Every neighborhood has a personality of its own. Residents born and raised in one part of town express extreme allegiance to that geographic spot. The city of Kenner, LA—an incorporated area of Jefferson Parish—boasts a population of almost 70,000—more than 8,000 income-producing businesses and more than 25,000 owner-occupied and rental housing units.
Local residents know the value of living in a bedroom community of New Orleans, where well-maintained neighborhoods are home to families of every economic and demographic level. Homebuyers, renters and investors know Kenner as a place to find a gamut of architectural styles from single bungalows and classic ranch-style brick homes to multi-unit apartment communities. Mansions continue to be built alongside the Chateau Golf and Country Club grounds in northern Kenner.
Anchoring Kenner's residential communities are the historic Rivertown District to the south, Laketown and the Treasure Chest Casino at Lake Pontchratrain on the north, the bustling Esplanade Mall, Kenner City Park with its illuminated fountains and bird sanctuary and Louis Armstrong International Airport, a gateway in and out of the region for millions of residents and visitors annually.
Kenner's most recent distinctions include being named one of the state's top markets for investing in single-family rental properties, a spot on Livability's list of Top 10 Best Cities for Veterans, and a continuing contender for one of the lowest property tax rates in the region.
An extensive choice of business development options has also drawn new residents to Kenner, thanks to employers who have noted the advantages of generous loan, tax abatement and rebate options provided by the region's economic development commission and lending institutions. Local, state and federal business-building incentives have also beckoned new business and employees.
Residents and those in search of the perfect property continue to sing the praises of Kenner's historic and newfound status as one of the best places to live and work in Jefferson Parish.
Kenner encompasses an area from from Lake Pontchartrain on the north to the Mississippi River on the south, and from Roosevelt Boulevard westward to the St. Charles Parish line.
The neighborhoods from one end of Kenner to the other are easily accessed, thanks to a grid of well-maintained streets and the wide thoroughfares of Jefferson Highway, Airline Highway, Veterans Boulevard, West Esplanade Avenue and the I-10 interstate corridor (from east to west). Roosevelt Boulevard, Williams Boulevard and Loyola Drive traverse the city from north to south.
Public transportation is readily available, and Kenner is less than a 20-minute drive to the New Orleans Central Business District in one direction, the River Parishes to the west and scenic St. Tammany Parish to the north.
Local homebuyers looking for a new property will find a gamut of choices, from historic ranch-style homes and elegant condominium spaces to newly constructed townhouses and colonial-style residences. Kenner is known for its community spaces and public parks, the historic Rivertown District (performing arts spaces, restaurants, festival grounds) and Laketown along Lake Pontchartrain (featuring the Treasure Chest Casino and the 7,000-square-foot Pontchartrain Center convention and special event space). Laketown—which features fishing piers and picnic grounds, is also slated to undergo a mixed-use development to add additional shopping and commercial venues.
Kenner is also home to some of the area's top employers and income-generating businesses in the fields of medicine, food service and distribution, computer software and design, automotive dealerships, the regional Esplanade Mall, the new 14-screen Grand Theater, Chateau Golf and Country Club and a list of easily accessible, well-respected public and private schools.
This community always has and will continue to offer homebuyers a wealth of amenities and choices, making it one of the most popular neighborhoods in one of Louisiana's fastest growing and safest areas.