Custom Homes Still Available to Build Near New Orleans

Unlike other towns in the United States that have to worry about the “sprawl” of a metro area that seems to be growing faster than is sustainable by the transportation and infrastructure that the city has to offer, New Orleans, Louisiana and its neighboring cities of Metairie, Kenner, River Ridge, and Harahan seem to be “bulging” at the seams when it comes to available lots to build new custom homes.  It seems that every available inch of space on this much sought-after ground is completely full of existing homes or recently-built homes (and by recent, I mean 10 – 50 years old).

The concept of a new home subdivision in the Greater New Orleans area is also kind of a foreign concept on the West Bank of the Mississippi River as well.  With towns like Terrytown, Algiers, Marrero, Harvey, and Gretna quickly142-green-trails-web filling up with many different communities of existing homes for sale, and literally very little real estate on which to build, you may have thought that it was a hopeless cause to be able to build your own home and live on the Southshore of New Orleans.  The best that many people can do is to buy a blighted home or even a much older, probably historic fixer-upper home to renovate or restore with more modern conveniences.  In the French Quarter, many residents are doing just that, purchasing abandoned buildings, gutting them, and then recreating them from the inside, leaving the outside facade as is.

If you have the money and resources (and know the right contractor to hire in the French Quarter), then living in the very heart of the culture and history of New Orleans might be the right choice for you.  If you are, however, looking to be able to buy an affordable new home with your own yard and little bit of room to breathe, not too far from the city, look no further than the Parks of Plaquemines, a gated, new home subdivision right next to Jefferson Parish on the West Bank.  The Parks of Plaquemines is a masterplan, new home community with different neighborhoods with contain many different sizes and choices of lots on which to build.

100-hardwood-drive-exteriorOur builders want you to know that there are custom homes still available to build near New Orleans.  In fact, the community is only 10.2 miles from the French Quarter and Central Business District in New Orleans.  Also, to make your already short commute even easier, you have two choices as to how you might travel to the city to do business, play, or simply go to work – the Crescent City Connection (driving) or the ferry.  Most of the homes built in our gated subdivision were built by home buyers like yourself who wanted to the experience of building their own home.  They were able to bring their plans to our Architectural Control Committee (ARC) for approval and then even use their own approved builder to build their new custom home.

Lots for sale in the Parks of Plaquemines range in price from the $70’s – $140’s, and new homes for sale range in price from the $500’s to over $1 million.  In fact, with the size of lots available, the sky’s the limit as to how much you want to customize your new home.  In addition to lots and homes for sale, the Parks of Plaquemines offers a little bit of country a short commute to New Orleans with a park & trail system, swimming pool, tennis court, and tot lot / playground.  Outside of the actual city of New Orleans taxable limits, you will also enjoy a convenient and SAFE location, excellent Plaquemines Parish Schools, low parish property taxes, low sewer and water rents, and a low risk of hurricane flooding.

So, Come Out & Visit Our New Home Neighborhood Today!  Call 504-364-2350 or E-mail Info@TheParksLifestyle.com to Set Up an Appointment!