Medical services workers at West Jeff Hospital and auxiliary services
    Middle America – mostly working class population
    Easy access to fishing and the outdoors and proximity to New Orleans
  • PROS
    Affordable housing
    Typically larger yards
    Good selection of newer construction if you are willing to live further south
  • CONS
    Need a car to do most things
    Not a walkable community
    Lots of strip malls
    Selection of older, small neighborhoods, 80s-90s larger subdivisions and newer construction further south
    Older neighborhoods are typically ranch homes or raised cottages

Attractions & Things to Do

  • Jean Lafitte National Park and Preserve – take a swamp tour
  • Parc de Familles – 710 acres under construction for sports and outdoor activities
  • Fishing – just 10 minutes to launch your boat
  • Annual spring crawfish boil championship with crawfish, games, rides, beer and food
  • Annual Cajun Fest with a 5k run, food, games, live music


  • Olive Branch Cafe
  • Several coffee and donut shops
  • Cafe Hope – training ground for young culinary students, serving lunch M-F
  • Daiwa Sushi and Karaoke Bar
  • Restaurant des Familles – seafood, cajun-creole dishes, cypress bar, bayou views
  • Bayou Barn, Sunday afternoon Fais Do-Do (March – October)¬† bayoubarn.com
  • Schnell’s Restaurant – try the roast beef!
  • Barataria Blvd. for large selection of fast food options

Drinking / Music

  • Barataria Live
  • Daiwa Sushi and Karaoke Bar