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Live Out Your Dream in Metairie

You'll find Metairie, the first suburb of New Orleans, nestled just between the lake and the river. With a simple 15 – 20 minute commute to New Orleans' French Quarter in one direction and the New Orleans International Airport in the other, Metairie offers the most convenient location possible for those looking for a home away from the bustle of the city. And with a wide variety of housing types and prices, a beautiful historic district, and some of the best health care facilities, restaurants, and shopping centers in Metro New Orleans, Metairie is an ideal suburban community. Locals and new residents flock here for the thriving culture, unbeatable communities, and the lower price tags. Get ready to enjoy the Big Easy without breaking the bank!

Ready to learn all there is to know about Metairie? We've got all the details, especially if you're on the hunt for your dream home.

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The History

Did you know that Metairie is New Orleans' very first suburb? French settlers first claimed the area in the 1720s and named the land after a natural levee. It's also home to the oldest road in New Orleans, which was previously used by Acolapissa Native Americans for generations. Today, Metairie serves as an extension of the Big Easy, and its residents are proud of the suburb's diverse history and culture.

The Culture

You don't have to live in the center of New Orleans to experience everything the Big Easy has to offer. Metairie is a cultural hub of its own, featuring French, African, American, and Creole influences. This diverse community offers something for everyone, especially if you're into the arts, unique festivals, or delicious dishes. This suburb is known for its own Mardi Gras celebrations, which offer a more family-friendly take on Louisiana's favorite holiday.

The Neighborhoods

It doesn't matter if you're looking for a sprawling Southern estate or the perfect starter house—you'll find it in Metairie. Buyers have been flocking to the area for its unbeatable home prices, which are 82% lower than New Orleans'. Be sure to check out Old Metairie, which features the area's gorgeous historic properties. Other top communities include Bonnabel Place, Willowdale, Westgate, and Bucktown.

The Schools

When you're buying a home, you're looking for more than just four walls—you're putting down roots and investing in a community. Top-rated schools often boost home values, and if you have kids, education is likely a top priority. Luckily, Metairie is served by the Jefferson Parish Public School System. This stellar district is home to 3 of the top 10 high schools in the state, and it has also received high marks for diversity, college prep, and after-school activities.

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Shopping

Ready to shop until you drop? Metairie is home to some of the area's biggest malls, which feature all the retailers you know and love. Don't miss out on spots like Lakeside Shopping Center and Clearview Mall—they both have just what you need. If you want to shop like a local, head to Old Town Praline & Gift Shop. This is the perfect place to find some New Orleans-themed gifts, books, and more. The candy options are endless, too! 

Dining

When you're visiting New Orleans, you can't miss out on the food. Luckily, living in Metairie gives you access to all of the area's top spots and hidden gems. Wondering which spots you have to try? Drago's is home to some of the best seafood in Jefferson Parish—charbroiled oysters are their house specialty. Got a craving for gumbo? If you're ready to experience NOLA's one-of-a-kind stew, head to Ron's Gumbo Stop to try some for yourself. 

Getting Around

Getting around Metairie is a breeze, especially if you're commuting into Downtown New Orleans. Just hop on Airline Drive—the city center is a mere 20 minutes away. Major highways, such as Interstate 10 and Route 90, will take you exactly where you need to go. Metairie also has plenty of public transportation, including the Jefferson Transit (JeT) bus system. Are you a frequent flier? The New Orleans International Airport is also just short drive west of the city.

Your Perfect Home is Waiting

If you're ready to make your move to Metairie and laissez les bons temps rouler, we've got the resources you've been searching for! The Nugent Freeland Team is here to help, whether you're relocating or just looking to upgrade your current home. Need more info? Check out our Metairie buying guide or give us a call so we can chat all things real estate!

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