Overview of Kenner
Nestled between Lake Pontchartrain and the Mississippi River, Kenner, LA has a unique environment with rich local history and natural attractions. With the bustling city of New Orleans just 13 miles to the east, Kenner residents enjoy excitement and fun right in their backyard. More than 66,000 residents make up the heart and soul of the city, creating a warm, welcoming atmosphere that makes everyone feel like family. Search for Kenner apartments for rent, and find Southern comfort in southern Louisiana.
Living in Kenner, LA
European settlers first arrived in Jefferson Parish in the early 18th century. Jean Baptiste Le Moyne, Sieure de Bienvielle, explored the Mississippi River and settled the high banks of the Mississippi Valley. In 1718, the French founded New Orleans to control the inland territories, and soon began burning the cane reeds in the land that would become Kenner. Plantations were quickly built along the Mississippi River and indigo, wheat, cotton and tobacco crops fueled the local agriculture-based economy.
In 1803, the Louisiana territory became part of the United States. The city was named after William Kenner in 1845. At the time, New Orleans was the Queen City of the South, but poor living conditions sent residents moving further away from downtown into neighboring cities. Today, Kenner has a passionate government that is always looking for ways to better the lives of local residents. As the sixth largest city in Louisiana, Kenner offers a very balanced lifestyle with a healthy business climate, community events, and distinctive Southern hospitality.
Kenner Attractions and Special Events
The Treasure Chest Casino is one of the largest attractions in Kenner. With more than 950 slots, 30 table games, traditional card game favorites, the Caribbean Showroom, and Café Pontchartrain, which serves traditional New Orleans fare, the casino provides hours of fun and entertainment. Kenner hosts an annual Italian Heritage Festival, celebrating the Italian heritage of many local families. Visitors can enjoy historical memorabilia, photographs, authentic food and music, a genealogy station, and local arts and crafts.
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