4 Reasons to Love Living in Gretna LA

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Reasons to Love Living in Gretna LA

One of our favorite small towns on the West Bank of New Orleans, we asked residents to tell us why they love living in Gretna LA.

It was a completely non-scientific poll conducted on Facebook, but certain themes certainly emerged.

Gretna Police Department

Over and over again, we heard from residents that they have the best police department around.

Everyone knows we have the greatest police department. ~ Susan S.

Our dedicated police officers! ~ Beth L.

The most fantastic police department in the country. ~ Jeanne L.


Safety was a recurring theme (makes sense, since everyone loves Gretna PD).

Safe, clean, nice neighborhoods. ~ Kristin K.

Safe – they keep it clean and it’s so quiet. ~ Deborah C.

Safe neighborhoods. ~ Kathy D.

Small Town Feel

Gretna truly IS a small town, measuring only a few square miles.

Small town feeling! ~ Adele M.

Small town feel with BIG things happening. ~ Kristin K.

A friendly hometown feel where you can walk your dogs and speak to your neighbors and they speak back. ~ Fran S.


It might be small, but Gretna is leading the way in social events on the West Bank.

Love the social events like food truck festivals and the Saturday farmers market. ~ Carly N.

Gretna is a little town with big city activities such as Gretna Fest, farmers market, art walk, concerts and movies by the river, just to name a few. ~ Susan S.

Gretna Fest! ~ Nicole S.


Are you a Gretna resident? Tell us what you love most about your town!


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