Metairie Real Estate & Info

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.

Metairie also features some beloved restaurants frequented by locals and visitors alike. Drago’s Seafood Restaurant, 3232 North Arnoult Road, is a Metairie institution and one bite of the chargrilled oysters will easily help you understand why.  Their decadent dishes feature fresh seafood and copious amounts of butter, garlic and all things rich.  Mr. Ed’s Oyster Bar & Fish House, 3117 21st Street, is another well-known joint featuring New Orleans’ classics like turtle soup, shrimp and crabmeat au gratin, and fried seafood.  When you can’t possibly eat anymore perfectly fried seafood ask for a slice of home pie and savor the next level of this delicious dining experience.  Fausto’s Bistro, 530 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, is an authentic Italian restaurant with a cozy atmosphere that will make you feel like you are having dinner with family.  The extensive menu features many veal, chicken and seafood options as well as homemade desserts.  Metairie is also home to legendary Short Stop Poboys.  Short Stop, 119 Transcontinental Drive, is best known for its roast beef poboys and even offers them in king size, a whopping 14” of unapologetic sandwich glory.

Metairie Schools and Education

Metairie also has a wide variety of school choices for kids ranging from traditional public, private and the increasingly popular charter school option.  In fact,  has ranked Metairie in the top 70% for schools in the nation.  Along with an excellent selection of grammar schools, Metairie also boasts several colleges and trade schools such as University of Phoenix, Delgado Community College, and Blue Cliff College, just to name a few.

Options Galore in Homes for Sale in Metairie

Metairie features many different architectural styles; and homes in the area vary greatly in age.  This enables those searching in Metairie for homes to buy to truly select the amenities and layouts that work best for their families.  Metairie contains many cozy single story ranches and cottages, as well as regal Victorian and colonial mansions equipped with the latest of luxuries.  This incredible variety ensures that buyers at all price points can enjoy all Metairie has to offer!

When you are ready to see the beautiful homes for sale in Metairie give The Clouse Team a call at 504-444-6400.  We have more than a decade of experience and would love to use that knowledge to help you accomplish your goals today!

If you are thinking about buying or selling a home send us an email to explore your options and to find out when is the best time for you to make a move.