Metairie is the first suburb of New Orleans, located between New Orleans and Kenner, in Jefferson Parish. It is a suburban residential area with various mixed commercial uses including retail malls, shopping centers, office buildings, restaurants and entertainment, most of which can be found on Veterans Blvd. Among the residential and commercial areas, you will find one of the oldest and largest malls in Louisiana, Lakeside Shopping Center. Also, if you are looking to head to the serene North side of the Lake, the Causeway Bridge, spanning 23 miles across Lake Pontchartrain, will bring you to the Northshore. Metairie has many parks to offer, one of the largest is Lafreniere Park. It has a walking path, soccer fields, tennis courts and a large dog park. Not only is Metairie home to the New Orleans Saints offices, training facilities and practice fields, it is also home to the New Orleans Zephyrs, our AAA baseball team.