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Old 08-18-2011, 08:00 PM
 
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hello,
i'm moving to new orleans on september 1st and am having a really hard time finding a place to live. so i'm trying to find a decent apartment complex to use as a backup in case i cant find anything better. any recommendations? i need a 2 bedroom, preferably closer to downtown for $1000 a month or less. i dont know the areas around here very well, so i'm also looking for something in a safe part of town.
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Old 08-18-2011, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Denver
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For that price, possibly Mid-City. You won't get anywhere that cheap for a 2-bedroom in a safe area near downtown. At least from what I've seen, as I've searched for many of them recently.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:35 PM
 
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i'm fine with mid city...do you know of any complexes there?

also, i've been looking into some houses online in mid city...but ive heard there are parts of mid city that are safer than others. if anyone could tell me the good parts of mid-city to live in that would also be very helpful.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I don't know the good blocks from the bad ones, a local would be better suited... ding ding ding*
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Old 08-19-2011, 12:06 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Hey annie, I see we're both posting tonight (I'm on another board too). Anyway, you rang? I live in Mid-City and have reluctantly come to agree with rburnett that it's best to stay on the Canal St. Side of Banks. Mid-City is a diverse neighborhood and can change from block to block, best to visit the area first. Only prolem is that the only big complex around here is American Can and that is pretty pricey, and so is, I imagine, the Esplanade. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-19-2011, 11:03 AM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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If you want to have easy access to downtown on that budget, Mid-City and the Lower Garden District would be your best bets. They are both reasonably safe and have lots of amenities close by. Try not to get hung up on finding complexes, because most of the housing stock in the city is single and multi-family houses.

In Mid-City, you'll be 1-3 miles from downtown but have easy access either by car, bike or the streetcar that runs down Canal St. There are really only 2 complexes that I would consider: The Preserve and American Can. Both of these are in decent areas about 1/2mi from Canal St. 1br apartments start at $950 at The Preserve, but American Can is going to be more expensive. However, you'll probably be better off trying to find a double or 4-plex for rent close to Canal St. between Broad St. and City Park Ave. Most of the stores and restaurants are at Carrollton Ave and Canal St. The closer to City Park Ave, the safer it is. I would also avoid the area between Tulane Ave. and Banks St.

The Lower Garden District is also a good place to look at if you want to be close to downtown. Here, you'll be less than a mile from downtown and have the option of the St. Charles Streetcar and the Magazine St. bus, both of which are pretty frequent. This area has more complexes and old large homes that have been carved up into multiple units. You'll want to look between St. Charles and Magazine St. from Jackson Ave. down to the expressway. Constance St. and Annunciation St. close to the expressway are also decent. The Saulet complex is on Annunciation St., but the units there start at $1050. There are quite a few stores and restaurants along St. Charles as well as Magazine St. The downtown side of Coliseum Square is probably the safest part of this neighborhood.
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Old 08-19-2011, 05:56 PM
 
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thanks for the help everyone. i ended up finding a place...its farther from things than i'd like, in the suburbs by city park. but at least its a place to live and hopefully by the time the lease is up i can find a place closer to downtown.
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Old 08-19-2011, 08:36 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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thanks for the help everyone. i ended up finding a place...its farther from things than i'd like, in the suburbs by city park. but at least its a place to live and hopefully by the time the lease is up i can find a place closer to downtown.
Lakeview's not bad at all. And it's not technically the suburbs... You're still in Orleans parish.
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