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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.

River Garden on Felicity - New Orleans, LA 70130
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New Orleans, LA 70130

$975 - $1500

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

New Orleans, LA (St Thomas Project)

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$975 - $1500

296 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Gravier Place Apartments - New Orleans, LA 70112
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New Orleans, LA 70112

$1159 - $2435

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

New Orleans, LA (CBD)


$1159 - $2435

132 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

West Chase Apartments - Harvey, LA 70058
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Harvey, LA 70058

$540 - $950

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Nine 27 Apartments - New Orleans, LA 70130
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New Orleans, LA 70130

$1525 - $2400

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

New Orleans, LA (St Thomas)


$1525 - $2400

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Muses Apartment Homes - New Orleans, LA 70113
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New Orleans, LA 70113

$970 - $1500

1-4 Beds 2 Baths

New Orleans, LA (Magnolia)


$970 - $1500

1-4 Beds 2 Baths

930 Poydras - New Orleans, LA 70112
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New Orleans, LA 70112

$1330 - $2675

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

New Orleans, LA (CBD)


$1330 - $2675

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Giani Building - New Orleans, LA 70130
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New Orleans, LA 70130

$2000 - $8000

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

New Orleans, LA (CBD, Vieux Carre)


$2000 - $8000

100 Units 1-2 Beds 0 Baths

200 Carondelet - New Orleans, LA 70130
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New Orleans, LA 70130

$875 - $1600

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

New Orleans, LA (CBD)


$875 - $1600

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Four Winds - New Orleans, LA 70112
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New Orleans, LA 70112

$1400 - $2850

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

New Orleans, LA (CBD)


$1400 - $2850

261 Units 1-2 Beds 0 Baths

D.H. Holmes Apartments - French Quarter - New Orleans, LA 70112
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New Orleans, LA 70112

$1575 - $3570

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

New Orleans, LA (Vieux Carre)


$1575 - $3570

87 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Riverview Villa - New Orleans, LA 70131
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New Orleans, LA 70131

$755 - $955

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

New Orleans, LA (Brechtel)


$755 - $955

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Preserve New Orleans - New Orleans, LA 70119
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New Orleans, LA 70119

$1050 - $1595

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

New Orleans, LA (Mid-City)


$1050 - $1595

183 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Tanglewood Apartments - Westwego, LA 70094
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Westwego, LA 70094

$665 - $890

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Beechgrove/Claiborne Homes - Westwego, LA 70094
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Westwego, LA 70094

$1100 - $1225

3-4 Beds 0 Baths

Audubon Village - Westwego, LA 70094
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Westwego, LA 70094

$620 - $820

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Westwego, LA


$620 - $820

135 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Fox Run Apartment Homes - Metairie, LA 70001
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Metairie, LA 70001

$695 - $1380

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Metairie, LA


$695 - $1380

141 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sailboat Bay Apartments - New Orleans, LA 70124
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New Orleans, LA 70124

$900 - $2000

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

New Orleans, LA (West End)


$900 - $2000

61 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Village De Jardin - New Orleans, LA 70127
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New Orleans, LA 70127

$650 - $925

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

New Orleans, LA (Lake Forest East)


$650 - $925

1-2 Beds 0 Baths

Lakewind East Apartment Homes - New Orleans, LA 70127
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New Orleans, LA 70127

$599 - $875

1-3 Beds 0 Baths

New Orleans, LA (Lake Forest East)


$599 - $875

350 Units 1-3 Beds 0 Baths

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