Originally settled in the 1720s, Metairie is one of the oldest cities in the United States; and more specifically, one of the earliest suburbs of New Orleans. French settlers were the first Europeans to make the Metairie area their home. In fact, the word “Metairie” is a French term meaning “small tenant farm”. Home to over 130,000 residents, the city is nestled between the 17th Street Canal and Kenner, making it ideally located for traveling throughout the city and surrounding parishes. Its quaint neighborhoods make Metairie a go-to destination for families & those looking for larger lots than the city of New Orleans can typically offer. Metairie’s quiet suburban feel, yet bountiful shopping and dining options lure many home buyers to the diverse selection of home styles and options for sale!
Shopping Malls and Restaurants
Metairie boasts one of the metro area’s most successful malls- Lakeside Shopping Center. This mega mall features over 120 stores and boutiques, and a variety of eateries and restaurants. Lakeside is one of the busiest malls in country and its massive success has led many other popular retailers to locate near the mall on busy streets like Severn and Veterans Memorial Boulevard. A small sampling of retailers in the mall include; Dillard’s; Apple Store; Macy’s; Pottery Barn; Sephora; Michael Kors; Microsoft; Guess; Banana Republic; and so many more. The vast selection and recently upgraded parking accommodations have made Lakeside Mall a huge perk for those considering homes in the Metairie area.