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Old 07-15-2011, 06:44 AM
 
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Question Irish Channel area

How is this area? Is it a relatively safe area? We're thinking about Tchopitoulas or Annunciation streets to look at homes. Any thoughts are appreciated!
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Mid-City, New Orleans, LA
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The Channel has come a long way and is starting to gentrify. It started on Magazine and is slowly oozing toward the river. However, there is some crime in the area. The blocks closer to Magazine are the better ones (Constance and Laurel), but once you get to Annunciation it starts to get a little seedy. There have been some robberies and shootings in the area recently. Check out the city crime maps for that neighborhood. The City of New Orleans: Crime Maps

You really need to get out and walk the neighborhood, day and night, before you make any decisions.
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Old 07-15-2011, 12:51 PM
 
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I'm not completely familiar with that area, but here's my two-cent story. A couple of months ago, my husband & I rented scooters to go puttering around the city. After riding for an hour, and injuring my ankle, I decided I'd had enough. We were about a block off Anunciation and Louisiana, in a neighborhood (cute little shotguns). I was too hurt to ride or walk back, so my husband left alone me to get the car. There I was, a woman, sitting by myself, in broad daylight, when what happened next? If you can believe it, some guy stepped out of his house to ask if I was OK. When I said yes and thanks, he had the nerve to let me be and go on about his business.

The moral of the story is that this neighborhood is likely no worse or no better than other areas, and you can count on at least a few good people to keep an eye out for each other.
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Old 07-21-2011, 09:53 PM
 
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I think it is fair to say the area is mixed and gradually rising. Pre-K it was rapidly gentrifying, but a lot of the crime moved there from flooded areas in 2006 and it took a big hit. A friend actually took a big loss on a house he bought because he had shots through the walls, but that was four years ago now, and you could see / would have seen that the area was shifty. If it looks pretty, it's probably good, although you'll come to curse the traffic on Magazine St...
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Old 07-22-2011, 10:32 AM
 
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