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Finding an Apartment to Rent in Harvey, LA
South of New Orleans, across the Mississippi River, is the Westbank suburb of Harvey, Louisiana. When residents of metropolitan New Orleans refer to the area south of the Mississippi River as the Westbank, don’t let it confuse you. The Mississippi River flows generally north to south from Minnesota, so its banks lie generally to the east and west. But the river turns and flows eastward through metropolitan New Orleans, so the “west bank” ends up on the south side. That’s the Westbank.
Shopping in Harvey, LA
Shops in Harvey include Lowe’s Home Improvement, a Wal-Mart Supercenter, and Sam’s Club. Another thousand feet farther along is Target. If you’re somehow not satisfied, to the north are Bed Bath & Beyond, the Mattress Firm, the Burlington Coat Factory, Marshalls, Best Buy, the Manhattan Plaza Shopping Center, the Manhattan Square Shopping Center, and the Centre at Westbank. If you are seeking something more upscale, the Shops at Canal Place, including Saks Fifth Avenue, are only 13–14 minutes away by car or 46–65 minutes by bus.
Transportation in Harvey, LA
We've mentioned that if you travel by car, the Westbank Expressway will provide quick access to the entirety of the Westbank. The expressway is also the direct route to the Crescent City Connection, a pair of bridges across the Mississippi River between the Westbank and New Orleans. In the other direction, the Westbank Expressway (as U.S. 90) will bring you to the Huey P. Long Bridge and across the Mississippi River, to the suburbs of Elmwood and Metairie and points beyond. Jefferson Parish, the parish (that is, the county) in which Harvey is located, has a well-developed public transportation system, Jefferson Transit or JeT.
Cultural Attractions in Harvey, LA
The nearby cultural attractions that a new resident of Harvey ought to seek out are actually across the river in New Orleans. You must see the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas for the sharks, penguins, lionfish, and jellies, among much more. See the Audubon Insectarium for its butterfly and beetle collections, live exhibits, and especially the butterfly garden. See the Audubon Zoo for the giraffes, tigers, monkeys, apes, and well, everything else. On the more somber but still fascinating side of things, see the extensive and growing exhibits of the National WWII Museum for exhibits ranging from aircraft to Axis and Allied propaganda. The museum contains so much to see that, depending on your interest and stamina, it’s good to plan your visit as an all-day affair, arriving in the morning, breaking for lunch, and continuing through the afternoon. For the musically inclined, there’s the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, better known as Jazz Fest.
Weather in Harvey, LA
Weather.com has easily readable graphs of Harvey’s monthly averages for daily high and low temperatures and for cumulative monthly rainfall. The average high temperatures remain in the upper 80s to lower 90s (Fahrenheit) from May through September. The average overnight low temperatures remain in the middle 40s from December through February. Rainfall remains at or below five inches per month for most of the year, but climbs suddenly to seven inches in June, and then to eight inches in July, before falling to about six inches in August and September. Of course, the entire New Orleans metropolitan area and indeed the entirety of the Gulf and Atlantic coasts of the United States are liable to suffer from an occasional hurricane, so learn how to prepare.
As of August 2017, the average apartment rent in Harvey, LA is $686 for a studio, $726 for one bedroom, $883 for two bedrooms, and $1,085 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Harvey has decreased by -0.2% in the past year.
Homes for Rent in Harvey, LA
Maybe you’re tired of apartment living, maybe you want more space, or maybe you’ve just always dreamed of living in a house. Whatever it is, you’re looking for houses for rent in Harvey to find your next home. A rental house is the perfect place to make your own, with plenty of space for your family to grow. With hundreds of thousands of active listings all across the country, Apartments.com can help you find the perfect LA house for rent near you. Click on any rental house listing to find out more about the neighborhood, house features, nearby transit, parking, and more. Take a look at photos, too, and start envisioning how you’ll make your new Harvey rental house into a home. Let Apartments.com be your foundation while you search for your new rental home in Harvey, LA.
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