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The Westbank

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Life is Easy on The Westbank!

Life on the Westbank is all about options. No matter what kind of lifestyle you want to live, you'll surely find it in these picturesque New Orleans suburbs. Imagine strolling along the banks of the Mississippi or hitting the links at your favorite golf course. Perhaps you'd rather enjoy a taste of city life and escape back to the suburbs at the end of the day. All of this is possible when you live in one of the Westbank's charming communities—it's truly a taste of perfection.

Want to learn more about what it's like to live on the Westbank? We've got all the info you need to know, including details on homes, things to do, and how to live like a local!

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Buyers are willing to pay a premium for homes in the Westbank. If you are even considering selling your home, we'd love to help you maximize your equity. Get started by requesting a free home evaluation to see just how much your home is worth in today's competitive market!

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Experience the Unique Charm on the Westbank!

The Homes

It's hard to describe a home on the Westbank, if only because there are so many different kinds of properties to choose from. This area is well-suited for every budget and style, and it's a great place to escape the higher prices of central NOLA. Don't be fooled, though—just because you live in Westbank doesn't mean you'll miss out on any fun! The average home price is about $152,000, but historic gems in a higher price range often come on the market, too.

The History and Culture

Westbank has a unique culture that's all its own, which gives it a different flair compared to Bourbon Street or the French Quarter. During the French Colonial Era, the Westbank's small towns were home to many German and French immigrants, making it a unique melting pot of cultures. Gretna is one of Louisiana's largest historic register districts, and it's the only place to find the oldest volunteer fire company in the nation. Be sure to also visit the "Love That" mural, too!

The Neighborhoods

Westbank is filled with charming communities that will have your heart after a single visit! You'll have so many neighborhoods to choose from, including historic Gretna, which is one of the Westbank's hidden gems. Here, you'll be transported through time when you visit the Kittie Strehle Home and stroll through downtown. Harvey and Belle Chasse are both solid suburbs, and for a taste of luxury, be sure to explore English Turn, a golf club community.

The Job Market

Ready to advance your career? Believe it or not, settling down in the Westbank will afford you endless job opportunities that you won't find anywhere else. A steadily decreasing unemployment rate and an unbeatable port location make New Orleans a prime spot to work and play. Towns on the Westbank enjoy a quick commute into central NOLA on Route 90, so you won't spend too much time in the car. Top employers in the area include Ochsner Health System, Capital One, and Lockheed Martin.

How to Live Like a Local on the "Best Bank"

There's Even More to Discover!

Unbeatable Shopping

You won't have to drive into the city to experience some of the best shopping in the New Orleans Metro Area. Communities in the area offer tons of family-owned shops and larger retailers. Oakwood Center, located in Gretna, is the go-to spot for anything you could need. This mall is a favorite amongst Westbank residents and features everything from JCPenney to Chick-fil-A. Algiers Plaza touts a pretty impressive bunch of stores, too, and you'll love its proximity to all of Westbank's communities.

Delicious Dining

If you know anything about New Orleans, you've probably heard about our excellent cuisine. We can't blame you—NOLA offers a one-of-a-kind blend of Cajun, Creole, French, and African American dishes. You'll find some of the best bites in the area at The Red Maple, which offers a standout blend of Louisiana-accented American fare. Want some hearty Italian dishes? Head to Tony Mandina's to be transported to another era. This spot features a doorman, live piano music, and a traditional menu.

Getting Around

Whether you're commuting into the city or are just looking to explore the area on the fly, living in the Westbank makes it easy to get around. Here, you won't have to drive far to get to New Orleans—most cities are less than 20 minutes away from the city center. The Westbank Expressway will take you just about anywhere you need to go, and LA-3017 and 428 connect most towns in the area. Jefferson Transit is the quickest way to get to the Eastbank—you'll find a stop conveniently located in Gretna.

Ready to Find Your Dream Home?

If you're ready to make your move to any of the charming communities on the Westbank, we're here to help make the process easy. The Nugent Freeland Family Team is your all-in-one real estate resource, whether you're relocating or just looking to upgrade your current home. Need more info? Check out our buying guide or give us a call so we can chat all things real estate!

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