B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B+
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$256,700
National
$178,600
Median Rent
$1,018
National
$928
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%

Belle Chasse Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    0
  • Murder
    0
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    0
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1
  • Theft
    2,081
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    0

Residents

Diversity
B+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$56,695
National
$53,889
Children
24%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    11%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    32%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%
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Belle Chasse Reviews

25 reviews
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We LOVE living in Belle Chasse. I grew up in Metairie. Over the last decade, I've lived in Hammond, Terrytown, and Gretna. Belle Chasse is my favorite, but you have to like the characteristics of a small town where everyone knows everyone. You feel a special connection with your community.

Belle Chasse is one of the safest towns in the entire metro-New Orleans area. It's a great place to raise kids. The elementary schools are awesome (Belle Chasse Primary, Belle Chasse Academy, & OLPH).

NAS JRB (military base) is located in the heart of the city, which means lots of good military heroes living among us.

House prices are higher compared to neighboring cities, but they hold their value & are in high demand.

My daily commute to the CBD (during peak traffic hours) is about 1 hour, however without traffic, the CBD is only 15 mins away.

I'd say Belle Chasse is as close to country living as you get in a New Orleans suburb.
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Belle Chasse community is a small, quaint parish with excellent schools, great fishing, safe and family friendly parish in which to live. The parish in general is considerably large, but the majority of the population is centered around its 3 main high schools - Belle Chasse High, Phoenix High and South Plaquemines High. This community is greatly involved with its schools.

The community is known for its wonderful and great fishing. Many charter or local fisherman can find you great locations to find a wide array of fish.

The community is full of local, small businesses with very few outside business involved in its economy. The oil companies and military are prominent, but the community is not heavily influenced by big name companies like Walmart, Rouses etc.

A great community in which to live and play overall.
What I love about the community of Belle Chasse would have to be the people. Everyone is so friendly and kind, I’ve been here my whole life and know almost everyone in the area. One thing I would like to change about Belle Chasse if I could would be to find away to keep the young kids out of the system. Not all kids are bad. Yes, some make mistakes more then others but to lock them away instead of giving them the right mental help they need isn’t going to help them either. I’ve seen with my own eyes that money talks in Belle Chasse, and with you have it your untouchable when you don’t have the money you’re just another statistic in the system