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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.

Apartments in Gretna-Study

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.

Apartments in Gretna-Work

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.

New Orleans, LA 70119

$1150 - $1675

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$1150 - $1675

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
7

New Orleans, LA 70121

$730 - $860

2 Beds1 Bath

6

Metairie, LA 70005

$715 - $1290

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Metairie, LA (Bonnabel Boulevard, Old Metairie)


$715 - $1290

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
25

Metairie, LA 70005

$1475 - $1575

2 Beds2 Baths

Metairie, LA (Bucktown, Old Metairie)


$1475 - $1575

2 Beds2 Baths

New Orleans, LA 70124

From $1050

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

New Orleans, LA (Lakeview, West End)


From $1050

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
16

Metairie, LA 70001

$665 - $1530

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Metairie, LA


$665 - $1530

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
58

Metairie, LA 70001

$605 - $1400

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Metairie, LA


$605 - $1400

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
3

Metairie, LA 70001

From $1445

3-4 Beds2 Baths

Metairie, LA (Cleary 4)


From $1445

3-4 Beds2 Baths

New Orleans, LA 70127

$675 - $950

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

New Orleans, LA (New Orleans East, West Lake Forest)


$675 - $950

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
4

Metairie, LA 70001

$695 - $995

1-3 Beds1 Bath

Metairie, LA (Manson South)


$695 - $995

1-3 Beds1 Bath
20
6

Metairie, LA 70001

$630 - $950

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Metairie, LA (Suburban Villas)

(6)

$630 - $950

1-2 Beds1 Bath
65

Metairie, LA 70002

$595 - $1210

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

7

Metairie, LA 70002

From $735

1-2 Beds1 Bath

11

Metairie, LA 70001

$1415 - $2175

3 Beds2 Baths

Metairie, LA (Harvard Estates)


$1415 - $2175

3 Beds2 Baths
10

New Orleans, LA (French Quarter, French Quarter - CBD)


$1550

2 Beds1 Bath
11

New Orleans, LA (French Quarter, French Quarter - CBD)


$1035

1 Bed1 Bath