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Bella Ridge South – 3D Matterport Tours

Bella Ridge South is one of the newest apartment communities in River Ridge, LA. Residents will experience “Another Level of Luxury” at Bella South. From high-end finishes, such as 10-foot ceilings and stainless steel appliances, to the endless amenities, like the Bella Bark Park or Strength and Wellness Center, you’ll be sure to notice the many differences that set Bella Ridge South apart from traditional apartment living. 

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View our floorplans below: 

The Optimist: 1bed/1bath 1,000SF

The Creative: 1bed/1bath 1,015SF 

The Inventor: 2bed/2bath 1,310SF

The Composer: 2bed/2bath 1,387SF



Ring In The New Year In Style

The holiday season is coming to a close and we can’t wait to round out the year by celebrating New Year’s Eve. With our open floor plans, spacious kitchens, and cozy living areas, your party is guaranteed to be a success. 

Party Punch, Charcuterie Board, Countdown, Decorations and amazing food, that’s what you need to throw a great NYE party! Read more party tips here.

Charcuterie boards are all the rage, and a holiday board is sure to spice things up and make your spread look even more festive.

An easy way to ensure all your photos are “post-worthy” is by creating a backdrop like the one shown below. All your memories, and pictures, from the last few moments of this year will be sure to make everyone jealous. 


Party prep starts now! How are you ringing in 2023? #1stlake #1stlakeproperties #nolaapartments #apartmentliving #apartmentinspo

♬ original sound – GrandPeachEdits

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We curated an Amazon Shopping List with everything you could possibly need! Just follow the steps below and soon you’ll be taking photos in style. 

  • STEP 1- Hang your curtains from your spare shower rod in a hallway or entryway that will not be in use! (Pro Tip: This is a great way to keep guests in the common areas of your home.) 
  • STEP 2- Attach your garland and fairy lights to your backdrop using zip ties. 
  • STEP 3- Jazz it up! Let your creative juices run wild by adding balloons, photo props, or anything else that you find Instagram-able! 

These pictures were taken at Artesia Apartments in Covington, LA!

New Year, New Apartment? The New Year is the perfect time to find the home that’s right for you! CLICK HERE for more information on what we have available! 

City of Kenner Inaugural Food Truck Festival

The City Of Kenner will host its first Food Truck Festival on Sunday, Nov. 6th in Laketown from 11am to 6pm., Mayor Mike Glaser announced. The fest is free, features two local bands, food truck offerings from more than a dozen local food trucks, children’s activities and a “Cruise-In” event with antique cars, arts and crafters. 

Music will be provided from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm by Groovy 7, and The Molly Ringwalds will perform from 3pm to 6pm. For more questions about the event, attendees can call (504) 468-7231.

Looking for an apartment home in Kenner, LA? Our Kenner communities are convenient to The Treasure Chest Casino, Ochsner Kenner Medical Center, New Orleans Armstrong Airport and near Lake Ponchartrain! For a list of our Kenner communities, click here.

Movies at The Green Benefiting Take Paws Rescue

It smells like… popcorn! Join us for a FREE outdoor showing of the classic Hocus Pocus at our Bella Ridge Green Space on October 25th! Doors will open at 6:15pm, movie will start at 7pm. Click here for a list of FAQ’s.

 Event will take place at: 1101 Dickory Ave, River Ridge, LA. Continuous tours of our Bella Ridge Apartment Homes will be offered all night long!


All are welcome, we promise not to put a spell on you! 

This free outdoor showing of the CLASSIC Hocus Pocus will take place on Tuesday, October 25th at 7pm, doors will open at 6:15pm.

Refreshments will be available for purchase. CASH ONLY! All net proceeds will be donated to Take Paws Rescue. If you would like to donate items to Take Paws Rescue directly, please utilize their Amazon Wish List

Click here for a list of FAQ’s.

Thank you to our sponsors: 


Live in luxury at our newest River Ridge apartments. Bella Ridge offers peace-of-mind living with better pricing, larger floor plans, a free direct-access parking garage, and thoughtfully selected amenities. Stop by our leasing office or give us a call to schedule a tour today!

239 Aurora Ave

House for Rent at 239 Aurora Ave, Metairie, La 70005

Spacious cottage in the heart of Old Metairie. Bright, open floor plan w/ large light-filled windows, original moldings, and pine floors.

Huge gourmet custom kitchen features Carrera marble countertops, 8 ft center island, stainless appliances, and travertine floors. The kitchen has plenty of pull-out drawers. Side entrance has floor to ceiling of cabinets. Master suite has a marble bath shower & views of a lush yard. Enjoy the shaded front porch w/swing or huge fenced backyard w/BRAND NEW deck and large storage shed.

Contact us today if you would like to tour this home: 504.455.4948

This beautiful home is leasing for $2,950/month for a 12-month lease