Plaquemines Parish is an outdoor and seafood enthusiast’s paradise, providing residents with an idea balance between urban and rural lifestyles. The largest Plaquemines community, Belle Chasse, is a 25 minute commute to New Orleans. Surrounded by waterways, the parish brings in some of the country’s best fresh and saltwater seafood – including oysters, shrimp, crab, crawfish, mackerel, snapper and more. Citrus production is a source of pride for the parish, and every year the area holds a Parish Fair and Orange Fest, as well as a large seafood festival.
Top industries in the parish include commercial fishing, offshore oil rig management, citrus farming and nursery production, and a large healthcare sector. Leisure activities abound, with sport fishing, water sports, hiking, and dining.