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

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$219,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$887
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    39%
  • Own
    61%

Metairie Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    283
  • Murder
    6
  • Rape
    41
  • Robbery
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500
  • Theft
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$54,176
National
$55,322
Children
17%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    22%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    27%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    10%
    13%
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It's close to the city, but with way better parking! With features like the Lakeside Shopping Centre, the Lakeview jogging path, and countless restaurants down Veterans Blvd, it's a happy medium between city life and quiet suburbia.
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The area is sits about 15 minutes outside of downtown New Orleans, and has a lot of chain restaurants and shopping areas that are typical of larger cities. The traffic can sometimes be a little much during rush hour, but luckily there are a number of side streets that can get you where you need to go in the event of road shut downs and accidents. During Mardi-Gras, there are several parades that travel down the central road in Metairie, Veterans Blvd, that is easily accessible and even within walking distance of most homes and apartments. Overall it is a very clean and quiet area that is worth living in.
Metairie is a quaint and homely part of the greater New Orleans area furnished with plenty of shops, restaurants, and services. The streets are clean and quiet and the homes are generally in good condition. On the other hand, the streets can be confusing and appear to be an accident waiting to happen. For example, in order to cross the main boulevard, one must cut across traffic, flip a U-turn, merge into oncoming traffic at 40 mph and cut across three lanes of traffic again. Furthermore, the weather is hot and humid during the summer, but it is less likely to flood during storms than other parts of New Orleans.