Welcome to
Jefferson Parish
The largest community in Jefferson Parish, Metairie is a bustling suburb with ample amenities and is less than 10 minutes from the Louis Armstrong International Airport and downtown New Orleans. Veterans Boulevard is the main thoroughfare and home to many national chain stores, restaurants, auto dealerships and the region's most popular shopping mall, Lakeside Shopping Center. With a variety of neighborhoods, featuring homes at varying price points, Metairie is a great choice.
This diverse community has housing options for everyone; multi-family homes, starter homes, condos and magnificent mansions are all on the market in Metairie. An assortment of available housing within a variety of price ranges makes Metairie a popular destination for any family looking to live, work and raise a family in Jefferson Parish.

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Arts & Culture
Strategically placed throughout Metairie, especially along Veterans Boulevard, this New Orleans suburb offers public art and sculptures by local artists in various locations. The Jefferson Performing Arts Society provides a wide range of theatrical performances that appeal to many interests and age groups. During Carnival, Metairie hosts one of the largest family-friendly Mardi Gras festivals in the region, presenting live concerts and food from local restaurants. To celebrate two different cultures, the Irish/Italian parade rolls in March of each year.

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There are sports bars and lounges concentrated along Veterans Boulevard, Fat City and the Bucktown area, with live music at many of these locations. One such place is The Max Lounge which features a retro, 80s era feel. Choosing somewhere to eat can be difficult in an area with so many 'five bean' restaurants to select from, such as the nationally recognized Bonefish Grill, as well as locally-created Ruth's Chris Steakhouse, and Drago's serving among the best oysters, lobsters and seafood the city has to offer. If it's a night out in the French Quarter you prefer, New Orleans is only 10 minutes away.

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Metairie is situated along the shores of Lake Pontchartrain and offers a walking and biking path along the levee as well as options for water recreation. The Bonnabel boat launch has a family-friendly park and a public fishing pier, and the Bucktown Marina is less than a quarter mile from the boat launch. A little further east along the shoreline towards bordering Orleans Parish is the Southern Yacht Club. Further inland and south of the lake is Lafreniere Park, a massive park located just off Veterans Boulevard, featuring a number of walking and biking paths, fishing ponds, and soccer fields. The Zephyrs (AAA professional baseball team), New Orleans Saints, and New Orleans Pelicans all have facilities located on Airline Highway in Metairie.

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Metairie is an affluent suburb. The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office works closely with neighborhood associations to monitor crime and keep the community safe.

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Metairie has some of the best public and private schools in the state. Nine public schools in Metairie have been recognized for their high performance. One in particular, J.C. Ellis Elementary, is a magnet school offering a French and Spanish Immersion Program, which provides an opportunity for pre-kindergarten through 5th grade students to become bilingual.

Of particular note are St. Clement of Rome School, which serves pre-kindergarten through grade 7, St. Edward the Confessor, which serves pre-kindergarten through grade 8, St. Catherine of Siena, which serves pre-kindergarten through grade 7, Archbishop Rummel, an all-boys school which serves grades 8-12, and Archbishop Chappelle, an all-girls school that also serves grades 8-12. There are also six other private schools with children in grades pre-kindergarten through grade 12. All have solid test scores, excellent extracurricular activities and great athletic programs.

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Even though Metairie provides pedestrian cross-walks in many areas, most people choose to use auto or public transportation.

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