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417 Apartments for rent in Metairie, LA

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18 Units Available
Bellawood Apartment Homes
6801 Veterans Blvd
Metairie, LA | Westgate
1 Bedroom
$700
718 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 26 at 03:36 AM
Lots of on-site amenities including a social gazebo, covered parking and clothing care centers. Updated interiors with plantation blinds, new appliances and large closets. Lots of natural light. Near parks.
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2 Units Available
Camelot Court
3710 Lilac Ln
Metairie, LA | Cleary 4
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$1,585
1475 sqft
4 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 26 at 01:13 AM
Close to I-10, these homes feature private backyards, modern kitchens, and full-size washers. Community amenities include a courtyard and a swimming pool, in addition to 24-hour emergency maintenance.
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7 Units Available
Bonne Vie II
3420 Edenborn Ave
Metairie, LA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,000
1027 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 26 at 01:10 AM
Welcome to Bonne Vie II, a beautiful place to live. Our property features lush landscaping in a quiet, peaceful environment. You will enjoy the spacious apartments and wonderful neighbors.
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11 Units Available
Covington Square Apartments
4828 Zenith St
Metairie, LA | Harvard Estates
1 Bedroom
$840
512 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
1034 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 12:56 AM
From the moment you arrive, you will feel at home at Covington Square. Our one and two bedroom apartments and oversized two bedroom town homes create a unique community to suit the needs of anyone looking for a new place to call home.
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3 Units Available
Canterbury Square
3127 Transcontinental Dr
Metairie, LA | Clearview-Transcontinental
2 Bedrooms
$1,065
1100 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 26 at 12:28 AM
We are open and touring! Please contact our leasing office to schedule your appointment. Move-in savings of up to $350! Ask about our renovations!* Canterbury Squares apartments are ready to welcome you home in style.
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Parktowne Townhomes
4960 York St
Metairie, LA | Harvard Estates
3 Bedrooms
$1,595
1597 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 12:16 AM
This modern community is close to I-10 and I-630. It offers residents a private drive, backyard space, a balcony or patio, and large living areas. On-site amenities include a playground, covered gazebos and outside storage.
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6 Units Available
White Water Creek
6826 Veterans Memorial Blvd
Metairie, LA | Westgate
1 Bedroom
$890
544 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,130
832 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 26 at 12:12 AM
Our newly renovated one and two bedroom apartment homes combine comfort with convenience! At White Water Creek in Metairie, you can enjoy granite countertops, brand new cabinets, a fully equipped kitchen with self-cleaning oven, a full size
1 Unit Available
2732 Whitney Place
2732 Whitney Place
Metairie, LA | Ridgeway Terrace
1 Bedroom
$1,100
756 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 04:09 AM
GATED COMMUNITY! OPEN KITCHEN/LIVING AREA! JUST RENOVATED, NEW KITCHEN, FLOORS, AND CARPET THROUGHOUT. CONDO FEE COVERS POOL, LANDSCAPING, 2 ELEVATORS, WATER, ELECTRICITY, BUILDING INSURANCES, A/C REPAIRS, NIGHT SECURITY GUARD.
1 Unit Available
3904 N TURNBULL Drive
3904 North Turnbull Drive
Metairie, LA | Ferran Place Courtland Heights
4 Bedrooms
$3,000
2851 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 04:09 AM
Extremely well maintained single family home boasting soaring vaulted ceilings, marble floors, and enough off street parking for multiple cars.
1 Unit Available
2716 WHITNEY Place
2716 Whitney Place
Metairie, LA | Ridgeway Terrace
1 Bedroom
$975
756 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 04:09 AM
Comfortable and Secure gated Condominium Community conveniently located in the heart of Metairie! Relax by the beautiful pool and courtyard area! Monthly rent includes electricity, water and trash picked up outside your front door 6 days a week!
1 Unit Available
2609 TRANSCONTINENTAL Drive
2609 Transcontinental Drive
Metairie, LA | Harvard Estates
1 Bedroom
$900
625 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 04:09 AM
Vouchers not allowed in complex. READY NOW, Great unit in great shape and awesome location. Roomy living space. Quiet area! Owner pays water!!
1 Unit Available
517 BEVERLY GARDEN Drive
517 Beverly Gardens Drive
Metairie, LA | Beverly Garden
3 Bedrooms
$1,650
1700 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 04:09 AM
SPACIOUS MID CENTURY MODERN BRICK RANCHER - GREAT LOCATION - FRESHLY PAINTED KITCHEN & LIVING AREA, NEW HVAC, WATER HEATER, PLUMBING, GAS COOKTOP & OVEN.
1 Unit Available
3202 39TH Street
3202 39th Street
Metairie, LA
3 Bedrooms
$1,550
1000 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 04:09 AM
Newly renovated 2 or 3 bed/ 1 bath home in Metairie off N Causeway Blvd! Easy access to I10/ Causeway. SS appliances, freshly painted, ceiling fans, no carpet, fenced yard, washer/ dryer.
1 Unit Available
70 METAIRIE Court
70 Metairie Court
Metairie, LA | Metairie Court
1 Bedroom
$1,650
1200 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 04:09 AM
Newly renovated cottage in heart of Old Metairie! Original wood flooring and decorative fireplaces, all new SS appliances, washer/ dryer.
1 Unit Available
4905 RYE Street
4905 Rye Street
Metairie, LA | Clearview-Transcontinental
3 Bedrooms
$1,950
1600 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 04:09 AM
This gorgeous home features an open floor plan, large island, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, large island, and spacious living room.
1 Unit Available
513 HESPER Avenue
513 Hesper Avenue
Metairie, LA | Bonnabel Boulevard
1 Bedroom
$900
612 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 04:09 AM
Cozy 1 bedroom/1 bath in Old Metairie.
1 Unit Available
4911 WABASH Street
4911 Wabash Street
Metairie, LA | Harvard Estates
2 Bedrooms
$1,050
1000 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 04:09 AM
Nicely updated 2 bedroom condo. New floors, freshly painted, and well maintained. There's a half bath downstairs and full bath upstairs. There's a breakfast area off of the kitchen and washer and dryer hookups inside the unit.
1 Unit Available
212 GRENADINE Street
212 Grenadine Street
Metairie, LA | Delimont
1 Bedroom
$1,300
800 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 04:09 AM
Demand & Popular Old Metairie residential location. Gorgeous rental (like your own condo) 3 large rooms, plus laundry/sunroom, Easily work from home! 9.
1 Unit Available
404 N BENGAL Road
404 North Bengal Road
Metairie, LA | Delta
3 Bedrooms
$1,400
1300 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 04:09 AM
Cute two bedroom 1 bath (closed in carport can be used as 3rd bedroom, extra den or office). Spacious kitchen w/granite counters, newer cabinets. Central ac/heat, covered patio & nice backyard. Owner/agent.
1 Unit Available
5033 BISSONET Drive
5033 Bissonet Drive
Metairie, LA | Country Club Estates
4 Bedrooms
$4,000
3700 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 04:09 AM
Beautiful home in Metairie for lease! 4 bedrooms-3 full and a half bath. Step into the foyer which leads to formal living and dining room. Kitchen is fully equipped with appliances abundant cabinets and countertops.
1 Unit Available
515 HESPER Avenue
515 Hesper Avenue
Metairie, LA | Bonnabel Boulevard
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
1952 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 04:09 AM
Location! Location! Location! Spacious 3/2 property in the heart of Old Metairie. Property includes a very spacious living room perfect for gatherings with a wet bar, flooring in all of the bedrooms, no carpet, and large backyard.
1 Unit Available
3744 PONTIAC Street
3744 Pontiac Street
Metairie, LA | Cleary 3
3 Bedrooms
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4 Bedrooms
$1,700
1800 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 04:09 AM
Spacious 2 bed/ 2 bath located on corner lot. Great Metairie location! Freshly painted throughout! Large living room. Formal dining. Large kitchen features refrigerator, range/oven, microwave & plenty of cabinet storage.
1 Unit Available
1023 S TURNBULL Drive
1023 South Turnbull Drive
Metairie, LA | Gilmore Place
3 Bedrooms
$1,600
1100 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 04:09 AM
Totally renovated cottage in the quiet Gilmore neighborhood. Beautiful refinished wood floors. New granite counter tops in kitchen, with all new stainless steel appliances. New a/c and heating unit.
1 Unit Available
721 HOUMA Boulevard
721 Houma Boulevard
Metairie, LA | Suburban Villas
2 Bedrooms
$1,000
750 sqft
Last updated September 26 at 04:09 AM
Cute Metairie cottage situated on a large corner lot. 2 beds & 1 bath, driveway parking, front & back yard, storage shed. Lg kitchen w/lots of cabinets, refrigerator, dishwasher, and gas Range/Oven. Hookups for washer/dryer.

Median Rent in Metairie

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Metairie is $802, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $972.
Studio
$687
1 Bed
$802
2 Beds
$972
3+ Beds
$1,246
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Metairie?
In Metairie, the median rent is $687 for a studio, $802 for a 1-bedroom, $972 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,246 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Metairie, check out our monthly Metairie Rent Report.
How much is rent in Metairie?
In Metairie, the median rent is $687 for a studio, $802 for a 1-bedroom, $972 for a 2-bedroom, and $1,246 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Metairie, check out our monthly Metairie Rent Report.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Metairie?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Metairie apartments that allow pets.
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You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Metairie apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Metairie properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Metairie properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Metairie.
How much should I pay for rent in Metairie?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Metairie.
How can I find off-campus housing in Metairie?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Metairie. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Delgado Community College, Dillard University, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans, Loyola University New Orleans, and University of Holy Cross.
How can I find off-campus housing in Metairie?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Metairie. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Delgado Community College, Dillard University, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans, Loyola University New Orleans, and University of Holy Cross.

City Guide

Metairie
New Orleans Saints' fans rejoice for the Saints practice in Metairie at their training facility on Airline Drive. Fans can watch the training camp throughout the summer, and occasionally in the spring.
New Orleans Saints' fans rejoice for the Saints practice in Metairie at their training facility on Airline Drive. Fans can watch the training camp throughout the summer, and occasionally in the spring.

Not only is Metairie a major New Orleans suburb, it was also NOLA's first! Since New Orleans is one of the nation's first cities, that makes Metairie pretty old, too. It was established in the mid-1700s. Today, Metairie is one of the largest suburbs in the United States with more than 450,000 residents. Sitting on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain, Metairie is a bustling community all of its own. Residents can work, live and play in Metairie without ever needing to drive into New Orleans, but most residents do take the 10-mile trek in at least occasionally. Wouldn't you?

Moving to Metairie

While Metairie's rental prices do fluctuate, you'll still be getting more for your dollar than if you were living in New Orleans or in other major cities. Who doesn't want more bang for their buck? Give yourself plenty of time -- about three weeks at least -- to search for apartments and make sure you view the apartment complex both during the day and at night. Also, even if you think you'll remain in Metairie 24/7, still make the commute into the city from each of your apartment final choices.

Moving to Metairie
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While Metairie's rental prices do fluctuate, you'll still be getting more for your dollar than if you were living in New Orleans or in other major cities. Who doesn't want more bang for their buck? Give yourself plenty of time -- about three weeks at least -- to search for apartments and make sure you view the apartment complex both during the day and at night. Also, even if you think you'll remain in Metairie 24/7, still make the commute into the city from each of your apartment final choices.

Neighborhoods in Metairie

Old Metairie: The area surrounding Metairie Road known as "Old Metairie" is an establishe area with shopping centers, businesses and older homes. Plenty of landscaping makes it one of the prettiest spots in the town.

Causeway Blvd.: A major shopping district in the heart of Metairie. Any chain store you might need can be found here, along with one of the state's largest and oldest malls -- Lakeside Shopping Center. Established apartment complexes can be found here.

Bonnabel Place: Another major shopping area (highlights include the two-story Target and one of the area's best wine stores, Martin Wine Cellar). But, Veterans Memorial Boulevard will get you into New Orleans proper, or over to City Park and the Bayou St. John neighborhood without too much trouble.

Fat City: You shouldn't have any problem finding an apartment here. Extremely affordable apartments here.

Harahan Junction: Plenty of shopping is here, along with the airport, the Saints training facility and the New Orleans Zephyrs AAA baseball team's stadium. Options for renters including both apartments and single-family homes.

Neighborhoods in Metairie
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Old Metairie: The area surrounding Metairie Road known as "Old Metairie" is an establishe area with shopping centers, businesses and older homes. Plenty of landscaping makes it one of the prettiest spots in the town.

Causeway Blvd.: A major shopping district in the heart of Metairie. Any chain store you might need can be found here, along with one of the state's largest and oldest malls -- Lakeside Shopping Center. Established apartment complexes can be found here.

Bonnabel Place: Another major shopping area (highlights include the two-story Target and one of the area's best wine stores, Martin Wine Cellar). But, Veterans Memorial Boulevard will get you into New Orleans proper, or over to City Park and the Bayou St. John neighborhood without too much trouble.

Fat City: You shouldn't have any problem finding an apartment here. Extremely affordable apartments here.

Harahan Junction: Plenty of shopping is here, along with the airport, the Saints training facility and the New Orleans Zephyrs AAA baseball team's stadium. Options for renters including both apartments and single-family homes.

Living in Metairie

Metairie takes up a huge swath of land from New Orleans on the east, Lake Pontchartrain to the north, Harahan and the Mississippi River to the south, and Kenner and the bayous to the west. It's busy enough to make you feel like you're living in a big city, but most of the area is suburban and residential. Head to Bourbon Street and have your fun, then (safely) drive home to your suburban oasis. And on the weekends, heading to one of the town's many parks such as Lafreniere Park and dog park. This picturesque 155-acre park on the southwest side of town has lagoons, rental boats, a carousel, sports fields and a Frisbee golf course. Or, head over to the park's swamp and see if you can spot a nutria.

If you're feeling brave (and you aren't afraid of bridges), take a drive over Lake Pontchartrain to the North Shore. It's one of the longest bridges (over water) in the world and one of the U.S.'s longest bridges at 23.9 miles. Once on the more bucolic North Shore, stop at pretty much any restaurant for fresh Louisiana seafood. But don't think that you have to drive out of Metairie to find quality restaurants. Far from it. In fact, the original Copeland's of New Orleans is located in Metaire, as is local institution Drago's. The Creole seafood restaurant across from Lakeside Mall has been a local favorite since opening in 1969.

One of the first things you'll have to learn when you move to Metairie is how to order a po-boy, the New Orleans-born sub-like sandwich. If you like lettuce, tomato and mayo on your sandwich, order it "dressed" to seem like a native and avoid sneering. Rouse's is a local grocery chain that focuses on locally produced brands, meats and produce. Dorignac's Food Center on Veterans Boulevard is a locally-owned grocery store that is known as having one of the area's best wine and liquor selections.

Living in Metairie
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Metairie takes up a huge swath of land from New Orleans on the east, Lake Pontchartrain to the north, Harahan and the Mississippi River to the south, and Kenner and the bayous to the west. It's busy enough to make you feel like you're living in a big city, but most of the area is suburban and residential. Head to Bourbon Street and have your fun, then (safely) drive home to your suburban oasis. And on the weekends, heading to one of the town's many parks such as Lafreniere Park and dog park. This picturesque 155-acre park on the southwest side of town has lagoons, rental boats, a carousel, sports fields and a Frisbee golf course. Or, head over to the park's swamp and see if you can spot a nutria.

If you're feeling brave (and you aren't afraid of bridges), take a drive over Lake Pontchartrain to the North Shore. It's one of the longest bridges (over water) in the world and one of the U.S.'s longest bridges at 23.9 miles. Once on the more bucolic North Shore, stop at pretty much any restaurant for fresh Louisiana seafood. But don't think that you have to drive out of Metairie to find quality restaurants. Far from it. In fact, the original Copeland's of New Orleans is located in Metaire, as is local institution Drago's. The Creole seafood restaurant across from Lakeside Mall has been a local favorite since opening in 1969.

One of the first things you'll have to learn when you move to Metairie is how to order a po-boy, the New Orleans-born sub-like sandwich. If you like lettuce, tomato and mayo on your sandwich, order it "dressed" to seem like a native and avoid sneering. Rouse's is a local grocery chain that focuses on locally produced brands, meats and produce. Dorignac's Food Center on Veterans Boulevard is a locally-owned grocery store that is known as having one of the area's best wine and liquor selections.

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City Guide

Metairie
New Orleans Saints' fans rejoice for the Saints practice in Metairie at their training facility on Airline Drive. Fans can watch the training camp throughout the summer, and occasionally in the spring.
New Orleans Saints' fans rejoice for the Saints practice in Metairie at their training facility on Airline Drive. Fans can watch the training camp throughout the summer, and occasionally in the spring.

Not only is Metairie a major New Orleans suburb, it was also NOLA's first! Since New Orleans is one of the nation's first cities, that makes Metairie pretty old, too. It was established in the mid-1700s. Today, Metairie is one of the largest suburbs in the United States with more than 450,000 residents. Sitting on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain, Metairie is a bustling community all of its own. Residents can work, live and play in Metairie without ever needing to drive into New Orleans, but most residents do take the 10-mile trek in at least occasionally. Wouldn't you?

Moving to Metairie

While Metairie's rental prices do fluctuate, you'll still be getting more for your dollar than if you were living in New Orleans or in other major cities. Who doesn't want more bang for their buck? Give yourself plenty of time -- about three weeks at least -- to search for apartments and make sure you view the apartment complex both during the day and at night. Also, even if you think you'll remain in Metairie 24/7, still make the commute into the city from each of your apartment final choices.

Moving to Metairie
+

While Metairie's rental prices do fluctuate, you'll still be getting more for your dollar than if you were living in New Orleans or in other major cities. Who doesn't want more bang for their buck? Give yourself plenty of time -- about three weeks at least -- to search for apartments and make sure you view the apartment complex both during the day and at night. Also, even if you think you'll remain in Metairie 24/7, still make the commute into the city from each of your apartment final choices.

Neighborhoods in Metairie

Old Metairie: The area surrounding Metairie Road known as "Old Metairie" is an establishe area with shopping centers, businesses and older homes. Plenty of landscaping makes it one of the prettiest spots in the town.

Causeway Blvd.: A major shopping district in the heart of Metairie. Any chain store you might need can be found here, along with one of the state's largest and oldest malls -- Lakeside Shopping Center. Established apartment complexes can be found here.

Bonnabel Place: Another major shopping area (highlights include the two-story Target and one of the area's best wine stores, Martin Wine Cellar). But, Veterans Memorial Boulevard will get you into New Orleans proper, or over to City Park and the Bayou St. John neighborhood without too much trouble.

Fat City: You shouldn't have any problem finding an apartment here. Extremely affordable apartments here.

Harahan Junction: Plenty of shopping is here, along with the airport, the Saints training facility and the New Orleans Zephyrs AAA baseball team's stadium. Options for renters including both apartments and single-family homes.

Neighborhoods in Metairie
+

Old Metairie: The area surrounding Metairie Road known as "Old Metairie" is an establishe area with shopping centers, businesses and older homes. Plenty of landscaping makes it one of the prettiest spots in the town.

Causeway Blvd.: A major shopping district in the heart of Metairie. Any chain store you might need can be found here, along with one of the state's largest and oldest malls -- Lakeside Shopping Center. Established apartment complexes can be found here.

Bonnabel Place: Another major shopping area (highlights include the two-story Target and one of the area's best wine stores, Martin Wine Cellar). But, Veterans Memorial Boulevard will get you into New Orleans proper, or over to City Park and the Bayou St. John neighborhood without too much trouble.

Fat City: You shouldn't have any problem finding an apartment here. Extremely affordable apartments here.

Harahan Junction: Plenty of shopping is here, along with the airport, the Saints training facility and the New Orleans Zephyrs AAA baseball team's stadium. Options for renters including both apartments and single-family homes.

Living in Metairie

Metairie takes up a huge swath of land from New Orleans on the east, Lake Pontchartrain to the north, Harahan and the Mississippi River to the south, and Kenner and the bayous to the west. It's busy enough to make you feel like you're living in a big city, but most of the area is suburban and residential. Head to Bourbon Street and have your fun, then (safely) drive home to your suburban oasis. And on the weekends, heading to one of the town's many parks such as Lafreniere Park and dog park. This picturesque 155-acre park on the southwest side of town has lagoons, rental boats, a carousel, sports fields and a Frisbee golf course. Or, head over to the park's swamp and see if you can spot a nutria.

If you're feeling brave (and you aren't afraid of bridges), take a drive over Lake Pontchartrain to the North Shore. It's one of the longest bridges (over water) in the world and one of the U.S.'s longest bridges at 23.9 miles. Once on the more bucolic North Shore, stop at pretty much any restaurant for fresh Louisiana seafood. But don't think that you have to drive out of Metairie to find quality restaurants. Far from it. In fact, the original Copeland's of New Orleans is located in Metaire, as is local institution Drago's. The Creole seafood restaurant across from Lakeside Mall has been a local favorite since opening in 1969.

One of the first things you'll have to learn when you move to Metairie is how to order a po-boy, the New Orleans-born sub-like sandwich. If you like lettuce, tomato and mayo on your sandwich, order it "dressed" to seem like a native and avoid sneering. Rouse's is a local grocery chain that focuses on locally produced brands, meats and produce. Dorignac's Food Center on Veterans Boulevard is a locally-owned grocery store that is known as having one of the area's best wine and liquor selections.

Living in Metairie
+

Metairie takes up a huge swath of land from New Orleans on the east, Lake Pontchartrain to the north, Harahan and the Mississippi River to the south, and Kenner and the bayous to the west. It's busy enough to make you feel like you're living in a big city, but most of the area is suburban and residential. Head to Bourbon Street and have your fun, then (safely) drive home to your suburban oasis. And on the weekends, heading to one of the town's many parks such as Lafreniere Park and dog park. This picturesque 155-acre park on the southwest side of town has lagoons, rental boats, a carousel, sports fields and a Frisbee golf course. Or, head over to the park's swamp and see if you can spot a nutria.

If you're feeling brave (and you aren't afraid of bridges), take a drive over Lake Pontchartrain to the North Shore. It's one of the longest bridges (over water) in the world and one of the U.S.'s longest bridges at 23.9 miles. Once on the more bucolic North Shore, stop at pretty much any restaurant for fresh Louisiana seafood. But don't think that you have to drive out of Metairie to find quality restaurants. Far from it. In fact, the original Copeland's of New Orleans is located in Metaire, as is local institution Drago's. The Creole seafood restaurant across from Lakeside Mall has been a local favorite since opening in 1969.

One of the first things you'll have to learn when you move to Metairie is how to order a po-boy, the New Orleans-born sub-like sandwich. If you like lettuce, tomato and mayo on your sandwich, order it "dressed" to seem like a native and avoid sneering. Rouse's is a local grocery chain that focuses on locally produced brands, meats and produce. Dorignac's Food Center on Veterans Boulevard is a locally-owned grocery store that is known as having one of the area's best wine and liquor selections.