Avondale is a small city in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana located along the West Bank of the Mississippi River. Avondale is a working class community with a rich and proud tradition in the ship building industry. Many historical US Navy vessels that have gone to battle were built in Avondale LA. As the shipbuilding facilities are in the process of being relocated, a recent article in the Times Picayune stated that the shipyard owners were actively seeking out oil industry companies interested in developing in the Avondale coastal area.
The job outlook for Avondale is promising, as the entire infrastructure needs to be built before any oil industry operations can begin. This is all good news for the city of Avondale which should experience an influx of new home buyers anxious to secure a Mortgage Loan in a city poised for job growth. Current homeowners looking to stay put in a thriving community should experience and upswing in property values and may enjoy lower interest rates with a Mortgage Refinance.
The Avondale school system consists of an elementary and middle school with upper level students attending Higgins High School in neighboring Marrero, Louisiana. In addition to the public schools, there are also a number of private and parochial schools in the area. Students attending Henry Ford Middle school scored slightly above the state average in language arts and math on the Integrated Louisiana Educational Assessment Program (iLEAP) tests. Students at the elementary level exceeded the state iLEAP average in language arts, math, science and social studies.
Living in Avondale, Louisiana put you in close proximity to the wonderful city of New Orleans. Less than an hour’s drive away, New Orleans is a city with a diverse cultural history. With landmarks such as Jackson Square, the French Quarter and the Garden District there are endless things to explore in this grand old city. Families will also enjoy the many educational excursions New Orleans has to offer such as the Audubon Park and Zoo, and the Aquarium of the Americas . If you are looking for a day trip you only need to venture about 2 hours to northeast and you can find the perfect weekend getaway on the picture perfect white sand beaches of Biloxi Mississippi.
Avondale is a place poised to thrive economically with a promising future in the oil and gas industry. The public schools surpass the state averages and there is plenty to do both locally and in the neighboring city of New Orleans. If you are looking to move into this growing community, Sun Mortgage Funding is an area Mortgage Lender with prime properties in the area.