Background

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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