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Old 03-21-2016, 11:46 AM
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Originally Posted by NeuroSigh View Post
We've lived in quite a few states but never in the south, much less LA. Business opportunity may make a move possible. Of course we'll need to visit but any opinions on where to live would be helpful to narrow things down. Briefly, there is flexibility; we can live anywhere, but looking for larger population. Also, we have 0 kids, late 30's, post college educated, and greater than $150k yearly income. Don't need a lot of land. Diversity of people would be nice. So far we've looked at NoLo, though the prospect of relocating below sea level is a little unnerving. Covington? Any other ideas? I like the idea of being near water but not under it...
Lake Charles, Louisiana has many things for a couple to do on the weekends and is above sea level. The traffic conditions are much less intense than NOLA or Baton Rouge.

Currently, Lake Charles, Louisiana is leading the state in percentage job creation due to an expansion of our chemical refineries but also due to our casino complex that has 4 large casinos in Calcasieu Parish.

For weekend adventures, you can store up to a 24' boat at a local covered marina and go boating to the gulf or fishing along our many coastal waterways. Due to our minimal urban sprawl, we have many thousands of acres of forestland up North to go hunting or hiking on the weekends.

We also boast one of the best football teams in the state, McNeese State Univerisity Cowboys.

If you visit to see the atmosphere of Lake Charles then stay at Golden Nugget and travel down Nelson Road to see our newest sector of urban growth. There are two large medical centers on Nelson Road which we all enjoy.
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Old 03-26-2016, 01:18 AM
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Simply don't! Many people will get butt hurt over my opinion, but in all honesty. This is a very poor state. Many live paycheck to paycheck. Although you have degrees(I believe you said so). Lots of people with degrees are unemployed. I've lived here my entire life, and once old enough moved around to different parts. From Baton Rouge, to the outskirts of New Orleans. The only thing this state has to offer is lots of alligator,fish, and good food. Please don't waste your time. The summers get ridiculously hot and humid. Really miserable to do anything other then stay inside.

The weather is horrible as well. I can't remember a week where it was pouring down rain.
We get a good bit of "sever" weather as well.

But if you don't care about that. Ignore what i said above.

If you're worried about living below sea level. Don't. The torrential rain we had recently severely flooded a good bit in the southeast. New Orleans was good! The levee only broke two or three times. I believe. I'm not one hundred percent sure of that.

Culture wise the French market in New Orleans I think has the most diverse culture, and the food will make you fall in love! The heat really is a problem though. Most states have a decent cold winter to appreciate the warm summer. We don't. At least not the southern portion of LA.

The movie scene is moving here which is cool, but unless you live in a area where taking I-10 home is your route. It doesn't phase you.

Traffic is absolutely ridiculous. Anyone in BR can agree. They try to fix problems, but recently made them worse.

Everyone has there opinion. That's just one of many.

(Early 20's)
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