The Westbank

A City on the "Best Bank" of the Mississippi

With its unbeatable location across the Mississippi River from New Orleans, Gretna is a small city that home buyers should consider when looking for a home near downtown. Jefferson Parish government buildings, including the courthouse, are located in this Westbank community. The area also features shopping centers, golf course developments, and a portion of the Mississippi River Trail.

Homes for Sale in Gretna, LA


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Want a Victorian Home or a Golf Course Home?

Gretna's real estate options range widely, from Victorians and "shotguns" (a unique architectural style that originates in New Orleans) to newer homes. There are two golf course communities in Gretna: Timberlane Country Club and Stonebridge Golf Club. 

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Old Gretna

Gretna's historic downtown features a number of historic landmarks, including the Gretna Green Blacksmith Shop and Louisiana Fire Museum. The Gretna Heritage Festival, which takes place downtown every October, celebrates the city's history with music, carnival rides, a German beer garden, and an arts and crafts showcase.

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Recurring Community Events

There is always something happening in Gretna. Saturday mornings begin with the Gretna Farmers' Market and include the Gretna Art Walk during the spring and winter. The autumn months usher in the heritage festival, citywide yard sale, and Food Truck Fest. Of course, all of the excitement of New Orleans is just minutes away.

An Insider's Guide to Having Fun in Gretna

What's Nearby?

Gretna lies on the west bank of the Mississippi River just across from New Orleans, making a trip to the museums, restaurants, and attractions downtown just a matter of minutes. Local shopping centers and grocery stores are also accessible within Gretna. 

Attractions & Recreation

Shopping & Dining: Manhattan Place, Centre at Westbank, Oakwood Center
Historic Sites: David Crockett Fire Department Firehouse, Gretna Green Blacksmith Shop, Texas-Pacific Depot

Commute Info

Local Transit: NORTA buses
French Quarter: 15 min.
Highways: US-90

We Make It Easy to Find Your New Home

No matter what you're looking for in a home, we can help you find the best place to live. If you want to tour available properties or want to learn more about the Gretna area, call us and let's talk.

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Discover The Westbank

Though technically located due south of New Orleans, the Westbank is the area on the western side of the Mississippi. This area is known for its golf courses, neighborhood restaurants, and beautiful homes.

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