Westwego is a suburb of New Orleans on the southern banks of the Mississippi River. Bordered on the east by Marrero, Westwego is a residential city on Route 90 that families will love. Homes for rent in Westwego are close to downtown New Orleans, with the Crescent City Connection to the east and the Huey P. Long Bridge in the west, making for quick commutes no matter which part of the city you're driving to. Although the city is bordered by the river on the north end, the entire south side is scenic wetlands. Families will also like the convenient shopping areas, nearby schools, easy access to recreation areas and plentiful other families.
Fun Facts for Future Renters
The Mississippi River Trail, a more than 3,000-mile paved pedestrian and cyclist path that runs from Minnesota to New Orleans, goes through Westwego.
Westwego was founded in 1870 when the Texas and Pacific Railroad was put in. The reasoning for the name isn't known for sure, but is speculated to be because of the phrase "West we go" in conjunction with the railroad's construction westward.
The Westwego Farmers and Fisheries Market is a cultural and community mainstay where citizens can get a taste of the local fare.
The Sala Avenue Historic District is a fun way for visitors and residents to learn about the area and its history.