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Old Jefferson Community Information

Old Jefferson, as it's often called, stretches along the Mississippi for about three square miles toward Metairie. It's comfortably nestled between Orleans Parish and Harahan, and is home to neighborhood parks, restaurants, historic oak trees, shopping centers, and many other amenities that make Old Jefferson the perfect place to raise a family.

This community is home to some surprisingly diverse architecture, as the land was once home to the early settlers who moved away from New Orleans proper and into a more country-esque setting. The culture and history of this community began to blossom and grow in the 1960s and 70s, so many of the homes are representative of that era. In fact, this part of Jefferson Parish has lead to a wide variety of property options showing up, including ranchers, cottages, and single-family homes on larger lots. With time, Old Jefferson has begun to offer larger, multi-bedroom homes with open floor plans on estate-sized lots, as well as condominium developments and restored mansions.

What continues to make Old Jefferson so unique among New Orleans-area and Jefferson Parish neighborhoods is its close-knit community where the crime rate is especially low, and where residents take pride in their historic and peaceful surroundings.

Old Jefferson Location & Logistics

IOld Jefferson—about 3 square miles—is generally mapped from Metairie and the Earhart Expressway on the north, the Mississippi River on the south, Harahan (Newman Avenue, west of Central Avenue) on the west, and the Orleans Parish line at Monticello Avenue on the east.

Wedged between Metairie and New Orleans, this region is easily accessible and perfectly placed for taking advantage of everything the surrounding cities have to offer. The neighborhood is less than 20 minutes from downtown New Orleans, and can be easily accessed through all major thoroughfares, including River Road, Jefferson Highway, the Earhart Expressway, and more! Old Jefferson is extremely close to the New Orleans Louis Armstrong International Airport, just a quick westward drive towards Kenner.

Old Jefferson Home near Ochsner Hospital and the Mississippi River | Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORS
This Old Jefferson home sits near Ochsner Hospital and the Mississippi River.
Renovated brick home in the heart of Jefferson | Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORS
Renovated brick home in the heart of Old Jefferson.

Jefferson Home & Community Info

An already diverse neighborhood, the homes in Old Jefferson offer a gamut of choices from rustic to pristine. Continual development promises increasing variety in local real estate, including new condominiums and estate-sized lots.

Old Jefferson offers the convenience a family needs in a neighborhood, providing both local and chain restaurants, convenient shopping centers, convenience stores, hardware centers, and more. These options allow families to enjoy easy access to the cultural, entertainment and sporting calendars of the bustling New Orleans proper, while maintaining a quiet and family-friendly lifestyle.

Hyman Drive cottage in Old Jefferson | Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORS
Hyman Drive cottage in Old Jefferson.

Jefferson Demographics

  • Population: 11,000
  • Households: 5,000
  • Schools: Nearly a dozen public and private schools in Jefferson proper, with access to hundreds more throughout Jefferson and Orleans Parishes.
  • Healthcare: Ochsner Health System's main campus is on Jefferson Highway in this section of Jefferson, while East Jefferson General Hospital in Metairie, Touro Infirmary in New Orleans and the Ochsner-Baptist campus on Napoleon Avenue in New Orleans also all conveniently serve Jefferson residents. Other full-service medical institutions, urgent care centers, clinics and medical office complexes can also be found throughout the area.
  • Churches: Nearly a dozen churches of every denomination.

Home Buyer Resources

Here's What's for Sale in Jefferson, LA | Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORS
Three bedroom cottage in Old Jefferson | Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORS
Three bedroom cottage.
Old Jefferson sign on River Road | Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORS
Referred to proudly as Old Jefferson, this popular residential area begins at the Orleans/Jefferson parish line, and follows the Mississippi River all the way to the Huey P Long bridge.
Honore Drive cottage in Old Jefferson | Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORS
Honore Drive cottage.
Ochsner Medical Center, world renound for its state-of-the-art health care, has it's main campus right here in Old Jefferson. | Latter & Blum Inc./REALTORS
Ochsner Medical Center—world renound for its state-of-the-art healthcare, has it's main campus right here in Old Jefferson.

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