An Honest Review of Metairie.
I lived in Metairie for 27 years and I feel that I can give an honest viewpoint of the city. Metairie is a diverse city, but it wasn't that way. It was predominantly white, but that's changing because many whites are moving to other areas like the North Shore since there has been a huge number of New Orleanians moving in due to the harsh economic conditions (very few skilled jobs available, high taxes, terrible schools and high crime) This was taking place Pre-Katrina.
Post-Katrina, Metairie faired well where many homes and businesses survived and it's back to normal, but there are some concerns you will have if you relocate there. For instance, the city is having problems with an increase in crime and aweful traffic (but they are working on it). The crime in Metairie is increasing rapidly. Also, traffic is rediculous. Prepare to have reading material because you will sit and wait.
In all honesty, in my 27 years as a homeowner in Metairie, I must say Read More