• RESIDENTS ARE
    Young families starting out
    fishermen and sportsmen
    retirees
  • THEY CHOSE WESTWEGO FOR ITS
    Small town police department, rural feel, easy availability of fishing and hunting
  • PROS
    Small town feel
  • CONS
    Mediocre public transportation
    Lack of “curb appeal” in most of the city
    Few shopping/dining options
  • REAL ESTATE
    Mostly older raised cottages
    Small amount of newer homes
    Big yards
    Off street parking
    Eligible for 100% rural development financing (based on income)

Attractions & Things to Do

  • Bayou Segnette State Park (wave pool, hiking, canoeing)
  • Farmer and Fisher’s market each weekend
  • Fall craft fair
  • Kids sports through Westwego Recreation Department
  • Cypress Swamp Fest (in November)
  • Shrimp lot (fresh seafood market)
  • Community New Year’s Eve Party with fireworks
  • Westwego Historical Museum
  • Plays and performances at Teatro Wego! Theatre (sponsored by Jefferson Parish Performing Arts Society)

Places to eat

  • Mo’s Pizza (try the sausage wraps!)
  • Las Maracas mexican restaurant
  • Joe’s Cafe for donuts and coffee
  • Mae Mae Asian Bistro