Family Gras
Family Gras

Metairie, LA

Metairie, Jefferson Parish’s largest community, is located on the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain between New Orleans and Kenner. 'Metairie' is the French term for a small tenant farm that paid the landlord with a share of the produce, also known as sharecropping. Many of the area’s earliest settlers were sharecroppers.

MetairieMetairie’s Veterans Memorial Boulevard is a center of commercial activity. The concentrated area of commercial businesses along Causeway Boulevard is considered the business district of Jefferson Parish’s East Bank.

Right on the shores of Lake Pontchartrain is "Bucktown." Formerly a small fishing village, it is now a thriving community featuring some of the best seafood restaurants and markets in our area. Be sure and catch the sunset at the Bucktown Marsh Boardwalk.

Metairie’s “Fat City” located just off Veterans Memorial Boulevard and adjacent to Lakeside Shopping Center, the region’s highest-grossing shopping center, includes a variety of restaurants and retailers. It is also known for its many unique murals located throughout the area!

mural located in Metairie, LAMetairie boasts many festivals such as Family Gras, an annual family-friendly festival held during Carnival, the Old Metairie Irish Festival and the Bucktown Seafood Festival just to name a few! Metairie offers an array of fine dining venues, great shopping and many family-friendly attractions.

Legendary Louisiana musician Mahalia Jackson is buried at Providence Memorial Park in Metairie.

Metairie is home to the training facility and corporate headquarters of the New Orleans Saints and New Orleans Pelicans. Fans can see the Lombardi Trophy in the Saints museum inside the lobby of the administrative offices.

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