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Overall Niche Grade
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  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
    A-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B+
Metairie is a city in Louisiana with a population of 144,822. 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. The public schools in Metairie are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$223,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$912
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
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    16%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    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
$55,221
National
$55,322
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Metairie Reviews

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I really like how everything is quite local, when I barely came to Louisiana from Texas, the convenience of a walking distance was merely impossible to imagine. Everyone is so friendly and the schools aren't half bad, even though I would rather have the schools back in Texas. The thing I would like to change would be the local neighborhood roads and the funding that schools receive. It might be a small time outside of New Orleans, but who says that the children have to go to the city for a better education. The same goes for the road, both in New Orleans and Metairie, the roads need to be repaired. In less than a few months people have to keep changing their tires. The roads need to be well maintained if this place is a tourist hotspot.
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Metairie is a suburb of New Orleans and has lots of great amenities for families. It sits right on the lake which is beautiful! There are some great parks and several very good private schools. The Lakeside Mall is great and there are lots of places to eat around the city. It's also very fun during Mardi Gras!
Metairie is a wonderful town in the Greater New Orleans Area. Being next to such a cultural powerhouse such as New Orleans, things are always lively, and there's always something to do. I do believe "southern hospitality" is real, because of my experience with the people here, who are usually happy to help.