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Abita Springs

Abita Springs
Abita Springs

Beauty & Brews

Originally a Choctaw village, Abita Springs is a quiet, eclectic town known for lush greenery and friendly residents.

Regionally famous as the home of the Abita Brewing Company, it’s a popular destination for its brewery tours and tastings. The beer is brewed from the mineral water pumped from the springs which give the town its name. As a perfect complement to the brewery, Abita Springs is well served by bike trails and sidewalks which access the beautifully landscaped town center.

Walkability

Car-Dependent

Average Home Price

$181,200

Commute Time to Airport

1 hour average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

1 hour average drive

Covington

Covington
Covington

Charming, family-friendly and filled with outdoor recreation

Nestled between three winding rivers, Covington was long a sleepy, Southern railroad town. However, it grew quickly after the 1956 opening of the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway Bridge, with those looking for a more suburban lifestyle outside of the city.

Now bustling with many modern amenities, Covington is perfect for families in search of high-quality schools and access to numerous outdoor recreational opportunities, such as biking, canoeing and kayaking, hiking, camping, and more. With a quaint, historic downtown dating back to 1813, it is one of the region’s most charming cities.

Walkability

Car-Dependent

Average Home Price

$217,500

Commute Time to Airport

50 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

50 minutes average drive

Madisonville

Madisonville
Madisonville

Waterfront living

Madisonville is a beautiful community located along the delta of the Tchefuncte River, where the winding stream flows into Lake Pontchartrain.

It has a rich history of boating and is home to the Louisiana Maritime Museum. The waterfront features multiple antique shops, cafés, and restaurants in a quaint and walkable district. With less than 1,000 residents, it maintains a close-knit, small-town feel, just minutes from the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway.

Walkability

Somewhat Walkable

Average Home Price

$261,400

Commute Time to Airport

45 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

45 minutes average drive

Mandeville

Mandeville
Mandeville

Enriched in history

Mandeville is the oldest community in St. Tammany Parish. This historic small town was founded initially as a weekend getaway for well-to-do New Orleanians.

Now a cultured and beautiful city, the community continues to be a popular option for families due to its outstanding schools, kid-friendly focus, and emphasis on outdoor recreation. Mandeville features a walkable downtown, and the only beach access along the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain.

Walkability

Somewhat Walkable

Average Home Price

$253,000

Commute Time to Airport

45 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

40 minutes average drive

Slidell

Slidell
Slidell

Modern and Walkable

The largest community in St. Tammany Parish, Slidell– also known as “the Camellia City” – brims with Southern hospitality.

It attracts many new residents looking for affordable suburban living a quick drive across the Twin Spans from New Orleans. With a walkable and historic downtown, and many modern amenities, including a mall and nationally franchised restaurants, it has become one of the most popular commuter communities. Slidell also offers an abundance of waterfront real estate along the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain.

Walkability

Car-Dependent

Average Home Price

$153,300

Commute Time to Airport

45 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

40 minutes average drive

Arabi

Arabi
Arabi

One of America's prettiest places

Just across the parish line from New Orleans, the quiet community of Arabi was once known for its rollicking nightlife as the site of numerous casinos and speakeasies.

Now a thriving community of artists and young professionals seeking more affordable housing, residents enjoy the city’s quiet, tree-lined streets and close proximity to downtown New Orleans, a mere six-mile commute away.

Walkability

Somewhat Walkable

Average Home Price

$259,000

Commute Time to Airport

35 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

20 minutes average drive

Chalmette

Chalmette
Chalmette

The friendliest community outside of the city

The distinct accent and warm personality give away Chalmette residents as soon as you meet them.

Although located just minutes from downtown New Orleans, Chalmette has a cozy, small-town feel, with many residents having spent their whole lives in the community. The site of the War of 1812’s Battle of New Orleans, this area’s monuments and cemeteries are paradise for history buffs. As the largest community in St. Bernard Parish, it also is a popular jumping-off point for hunting trips and fishing charters.

Walkability

Car-Dependent

Average Home Price

$175,000

Commute Time to Airport

30 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

20 minutes average drive

Hammond

Hammond
Hammond

Vibrant atmosphere and cultural meca

With Southeastern Louisiana University – the state’s third largest public university – located in the heart of historic downtown Hammond, this small community has the vibrant atmosphere of a college town.

As Tangipahoa’s largest city, it is a regional draw for residents of the surrounding rural communities, boasting museums, arts centers, theaters, numerous restaurants, and a thriving nightlife.

Walkability

Car-Dependent

Average Home Price

$155,400

Commute Time to Airport

45 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

1 hour average drive

Pontchatoula

Pontchatoula
Pontchatoula

An antiques, crafts and strawberry lovers dream

Although Ponchatoula experienced an influx of new residents in the last several years, the city still maintains a close-knit atmosphere.

Volunteerism is high and neighbors are known to look out for each other. The city has outstanding antiques stores and a strong crafts community. It also is home to the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival, the second largest festival in Louisiana, and a national draw.

Walkability

Somewhat Walkable

Average Home Price

$165,500

Commute Time to Airport

40 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

55 minutes average drive

Belle Chasse

Belle Chasse
Belle Chasse

Perfect for outdoor buffs

The name Belle Chasse is French for “beautiful hunting,” as the rich abundance of wildlife nearby makes it one of the most popular communities for outdoor enthusiasts.

Also home to the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, Belle Chasse has recently experienced a population boom with new residents attracted to its family-friendly subdivisions and excellent public schools.

Walkability

Car-Dependent

Average Home Price

$278,400

Commute Time to Airport

30 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

30 minutes average drive

Bogalusa

Bogalusa
Bogalusa

The home of blues music royalty

Originally a lumber town built by the Great Southern Lumber Company, Bogalusa– which derives from the Choctaw Indian term for “dark water”– offers a laid-back lifestyle in the piney woods of Washington Parish.

The birthplace of legendary blues icon Professor Longhair and Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Yusef Komunyakaa, “Bogie” celebrates its musical roots annually with the Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival, in addition to hosting Festival in the Park.

Walkability

Car-Dependent

Average Home Price

$89,000

Commute Time to Airport

1 hour 20 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

1 hour 20 minutes average drive

Franklinton

Franklinton
Franklinton

Year round festivals and small-town charm

Boasting countless acres of farmland, Franklinton is home to the Washington Parish Fair, said to be the “world’s largest free fair,” drawing thousands for live performances and an extensive agricultural exhibit.

Proximity to the Bogue Chitto State Park also makes Franklinton an immensely popular regional destination for water sports, including boating and tubing.

Walkability

Car-Dependent

Average Home Price

$102,800

Commute Time to Airport

1 hour 25 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

1 hour 20 minutes average drive

Gramercy

Gramercy
Gramercy

Views for days

Gramercy is home to the famous Zapp's Potato Chips.

Originally an Indian and French settlement and trading post, Gramercy was designated the Colonial Sugar National Historic District by the National Parks Service. The town is a beautiful place to live with spectacular views of the Mississippi River and small town charm.

Walkability

Somewhat Walkable

Average Home Price

$128,000

Commute Time to Airport

35 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

1 hour average drive

CBD/Warehouse District

CBD/Warehouse District
CBD/Warehouse District

The economic heartbeat of Louisiana

Combining skyscrapers, low-rise condominiums, and chic, repurposed lofts, the Central Business District (CBD) and adjacent Warehouse District provide a myriad of opportunities for both cosmopolitan and family living.

The economic heartbeat of Louisiana, you’ll find headquarters and regional offices for multiple, large corporations – including DXC – in the CBD. Many of the nation’s top restaurants, world-class sporting facilities, theaters and music venues, noted art galleries, and the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center are all located within this trendy community.

Walkability

Walker's Paradise

Average Home Price

$458,600

Commute Time to Airport

20 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

Adjacent to Downtown

French Quarter

French Quarter
French Quarter

Crescent City in the early days

As New Orleans’ oldest and most historic district, the French Quarter is a National Historic Landmark.

While it is the city’s primary tourist destination, beyond Bourbon Street lies a very distinctive neighborhood environment. From its slate tile sidewalks to beautiful wrought iron balconies, this neighborhood calls to those looking for a truly unique way of life. You’ll find world-class shopping, dining, and nightlife alongside street performers, fortune tellers, and horse-drawn carriages. Compact and conveniently located, the beautifully restored homes and businesses help paint a picture of life in the early days of the Crescent City.

Walkability

Walker's Paradise

Average Home Price

$405,800

Commute Time to Airport

25 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

Adjacent to Downtown

Garden District

Garden District
Garden District

Peaceful ambience, lavish gardens and grand mansions

Large Victorian and Greek Revival homes are the landmarks of the famously historic Garden District neighborhood, located near downtown New Orleans.

Beautiful, old homes with large lawns and sprawling oak trees make picturesque streets for strolling. The romance of the Garden District is supported by several of the city’s top restaurants, specialty shops, and historic cemeteries.

Walkability

Very Walkable

Average Home Price

$715,200

Commute Time to Airport

20 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

8 minutes average drive

Lakeview

Lakeview
Lakeview

Up and coming neighbourhood

Bordered on the north by Lake Pontchartrain, Lakeview features many newer homes in a variety of architectural styles.

Experiencing a real estate boom over the last five years, the neighborhood has developed substantially, now offering specialty shops, neighborhood bars, and locally celebrated restaurants centered around its main thoroughfare, Harrison Avenue.

Walkability

Somewhat Walkable

Average Home Price

$400,200

Commute Time to Airport

13 minute average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

10 minutes average drive

Marigny

Marigny
Marigny

The home of live musical performances

Considered the artistic and bohemian hub of New Orleans, the Marigny and Bywater neighborhoods are popular with artists, musicians, and other offbeat residents.

Home to Frenchmen Street, arguably the region’s most popular corridor for live musical performances, you’ll find colorful Creole cottages, and a variety of independently owned shops, restaurants, cafés, and galleries.

Walkability

Walker's Paradise

Average Home Price

$371,900

Commute Time to Airport

20 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

12 minutes average drive

Mid-City

Mid-City
Mid-City

Perfection in the art of living

Located in the center of metropolitan New Orleans, Mid-City is a popular neighborhood featuring multiple historic architectural styles and a diverse mix of residents.

Bayou St. John runs through Mid-City, and provides a backdrop of kayaking, canoeing, and picnics along the grassy shore. Along with its proximity to City Park, these unique recreational assets make Mid-City one of the best communities for active residents.

Walkability

Very Walkable

Average Home Price

$304,800

Commute Time to Airport

16 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

10 minutes average drive

New Orleans East

New Orleans East
New Orleans East

Where new architecture and new hope arises

Conveniently located between Downtown New Orleans and Slidell across the lake, New Orleans East is home to NASA’s Michoud Assembly facility, the Lakefront Airport, the Audubon Louisiana Nature Center, and Joe Brown Memorial Park.

Developed in the 1960s and 1970s, the many subdivisions and gated communities of “The East” provide easy access to both I-10 and the old, scenic Highway 90. The area also comprises Bayou Sauvage National Wildlife Refuge, the nation’s third largest federal park located within a city’s limits.

Walkability

Car-Dependent

Average Home Price

$165,000

Commute Time to Airport

30 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

25 minutes average drive

Carrollton

Carrollton
Carrollton

Full of character and charm

At the end of the St. Charles Avenue Streetcar line, the Riverbend community is fast-growing, and popular with young professionals and families.

Centered around Oak Street, there are many vibrant shops, bars, and restaurants which provide the neighborhood with character and charm. Neighborhood assets like the annual Po-Boy Festival enhance the community feel as well.

Walkability

Very Walkable

Average Home Price

$189,000

Commute Time to Airport

20 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

15 minutes average drive

Uptown

Uptown
Uptown

Gracious and gentle beauty

Home to Tulane and Loyola universities, Uptown is a community that combines the energy of a college town with the refined culture of old New Orleans.

Showcasing all different architectural styles both old and new, and modern shops and amenities, it is one of the region’s most in-demand real estate locations. Uptown also features a high concentration of K-12 schools, from public, to Catholic, to private.

Walkability

Very Walkable

Average Home Price

$630,100

Commute Time to Airport

20 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

15 minutes average drive

Broadmoor

Broadmoor
Broadmoor

Nationally recognised historic district

Part of the Carrollton neighborhood in Uptown New Orleans, Broadmoor came to life in the early 20th century to accommodate the city’s rapidly expanding population.

Long a beloved community, popular with families, young professionals, and graduate students at the nearby universities, Broadmoor offers better housing prices than other areas, and is conveniently accessible to Uptown and Downtown New Orleans as well as Mid City and Old Metairie.

Walkability

Somewhat Walkable

Average Home Price

$335,000

Commute Time to Airport

20 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

10 minutes average drive

Irish Channel

Irish Channel
Irish Channel

A city living haven

Named for the immigrants who settled this neighborhood in the 1800s, the Irish Channel is a rapidly gentrifying area known for its funky vibe and tightly packed-in wooden shotgun and Victorian houses.

Situated between Magazine Street and the river, opposite the more opulent Garden District, it is home to the city’s wildly popular St. Patrick’s Day parade, and has become a haven for young professionals and young families who prefer city living with high walkability.

Walkability

Very Walkable

Average Home Price

$512,000

Commute Time to Airport

22 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

12 minutes average drive

Algiers Point

Algiers Point
Algiers Point

Laid-back and cozy

Nestled in the bend of the Mighty Mississippi, which gives the Crescent City its name, Algiers Point offers a quiet, small-town feel just across the river from the big city.

Designated a National Historic District, Algiers Point was the first community founded on the West Bank of New Orleans, and features historic homes, quaint businesses, and tree-lined streets. Noted throughout the city for its laid-back atmosphere, Algiers Point is conveniently accessed by the Crescent City Connection Bridge and a ferry which runs seven days a week.

Walkability

Somewhat Walkable

Average Home Price

$429,000

Commute Time to Airport

25 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

15 minutes average drive

Gentilly

Gentilly
Gentilly

Affordability right outside the city

Home to Dillard University, Southern University at New Orleans (SUNO), the University of New Orleans, and the New Orleans FBI field office, Gentilly is a large suburb that was developed in the early 20th century in the Lakefront area and along the eastern side of City Park.

Historically a strong, middle-class, family-friendly neighborhood, Gentilly has become a hot spot amongst young professionals looking to buy more affordable homes that are a short commute from downtown.

Walkability

Somewhat Walkable

Average Home Price

$178,900

Commute Time to Airport

20 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

15 minutes average drive

English Turn

English Turn
English Turn

Grace and grandeur

Home to football players, doctors, and executives, English Turn Golf and Country Club is one of New Orleans’ most affluent communities.

With a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, the fairway is considered among the most challenging in the state. A swimming pool, tennis courts, restaurant, and a full-service clubhouse make it perfect for families who enjoy spending time outside in a serene and gated setting.

Walkability

Car-Dependent

Average Home Price

$521,950

Commute Time to Airport

35 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

20 minutes average drive

Algiers

Algiers
Algiers

That close-knit neighbourhood feel

Algiers is the only Orleans Parish community located on the West Bank of the Mississippi River.

Located just six miles from downtown New Orleans, Algiers is perfect for first time buyers and big home lovers. It’s a close-knit community where you know your neighbors and a largely suburban neighborhood with easy access to shopping and dining options. While residents rely heavily on vehicle transportation, there are numerous bike paths along the major roads throughout Algiers and along the levee.

Walkability

Somewhat Walkable

Average Home Price

$165,600

Commute Time to Airport

25 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

15 minutes avergage drive

Destrehan

Destrehan
Destrehan

Immerse yourself in the righ history of Louisiana

Destrehan is a residential community centered around the Ormond Country Club.

Largely a commuter community, Destrehan features Civil War reenactments, a nationally noted farmer’s market, and an annual craft fair hosted at the nearby Destrehan Plantation. A large industrial presence in the parish also ensures a strong tax base supporting a top-ranked public school system.

Walkability

Car-Dependent

Average Home Price

$230,400

Commute Time to Airport

15 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

30 minutes average drive

Luling

Luling
Luling

Ready for your dream home

A quiet, residential atmosphere is a hallmark of Luling.

With acres of sprawling space, it has become a popular spot for locals to build their dream home, with many new, state-of-the-art residences popping upon a regular basis. Multiple subdivisions provide outdoor activities and a sense of community for residents. The Hale Boggs Memorial Bridge connects Luling to Destrehan across the river, and is one of the region’s most iconic pieces of infrastructure.

Walkability

Car-Dependent

Average Home Price

$213,300

Commute Time to Airport

15 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

35 minutes average drive

Hahnville

Hahnville
Hahnville

Suburban meets rural

Home of the Alligator Festival, Hahnville is an affordable alternative to city life, with a strong sense of community.

As the seat of St. Charles Parish, Hahnville hosts its own Mardi Gras parades and an exciting fireworks show during the 4th of July. Hahnville High School is the pride of the community, with an outstanding football team that frequently sends players to competitive universities.

Walkability

Car-Dependent

Average Home Price

$179,700

Commute Time to Airport

20 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

40 minutes average drive

Gretna

Gretna
Gretna

A view of the big city

A brief jaunt across the Mississippi from downtown New Orleans, Gretna is home to the Jefferson Parish government and the 24th Judicial Court District.

With parks and a levee that offers sensational views of downtown, it is perfect for those who want to be close to the city, but avoid the clutter of urban living. It also is home to Gretna Festival, one of the region’s most popular events featuring national artists.

Walkability

Somewhat Walkable

Average Home Price

$150,600

Commute Time to Airport

25 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

15 minutes average drive

Harvey

Harvey
Harvey

Choose your lifestyle

Conveniently located between Gretna and Marrero, Harvey is home to the West Bank’s busiest retail corridor – Manhattan Boulevard.

Housing a variety of big box stores, as well as locally owned shops and restaurants, it is a shopping destination visited by residents throughout the parish. From simple ranch-style homes, to large houses on golf courses, Harvey’s diverse neighborhoods provide an array of lifestyle options.

Walkability

Car-Dependent

Average Home Price

$126,200

Commute Time to Airport

30 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

15 minutes average drive

Kenner

Kenner
Kenner

Endless opportunities

A bustling suburb, Kenner grew in population during the 1950s and has consistently remained among Louisiana’s largest cities.

Home to historic Rivertown, Laketown and its accompanying waterfront activities, the Kenner Planetarium, and Lafreniere Park, Kenner offers ample opportunities for work and play. It also is home to Louisiana’s busiest travel hub, the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Walkability

Car-Dependent

Average Home Price

$167,500

Commute Time to Airport

Adjacent to airport

Commute Time to Downtown

25 minutes average drive

Metairie

Metairie
Metairie

Upscale and diverse

The largest community in Jefferson Parish, Metairie is a bustling city with ample amenities.

Veterans Boulevard is the main thoroughfare and home to many national chain stores, restaurants, and the region’s most popular shopping destination, Lakeside Mall. With a variety of neighborhoods, featuring homes at varying price points, Metairie is a great choice for those seeking an active, suburban lifestyle.

Walkability

Somewhat Walkable

Average Home Price

$232,900

Commute Time to Airport

15 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

15 minutes average drive

Old Metairie

Old Metairie
Old Metairie

Opulent and picturesque

Elegant homes, both large and small, can be found on landscaped streets in Old Metairie, an historic and affluent community.

Evolving at the turn of the century as a Jefferson Parish alternative to the most expensive areas in New Orleans, the high-end shops and restaurants along Metairie Road give this community a small-town feel, just a few miles away from the city.

Walkability

Car-Dependent

Average Home Price

$415,000

Commute Time to Airport

15 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

15 minutes average drive

River Ridge

River Ridge
River Ridge

Quality of life

Situated along the Mississippi River, between Harahan and Kenner, River Ridge was once home to several sugar plantations.

Today, it boasts some of the largest lots in Jefferson Parish, complete with mature trees, bucolic neighborhood parks, and a popular bike path that extends along the river’s grassy levee. Developed in the 1960s and 1970s as a bedroom community to New Orleans, River Ridge is a popular choice for families seeking more space, and those who prefer a quiet, low-key quality of life with convenient access to the city.

Walkability

Somewhat Walkable

Average Home Price

$236,400

Commute Time to Airport

15 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

25 minutes average drive

Harahan

Harahan
Harahan

Hugging the banks of the Mississippi River

Harahan and Elmwood are quaint communities located in Jefferson Parish, sitting at the foot of the Huey P. Long Bridge that brings you to the west bank of Jefferson Parish.

The area provides a strong suburban feel conveniently located next to a large number of retail and dining options. Appealing to young professionals, families, and retirees, many residents of the area live in single-family homes, but there are also a number of attractive condominium and apartment complexes. Harahan also has its own police department and fire department.

Walkability

Somewhat Walkable

Average Home Price

$224,800

Commute Time to Airport

20 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

25 minutes average drive

LaPlace

LaPlace
LaPlace

Home to outdoor adventure

Settled by German immigrants in the early 18th century in an area known as the “German Coast,” modern-day LaPlace has become a popular bedroom community for those seeking a suburban lifestyle with numerous parks and reasonable housing costs.

Known as the “Andouille Capital of the World” – thanks to the delicious, local delicacy celebrated annually at its Andouille Festival – LaPlace is strategically located at the intersection of I-10 and I-55, two of the country’s most traveled interstates.

Walkability

Somewhat Walkable

Average Home Price

$148,900

Commute Time to Airport

20 minutes average drive

Commute Time to Downtown

35 minutes average drive