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The quintessential Louisiana community, Marrerro features acres of pristine swampland, moss-covered trees and friendly residents. Largely inhabited by families, this residential community features regional and national brands, as well as mom-and-pop restaurants and shops.

Marrero, located just across the river from New Orleans, has plenty of affordable housing and developable land. For those who enjoy the outdoors, the southern part of town borders the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, and there are impressive, scenic properties that can be bought for extremely reasonable prices.

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Arts & Culture
Marrero has a proud tradition of performing arts. Many area residents belong to different Krewes that roll in various parades in the heart of New Orleans during Mardi Gras, and there are several dance and performance arts studios in town that work with students young and old alike.

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Marrero is a quiet town, but there are hot spots for nights out. The Bayou Barn is a casual, open-air dance hall and catering facility located on Bayou des Familles. The facility is available for live music venues, private event rental, weddings, and corporate parties.

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Marrero has some of the best swamp preserves in all of South Louisiana. There are two: Bayou Segnette State Park and Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Reserve, which features the Barataria Reserve 23,000 acres of explorable wetlands and wildlife. Lovers of the outdoors will find limitless opportunities for hiking, kayaking, bird watching, and exploring these protected wetlands. The Bayou Segnette State Park is the starting point for the annual Tour de Jefferson family bike ride. With four different routes to choose from, the whole family can participate.

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Marrero, while close to an urban hub, has a much more residential (at times almost rural) feel. It's widely regarded as a safe place to make a home. Marrero is protected by the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office, a police department known for its community engagement and civic pride.

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Marrero offers two Jefferson Parish public high schools and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans operates an all-boys school and an all-girls school. Other private schools can be found throughout the West Bank of Jefferson Parish or across the Mississippi River in New Orleans or Metairie.

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Most people choose to drive or take public transportation.

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