East Jefferson

A Distinguished Suburb Within East Jefferson

Harahan is a suburb on the east bank of Jefferson Parish, located along one of the sharpest bends in the Mississippi River. Its convenience to the French Quarter, Uptown New Orleans, and the Louis Armstrong International Airport make it a popular place to live, and the unique character of the neighborhood only makes it more appealing. 

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Its Houses are Harahan's Signature Feature

Though these properties are often older than the homes in surrounding suburbs, Harahan's houses have been well cared for throughout the years. Residents can enjoy not only a beautiful home, but a large lot that can be hard to come by in other Metro New Orleans neighborhoods. 

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Where History Comes Alive

The Harahan area has been settled since the 1700s, which means it has a rich and interesting history. The community became a railroad settlement and was appropriately named for James T. Harahan, president of the Illinois Central Railway, in the mid-1800s. Today, you can step back in time and revisit points of historic interest in Harahan, including Harahan Elementary School.

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Where Community is Everything

Harahan is a small town that values a close sense of community. Residents can get together or visit the community playground, rent the Harahan Gym or a picnic shelter for a party, or join a sports team with the Harahan Athletic Association. The association hosts an annual Jambalaya Cookoff to bring people together and start friendly culinary competition.

An Insider's Guide to Exploring Harahan

What's Nearby?

It takes just a few minutes to drive from Harahan to nearby suburbs, the airport, or to the heart of New Orleans. Don't forget to explore the Mississippi River Trail, which travels along the river to New Orleans and surrounding communities. (The trail extends nearly 3,000 miles and spans 10 states!)

Attractions & Recreation

Shopping & Dining: Hickory Avenue
Parks: Harahan Sports Field, Mississippi River Trail, Riverside Country Club

Commute Info

French Quarter: 25 min.
Uptown New Orleans: 20 min.
MSY International Airport: 15 min.
Highways: US-61, US-90, Earhart Expressway

Harahan Real Estate

Looking for a beautiful house in a great location? We can help you find exactly what you're looking for, and take as much stress out of the process as we can. Contact us today and we can give you a list of homes that we think you would like, or we can set up a showing for properties you've already chosen.

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Discover East Jefferson

While it's close to all the fun in New Orleans, East Jefferson has enough attractions of its own. Did you know it's home to two of the largest shopping malls in New Orleans?

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