If you are considering relocating to the New Orleans area,
Belle Chasse Welcomes You!
Here is some information about the town of Belle Chasse that will acquaint you with one of the most friendly, interesting and charming communities in the entire New Orleans Metropolitan area.
By the way, although flood insurance is required for mortgaged homes and businesses in Belle Chasse, as it is for all mortgaged structures in the New Orleans Metropolitan area, Belle Chasse is NOT below sea level as are many parts of New Orleans. With an elevation of 7 feet above sea level, Belle Chasse has one of the highest elevations of any New Orleans area community south of Lake Pontchartrain. This is a significant benefit when determining your flood insurance rates.
Belle Chasse is a great place to live and raise a family!
Belle Chasse is a small town with a relaxing lifestyle within the hustle and bustle of a major metropolitan area. Located just 6 miles from downtown New Orleans, Belle Chasse is far removed from the fast paced urban lifestyle and tourism of the city. Just a 20 minute ride from the French Quarter, Belle Chasse sits on the edge of Louisiana's largest, yet most isolated parish. Better known for it's legendary seafood and citrus farms than crowds and over development, Plaquemines Parish holds on to it's reputation as the most unique of the 7 parishes that make up the New Orleans Metropolitan area.
For a small town, Belle Chasse has big credentials! Belle Chasse is the gateway to America's largest offshore oil and gas producing region, America's second largest seafood producing region and the home of one of the largest military installations in Louisiana. It is also home to a 27 hole public golf complex and one of the highest median incomes in Louisiana.
Meaning literally "beautiful hunting" in French, it is widely believed that Belle Chasse was so named due to the richness of wildlife in the area. Today there is still plenty of land suitable for hunting in Plaquemines Parish, just down river from Belle Chasse. To the lucky residents that call Belle Chasse home the "Belle" or "beautiful" still applies.
Belle Chasse is home to the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base of New Orleans, a Naval Air Station for the U. S. Navy Reserve. The military base and airfield provide high quality training for active-duty and reserve components of all branches of the armed services. It is home to various naval air units as well as an Air Force Reserve fighter squadron and a Marine Corps Reserve helicopter unit. It is well known to residents of the New Orleans area for its impressive air shows. Belle Chasse is also home to the Louisiana Air National Guard.
Some Interesting Belle Chasse Statistics
Located in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, Belle Chasse is the largest town in the parish with a population of 12,679 according to the 2010 census. Belle Chasse has experienced healthy, robust growth with new subdivisions and developments that grew the population by 34.7% over the 2000 census.
As of the 2010 census, there were 3,800 households in Belle Chasse and 3,422 families, The median household income in Belle Chasse was $52,064, just above the national average and well above the average for the New Orleans Metropolitan area! The Median Home Price was $236,000 in 2015.