Hey there, military friends! Looks like your getting stationed in New Orleans – and we welcome you! If you’re looking for homes near the New Orleans military base, we’ve got you covered.
The Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base (NAS JRB) is located outside of New Orleans, in Belle Chasse. Belle Chasse is about a 20-minute drive into the city. (Not too bad!)
This New Orleans military base has service members from the Louisiana Air National Guard, Marines, Navy, Army, Coast Guard, and Air Force. They have civilian employees and retirees as well.
We have helped many military families move to the area without ever seeing the homes they are buying. Likewise, we know that finding a neighborhood and home near the New Orleans military base is important to you and your family.
Neighborhood #1: Belle Chasse
Closest to the military base is the city Belle Chasse, LA. (As this is where the base is located.) There are great seafood restaurants, schools that people love, and a very tight-knit community.
Neighborhood #2: Gretna
Gretna has a cute downtown area, a farmer’s market, a levee walking path, and a well-known police force. You can anticipate a 10-15 minute commute from Gretna to the military base. This city is located in Jefferson Parish as well.
Neighborhood #3: Harvey
Found in Jefferson Parish, Harvey is a little further out from the base. They have national chain stores and restaurants. The gated community of Stonebridge (very popular for military families) is found in Gretna and Harvey.
You can expect a 15-20 minute commute to the base from Harvey.
Neighborhood #4: Algiers
Part of Orleans Parish, Algiers is one of the closest neighborhoods to Belle Chasse. Whether it’s Lower Coast Algiers that has acres of land or regular Algiers with sought after subdivisions – it covers lots of budgets and it convenient. Travel time to the military base is about 10-15 minutes.
Neighborhood #5: Algiers Point
Algiers Point is likely the furthest from the military base – with a commute around 25 minutes. If you love old architecture, this neighborhood has quintessential old New Orleans homes. It’s an active community, so you can expect to know all of your neighbors.
Neighborhood #6: Terrytown
Terrytown is a neighbor of Algiers and Gretna. It’s also a part of Jefferson Parish. Popular with military families, you will find lots of brick ranch homes and easy access to downtown New Orleans. Terrytown homes near the military base will have a drive time of 10-15 minutes.
No matter what neighborhood speaks to you – we can help you find the perfect fit for your time in New Orleans. As your New Orleans Realtors, we also understand you may have a lot of moving parts when it comes to your orders. We’ve dealt with it all and are ready to assist you!