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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  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
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Metairie is a city in Louisiana with a population of 143,481. Metairie is in Jefferson Parish and is one of the best places to live in Louisiana. Living in Metairie offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents own their homes. In Metairie there are a lot of bars, restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Metairie and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$228,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$935
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    38%
  • Own
    62%
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Metairie Rankings

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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
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Metairie

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$57,505
National
$55,322
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It is a very nice city with a wide range of things to do with your family. It is a very nice and fairly safe to raise a family. It is very close to New Orleans and the NO international airport. It is multi cultural, and multiple age groups. There are a lot of state of the art medical facilities. There are several major universities with in a short commute. The public transportation could be better, if you don't have a car there are many places that are hard to access. While the private schools are good, the public schools have some opportunities.
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The best part about living in Metairie is that you are in the metro area of New Orleans. Metairie is centrally located. Living in Metairie you have a small city feeling, while living near the big city of New Orleans. There is always something to do in either New Orleans or Metairie. Metairie is only an hour from beaches in MS, and only 5 hours from Houston. It doesn't matter what you want to do all you need to do is look and you will be able to find something new. I've lived in Metairie for 4 years and I still haven't done majority of the things do do here.
Quality of life is good, stable economy. Easy for working people to get around without a car or get by in general but you really have to go into the city of New Orleans to do anything or to be around anyone who is not white, rich, and Republican. three stars because of how conservative it is… If you try to have a drink in a Metairie bar while eating whole foods he will get harassed by a railroad worker for being hippie trash. New Orleans is kind of disgusting though and getting rapidly gentrified. Metairie is a white flight area for longtime residents of the metro area.