Metairie Provides Quiet and Convenience

Metairie, the first suburb of New Orleans, is located just west of the city, 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 Metro New Orleans' best health care facilities, restaurants, and shopping centers, Metairie is an ideal suburban community.

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A Wide Variety of Home Types

From affordable condos to historic estate homes, older single-family homes looking for a little TLC to freshly renovated homes, Metairie offers a housing type for every personality and budget. In fact, the community's variety and affordability of housing is one of the reasons Metairie is one of Metro New Orleans' most popular suburbs.


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The Old Metairie Historic District

Old Metairie will be of special interest to those who love the historic areas of New Orleans. With its massive oaks and historic estate homes, this area is similar to New Orleans' Uptown area, though it's located at a distance from the hustle and bustle of the city. Tour the area's tree-lined streets of gorgeous Victorian and antebellum homes, or consider living in the area and caring for your own piece of history.

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Metairie Schools and Libraries

Metairie students attend schools in the Jefferson Parish Public School System. Local schools include two special magnet schools, the Haynes Academy for Advanced Studies, and the Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy. Private schools are popular in the area, with over 20 local Catholic, Christian, Montessori, and other private schools. Libraries are also prominent in the Metairie community, with branches of the Jefferson Parish Library System as well as local history libraries operating in the area.


Local Attractions Near Metairie

Don't Miss Mardi Gras in Metairie!

Metairie hosts an annual Mardi Gras season of community festivals, events, and parades which many consider to be more family friendly than the celebration in New Orleans. The yearly celebration falls between February 3rd and March 9th, and includes two weeks of King Cake parties, daily parades, and a fun, fair-like atmosphere of street performers, food stalls, outdoor markets, live music, and colorful costumes.


Shopping & Dining

Shopping: Lakeside Shopping Center, Metro New Orleans' premier shopping mall

Dining: Local Cajun restaurant favorites like Landry's Seafood and New Orleans Food and Spirits

Commute Info

New Orleans' French Quarter: 16 minutes

New Orleans International Airport: 15 minutes

Uptown New Orleans: 18 minutes

Health Care Facilities

Tulane Lakeside Hospital: Provides world-class prenatal care and pediatric facilities


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