Jefferson Parish is the second most populous parish in Louisiana, with a population of 434,767. The county seat is in Gretna. Jefferson Parish is in the New Orleans – Metairie Metropolitan Statistical Area. The median household income is $48,522. The median home value is $175,500. Adjacent parishes are Orleans Parish, Plaquemines Parish, Lafourche Parish, St. Charles Parish, and St. Bernard Parish.
Jefferson Parish was founded in February of 1825 by the Louisiana Legislature. The parish was named to honor U.S. President Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson Parish has a rich heritage that matches the energy one can feel when they explore the historical areas in the parish.
Jefferson Parish is located 15 minutes from downtown New Orleans. For this reason, it’s a popular place for those who wish to live away from the activity of New Orleans, but still be close enough to enjoy the vibrant nightlife and attractions the city offers.
It’s easy to see why people would choose to live in Jefferson Parish. There is something for everyone, no matter what the age or interests. Jefferson Parish thrives on cultural diversity and the many ways it’s celebrated throughout the year.
There are parades during Mari Gras that fill the streets of Jefferson Parish with every color of the rainbow, music and laughter. There are museums that pay tribute to the spirit and history of Mardi Gras. So, if you miss your chance to experience the parade, you can visit one of the museums to get a feel of exactly what Mardi Gras is all about in Jefferson Parish.
Those who enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle will appreciate the beautiful wetlands, lakes and other waterways in Jefferson Parish. Fishing is one of the most popular things to do in this community that relies heavily on the fishing industry. There are 100’s of species of fish in the waters in and around Jefferson Parish. Many people enjoy chartering a boat for a day of fishing. Others prefer to tour the wetlands in the hopes of adventurous wildlife experiences.
The moss covered Cypress trees invite residents to relax and take in the beautiful weather. Another favorite pastime is bird-watching. There are many species of birds that call Jefferson Parish home including the Brown Pelican, which was nearly extinct at one time.
There are numerous parks and walking lanes along the waterways of Jefferson Parish. People enjoy walking, jogging and cycling along these paths. With beautiful views of the water, many people enjoy picnicking in the parks or taking a stroll as the sun sets.
There are several amazing shopping malls for those who would rather spend their time indoors. Or, maybe you would enjoy a bit of gambling at one of the casinos after a fine meal and a bit of dancing. There are several multi-screened movie complexes for those wanting to see one of the latest films.
When it comes to the rich history, beautiful scenery, amazing entertainment, and delicious seafood, Jefferson Parish has it all.
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