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Old 04-16-2007, 06:10 PM
 
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Hi, I am considering a move to either Slidell or Covington. I used to live in slidell 3 years ago and loved it but how is it since Katrina. I have three children and I was wondering about the schools. Are they croweded. They used to be some of the best in the state and I was wondering if they have gone downhill since Katrina? Would you consider slidell or Covington a better move?

Thanks for any help.
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Old 04-16-2007, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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Hi, I am considering a move to either Slidell or Covington. I used to live in slidell 3 years ago and loved it but how is it since Katrina. I have three children and I was wondering about the schools. Are they croweded. They used to be some of the best in the state and I was wondering if they have gone downhill since Katrina? Would you consider slidell or Covington a better move?

Thanks for any help.
Depends on where you're working, of course, but I think Covington/Mandeville/Abita Springs is a little higher socioeconomically than Slidell is.
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Old 04-24-2007, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Slidell, La. to Tn.
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Hi, we moved from Slidell 1yr. post Katrina mainly because there weren't any jobs for me in the hospital sector, too many had closed in the N.O. area and everyone on the northshore still had their jobs.
I just made a trip to my old neighborhood last weekend and the neighbors said the schools are about back to normal, they were our favorite part of living on the NS - best public schools. There are alot of houses for sale and they've been on the market ~9mos. I'm told so you may be able to put a low bid on a house but may want to see what home owners ins. costs or if it's avail. from your insurer, you may want to rent if you can find a rental home.

I agree with the above on Cov./Mand./Abita a more expensive area to live in but a little nicer than Slidell. The traffic was horrible on Gause when I was there, they told me that population for NS has increased 28% since Katrina. I'm more glad I moved now for my 8 yr. olds sake although I do miss the food, my friends, family and the festivals...
Jon
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Old 12-31-2007, 09:00 PM
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Default moving to slidell

we are moving to slidell, Palm Lake sub., what about public schools? Or should we look at private? We have a son going in to 6th grade.
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Old 01-03-2008, 02:06 PM
 
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Make sure you have flood insurance. It floods with every storm. Sorry I can't help you with schooling. I don't live in that district. They do have a great Catholic elementary school, Our Lady of Lourdes.
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Old 03-16-2008, 12:08 PM
 
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I'm from Slidell over by Abney School. Palm Lake is notorious for flooding -- is there anyway you can change locations?

The closest two public schools that I can think of is Slidell Junior High on Third Street and then there is one that is further down the road going towards Gause Boulevard, but I can't remember the name of it right now.

There is a Catholic School on your side of town call "Our Lady of Lourdes" and then there is another private school that is run by a preacher named Harrigan. You can probably find them online or in the phone book.

Best wishes on your move!!
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Old 03-18-2008, 01:52 PM
 
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Default about Palm Lake in Slidell

If that's where you are moving then you better be sure you have flood insurance. Hope you did your research.
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Old 04-07-2008, 08:50 AM
 
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My son lived in Slidell and actually has just been transferred back to Charleston- but he and his wife liked it very much. There were plenty of activities for my young granddaughter and the school system seemed to be back to normal. Also there were lots of new stores and shopping than there ever was. The housing market is way down though. Moderator cut: edit

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Old 04-10-2008, 09:37 AM
 
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If you have the chance I would consider another subdivision there are many more that are not flood prone in better school districts. Palm lake floods once every couple years and there was even talks in the past of relocating all of the residents from it b/c of the number of times it flooded.
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Old 04-10-2008, 10:22 AM
 
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Lived in Slidell pre K and now post K, Slidell is back to normal, not much more crowded than pre K, homeowners is available a little more costly than before but another good hurricane season and I think that issue will go away. Depending on where you are looking in Slidell it has built up post K, gause traffic is the same as always, once you get away from the interstate it is not bad, I do not know the numbers but the population I think went up more in Mandeville, Covington, Abita than Slidell. The bridges being out made it hard for people to migrate to Slidell b/c they had to pass through Mandeville so they just stopped there and setup shop. The two new bridges are rolling along I think end of next year the first one will be complete, and we have not noticed an overcrowding of schools in our area. Where did you live when you lived in Slidell before? We live down by Gause and Military. My wife and I love Slidell very much, we used to live in Metairie 9what were we thinking) and almost moved to Mandeville instead of Slidell but I am glad we chose Slidell I think we made the right decision in the long run, no regrets was just what we were looking for.
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