The median home sale price of $179,000 shows a tremendous increase from the prior year, over 23 percent. The average listing price decreased slightly, less than a percentage point to $208,574. The number of sales increased over 28 percent up to 109 sales. High foreclosure numbers, 236 currently, indicate that there are many rent to own homes available in the area.
Home to professional football and basketball teams, Kenner also enjoys a wealth of minor league sports ranging from baseball to rugby. The New Orleans Saints play in the NFL, and the former Hornets still play in the NBA, but now as the Pelicans. Five different minor league ice hockey teams call the state home, along with a several roller derby teams. The Deep South Rugby Union includes both men's and women's teams. Kenner has a little bit of everything to satisfy the most discerning sports enthusiast.
Close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico offers a wealth of different water sports from surfing to para-sailing. Sun bathing and long walks along the shore offer a slower pace for those that enjoy the outside without the adrenaline rush. Numerous golf courses entice amateurs into a casual Sunday game, and tennis courts sprinkled through local parks, including the Alabama Tennis Courts, Cannes Brulee Tennis Courts and Westgate Tennis Courts, among others.
As you consider making Kenner your new home, check out the info below to see which neighborhood is the best fit for your lifestyle:
Airline Dr/Williams Blvd: One of the least expensive of Kenner's neighborhoods, Airline Dr/Williams Blvd has median real estate prices of approximately $109,000. Rentals average $767 per month, which is higher than more than three quarters of other Louisiana neighborhoods.
Joe Yenni Blvd/Woodlake Blvd:As one of Louisiana's most expensive areas to buy a home, this exclusive neighborhood has several blocks of waterfront property. Most of the homes in the area fall into the small to medium sized category. The vacancy rate is over 32 percent, making it easy to find residency here.
Loyola Dr/W Esplanade Ave:Although real estate prices are not as high as those closer to the waterfront, this small neighborhood is only a few blocks away, making it an easy walk to the water. Residents are a mix of owners and renters, with vacancy rates below 22 percent.
3rd St/Williams Blvd:With one of the lower vacancy rates in Kenner, this small neighborhood in the north side has surprising charm. Its hip, trendy atmosphere appeals to young singles, in part because it is a highly walkable area with reasonable rental rates.