People who grew up in the area
    Young couples / Families
    Small town feel, excellent police response time, safety, traffic (there’s far less of it) and it’s just minutes from New Orleans
  • PROS
    Small town
  • CONS
    City taxes in addition to parish taxes
    Limited public transportation
    Mix of historic and 50s-60s construction
    Some new construction near the river
    Comparable to Algiers Point
    Off Street Parking


  • Academy Sports
  • Home Depot
  • Tuesday Morning

Drinking / Music

  • Gattuso’s Neighborhood Bar & Restaurant
  • Rugby Pub
  • Rivershack Tavern


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Attractions & Things to Do

  • Train Museum
  • Farmer’s Market
  • Gretna City Park
  • Mel Ott Park
  • Gretna BMX
  • Gretna Recreation Center
    (Adult Yoga and Organized Sports for Kids)
  • Watch the train roll down 4th Street
  • Planet Fitness
  • Monthly Art Walk at Farmer’s Market
  • Biking/Walking trail on levee
  • Annual Gretna Heritage Festival
  • Observatory
  • Annual Spring Home Tour
  • Annual Easter Egg Hunt
  • Annual Christmas Decorating Contest


  • Gattuso’s Neighborhood Bar/Restaurant
  • Huey P’s Pizza
  • Than Than
  • Gretna Depot and Spirits
  • Common Grounds
  • Antoine’s Bakery
  • Rivershack Tavern & Grill
  • Nine Roses (excellent pho!)

What do residents love about Gretna?

Safety and promptness of public services including police. I also love the social events like food truck festivals and the Saturday farmers market. ~ Carly

Gretna is a little town with big city activities such as Gretna Fest, farmer’s market, art walk, concerts and movies by the river just to name a few. Beautification at intersections, street lighting. Everyone knows we have the greatest police department. It is like a major city where everyone knows your name!!!! ~ Susan

Safe place to live and still have a friendly hometown feel where you can walk your dogs and speak to neighbors and they speak back. ~ Fran
Safe, clean, nice neighborhoods, small town feel with BIG things happening 😊 ~ Kristin

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