Introduction to Harahan, Louisiana
Harahan, Louisiana is 4 miles SW of Metairie, Louisiana (center to center) and 7 miles W of New Orleans, Louisiana. It is in Jefferson county. The city is part of the New Orleans metro area. The population of Harahan is 9,885.
Harahan was named after James T. Harahan, who was the president of the Illinois Central Railroad. Harahan Elementary, which is located along Jefferson Highway, is a notable structure that was enlisted in the Department of the Interior's National Register of Historic Places in 1983. The city is located in Jefferson Parish, which was founded in 1825 and was named after Thomas Jefferson of Virginia.
Harahan and nearby Attractions
- Colonial Shopping Center
- Colonial Golf Course
- Soniat Playground
- New Orleans Museum of Art
Things To Do In Harahan
Residents and visitors enjoy shopping at the Colonial Shopping Center. Another notable place that one must visit is the New Orleans Museum of Art. Golf lovers can enjoy their free hours at the Colonial Golf Course. The Soniat Playground is also worth taking a look around. Apart from these, the city of Harahan organizes a number of recreational events all through the year.
Flights can be availed from Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.
Harahan Higher Education
One can pursue higher education at Loyola University New Orleans, Tulane University of Louisiana, Delgado Community College, and Xavier University of Louisiana.