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Metro New Orleans Residents Love This Area

The River Parishes, St. Charles Parish and St. John Parish, are considered great places to live in the Metro New Orleans area. It's not hard to see why. These two parishes lie upriver from New Orleans, offering a convenient commute to the city along the interstate highways. Large single-family homes are common. But the top reason home buyers choose to live in the River Parishes? The excellent school system.

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Why You'll Love Living in the River Parishes

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Its Schools are Highly Regarded

St. John Parish public schools and St. Charles Parish public schools are among the best in Louisiana, making the school districts a top choice in the Metro New Orleans area. There are 12 schools in the St. John Parish school district (including 2 high schools) and 15 schools in the St. Charles Parish school district (including 2 high schools).

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Its Communities are Convenient

Destrehan, Laplace, and Luling are the largest communities in the River Parishes area. All are located just a few minutes from New Orleans and within easy reach of major highways, including I-10 and US-61. Though New Orleans and its attractions are close to these areas, major shopping centers in this community give residents easy access to shopping and dining.

What Every River Parishes Resident Must Experience

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Shopping Centers

National retailers and restaurants are sprinkled throughout the River Parishes. Laplace's Riverlands Shopping Center features a rue21, Matherne's Supermarket, Burke's Outlet, and PetSmart. Luling is home to a Walmart, Majoria's Supermarket, Walgreens, and a Sears Hometown Store, all along US-90.

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Unique Attractions

Step back in time by visiting Destrehan Plantation, a restored antebellum plantation home surrounded by moss-draped oak trees and lush lawns. Spend a few hours hiking and biking along the Mississippi River Trail, a path that spans more than 3,000 miles along this natural American landmark.

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Local Cuisine

Did you know that Laplace is famous for its andouille sausage? You can taste this local food favorite at several shops in the area, including Jacob's Andouille and Bailey's Andouille. Seafood, fast food, and New Orleans cuisine are available at various restaurants throughout the River Parishes.

River Parishes Real Estate Information

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