Thinking of retirement? Have you thought about where you might want to settle down for your golden years? You may want to consider Metairie, LA. It was named one of the 50 best cities in which to live (in both Louisiana and America), even though it’s not actually a “city”. That’s saying quite a lot! Here, the feeling of an urban mix is offered to residents. There are numerous parks, coffee shops, restaurants, bars, and much more. Clearly, there is never a lack of something to do.
Before we explore some of the things to do in Metairie, LA, let’s learn a little bit about the New Orleans suburb.
At last official count, the 23.3 square miles of Metairie, Louisiana contained roughly 143,710 residents. Located in New Orleans’ metropolitan area of Jefferson Parish, it is its largest community. One of the oldest roads in New Orleans can be found here – Metairie Road (though it was used by native Americans, it wasn’t actually paved until somewhere in the 1920s). In 1910, the road received an electric streetcar to run alongside.
Metairie’s climate is classified as subtropical/humid. Summers are, indeed, humid and winters are frequently mild. Annually, there is an approximate 6.5-inch rainfall. It’s the wettest in summer.
Things to Do
There is an abundance of activity in and around Metairie. What you see, where you go, and what you visit are pretty much up to your personal tastes. Here are some favorites, however:
Lakeside Shopping Center – Take a coffee break at Starbucks, peruse the many unique shopping opportunities, and enjoy some delicious options available in the food court.
Lafreniere Park – While strolling through this park, you will meet a vast array of friendly people. There is an extremely attractive walking trail for those who are up to it.
Jefferson Performing Arts Center – Catch a play, see a comedy show, and more in this well-designed, modern, clean, beautiful setting. Parking is plentiful.
La Habana Hemingway Cigar Bar – Though not everyone’s cup of tea, if you are a cigar aficionado, here you’ll enjoy a friendly atmosphere and a great cigar while conversing with like-minded individuals.
Serenity Day Spa and Gifts – This relaxing, cozy setting runs circles around those impersonal, large-scale spas you might be used to. You will feel more than welcome with warm personalities greeting you and seeing to your comfort.
St. Ann Catholic Church (and National Shrine) – Stop in, light a candle, say a prayer, and enjoy the sights.
Enjoy Retirement To Its Fullest in Metairie, LA
Now that you know some of the higher points of life in Metairie, LA, it’s time to introduce you to the benefits of living in our retirement community. An abundance of amenities awaits you including the following:
- Dimensions Fitness and Health
- Celebrations Events and Activities
- Sensations Dining
- Connections Transportation
- Impressions Maintenance and Housekeeping
- Expressions Concierge
- and more
After an exciting day spent in Metairie, LA, you may be too worn out to participate in the numerous goings-on in our community. But that’s okay, because they’ll be here again tomorrow. Stay home, take a day trip – it’s all up to you. It’s your retirement, you get to live it the way you see fit.
If you have questions about our retirement community, please phone us at 985-781-0072. For questions about sales and leasing, please call 985-218-8144. We also have a convenient online form that you can fill out, send in, and we will get back to you.
To experience all we have to offer, schedule a tour today.