If you want all the amenities of New Orleans coupled with the advantages of a suburban lifestyle, Jefferson Parish has what you’re looking for. It has become the most populated parish in the state, and the West Bank is currently undergoing phenomenal growth.
One of the few areas that was virtually unscathed by Hurricane Katrina, the West Bank was a major provider of resources during the recovery. New housing developments are now booming, supported by an existing network of fine public and private schools, outstanding health facilities and amenities ranging from the new Tournament Players Club Golf Course to some of Louisiana’s most beautiful state parks.
Jefferson Parish is home to a mixture of public, private and independent schools offering quality elementary and secondary education. 85 public schools were operating in 2006-2007, along with 59 non-public schools at the end of 2006.
Churchill Technology & Business Park is proud to be the future home of the Patrick F. Taylor Science and Technology Academy, a secondary school dedicated to preparing students to meet 21st century challenges with an enriched education in mathematics, science and technology.
Residents also enjoy close proximity to some of the finest, nationally-recognized colleges and universities, most within 15 miles of the parish:
Jefferson Parish provides exceptional health care and boasts medical research institutions that are recognized for cancer and heart research around the world – including two nationally recognized by U.S. News & Word Report in their “Best Hospitals” rating.
Jefferson Parish offers a variety of attractions including world-class restaurants, top-notch shopping, and some of Louisiana’s most picturesque bayous, plantation homes and state parks. Among the highlights on the West Bank:
Bayou Segnette State Park, a 580-acre natural wonderland. The park features something for everyone with nature trails, fresh and saltwater fishing, a swimming pool, a wave pool and a number of facilities for camping.
The Alario Center, a premier sports complex hosting theatrical performances, concerts, carnival balls, graduations, trade shows and fundraisers in addition to numerous regional, national and international sporting events. It’s part of the Bayou Segnette Sports Complex which also includes the Alario Center Festival Grounds and Segnette Field, a state-of-the-art baseball stadium.
The Tournament Players Club of Louisiana, a 7,300-yard, par-72 golf course designed by world renowned Pete Dye. In 2007, it became home to a PGA tour event – the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.