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Old 01-20-2009, 10:30 AM
Location: Alexandria, LA
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Hello to all,

I have a small family, a husband and a daughter, and we are originally from Arabi, LA but were relocated after Katrina to Alexandria, LA. We are completely sick and tired of living here, mainly we have no family and no family means no help with a new baby. Also, we want to be closer to where we grew up, to have a more family oriented environment, and to actually be able to go to Mardi Gras and other festivities without having to plan MONTHS in advance We are thinking of somewhere on the NorthShore, but are not entirely sure where to move. We would prefer no one even mention Slidell, because almost everyone we've ever known has moved there and it seems to be extremely overpopulated for our tastes. But we have been considering Ponchatoula, Covington, Mandeville, etc. The other issue though is that we are currently on a limited income, I emphasize the currently. We are looking for a nice houseto rent or even a trailer with at least 3 bedrooms and is in a good area. Also, I need to know if there are any decent paying jobs for my husband as he would have to leave his current employer. My job can easily be done anywhere in the state. If anyone has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it!
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:37 AM
Location: Kennesaw, GA
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All of those areas are overpopulated and expensive now because of Katrina. I think you might have a hard time finding something to rent that is affordable. Lots of people are in your position- want to go home but no jobs and no affordable housing. I would suggest securing a job before you move anywhere in this economy. However, people who have their house up for sale may be willing to take in a renter if it has been on the market for awhile. I am partial to Mandeville since I grew up there, but I understand your feelings about Alexandria. My sis lived in Chalmette (hubby was from Arabi). lost everything in Katrina, ended up moving to Alexandria, etc. However, that town has grown on them and they have adjusted well. Good luck with your decisions.
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Old 02-04-2010, 07:49 PM
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I have a 3 BR, 2 bath house, large kitchen, seperate dining room/family room, large living room, attached garage and utility room for rent in Ponchatoula school district. House should be ready for occupancy in late March (settling estate). House sits on about .75 acre, partly fenced, in country setting at end of lane--no through traffic. Interested?
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Old 03-02-2010, 10:25 PM
Location: SE LA
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I am from the Northshore, and I would say any of those cities would be good choices. They are all nice and have good school systems. If you are worried about limited finances then I would suggest Ponchatoula because of the lower property taxes. I think they are approximately half the cost of property taxes in Covington and Mandeville. That said I like all three towns. Abita Springs, Robert, and Madisonville are also all very nice. I don't think that you will regret moving anywhere on the Northshore.
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