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Gabriel 3 Bedroom Home

Lease a stunning home in Kenner’s coveted Gabriel Subdivision!

This custom home resides within a gated community just minutes from downtown New Orleans and the Metairie CBD. Centrally located near shopping centers and entertainment venues, Gabriel Subdivision is the ideal place to live.

Our Kenner home spreads over 2,400 sq. ft. with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, a downstairs master, a double car garage, granite countertops, a cozy fireplace, a beautiful sunroom, a tranquil courtyard, and more.

Luxury 3 BR, 2.5 BA townhome in the prestigious Gabriel Subdivision in Kenner! Monthly rent: $3,500* Deposit: $3,500* on approved credit; prices subject to change. For questions and inquiries, call Pelican Bay Apartments at 1-855-208-4295 or email

This home at 84 Palmetto, Kenner, LA, 70065, is a luxurious hideaway that will exceed your highest expectations in home living.

84 Palmetto, features amenities like:

  • Gas Stove
  • Fireplace
  • Outside Entrance
  • Granite Countertops
  • Kitchen Island
  • Ample Cabinet Space
  • Pantry
  • Double Sink
  • Double Oven
  • 3 BR, 2.5 BA
  • Downstairs Master
  • Stand up Shower and Jacuzzi Tub
  • Large Walk-in Closet
  • Sun Room
  • Courtyard
  • Expansive Dining and Living Combo
  • Double Car Garage
  • Extra Driveway
  • Washer/ Dryer Hookups
  • End Townhome

    Tour by appointment: Leasing office located at 2150 42nd St., Kenner, LA, 70065

    *Prices are subject to change based on availability. 


    1st Lake Properties Apartment Community Highlight: Baton Rouge

    Baton Rouge is the capital of Louisiana. It’s centrally located in the southern half of the state, just an hour away from both New Orleans and Lafayette. It’s nicknamed the “Red Stick,” and has 300+ years of history.

    If you’re in the process of moving to Baton Rouge, you should know that there are three 1st Lake Properties in the Red Stick. In this article, we’ll take a better look at our Baton Rouge properties so that you can spend more time learning about the unique culture and history of Baton Rouge to prepare for your big move!

    Read on to learn more about 1st Lake’s Baton Rouge properties.

    Spring Brook

    If you are looking for an apartment for rent in Baton Rouge, experience the difference with Spring Brook. This gated apartment community, located between Jones Creek Road and O’Neal Lane, is minutes from Siegen Lane and Highland Road with easy access to I-12 and walking distance to fine dining and local grocery stores.

    At Spring Brook, a Baton Rouge, LA, apartment community, we offer you:

    • five spacious floor plans
    • 9 ft. ceilings
    • patios or balconies with additional storage
    • chef-style kitchens
    • frost-free refrigerators with ice makers
    • ceiling fans
    • plush carpet
    • double vanities
    • full-size washer and dryer

    There’s also a 24-hour fitness center, soothing hot tub, and a private pool!

    Lake Towers

    Located within the historic Spanish Town community, this gated, lakefront property offers wood-tone flooring, open living spaces, chic lighting, and expansive picture windows. Updated kitchens and appliances with the convenience of a washer and dryer in every apartment make Lake Towers Apartments the smart Downtown Baton Rouge choice.

    Lake Towers Apartments in Baton Rouge offers a variety of stylish “extras,” with free, off-street covered parking, access gates, elevators and urban high-rise style architecture. Also, enjoy lavish landscaping, on-site fitness center, and a private pool and courtyard area with a gazebo overlooking Capital Lakes.

    In addition to the wonderful amenities you’ll have access to while you’re at home, you’ll also have easy access to the Downtown Baton Rouge Lifestyle. You’ll be able to bike or walk to festivals, farmer’s markets, and special events. 

    Regency Club

    Moments from shopping, dining and entertainment, Regency Club apartments is a quick drive from I-12, The Mall of Louisiana, LSU and Southern University. But, it’s far enough away to give you a picture perfect escape.

    Regency Club offers spacious one and two bedroom apartment homes, allowing you to choose the best home suited for you. It also features wood-burning fireplaces, private patios or balconies, and beautiful accent walls to create the perfect ambiance for entertaining guests year-round. Fully equipped kitchens and washer/dryers within your home make living at Regency Club simple and stress-free.

    Let Us Help You Find a Home in Baton Rouge!

    If you’d like to see any of these wonderful properties with your own eyes, just contact us!

    Community Highlight: Palmetto Creek and Citrus Creek West

    1st Lake Properties’ residential communities can be found throughout Southeast Louisiana. We have designed and managed over 9,700 apartment units in greater New Orleans, primarily in Metairie, Kenner, and River Ridge. We also have properties in Baton Rouge, the Northshore, and Picayune, Mississippi. 

    This week, 1st Lake highlights two of our River Ridge, LA properties: Palmetto Creek and Citrus Creek West. Read on to learn all about these fantastic residential communities.

    Citrus Creek West

    This peaceful River Ridge community provides residents with a great location and easy access to New Orleans, Metairie and West Jefferson. Citrus Creek is a gated community, ensuring privacy for all residents. 

    Apartment Features

    Inside the one and two bedroom apartments of Citrus Creek, residents are provided with practical and premium amenities:

    • Full Size Washer and Dryer
    • Gourmet Kitchen
    • Fireplace
    • Personal Intrusion Alarm
    • Built-In Microwave
    • Dining Room
    • Wood-Tone Flooring
    • Granite Countertops
    • Pet Friendly

    Community Features

    In addition to fantastic apartment features, Citrus Creek West also provides excellent community features. The property’s lavish landscaping includes cascading fountains and creeks, winding paths, and a jogging trail. Residents also have access to many more features intended to provide a stress-free living experience: 

    • 2 Swimming Pools
    • Gazebos
    • Grilling Area
    • On-Site Fitness Center
    • Resident Entertainment Center
    • Theater Room
    • Tennis Court

    Learn more about Citrus Creek West here.

    Palmetto Creek

    Palmetto Creek

    Palmetto Creek is committed to high standards of excellence and superb management skills. Their attention to detail and a genuine concern for residents’ needs make them one of the best gated communities in the New Orleans area. Their River Ridge location is near dining and shopping districts, and is just minutes from downtown New Orleans.

    Apartment Features

    Palmetto Creek’s one and two bedroom apartments provide residents with a luxurious lifestyle and an impressive amenity package:

    • Fully Equipped Kitchen/Dining Room
    • Wood-Tone Flooring
    • Full Size Washer and Dryer
    • Spacious Bathrooms with Separate Vanities
    • Large Walk-In Closets
    • Detached Garages
    • Vaulted Ceilings
    • Granite Countertops
    • Pet Friendly

    Community Features

    In addition to fantastic apartment features, Palmetto Creek also offers high-quality community amenities: 

    • Swimming Pools
    • Gazebos
    • Grilling Area
    • On-Site Fitness Center
    • Resident Entertainment Center
    • Theater Room
    • Tennis Court
    • Pet Walk

    Learn more about Palmetto Creek here.

    Both Citrus Creek West and Palmetto Creek are beautifully designed residential communities that offer peace and privacy. They are perfect for students, young professionals, families, or commuters. Visit 1st Lake for more information! 

    Get to Know Clearwater Creek Premier’s Energy Efficient Kitchen

    Our brand-new luxury living community in Elmwood, Clearwater Creek Premier, is loaded with state-of-the-art features and apartment amenities you won’t find anywhere else in the Greater New Orleans Area. One of our goals for this new development was to provide energy efficient options in every single one of Clearwater Creek Premier’s living spaces.

    Cooking Up Savings

    At the center of this effort are the electric convection range and double-ovens located in the kitchen of each residence. The range uses radiant heating elements on its stovetop, which is significantly more energy efficient than its generic electric coil counterparts. Radiant coils are similar to traditional coil burners, but instead of protruding from the top of the range, they sit under a smooth and flat ceramic surface. Heat is conserved better under the ceramic top, which allows for faster heating times and higher heat outputs. Plus, it’s easier to clean!

    Just under the range’s sleek stove are two, that’s right, two ovens! The ovens on this range utilize a dual element baking technique, which combines the efforts of the baking coil and the broiling coil for comprehensive cooking. The smaller top oven is ideal for warming or short cooking times, while the larger, convection-style oven offers delay bake and audible preheating capabilities.

    If you’re ready to enjoy all of the perks of your Clearwater Creek Premier stovetop and range, put on your chef’s hat and try your hand at a few of our favorite seasonal recipes below!

    Corn & Crab Soup for the Winter Soul

    Warm up when there’s a chill in the air with this rich and creamy Corn and Crab Soup recipe from Bon Appetit:


    • 1 16- ounce bag frozen petite white corn (do not thaw), divided
    • 1 cup low-fat (1%) milk
    • 1 8- ounce bottle clam juice
    • 4 tablespoons sliced green onions, divided
    • 2 teaspoons minced peeled fresh ginger, divided
    • 4 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice, divided
    • 2 tablespoons (1/4 stick) butter
    • 4 ounces cooked crabmeat, flaked


    Reserve 1/4 cup corn. Bring remaining corn and milk to boil in medium saucepan. Cover; remove from heat. Let stand 10 minutes. Puree mixture in blender. Add clam juice, 3 tablespoons green onions, and 1 teaspoon ginger; puree again until almost smooth. Return puree to saucepan; bring to simmer. Mix in 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper.

    Melt butter in small skillet over medium heat. Add reserved 1/4 cup corn; sauté 1 minute. Add crab, 1 tablespoon green onions, 1 teaspoon ginger, and 3 teaspoons lemon juice; stir just until warm. Season with salt and pepper. Divide soup among bowls; mound crab mixture in center.


    Chili-Roasted Black-eyed Peas for a Lucky New Year

    Good luck starts by pre-heating your state-of-the-art oven. Munch on this recipe from My Recipes:


    • 2 (15.8-oz.) cans black-eyed peas, rinsed and drained
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
    • 1 teaspoon pepper
    • 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt


    Preheat oven to 425°. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl. Transfer mixture to a lightly greased 17- x 12-inch jelly-roll pan. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until crispy and dry, stirring every 10 minutes. Let cool 20 minutes.

    Become a King Cake Connoisseur before Carnival

    Mardi Gras will be here before you know it! Parade your new oven’s capabilities with this popular Mardi Gras King Cake recipe from Epicurious:


    1. For the cake:
      • 1 cup lukewarm milk, about 110°F
      • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
      • 2 tablespoons dry yeast
      • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
      • 1 cup melted butter
      • 5 egg yolks, beaten
      • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
      • 1 teaspoon grated fresh lemon zest
      • 3 teaspoons cinnamon
      • Several gratings of fresh nutmeg
    2. For the icing:
      • 2 cups powdered sugar
      • 1/4 cup condensed milk
      • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
      • Purple, green, and gold decorative sugars
      • fève (fava bean) or plastic baby to hide in the cake after baking


    1. For the cake, pour the warm milk into a large bowl. Whisk in the granulated sugar, yeast, and a heaping tablespoon of the flour, mixing until both the sugar and the yeast have dissolved.
    2. Once bubbles have developed on the surface of the milk and it begins to foam, whisk in the butter, eggs, vanilla, and lemon zest. Add the remaining flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg and fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients with a large rubber spatula.
    3. After the dough comes together, pulling away from the sides of the bowl, shape it into a large ball. Knead the dough on a floured surface until it is smooth and elastic, about 15 minutes.
    4. Put the dough back into the bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and set aside in a draft-free place to let it proof, or rise, for 1 1/2 hours or until the dough has doubled in volume.
    5. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Once the dough has risen, punch it down and divide the dough into 3 equal pieces. Roll each piece of dough between your palms into a long strip, making 3 ropes of equal length. Braid the 3 ropes around one another and then form the braided loaf into a circle, pinching ends together to seal. Gently lay the braided dough on a nonstick cookie sheet and let it rise until it doubles in size, about 30 minutes.
    6. Once it’s doubled in size, place the cookie sheet in the oven and bake until the braid is golden brown, about 30 minutes. Remove the cake from the oven, place on a wire rack, and allow to cool for 30 minutes.
    7. For the icing, while the cake is cooling, whisk together the powdered sugar, condensed milk, and lemon juice in a bowl until the icing is smooth and very spreadable. If the icing is too thick, add a bit more condensed milk; if it’s a touch too loose, add a little more powdered sugar.
    8. Once the cake has cooled, spread the icing over the top of the cake and sprinkle with purple, green, and gold decorative sugars while the icing is still wet. Tuck the fève or plastic baby into the underside of the cake and, using a spatula, slide the cake onto a platter.

    Tour Clearwater Creek Premier Today!

    If you’re looking to make moves in 2018, consider visiting Clearwater Creek Premier today! Not only will you enjoy the cost-saving benefits of our kitchen appliances, but you’ll gain access to a multitude of other living amenities that will make you feel like you’re living in a luxury resort.