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Old 02-21-2009, 11:36 AM
 
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Hi, My husband is in talks with a company about taking a job at the salt mine at Avery Island. Could anyone with any information about this area please let me know where there best places to move, the best schools, crime etc are. I would really appreciate any advice, tips etc.

Thanks!
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Old 02-21-2009, 09:37 PM
 
Location: Bossier Ciy, LA
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I've lived close to the New Iberia area for most of my life.
Try the school report cards for school ratings (2006 is the most current):
http://www.doe.state.la.us/lde/saa/R...06_DPR_023.pdf

My son went to Assembly Christian School in New Iberia. It's a private school, preschool through 12th grade. It's a great school and they provide aftercare. Some public elementary schools offer French immersion.

Hopkins Street is a crime area. I lived off of Parkview for a few years, and it was getting kind of seedy.

Oh yeah, and watch out buying a house in the Hwy. 14 area. Some homes flooded there from the hurricane. Make sure you're in a no flood zone. If you're west of highway 90, chances are you're in a flood zone. Which reminds me, if you've never lived in a hurricane area before, be prepared to haul tail for higher ground at least every few years. And stock up on vienna sausage. :P
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