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Metairie, LA

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Metairie is the first and largest suburb of New Orleans, Louisiana. Located on the South shore of Lake Pontchartrain, it is just a short drive to the French Quarter, Superdome, Aquarium, Convention Center, Rivertown, and countless other New Orleans attractions. But Metairie, the heart of Jefferson Parish, has it’s own life as well. The corporate bustle of Metairie Street, the nightlife of the “Fat City” district and the shopping at Lakeside Shopping Center are just a few of the great things found right in Metairie.

Apartments in Metairie LA

$1200

$1200 One bedroom in New Orleans-3 Chartres St
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

$2750

$2750 One bedroom in New Orleans-10468 615 North Hennessey S
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

$7200

$7200 One bedroom in New Orleans-1137 Esplanade Ave.
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

$2200

$2200 Two bedroom in New Orleans-5614 Woodlawn Place
Beds: 2
Baths: 3

$2000

$2000 Two bedroom in New Orleans-4171 Toulouse
Beds: 2
Baths: 1

$1850

$1850 One bedroom in New Orleans-1421 Royal St
Beds: 1
Baths: 1

Key City Stats

The average age of Metairie, LA is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 7.91%
  • 7.56%
  • 6.7%
  • Female
  • 7.31%
  • 6.23%
  • 5.34%
$882
is average rent in Metairie, LA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 5.35%
  • 7.95%
  • 8.7%
32.81%
of units are available for rent in Metairie
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 2351
  • 292
  • 2630
Getting Around in Metairie, LA

Car is by far the best way to get around Metairie. Main roads like Veterans Highway, Metairie Road and Causeway Boulevard connect most areas of the city. Walking is not recommended but biking is doable. Jefferson Transit provides some bus routes in Metairie as well as outward routes to Jefferson, Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and New Orleans.

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The average commuter time in Metairie is:
15 to 19 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.88%
  • 14.8%
  • 2.2%

Town History

<p>Metairie is one of the largest unincorporated communities in the United States and the most populated area of Jefferson Parish. Once a rural area of farms, dairies and undeveloped land, Jefferson Parish is New Orleans' first suburb. Located just minutes from downtown New Orleans, it has seen tremendous growth in popularity since the 1950s, with Metairie on the forefront of its boom.</p>