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Old 07-11-2019, 08:53 PM
 
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Taking a serious look at Louisiana. It's really affordable! I'm from the gulf coast area (Gulfport, MS), but have lived on west coast all adult life. I'm thinking of moving back, but want to stay away from the hurricane and flooding areas. Area that's not ultra conservative is desirable as well. Live and let live, however, that can be a challenge sometimes in the south. Having said that, people tend to be very friendly, esp compared to Oregon!

Words of wisdom?
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:13 AM
 
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... Area that's not ultra conservative is desirable as well. Live and let live, however, that can be a challenge sometimes in the south. Having said that, people tend to be very friendly, esp compared to Oregon!

Words of wisdom?

Studies have shown the conservative populations have lower crime rates than liberal regions. Mostly attributed to the higher concentration of people in liberal minded communities.


Shreveport has a high concentration of liberal voters and the area also boasts low house prices!


2016 Louisiana election map: Blue liberal and red conservative...


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The result is the 10 Murder Capitals of the Pelican State for 2019:
  1. New Orleans (Photos)
  2. Baton Rouge (Photos)
  3. Shreveport (Photos)
  4. Alexandria (Photos)
  5. Monroe (Photos)
  6. Plaquemine (Photos)
  7. Lafayette (Photos)
  8. Rayne (Photos)
  9. Opelousas (Photos)
  10. Zachary (Photos)
The city with highest murder rate in Louisiana? That would be Plaquemine with 44.6 murders per 100,000 people.
SOURCE: https://www.roadsnacks.net/these-are...-of-louisiana/
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Old 07-12-2019, 06:45 AM
 
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Words of Wisdom?? my advice is not to attempt to re-create a social milieu that you found on the West Coast. that's a huge mistake. No sensible conservative Southerner would move to anywhere on the west coast, e.g. Oregon and expect to seek out conservative areas - we know better. My word of wisdom is to don't try to change the political and conservative milieu of Louisiana, just mind your own business. In the South now, we're growing tired of people moving from CA and NY and NJ, and their constant efforts to re-create or reproduce the social and political history and ideals from whence they came! I know we Southerners don't move to New Yawk and try to find a microcosm of Savannah, Montgomery, or Memphis. Stay put.
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Old 07-12-2019, 07:35 AM
 
Location: annandale, va & slidell, la
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Taking a serious look at Louisiana. It's really affordable! I'm from the gulf coast area (Gulfport, MS), but have lived on west coast all adult life. I'm thinking of moving back, but want to stay away from the hurricane and flooding areas. Area that's not ultra conservative is desirable as well. Live and let live, however, that can be a challenge sometimes in the south. Having said that, people tend to be very friendly, esp compared to Oregon!

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Don't plan on bringing Portland to Louisiana. It won't be well received. Further everything floods in Louisiana now. Especially where liberals tend to congregate. And there are churches (not chicken) everywhere. Take a look New Jersey.
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Old 07-12-2019, 08:53 AM
 
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Your liberal areas are going to be places with high concentrations of impoverished African Americans.
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Old 07-12-2019, 12:53 PM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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You'll be hard pressed to find anything resembling the West Coast, even in New Orleans.

But, you can find pockets of more laid back, bohemian type vibe in New Orleans and around the gulf coast. Your best bets are the towns right on the coast like:
Bay St. Louis, MS
Ocean Springs, MS
Pensacola, FL
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Old 07-12-2019, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Washington State
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Taking a serious look at Louisiana. It's really affordable! I'm from the gulf coast area (Gulfport, MS), but have lived on west coast all adult life. I'm thinking of moving back, but want to stay away from the hurricane and flooding areas. Area that's not ultra conservative is desirable as well. Live and let live, however, that can be a challenge sometimes in the south. Having said that, people tend to be very friendly, esp compared to Oregon!

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I don't think what you are looking for exists in Louisiana. Areas with large black population are more Democrat but still not like the West Coast. The only really liberal area of Louisiana is New Orleans with Baton Rouge a bit more liberals than the rest of the state with the university and state capitol.
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Old 07-12-2019, 05:57 PM
 
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Taking a serious look at Louisiana. It's really affordable! I'm from the gulf coast area (Gulfport, MS), but have lived on west coast all adult life. I'm thinking of moving back, but want to stay away from the hurricane and flooding areas. Area that's not ultra conservative is desirable as well. Live and let live, however, that can be a challenge sometimes in the south. Having said that, people tend to be very friendly, esp compared to Oregon!

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Living in Louisiana and avoiding flooding and hurricanes is pretty much NOT possible. Those are the risks living here.
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Old 07-13-2019, 12:06 AM
 
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Unlike the areas of the west coast people of different social and political beliefs can live side by side and even be friends here in Louisiana.
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Old 07-13-2019, 09:56 AM
 
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LOL...as I said, it's not a good idea to look to LA in order to find "liberal pockets" this is the SOUTH, with a wholly different mindset, history, religious background (lots of Catholics believe it or not), and a blend of different social mores, and even ethnicities (even native American, French, Spanish, Italian and numerous "blends"). We don't even like the west cost or even most of the people around New Yawk...we're neither, we're Lousiana! just like Texas....and what is happening in places like Austin is now bothered with all the new west coasters poisoning what Austin used to be. The same thing is happening to pockets in Florida as well with the nasty influx of people from "jersey", "new Yawk" and even CT now - they too are bringingnasty attitudes with them, and we are pushing back here in the south.
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