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Old 12-25-2008, 05:23 PM
 
Location: Back in New York
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When I worked in Texas I spent a lot of weekends over in NOLA. I want to know about other great places in LA that offer great food and culture. Places to live, work. LA is on my short list of places I want to move next so please do tell me about your area of LA and why you love it.
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Old 12-26-2008, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Lafayette is fast growing, has everything a person could want, entertainment, sports, food, nice people and unemployment is one of the lowest rates in the nation.

My husband and I are transferring there soon. and we are excited after seeing what it offers.
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Old 12-26-2008, 01:28 AM
 
Location: Back in New York
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Lafayette is fast growing, has everything a person could want, entertainment, sports, food, nice people and unemployment is one of the lowest rates in the nation.

My husband and I are transferring there soon. and we are excited after seeing what it offers.
Awesome, I heard a lot about it. Where are you moving from?
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Old 12-26-2008, 02:52 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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I assume that you are independently wealthy and do not need to consider job opportunities as part of the mix.

Lots of great parts of the state, but it looks like the I-10/12 corridor from Lafayette to Mandeville would offer you the greatest variety.
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Old 12-26-2008, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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I live in Baton Rouge and I love it. Have lived in the city itself for about thirty years now. I've lived in the Southdowns neighborhood, Sherwood Forest, and I know live off of Old Hammond Highway near Bocage and the Towne Center. It has a small town feel, but the metro area has about 750,000 people and growing. There is so much new development and LSU is attracting so many diverse young people to the area. Downtown is being revitalized. The only real drawback is the school system. Public schools are pitiful for the most part, but there are a few magnet schools and a ton of great private school options. I wish you the best of luck. I'm sure you will be able to find what you are looking for someplace in Louisiana.
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Old 12-26-2008, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Back in New York
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Thanks for the info. I am not wealthy but only have myself to consider. No wife, no kids...etc...So schools won't be an issue either. I have experience and am willing to work various jobs. Its Lafayette is the fastest growing. How does Lafayette compare to NOLA if at all. I been to NOLA about 3 times and despite the high crime I love the city. Certainly beats the hell outta any Texas ciy.
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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The only real drawback is the school system. Public schools are pitiful for the most part
Um, did you look at your EBR tax bill this year? Mine was up almost 80%.
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:31 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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Thanks for the info. I am not wealthy but only have myself to consider. No wife, no kids...etc...So schools won't be an issue either. I have experience and am willing to work various jobs. Its Lafayette is the fastest growing. How does Lafayette compare to NOLA if at all. I been to NOLA about 3 times and despite the high crime I love the city. Certainly beats the hell outta any Texas ciy.
If you can put up with the crime and the outrageous traffic then NO is the place to be in LA.

Before I retired, my work took me to just about every city, big and small, in Texas, and I'd be hard-pressed to complain about places like Houston, Dallas, San Jacinto, Austin, Corpus or any place else. They're just different from New Orleans.
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Old 12-27-2008, 12:41 PM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Lafayette is fast growing, has everything a person could want, entertainment, sports, food, nice people and unemployment is one of the lowest rates in the nation.

My husband and I are transferring there soon. and we are excited after seeing what it offers.
I second Lafayette. It is just the "right" size and when it comes to food and fun, I would say that it is second only to New Orleans. They even have a credible Mardi Gras parade or two there (can't compare with NOLA, though, I'm afraid. LOL).

Food????? Food?????? You wanna talk about food????? Mais, cher, it don't get no better than dat!

20yrsinBranson
(and 2 years in Louisiana!!!)

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Old 12-27-2008, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Back in New York
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NOLA has a style and identity that Texas cities dont have. They are just big sprawling messes. Traffic is not as issue for me being a native NYer. Not that I like traffic but if you live in a desirable place it goes with the territory.
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