Metairie Terrace, Louisiana

Metairie Terrace: A census-designated place in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana. It is located in the New Orleans metropolitan area. Metairie Terrace is known for its many parks and green spaces, its many historical sites, and its many attractions, such as the Metairie Terrace Historical Society and the Metairie Terrace Recreation Center.

About

Metairie Terrace is a city located in the county of Jefferson Parish in the U.S. state of Louisiana.

Metairie Terrace is a neighborhood within the city of Metairie, Louisiana, which is part of Jefferson Parish in the New Orleans metropolitan area.

The neighborhood was developed in the early 1920s as one of the first "suburbs" of New Orleans. Wealthy New Orleanians built large homes in Metairie Terrace, drawn by its location near prestigious Metairie Golf Club and Metairie Race Track.

The area grew rapidly through the 1950s and 1960s. Grand avenues like Metairie Road were lined with mansions, some built in the Colonial Revival style. Metairie Terrace became known as an upscale, tranquil community.

Key Facts About Modern Metairie Terrace

Here are some key details about Metairie Terrace today:

  • Location: It is bordered by Metairie Road, Labarre Road, Ridgelake Drive and Arlington Drive. The neighborhood is close to Lafreniere Park.
  • Character: Metairie Terrace retains its upscale, suburban character. Home sizes, styles, and property values vary but many are large, custom-built houses on spacious lots.
  • Amenities: Amenities include the Lafreniere Park Golf Course, Saint Clement of Rome Catholic Church and School, and several small parks. It also has easy access to major roads, retail, dining, and more.
  • Demographics: By the 2010s, the population was about 50% white, 45% African American, and 5% Hispanic or Latino. Residents tend to be prosperous professionals, business owners, and their families.

Though no longer completely secluded, Metairie Terrace remains one of the most desirable neighborhoods in suburban New Orleans. Its prime location, custom homes, and tree-lined streets maintain its reputation.

Quick Facts about Metairie Terrace

Population : 142,489
Country : United States of America
State : Louisiana (United States)
County : Jefferson Parish
Altitude : 3 feet / 1 meters
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 17:45:16 (24th February 2024)

Geography

Metairie Terrace is located at 29°58'43"N 90°9'50"W (29.9785400, -90.1639600).

Metairie Terrace map

Schools in Metairie Terrace

College & universities near Metairie Terrace, LA

Code Name City ZIP
492759 Chamberlain University-Louisiana Jefferson (LA) 70121

Stations (7)

Amtrak & bus stations near Metairie Terrace, LA

Code Name Address Type
NOL New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal 1001 Loyola Avenue UNK
SDL Slidell 1827 Front Street RAIL
HMD Hammond 404 N.E. Railroad Ave. RAIL
SCH Schriever Hwy 20 and Hwy 24 RAIL
PIC Picayune US 11 at Tate Street RAIL

Post offices near Metairie Terrace

Post Office Name City ZIP
Johnson Str Post Office Metairie (LA) 70001

Other cities in Jefferson Parish

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Jefferson Parish , LA. (more)

City Name Population Title
Metairie 138,481 The most populous suburb of New Orleans, Louisiana.
Kenner 66,288 The most populous city in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana.
Marrero 33,141 CDP in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana
Terrytown 23,319 Unincorporated suburban community and census-designated place in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States of America
Gretna 17,615 Suburb city of New Orleans
Estelle 16,377 Place in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States
River Ridge 13,494 City in Louisiana, United States of America
Timberlane 10,243 City in Illinois, United States of America
Waggaman 10,015 City in Louisiana, United States of America
Harahan 9,244 City in Louisiana, United States of America
Westwego 8,297 City in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, United States
Elmwood 4,635 City in Peoria County, Illinois, United States
Jean Lafitte 1,996 Human settlement in Louisiana, United States of America
Grand Isle 1,447 Town of the United States
Barataria 1,109 City in Louisiana, United States of America
Lafitte 228 Human settlement in Louisiana, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Metairie Terrace distances to largest Louisiana cities