Nestled between the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico and the lovely shores of Lake Pontchartrain, Jefferson Parish stretches across sixty miles making it Louisiana’s largest. Within this parish, there are numerous cities, towns, and historic districts, each uniquely reflecting the cultural influences and heritage of the region. These communities afford a multitude of experiences, cuisine, activities, and attractions that can be easily enjoyed by residents and visitors alike. Additionally, Jefferson Parish is a naturally beautiful area that includes two state parks, a national park, and the sandy beach of Grand Isle. It is also home to the Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve, which is found in Marrero.
Situated on the West Bank of the Mississippi River, the Barataria Preserve of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park & Preserve in Marrero encompasses eight miles of boardwalks and trails, forests, marshes, swamps, and bayous. It is a fabulous place to view wetland wildlife like herons, alligators, and turtles, and it has lovely marsh plants like orchids and lilies. Beyond the preserve, Marrero is also home to the one-of-a-kind Bayou Barn, an open-air dance hall that happens to be a rustic barn, as well as Shaw Stadium where you can watch a NOLA Gold Rugby game. This remarkable community is also home to an exciting annual crawfish boil championship, and a yearly Cajun Fest, as well as many excellent dining opportunities. Popular restaurants in Marrero include Daiwa Sushi and Karaoke Bar, Schnell’s Restaurant, Restaurant des Familles, Olive Branch Cafe, and Cafe Hope. Furthermore, along Barataria Boulevard, there are numerous fast-food restaurants from which to choose.
With so many appealing amenities and attractions, Marrero is a popular choice among prospective homebuyers, particularly those working at West Jeff Hospital. Despite its proximity to New Orleans, the city has relatively affordable housing options. Homes for sale in Marrero generally have larger yards making it an excellent place for growing families. In the southern part of the community, you’ll find a nice selection of new construction in Marrero; otherwise Marrero real estate is comprised of small, older neighborhoods and large subdivisions initially developed in the 1980s and 1990s. In the older neighborhoods, Marrero homes are usually raised cottages or ranch homes, but overall the architectural styles vary. Because of the variety of Marrero properties available, listing prices fall in a broad range. If you would like to learn more about available real estate in Marrero, Louisiana, please let us assist you and contact us today.
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