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Old 11-02-2011, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Pereira, Colombia
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Always trust someone who says "I've never been to _______, but ( insert expert opinion here)"

Leave this at least to people who have visited, thank you. And by the way, in New Orleans my biggest complaint is going to bars and not finding anything from there. I'm not talking about Bourbon Street, I'm talking about "local" neighborhood hangouts. Just because someone doesn't want to move to po-dunk hillbilly towns in Virginia doesn't mean the Northern Virginia area around DC isn't flooded with transplants. And I've been there so I know. Louisiana is the same story.
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Even around LSU there are students from everywhere. California, Michigan, various countries, etc.
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Native Floridian, USA
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This business about "why would anybody want to live there?" based on Billy the exterminator is nonsense. Extremely dirty filthy people are the usual cause of bugs and more bugs. Yeah its warm here. So is Florida. But nobody ever says anything about Florida's bugs and snakes....snipped...
lol...have you ever read the Florida threads....? someone is always complaining about the "giant sized roaches", alligators, lizards, ants, snakes, spiders, mosquitos and various and sundry other denizens of sunny Florida.....oh yes, and the heat and the foriegners....
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Texas/Louisiana
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I haven't seen any truck hauling hay since last year on I-10, and I've driven the length from BR to Houston about 10 times since last year.
I think it happened recently after Summer. It has been hot and dry over there. Think people are just preparing for Winter.
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:49 PM
 
Location: Texas/Louisiana
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I've never been to Louisiana, or even driven through, so this is just my humble opinion, emphasis on opinion . . .an opinion influenced by the popular Louisiana TV program, "Billy the Exterminator," which always makes me ask "Why would anybody want to live there?"
There are plenty of reasons why people move here, school, work, weather, retirement, etc.

The link below should provide more information what Louisiana has to offer.
Louisiana Economy

With its generous homestead exemption, Louisiana has the lowest real estate tax rate in the nation, at $1.72 per $1,000 of home value. In Louisiana, half of all households pay less than $175 in taxes per home.

The link left out casinos which also provides jobs, people from out of state mainly from Texas, near it's border(Shreveport/Lake Charles) come to LA. to spend their disposable income. I think Coushatta is the best casino in the state.

I don't really watch much television but I'll try to find that tv show, "Billy The Exterminator", probably a funny show.

I left out food, but we already know the results.
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Old 11-09-2011, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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I suspect the low unemployment numbers in Louisiana are a reflection of the fact that if you are not looking for a job, you are not considered unemployed. Louisiana is not a great job market unless you're into the casino, oil, or tourism industries. What it does offer is great food, people, and outdoor activities.

I may retire there because of the low property taxes, but until then I'll stay elsewhere.
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Old 11-09-2011, 08:15 PM
 
Location: Denver
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It's medical industry is good, the Michound in New Orleans provides aerospace jobs and NASA jobs. Lots of potential education jobs between LSU and the 10+ colleges and universities in New Orleans metro. The BioInnovation Center in New Orleans is one of the new tech companies in the area and currently the largest medical project in the world is beginning construction along with a new University hospital and I believe a new Charity hospital.
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Old 11-12-2011, 08:57 AM
 
Location: City of Central
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Look in the classifieds . There are plenty of jobs in Louisiana . Not all of them are high paying , but if somebody wants to work , there is something out there . One thing about the La. job market that stands out to me is the diversity . Hightech , medical , construction , sales , agriculture , education , you name it .
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Old 09-23-2015, 06:02 PM
 
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I travel back and forth from Tulsa to Bossier and Shreveport, and let me tell you, I Love Bossier. Think I am moving there in 2016. But anyways, the people are super nice and respectful, compared to this ratty Tulsa. I thought Tulsa was like this country living city with alot to do, but was I wrong. This place is high in crime and gang violence. Also Meth has taken this state over Completely. I think Shreveport /Bossier is a better place to live by far. Cheap living and free alcohol in the casinos, you Just can't beat that. So Yea if you haven't been to Shreve, you should check it out because there's more to it than meets the eye. And the racist bs is everywhere no matter where you go. And I am White while My Hubby is black so we get it constantly no matter where or what, but that's the society we live in. 
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Old 09-23-2015, 09:01 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I travel back and forth from Tulsa to Bossier and Shreveport, and let me tell you, I Love Bossier. Think I am moving there in 2016. But anyways, the people are super nice and respectful, compared to this ratty Tulsa. I thought Tulsa was like this country living city with alot to do, but was I wrong. This place is high in crime and gang violence. Also Meth has taken this state over Completely. I think Shreveport /Bossier is a better place to live by far. Cheap living and free alcohol in the casinos, you Just can't beat that. So Yea if you haven't been to Shreve, you should check it out because there's more to it than meets the eye. And the racist bs is everywhere no matter where you go. And I am White while My Hubby is black so we get it constantly no matter where or what, but that's the society we live in. 
PLEASE!!!!! DO NOT move to Shreveport, it's terrible. Never been to Tulsa but it's loads better than anywhere in Northern LA.
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