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
- 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.
Information contained on this site is believed to be reliable; yet, users of this web site are responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness, currency, or suitability of all information. Neither the New Orleans Metropolitan Association of REALTORS®, Inc. nor the Gulf South Real Estate Information Network, Inc. makes any representation, guarantees, or warranties as to the accuracy completeness, currency or suitability of the information provided. They specifically disclaim any and all liability for all claims and damages that may result from providing information to be used on the web site, or the information which it contains, including any websites maintained by third parties, which may be linked to this web site.
The information being provided is for the consumer's personal, non-commercial use, and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties which consumers may be interested in purchasing. The user of this site is granted permission to copy a reasonable and limited number of copies to be used in satisfying the purposes identified in the preceding sentence.
By using this site, you signify your agreement with and acceptance of these terms and conditions. If you do not accept this policy, please do not use this site in any way. Your continued use of this site, and/or its affiliates' sites, following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes, regardless of whether you are provided with additional notice of such changes.