My family lives in Metairie.
I wouldn't say I'm from Metairie even though that's where we've lived the longest because most of my childhood memories take place in Lakeview and in Kenner. We lived both for a good amount of time so I consider myself just as much a native from those places as I do Metairie.
Now, I know Metairie might not be the loveliest of towns or cities or, in this case, CBDs, but it is my home.
It's the place I know most about and the place I go when Baton Rouge becomes a little too much for me every now and then.
Metairie is my home and I love when I get to go back there.