Metairie is a beautiful census-designated place in the state of Louisiana, United States, located more exactly in Jefferson Parish. The history of Metairie goes back to the 1720s, when the area was settled by French settlers and named Metairie Ridge. The development of Metairie started in the 1910s, when an electric streetcar was installed running alongside Metairie Road. Even if it did not became incorporated, Metairie is still larger than many incorporated cities in the area. Currently, there are 138.481 people living in Metairie, according to the 2010 census, making it a major part of the New Orleans Metropolitan Area. The name of the city comes from the French term Métairie, which designates a small tenant farm based on sharecropping. So come to Metairie and prepare to be blown away by this fantastic place.
Lafreniere Park is a great recreational park in Metairie, the biggest, in fact. There are two large playgrounds in the park, where your children will be able to play. You will also be able to admire a wide array of wildlife, including birds, rabbits, turtles and squirrels. If you want to get closer with the wildlife, then you should go to the marshland, which has a wooden walkway that will allow you to do that. You can also plays several sports here, such as soccer, baseball, Frisbee, golf, biking, skateboarding and roller skating.
Lakeside Shopping Mall is the perfect place for shopping enthusiasts, as it is one of the most exciting retail malls in the state. There are more than 120 stores here, featuring famous brands such as Banana Republic, The Body Shop, Fossil, Macy's and Sephora.
The Metairie Country Club is another recreational place which you will enjoy, especially if you are passionate about golf. The club features a great 18-hole regulation length golf course and 3 sets of teeboxes, which will provide exciting challenges for all players, no matter the skills or training level. Other amenities you can find here are a restaurant and full bar.