If waterfront living is what you’re looking for, then you’ll be thrilled to call Bucktown Home. This Metairie community was founded over 100 years ago as string of fishing camps, and those nautical roots run deep to this day. Surrounded by the Bonnabel Canal, 17th Street Canal, and the beautiful shores of Lake Pontchartrain, life in Bucktown ebbs and flows with excitement just like the waters that create its borders.
Here, you’ll find primarily ranch style homes with small front yards and fenced backyards as with a multitude of properties supplying the awe-inspiring views of the lake. You have great educational opportunities for young children with Marie Riviere Elementary, an A rated school for Pre-K through 5th grade as well as the St. Louis King of France school that offers Catholic teaching for students Pre-K0 through 7th grade.
Of course, with all the surrounding water, you’d expect an abundance of fresh food, and that’s exactly what you’ll get in Bucktown. Local favorites include Deanie’s Seafood, R&O’s, New Orleans Food and Spirits. As if those options weren’t enough, you’re conveniently a stone’s throw away from West End/Lakeview hotspots like the historic Southern Yacht Club, Brisbi’s, Blue Crab, and Landrys. Also, in true New Orleans spirit, you’re sure to become a regular at the famed java house Puccino’s Coffee
Residents of Bucktown pride themselves on fostering a community of outdoor fitness. Sounds of excitement flow from the Lakeside Country club as kids take place in swim meets and members challenge each other on the tennis courts. You can also take the trail at Linear Park that runs along the south shore of Lake Pontchartrain the entire length of Jefferson Parish. Or, get adventurous at nearby NOLA Flyboard where you can rent jet-skis, kayaks, party boats, or soar like a superhero with their amazing flyboarding.
You’ll never tire of coming home to a community that features breathtaking views and sunsets which can be enjoyed from the Bucktown Marina, the Bonnabel Boat Launch, or your very own front porch