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.
- 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.
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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