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Old 06-14-2011, 07:07 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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Cruising some job boards I found a job that is exactly my type of work. Now, I've been to lousiana before several years ago and really enjoyed the trip although it was in New Orleans.

Looking online I couldn't find much about this city. Seems that it might be a nice place just because its not directly on the coast so you might not get as much rain but who knows.
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Old 06-14-2011, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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It is right across the water from Alexandria. I havent been there myself, but the company I work for has a truck terminal there and we havent really had issues with the place. Seems fine to me.
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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I appreciate the reply. I did a search on this forum and found plenty of things about it. Doesn't really sound like my kind of place.
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Old 06-14-2011, 02:46 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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if you like the typical Louisiana lifestyle you would be better off looking in Southern Louisiana. what sort of work are you searching for?
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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I grew up in Alexandria a long time ago. Pineville is a 5 minute bridge trip away. It had nothing to speak if. My parents were buried in the Pineville cemetery, last one in 2005. The small downtown we went through looked forlorn.

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Old 06-15-2011, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Oklahoma
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if you like the typical Louisiana lifestyle you would be better off looking in Southern Louisiana. what sort of work are you searching for?


I work for an energy company in OK and my line of work is a pipeline controller. I look from time to time for jobs and I'm young enough that a move wouldn't be far fetched. Most of my line of work is located in Houston,TX and I say NO WAY to that city.
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Old 06-17-2011, 12:23 PM
 
Location: Cache, OK (AZ Native)
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I appreciate the reply. I did a search on this forum and found plenty of things about it. Doesn't really sound like my kind of place.
I lived in Pineville 3 years in the 80s, went back to visit 2004, 2009 and last month. It's grown a bit, still has that small-town feel, but yes, downtown is worn down. There was considerable intolerance back then, maybe/hopefully it's changed a bit. Very religious, with Witnesses always trying to convert at our apartments (Tanglewood). It's dry (no alcohol) unlike Alexandria (I miss Daiquiri Huts). Nightlife is non-existent.

It's hot in CENLA, but at least it's humid.
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:07 PM
 
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Default Pineville area for retirement

Thanks for the information. We will be traveling to the Alexandria-Pineville area soon. We are looking for a place to retire to that is quiet, and less expensive than where we are living now. It needs to be within commuting distance to Ochsner in New Orleans.

We were told that this area is beautiful, yet has all the amenities that we are looking for. We were worried about a lack of medical care, but have been assured by people from there that our fears are unfounded.
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Old 06-17-2011, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Thanks for the information. We will be traveling to the Alexandria-Pineville area soon. We are looking for a place to retire to that is quiet, and less expensive than where we are living now. It needs to be within commuting distance to Ochsner in New Orleans.

We were told that this area is beautiful, yet has all the amenities that we are looking for. We were worried about a lack of medical care, but have been assured by people from there that our fears are unfounded.
If you live closer to Lafayette, medical care wont be a problem.
Lafayette has a pretty significant medical industry. For more specialized stuff you could still go to Baton Rouge or Houston if necessary.
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Old 06-21-2011, 07:21 PM
 
Location: TX Hill Country-Helotes, Pipe Creek/Lake Hills & San Antonio, TX
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I've been to Pineville, LA once, just to take my father-in-law to the VA hospital. Appears to be a nice quite town, the downtown did look run down. Across the bridge is Alexandria, LA, and it is a nice small city. Close by in Alexandria, LA you will find many restaurants, a mall, an airport, and minor league baseball. Not to far from Alexandria/Pineville is Marksville, LA, and you will find the Paragon Casino and Resort about a 30 minute drive. There are a few things to do around for recreation, not to mention camping, fishing, and movie theatres. I've provide a few links that should give you some great information about the city.

City of Pineville ~ City Homepage


Welcome to Alexandria, Louisiana | City of Alexandria


http://www.louisiana-arts.org/site/T...dex=0&tabid=62


Central Louisiana Chamber of Commerce - Home


Alexandria Aces
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