In the 1720s, French settlers first settled in the Metairie area, then just a levee naturally formed by an ancient branch of the Mississippi River. Local natives and settlers used this ridge as a road, making it the oldest road in the New Orleans area. After being paved in the 1920s, it was named Metairie Road. The name comes from the French word, "métairie," which describes a sharecropping farm. Metairie, Louisiana was the first suburb of New Orleans, making it one of the oldest cities in the United States!

Today, Metairie is one of the largest unincorporated communities in the United States, and it is the heart of Jefferson Parish and the parish's most populated community. With its vibrant restaurant scene and uniquely beautiful subdivisions, residents of Metairie enjoy life to the fullest. Great shopping like Lakeside Shopping Center surrounds the lush residential areas, public parks, and nightlife in "Fat City."

Parks such as Lafreniere Park offer recreational activities for people of all ages, and some residents choose to join local country clubs and social organizations. Known as “Old Metairie,” the area surrounding Metairie Road is home to various shops, professional buildings, and apartments. With many Mardi Gras krewes, Metairie citizens experience the richly diverse culture of the Big Easy with the comfort of suburban living. Just a short drive to the city and the Causeway Bridge, everything you need is at your fingertips in Metairie.

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Metairie Subdivision Information

Metairie offers many great subdivision choices. Please click on each of the popular locations below to learn more: