Located just ten miles west of New Orleans, the town of River Ridge, LA is located in the heart of the South. With many nature walks, waterfront attractions, and family-friendly green spaces, River Ridge allows residents to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors during all four seasons. Approximately 14,000 residents live here, allowing River Ridge to maintain a traditional small-town atmosphere with friendly residents who live the regional lifestyle. Search for River Ridge apartments for rent, and find Southern comfort in the heart of Jefferson Parish.
Jefferson Parish was established in 1825 to honor Thomas Jefferson's role in purchasing the Louisiana territory. French, Spanish, German, and African settlers moved into the area to grow crops in the rich soil, and were joined by new residents and distinctive Cajun cultures.
Today, River Ridge is an exciting suburb of New Orleans. Residents enjoy the excitement and culture exuded by the Queen City of the South, which, combined with the scenic Mississippi River, provides a very diverse local landscape. As one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States, the region provides countless entertainment options, beautiful weather conditions, and enticing local flavors. Families can enjoy these attractions without paying high living expenses. River Ridge's cost of living index of 98.6 is very consistent with the United States average.
The Old River Road Plantation Adventure is one of the area's largest attractions, and allows visitors to take a narrated journey through the Old South. With scenic antebellum mansions, cypress swamps, and wetlands, the adventure has been rated as one of the premier mansion tour excursions in New Orleans. The Jefferson Parish Louisiana Oyster Trail is another local favorite, and invites local and visitors to enjoy fresh local flavors. Restaurants from all over Jefferson Parish county showcase Louisiana oysters and hand-painted sculptures from acclaimed local artists. Local residents enjoy many exciting events, including the Family Gras Festival, Pinch-A-Palooza Festival and Crawfish Eating Contest, Slobster Fest, and Park-A-Boo Halloween event.
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