Welcome to
River Ridge!


Located along the Mississippi River, this community offers some of the largest lots and most affordable homes in Jefferson Parish. Residents enjoy biking and walking along the grassy levee and have access to the large shopping complex in Elmwood which is home to a 30-screen cinema, laser tag, and regional flagship locations for brand stores.

River Ridge has tree-shaded lots that seem to drown out the hustle and bustle of thru-traffic between the East and West Banks, and has some of the largest properties in Jefferson Parish. Housing has an average pricing in the low $300,000 range. The younger professionals may also enjoy the nearby Elmwood community which offers affordable high-end condominiums, townhomes and apartment living.

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Arts & Culture
The Elmwood Shopping Center is located nearby in Harahan, including the Elmwood Palace AMC Movie Theatre featuring all of the latest films. (It also has the IMAX 3D experience.) The River Ridge School of Music and Dance is also located in the town, providing lessons for both kids and adults--beginners and experienced artists--all with the goal of advancing the performing arts.

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River Ridge has many excellent seafood restaurants such as Village Inn, Dockside and Shimmy Shack. There are a few local bars and taverns where you can grab a drink, such as the bar at Paradise Manor Community Club or Beepster's Tavern. New Orleans is a short drive away for those looking for a night out in the Big Easy.

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The Mississippi River levee offers a scenic walkway featuring a unique view of the busy river, as well as biking and walking paths that look out over the river. The Big Easy Sportsplex is also nearby, offering 71,000 square feet of sports-based activities year-round, and the Paradise Manor Community Club offers sporting activities for all ages.

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The River Ridge Police and the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office work closely with the neighborhood associations to monitor crime and keep the community safe.

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John Curtis Christian School is a co-educational (K-12) non-sectarian, private school with a college prep curriculum, and boasts one of the most successful football programs. Nearby in Harahan, St. Rita Catholic School is also a co-educational (pre-K 7) school and offers a large variety of extracurricular activities and sports for students as well as a variety of clubs and committees for parents and grandparents.

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Most community assets are not accessible without a car or public transportation.

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