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Bella Ridge: Luxury River Ridge Apartments

Bella Ridge is an upscale and elegant apartment community in River Ridge, right outside of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Bella Ridge is for those who want upscale amenities and services, but to stay away from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Call us today and take a tour. Your new apartment is waiting for you:

(888) 802-9150

Each apartment boasts state-of-the-art appliances and design-forward floor plans.

This community offers services you won’t find anywhere else.

Bella Ridge Living Room

What Our Residents Are Saying

  • “I toured Bella Ridge and it was amazing!! The amenities offered far surpass any other property I’ve seen! They have free movie rentals, cabanas to reserve by a beautiful pool, bike rentals and so much more! The apartments feel more like a brand new home. I can’t say enough about the friendly, helpful staff! Go tour, you won’t be disappointed!” – Sarah
  • “Took a tour at Bella!  Friendly staff. Loved the pool & fitness area & omg they have a parking garage you must see in the middle of the buildings…NO MORE STAIRS FOR ME!! Interiors are amazing!  Hard wood flooring, huge walk in closets, granite and stainless kitchen.  I highly recommend this community!” – Josie

Click here to view available floor plans and rent today!

1st Lake Bella Ridge Bathroom

The Residences

Bella Ridge offers features and finishes just like the ones in downtown New Orleans – but in a safer and better priced location. Our designers created residences that are both modern and sophisticated; our floor plans are open and exciting.

Here are just a few of the amenities Bella Ridge residents enjoy:

  • Stainless steel and black appliancesBella Ridge Kitchen
  • High-efficiency refrigerators
  • Multi-cycle dishwashers
  • Double stainless steel sinks
  • Granite counter tops
  • Recessed and pendant lighting
  • Faux wood flooring
  • Paneled doors
  • Plantation style wood blinds
  • 10 foot ceilings
  • Crown molding
  • Decorative woodwork
  • Full size washers & dryers
  • Soaking tubs
  • Separate showers in master bedroom
  • Dressing room sized closets

The Community

Bella Ridge makes living easy. We offer amenities and services that will keep you entertained, relaxed and enjoying life.

Interested in leasing? Download a rental application and apply now!

Call us now: (888) 802-9150

Bella Ridge Fitness Room

Precor Fitness Center:

This on-site, 24-hour fitness center is always stocked with the most up-to-date equipment.

Resort-style Pool Area 

Our gorgeous pool is complete with a pool deck, cabanas and tanning areas. Order from the poolside delivery menu any day of the week and get your meal delivered right to your cabana.

Bella Ridge Pool and Tanning Area

Covered Parking Garage

Our roofed parking garage is perfectly situated between all apartments so your car is always safe and you are always dry.

Bella Bark

An exclusive dog park just for River Ridge pups. Your dog can leap through hoops, jump rover overs and more.

Bella Bark Bella Ridge Dog Park


  • Remote-controlled access gates for units and parking garage
  • Free Wi-Fi in common areas
  • Smoke-free building available


  • Onsite Car Detailing
  • Personal Trainer
  • Pet Care
  • 24 Hour Laundry & Dry Cleaning Valet
  • Bicycle & Movie Rentals

Our Tenants Love Bella Ridge Apartments:

  • “I absolutely love this apartment complex. The customer service is superb and the apartments are impeccable. It’s so nice to move in somewhere knowing that you are well taken care of. Jennifer, Melanie, and Britini are a very effective team and work amazing together. Any issues you have they will take care of in a timely fashion which helps tremendously. Love it!!!” – Tyler
  • “Wonderful staff, wonderful complex, wonderful wonderful!!!” – Jonathan

Rent today! Call us now and tour your new River Ridge apartment: (888) 802-9150

Bella Ridge at Elmwood

The Neighborhood

The Bella Ridge apartments are just a fifteen minute drive to New Orleans’ Central Business District and conveniently close to Metairie and Kenner, but there is plenty to do within walking distance in the River Ridge and Harahan neighborhood.

Our community is right in the heart of the Elmwood shopping and entertainment district. Enjoy premier dining and shopping right outside your front door.


  • Ulta for designer cosmetics and hair care
  • World Market for unique and authentic home decor
  • Bath & Body Works for fine lotions and soaps
  • The Hickory Chicks for edgy clothing and jewelry
  • Charming Charlie for one-of-a-kind, colorful clothing
  • Loft for women’s clothing for all ages

Bella Ridge at Elmwood Dining


  • Theo’s Pizza for pizzas with an unusual twist
  • Sake Cafe for a unique take on sushi
  • Zoe’s Kitchen for healthy Mediterranean
  • Five Guys for handcrafted burgers and fries
  • Pinkberry for delicious frozen yogurt and toppings

For more information on local entertainment, check out our Neighborhood Guide to River Ridge, Harahan and Elmwood.


More Praise for Bella Ridge Apartments:

  • “Beautiful apartment – can’t wait to move in. This complex is extremely well planned with covered parking, a pool, fitness center and friendly and helpful staff. The closets are amazing. The open floor plan is well thought out and we are looking forward to making this our home for many years to come.”- Pat
  • “We love it! Definitely the most beautiful apartments in New Orleans! Awesome staff!” – Ariana

So what are you waiting for? Become part of the Bella Ridge family today.

Click here to download a leasing application.

Bella Ridge

1101 Dickory Avenue
River Ridge, LA 70123

Call or Text: (888) 802-9150 

Fax: (504) 731-2968

Office Hours:
Monday – Saturday 8:30 – 5pm; Sunday 1:00 – 5pm

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