There are a variety of apartment types for rent in choice locations in Metairie, LA. Residents of Metairie, which is the largest suburb in the Greater New Orleans area, enjoy living by the beautiful Lake Pontchartrain and enjoy its beaches, boating, and many aquatic sports. The proximity to one of the world's most vibrant and culturally diverse cities in the middle of a renaissance makes the comfortable suburban setting ideal.
Top Neighborhoods in Metairie, LA
With its tree-lined streets and wide expanse of shoreline, there are many exciting locations to find an apartment in Metairie. Some of the more desired neighborhoods are detailed below.
- Shrewsbury: One of the most exclusive neighborhoods in Metairie, Shrewsbury is located in the southeast corner of Metairie and it surrounds the largest park in the city and the posh Metairie Country Club. It is also one of the closest neighborhoods to downtown New Orleans.
- Lakeside: Although the many residential areas near the shores of Lake Pontchartain are not necessarily an official neighborhood, the advantages of living near the lake make all the residential areas near the lake optimal and highly desired, with more apartment buildings than in many other residential areas.
- Town Center: If you are looking for more of the small town Southern charmed, the Town Center neighborhood, also known as Old Metairie, offers the grace of small town living with easy access to many of the amenities and services in the downtown area.
There are many other enticing choices for apartments in Metairie that feature a combination of the benefits offered by the above neighborhoods.
Cultural Attractions in Metairie, LA
Although there are various cultural and artistic attractions in Metairie, including art galleries that feature the best of local artists along with work by internationally renowned artists, one of the main attractions of living in Metairie is the proximity to New Orleans, one of the cultural capitals of the country. Among the many cultural attractions only a 15 to 20 minute car ride away include the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center in the city's Warehouse district, which features a impressive range of performing and studio arts, exhibitions, and classes year round; the world-famous French Quarter and its prestigious music clubs; the historical above-ground and architecturally unique New Orleans cemeteries; and yearly events that attract artists from all corners of the world such as the New Orleans Jazz Fest.
Nightlife and Dining in Metairie, LA
Among the most vibrant areas in Metairie, known for its lively nightlife and excellent dining, is a neighborhood that first sprouted around apartment complexes near the Lakeside Shopping Center and became unofficially known as "Fat City." Here, you will find the largest concentrations of bars, fine dining, and nightclubs. Additionally, as with any other aspects of Metairie, the advantages of the nightlife and dining choices have to include the plethora of choices offered by nearby New Orleans including world famous establishments such as Commander's Palace and the Grill at the Windsor Court Hotel and hundreds of choices for nightlife every night of the year with jazz clubs, outdoor music areas, night clubs, and bars visited by millions of tourists every year.
Shopping in Metairie, LA
The Lakeside Shopping Center is the largest mall in the Greater New Orleans area, featuring stores, restaurants, specialist boutiques such as Macy's, Coach, Guess, Apple, and Restoration Hardware, as well as special events such as the Easter Egg Hunt and flower exhibitions. Visitors come to the Lakeside Shopping Center from all over the state and all over the world, and international shoppers enjoy its status as a tax-free zone. Given all that, the Lakeside Shopping Center is one of Metairie's crown jewels and an important engine of the local economy.
Weather in Metairie, LA
Year-round warm weather with temperatures averaging in the high 60s and low 70s in even in the coolest months of January and February make it ideal to take advantage of the many activities and aquatic sports in Lake Pontchartrian including sailing, paragliding, waterskiing, and volleyball leagues and other beach activities. Metairie also offers a range of nearby golf courses open throughout the year including the Metairie Country Club and the nearby Audubon Golf Course and New Orleans Country Club course in New Orleans.
Offering the best of suburban comforts and tranquility with access to every urban benefit imaginable, Metairie, LA, is an ideal location for your next apartment home.View Apartments in Metairie, Louisiana
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