Every neighborhood has a personality of its own. Residents born and raised in one part of town express extreme allegiance to that geographic spot. People who live on the West Bank of New Orleans are no exception. Residents are exceptionally loyal to this part of a sprawling neighborhood that stretches from the banks of the Mississippi River on one side to flourishing bayous and wetlands on the other.
Between those areas, the city of Marrero is headquarters to one of the largest medical complexes in Jefferson Parish and also to the wonders of the Barataria Preserves portion of the Jean Lafitte National Historic Park. Marrero is also a stone’s throw across the Crescent City Connection Bridge over the Mississippi River to the French Quarter and the Central Business District and across the Huey P. Long Bridge to Harahan and the east bank of Jefferson Parish.
Homebuyers, renters, and real estate investors looking for historic homes at very reasonable values will find that in Marrero, while others in search of contemporary homes and traditional ranch styles and cottages in newer sections of Marrero will also be pleased with the selection of property. Vacant land ripe for development is also still a welcome draw in Marrero. The neighborhood is a destination for homebuyers looking to find a range of properties where price ranges also run the gamut.
Residents express their love of the area’s rural feel, even though it is a few minutes from New Orleans proper. Marrero is also one of the areas on the West Bank that is known as a welcome melting pot of residents — New Orleans natives, newly transplanted young professionals and die-hard West Bankers — who are proud to call this part of the New Orleans area their home.
Marrero, LA on the Map
Marrero stretches about eight square miles from the Mississippi River on the north, Bayou Barataria on the south, Sauvage Road and Joyce Street on the west and the Lafitte-Larose Highway on the east.
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How To Get To and From Marrero
Marrero is easily accessible from New Orleans by the Crescent City Connection Bridge via the West Bank Expressway or Lapalco Boulevard into downtown New Orleans and the French Quarter and via the Huey P. Long Bridge into Harahan and the rest of Jefferson Parish.
This neighborhood on the West Bank also leads west to lush fishing and boating bayous and swamps, and east and north to the connections of Highway 90 and I-10 toward the north shore and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is only about 20 to 30 minutes away, and rail and bus lines are also conveniently located throughout this region.
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Marrero, LA Features
Marrero is known as a close-knit community where residents seem to know each other well.
Residents and visitors enjoy the wonders of the 23,000-acre Barataria Preserve division of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park (preserved wetlands and bayous for walking on raised trails, canoeing and boating through the swamps that are filled with animals, plants and wildlife).
Bayou Segnette State Park in nearby Westwego is also a big draw for residents of Marrero and the West Bank (fishing, camping, canoeing, hiking, picnicking). The Manhattan Avenue and Lapalco Boulevard corridors of nearby Harvey are dotted with local and national retailers, making this area of the West Bank, one of the most important destinations for shoppers looking for everything from home-improvement and construction supplies to clothing, gifts and pet needs.
The Marrero neighborhood is also close to the first-class shopping and dining destinations in the French Quarter and downtown New Orleans. Marrero is also dotted with popular seafood, Cajun and ethnic restaurants as well as national-chain eateries that are a big draw with residents and visitors alike.
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Marrero, LA Demographics
- Population: 57,000
- Households: 21,500
- Schools: More than 50 public, private and parochial schools (with access to hundreds more throughout the West Bank and the rest of Jefferson and Orleans Parishes), and about three dozen privately owned preschools
- Health Care: The heralded West Jefferson Medical Center is located in Marrero, and Ochsner Health System also offers full services on the West Bank. Other local medical facilities, urgent care centers, surgical centers, medical office complexes and clinics serve residents throughout Marrero and the West Bank and in all of Jefferson and Orleans Parishes.
- Churches: Nearly 60 churches of every denomination