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Overview of Gretna

Located across the Mississippi River from New Orleans, Gretna, LA is the parish seat of Jefferson Parish. This is a vibrant, urban community that boasts excellent schools, a number of recreational opportunities, a thriving economy and an exceptional quality of life. Renting an apartment in this city is a great option for those who are looking for the best that New Orleans has to offer without the high prices. You can easily find a great apartment to rent in the neighborhood of your choice and plant your roots.

Living in Gretna

Gretna was originally settled as Mechanicsham in 1836 as a railroad station on the Mississippi River. The town became well known in the area by 1889 thanks to the famous company, Zatarain's, being founded. It wasn't until 1913 that the town was officially incorporated, and because the incorporation included parts of other towns, the name was changed to Gretna.

Today, the city is home to almost 18,000 people and is a popular tourist area for those visiting New Orleans. There are a number of historic places in the city, and local residents have a lot of pride about the small town feel that this urban area has.

People who rent and live in this area have a lot of options when it comes to recreation. For instance, there are a number of parks available in the city, possibly one in the neighborhood you choose to live in. Even if there isn't a park on your street, they are all an easy walk from almost anywhere in Gretna. The BMX track in the city is the only one in the New Orleans area and a popular destination for those interested in motocross. You will also find a number of sports leagues for both kids and adults.

History buffs will also find that living in this city will be great for them. Some of the historic areas you can visit in the city include the Louisiana Fire Museum, the German-American Cultural Center and St. Joseph Church & Gardens.

Most people find that a car is needed to get around the city of Gretna. Since it is located south of New Orleans and close to the swampy bayou, Route 90 north to Interstate 10 is usually the best way out of town. When it comes to public transportation, Jefferson Transit, the county bus system, is available.

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There are a number of educational opportunities here, especially when you want post-secondary education. The city is close to Loyola University-New Orleans, Xavier University of Louisiana and Tulane University of Louisiana. All of these colleges are between 5 to 8 miles away from Gretna.

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You will also find a number of employment opportunities here, many right in your neighborhood. The most popular sectors to find work include construction, health care and manufacturing. The top employers in the city include Jefferson Parish, The Home Depot and Zatarain's.

Hidden Lake - New Orleans, LA 70126
38

New Orleans, LA 70126

$650 - $995

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

New Orleans, LA (Edgelake)


$650 - $995

442 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Willowbrook Apartments - New Orleans, LA 70127
23

New Orleans, LA 70127

$675 - $795

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

New Orleans, LA (Edgelake)


$675 - $795

400 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Willows Apartments - New Orleans, LA 70126
15

New Orleans, LA 70126

$630 - $1125

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

New Orleans, LA (Edgelake)


$630 - $1125

263 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Gatehouse Apartments - Metairie, LA 70001
24
(13)

Metairie, LA 70001

$875 - $1725

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cypress Trace Apartments - New Orleans, LA 70118
25

New Orleans, LA 70118

$700 - $1275

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

New Orleans, LA (Zion City)


$700 - $1275

326 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Audubon Pointe of Algiers - New Orleans, LA 70131
27

New Orleans, LA 70131

$700 - $1295

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

New Orleans, LA (Old Aurora)


$700 - $1295

442 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Parc Fontaine - New Orleans, LA 70131
20

New Orleans, LA 70131

$565 - $1200

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

New Orleans, LA (Oak Park, Old Aurora)


$565 - $1200

528 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chateau Napoleon - Metairie, LA 70001
60

Metairie, LA 70001

$590 - $1400

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Holly Park Apartments - New Orleans, LA 70131
2

New Orleans, LA 70131

$525 - $725

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

New Orleans, LA (English Turn)


$525 - $725

81 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Saulet - New Orleans, LA 70130
12

New Orleans, LA 70130

$1240 - $2750

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

New Orleans, LA (St Thomas)


$1240 - $2750

703 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Oak Creek - River Ridge, LA 70123
9

River Ridge, LA 70123

$905 - $1200

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

River Ridge, LA


$905 - $1200

132 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chestnut Creek - River Ridge, LA 70123
8

River Ridge, LA 70123

$895 - $1425

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

River Ridge, LA


$895 - $1425

144 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Josephine Lofts - New Orleans, LA 70130
24

New Orleans, LA 70130

$1315 - $2675

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

New Orleans, LA (St Thomas Project)


$1315 - $2675

36 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Hickory Creek Apartments - River Ridge, LA 70123
6
(6)

River Ridge, LA 70123

$840 - $1430

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Crescent Club New Orleans - New Orleans, LA 70119
24

New Orleans, LA 70119

$1100 - $1690

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

New Orleans, LA (Esplanade Ridge, Mid-City)


$1100 - $1690

228 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Walnut Creek - River Ridge, LA 70123
8

River Ridge, LA 70123

$695 - $1245

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Gates of Oakwood - Terrytown, LA 70056
29

Terrytown, LA 70056

$705 - $865

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

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