St. Bernard Parish Market Report

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According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the parish has a total area of 2,158 square miles (5,590 km2), of which 378 square miles (980 km2) is land and 1,781 square miles (4,610 km2) (83%) is water.[10] It is the second largest parish in Louisiana by total area and has the largest percentage of area in water of any parish.

The parish of St. Bernard embraces numerous small islands. The parish is classed among the alluvial lands of the state. The ridges comprise the arable lands of the parish and have an area of 37,000 acres (150 km2). The principal streams are the Bayous Terre aux Boeufs and La Loutre. There are numerous smaller streams which are efficient drainage canals. The dominant tree species is bald cypress, of which the most valuable trees have been cut and processed.

St. Bernard Parish contains a large community of Spanish descent. Sometimes referred to informally as "Spanish Cajuns", the Isleños are descended from Canary Islanders. This linguistically isolated group eventually developed its own dialect. The Isleños settled along Bayou Terre aux Boeufs, a relict distributary bayou of the Mississippi River. According to Dumont de Montigny, who was in Louisiana from 1719 to 1738, Terre aux Bœufs (bœuf is 'steer' or 'ox' in French, thus Terre aux Bœufs means 'land of oxen') was named in that period, presumably due to the presence of domestic or feral cattle there, and not because of bison (bison in French). This settlement was called La Concepción and Nueva Gálvez by Spanish officials, but was also called Tierra de Bueyes (Spanish for 'land of oxen'). Saint Bernard, the patron saint of colonial governor Bernardo de Gálvez, was used in documents to identify the area.  St. Bernard Parish is also home to the earliest Filipino community in the United States, Saint Malo, Louisiana.

The chief historical attraction in St. Bernard Parish is the Chalmette Battlefield (part of Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve), at which the Battle of New Orleans took place on January 8, 1815, during the War of 1812. Many street names near the battlefield bear the names of the chief participants, or take a pirate theme, since the pirate Jean Lafitte was considered to be a hero in the battle. A high school, later elementary and now a middle school, was named in honor of Andrew Jackson, who was the commanding officer in charge of defending New Orleans against the British invasion.

Spanish colonists from the Canary Islands (Los Islenos) arrived in St. Bernard in the late 18th Century. The Chalmette Battlefield and Historic Park offers free, guided tours and a must-see battle re-enactment each year. From Historic Old Arabi and its nationally-recognized colorful ‘Shotgun’ homes to Plantations & ruins- the Past is always Present here!

Active Properties
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Cost per ft2 DOM
59 E Chalmette Circle 3 2 1,664 $369,000 $221 0 days
2122 Mehle Street 3 2 2,121 $299,900 $141 0 days
1621 Aycock Street 4 3 1,709 $269,000 $157 0 days
3401 Corinne Drive 3 2 1,795 $299,999 $167 0 days
3328 Rosetta Drive 2 2 1,568 $229,900 $146 0 days
8532 Prince Drive N/A N/A N/A $59,900 Unknown 0 days
2504 Kenneth Drive 3 2 1,772 $215,000 $121 0 days
3309 Pakenham Drive 3 2 1,670 $259,900 $155 0 days
2329 Riverqueen Drive 3 1 1,259 $205,000 $162 0 days
1925 Rose Street N/A N/A N/A $75,000 Unknown 1 day
Average: 3.4 2.4 2,423 $271,684 $155 95 days
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Properties Under Contract
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Cost per ft2 DOM
4009 Kings Drive 3 2 1,425 $175,000 $122 0 days
301 W St. Bernard Highway N/A N/A 5,000 $300,000 $60 8 days
1724 Aycock Street 5 4 2,019 $269,900 $133 9 days
17 Old Hickory Street 3 2 1,159 $215,000 $185 15 days
3616 Despaux Street 3 2 1,494 $254,900 $170 18 days
9010 Patricia Street N/A N/A N/A $1,393,920 Unknown 19 days
2341 Plaza Drive 2 1 819 $149,900 $183 19 days
1708 Esteban Street 3 2 1,567 $110,000 $70 21 days
317 Fox Drive 2 2 1,250 $190,000 $152 21 days
4525 Delacroix Highway 1 1 450 $265,000 $588 21 days
Average: 3.1 2.1 1,574 $243,573 $159 112 days
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Sold Properties
Address Beds Baths Living ft2 List Price Sold Price Cost per ft2 DOM Sold Date
3204 Marietta Street 3 2 1,874 $329,900 $325,000 $173 53 days 9/26/22
2208 Munster Boulevard 3 2 1,299 $162,000 $135,000 $103 78 days 9/23/22
2413 Blanchard Drive 3 2 1,444 $249,900 $253,200 $175 36 days 9/23/22
928 Perrin Drive 2 1 1,095 $189,900 $185,000 $168 91 days 9/23/22
7 Packenham Avenue 2 2 950 $169,000 $169,000 $177 19 days 9/22/22
6701 Chartres Street 3 3 1,770 $360,000 $342,000 $193 77 days 9/22/22
3087 La 46 Highway N/A N/A N/A $474,900 $450,000 Unknown 27 days 9/21/22
2701 Veronica Drive 3 2 1,497 $265,000 $268 $0.17 38 days 9/21/22
2408 Kinglet Drive 4 2 1,426 $170,000 $175,000 $122 0 days 9/21/22
225 Nutria Drive 3 2 1,472 $254,000 $242,000 $164 85 days 9/21/22
Average: 3.2 2.2 1,833 $212,945 $206,382 $146 75 days
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