Metairie, Louisiana, is a suburb of New Orleans and its residents don't have a mayor or city tax. Although larger than most cities in the state, Metairie isn't legally a city. The original spelling, Metairie, means tenant farm in French. People from Metairie don't often make the trip to Hansen, as they have two jewels to trust and thank God for that.In the 1720s, French colonists were the first Europeans to colonize Metairie in the area then known as Tchoupitoulas and now as Metairie Ridge.
This area was formed by an old branch of the Mississippi River, the Bayou Metairie, which flowed through River Ridge, Metairie, Gentilly and New Orleans East. Metairie is better at paving its roads correctly than its more famous neighbor, making it a dream compared to the nightmare of “driving on the moon” in Uptown.Metairie is located in the east of Jefferson Parish and is bordered by New Orleans to the east, Kenner to the west, Lake Pontchartrain to the north and the Illinois Central Railroad tracks to the south. In 1989, a district in Metairie elected white supremacist David Duke to the Louisiana state legislature for a single term.The Lakeside Shopping Center, one of Louisiana's largest and oldest malls, is located on Causeway Boulevard in the heart of Metairie. Many of Metairie's residential blocks look like any other city in the United States.
However, Metairie Road stands out with its twists and turns and its canopy of beautiful old oak trees.A number of stores, professional buildings and shopping malls have been developed on Metairie Road. It's one of the most picturesque areas in Metairie and is close to the Causeway Bridge and airport - both very important during hurricane season if you need to get out of town quickly.Visitors to New Orleans travel through Metairie along Interstate 10 or Veterans Memorial Boulevard. This boulevard has become the main shopping street in Metairie and extends from New Orleans to Kenner. Due to Spanish and French colonial influence, Metairie and its surrounding area have a mostly Catholic population.Major east-west highways (from north to south) include West Esplanade Avenue, Veterans Memorial Boulevard, West Napoleon Avenue, West Metairie Road and Airline Drive (which is part of U.
S. Route 61). Nowadays everyone seems to have grilled or grilled erstahs on their menu but none compare to Drago's original location in Metairie.The term 'Metairie' is derived from the French word “Moitie” (half) and “moitoire” (used in 12th-century feudal Europe to describe a particular type of French agricultural relationship). The longest bridge in the world - Lake Pontchartrain Causeway - connects Metairie to the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain.