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Minutes From New Orleans Excitement

Located on the west bank of the Mississippi River, the thriving community of Gretna offers affordable living just minutes from the hustle, bustle, and endless excitement of downtown New Orleans. With breathtaking views of the New Orleans skyline, as well as a wealth of its own opportunities, amenities, and attractions, Gretna, LA is an exciting community with a unique home-town feel.

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Why Do Residents Choose Gretna?


Gretna is highly affordable, and an ideal location for those just starting out, with the majority of homes falling below $400,000 and most priced between $100,000 and $200,000.

Access to New Orleans

Want access to one of America’s most exciting cities, but don’t necessarily want to live in the midst of all the hustle and bustle? Choose Gretna, located just 10 minutes across the Mississippi River from the city of famed nightlife, festivals, and culture.

Gretna Heritage Festival

Gretna might not be New Orleans in terms of constant activity, but it has its share of excitements, such as the Gretna Heritage Festival. This must-experience event encompasses 25 city blocks and features everything from carnival rides, games and activities, national performers, drinks, dining, and more.

Plenty to See & Do

From local and national chain shopping to restaurants and bars to beautiful parks and recreational opportunities, Gretna offers something for everyone. So don’t be afraid to get out and explore the community, maybe join a sports team, or even take a fitness or yoga class!

Gretna Attractions

What's Nearby?

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Quick Facts

Population (2014): 17,845
Population Change Since 2000: +2.4%
Zip Codes: 70053, 70056
Population Density: 5,105 ppl / sq mi

Median Home Value (2013): $146,924

Travel Info

New Orleans: 10 min
Baton Rouge: 1.5 hours
Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport: 35 min

Highways: US-90 BUS

Top Attractions

Shopping & Dining: Downtown Gretna, Oakwood Center, Westside Shopping Center
Parks & Recreation: Timberlane Country Club, Gretna Park, Mel Ott Park
Events & Nightlife: Downtown Gretna bars, Gretna Heritage Festival, Gretna Observatory

Gretna Real Estate

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