasonal events.

Quick Facts

  • The Louis Armstrong International Airport, which serves as New Orleans’ international airport, is located in Kenner.
  • The historic district of Rivertown is a popular area that features plenty of shops, landmarks, and museums. Here you’ll find numerous attractions like Kenner’s Heritage Park, the Rivertown Repertory Center, Kenner’s Planetarium & Science Museum, and more.
  • Kenner is home to the Pontchartrain Center, a sprawling 4,600-seat multi-purpose arena that has served as the venue for many concerts, sporting events, conventions, trade shows, and other events since 1991.
  • The Jefferson Parish Department of Transit Administration is in charge of public transportation in Kenner. They operate Jefferson Transit, a bus service which enables commuters to reach different points in Kenner, Metairie, New Orleans, and other locations.

Real Estate

If you’re thinking about moving to Kenner, a wide selection of exceptional homes is available. Choose from comfortable two to three-bedroom bungalows, apartments and condos in charming tree-lined streets, and spacious traditional-style homes that enjoy picturesque golf course views. There are plenty of vacant lots and land as well, where you can build your very own dream home next to lakes, private parks, and walking trails.


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Uptown

A collection of neighborhoods anchored by St. Charles and Jefferson Avenues, Uptown gives off an inviting village atmosphere while packing a lot of punch style-wise. One of the most desirable districts in NOLA, you’ll find a varied collection of local businesses, antique shops, and well-preserved historic homes in this area. Described as a “self-contained residential world,” Uptown is situated upriver from the Pontchartrain Expressway and the Garden District, on the east bank of the Mississippi. On most days, it’s a gracious and serene neighborhood, but Uptown transforms come Mardi Gras when its shady trees are festooned with beads, lending mystery and color.

Quick Facts

  • Uptown’s Audubon Park, which was named after famed naturalist John James Audubon, is one of the most beautiful green spaces in the city. The park is home to a prominent rookery called Bird Island, where you can find several species of birds, including great egrets, and yellow-crowned night herons. The park also features a jogging path, tennis courts, park stables, playgrounds, and a pool.
  • Two institutions of higher learning are found within Uptown. Tulane University, its campus grounds lush and littered with great oak trees, offers outstanding programs in architecture, law, liberal arts, medicine, and engineering, among others. Located adjacent to Tulane is Loyola University, one of the best colleges in the country.
  • You’ll find plenty of great shopping and dining options along bustling Magazine Street, which stretches around six miles from Uptown all the way to the Garden District. Antique lovers will surely get a treat as this thoroughfare is home to some of the best antique boutiques in the city. Architecture enthusiasts will also enjoy Magazine Street as it is home to structures built in varied styles, from Greek Revival to Victorian cottages.

Real Estate

Housing options in NOLA are as diverse as its population, and the neighborhood of Uptown is no exception. You’ll find grand mansions lining the streets of St. Charles Avenue, while more modest Shotgun homes can be found near the river. Expect to find raised center-hall cottages and double-gallery homes in the area as well.


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River Ridge/Jefferson/Harahan

River Ridge can be found in southeastern Louisiana and is classified under Jefferson Parish and the New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner Metro Area. Easily accessible from the Jefferson Highway, the area was officially named River Ridge in 1974, mainly to avoid confusion and set it apart from the nearby communities of Harahan, Kenner, and Metairie.

The suburb occupies a total area of 2.82 square miles, most of which had many sugar plantations during the 19th century. Today, River Ridge is a place of historical interest and relevance due to its colonial and agricultural past.

Quick Facts

  • Just some of the parks that can be found in River Ridge are Little Farms Park and Jessie Owens Park.
  • River Ridge has plenty of interesting destinations and activities that locals and visitors alike can enjoy. The Old River Road Plantation Adventure is an interesting attraction that will take you through a historical adventure on Old River Road, hailed as one of the creepiest places on earth by Yahoo. You may also try Fly Water Expeditions, where experts will teach you tips and tricks on how to go fly fishing in South Louisiana’s waters.
  •   As of 2014, the suburb has an estimated population of 13,518 people.

Real Estate

During the 1950’s, the development of large-scale suburban communities began in River Ridge. In fact, plenty of veterans who fought in the Second World War bought homes in the area. You will notice that the southern portion of River Ridge, along the Mississippi River is filled with homes, as these were the first patches of land to go during the area’s housing golden age.

Real estate here is predominantly composed of single-family detached homes in quiet suburban communities with a laid-back and quiet lifestyle, far removed from the noise of the city. When it comes to real estate prices, as of 2014, the median cost of homes in River Ridge stands at a very reasonable $200,000.


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Metairie

Just around six miles from New Orleans, Metairie is said to be the first suburb of the state, going back to the 1790s when the French settled in this area.

The community boasts a great deal of Southern history but it’s also modern and developing. It’s also now bigger and better, rebuilt after Hurricane Katrina flooded the neighborhood. Older homes have undergone restoration and new homes continue to be built. The business district is growing. With lower taxes and larger housing lots, it’s easy to see why investing in Metairie is a smart move.

Living in Metairie

There are many activities to enjoy in this New Orleans community. There’s Zephyr Field for sports fans, the best Cajun and Creole restaurants in the country for foodies, a great local scene for music fans, and the 155-acre, feature-filled Lafreniere Park for outdoor enthusiasts.

Plus, residents get to appreciate a laidback lifestyle just a stone’s throw away from the frenzy of downtown New Orleans.

Metairie falls under the Jefferson Parish Public School System with options that include charter, public, private, and parochial schools. With a population of just under 40,000 people, Metairie is a big town with a small-town feel.

Real Estate in Metairie

Housing is diverse in this neighborhood, with homes going for $50,000 to over $1 million. The broad price range has created a demand for all types of residences, including:

  • Single-family homes
  • Condos
  • Townhomes
  • Row homes

As an investment option, a smaller home can be bought and rented out. Or you can buy a home to live in and watch the property’s value appreciate over time as the area continues to stabilize and prosper.

Make the move to this growing Southern neighborhood. Let our team at Elite Southern Realty answer your real estate questions and guide you through the house hunting paces.

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Old Metairie

Touted as one of the most prestigious areas in Louisiana, Old Metairie impresses with grand homes, stunning landscapes, and Southern charm.

Potential homebuyers will also appreciate the broad range of asking prices in Old Metairie.

Living in Old Metairie

With a wealth of reasonably priced homes, the neighborhood attracts homebuyers of all ages and financial means. Young families move into starter homes and begin a life in tranquility, close to big city amenities.

In Old Metairie, the trees are tall, the streets all have sidewalks, and residents who have lived here for decades strive to keep it clean and beautiful. Most of the homes are stately single-family residences, some of which reflect the era in which they were built: the 1920s.

A main road features shops, grocery stores, and coffee houses.

The New Orleans Country Club, featuring lush landscaping, is the private enclave of New Orleans society; it can also be found in Old Metairie.

Real Estate in Old Metairie

The range of home prices varies in Old Metairie just as it does in other cities within New Orleans. There are plenty of smaller, lower priced homes starting below $200,000 and some that go above the million-dollar mark, depending on the upgrades and features the home has at the time.

As in any city, investors love to come in and revitalize some of the homes and streets and Old Metairie has experienced a rebirth in many areas, especially after Hurricane Katrina.

Among the recent residents are doctors, scientists, researchers, and athletes.

Make a move to this historical section of New Orleans and you’ll see why people prefer to stay put rather than leave.

Explore this community with our team of professionals at Elite Southern Realty. We look forward to hearing from you and to helping you find the home you’ve been dreaming of!


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