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Old 08-10-2017, 11:38 PM
 
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I currently live in Gulfport, MS and I have been down here for a while. And while I do enjoy it and I like it, its for some reason... lacking. In what? I honestly dont know. It has great potential but I guess the fact that it may never fully reach it may be a problem. Or maybe its me. I was born and raised in Atlanta area. Maybe Im more urban/suburban in my outlook and vibe. Either way, Its hard for me to find it on the MS gulf coast. Nightlife and singles scene are lacking a little here too.

So, I have since decided that maybe I should consider moving to the Louisiana northshore. Slidell? Mandeville? Covington? In my mind, it is close enough to NOLA to share that urban/suburban vibe I think Im looking for here on the Coast. At the same time, Im far enough away from a lot of the crime and other issues in the city.

So my question is where is best to stay? MS Gulf Coast? or Louisiana norhshore?
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:32 PM
 
Location: North Jackson
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30 miles over the causeway every time you want to hang out in the city?

Stop being afraid and get a place in the city. NOLA has its issues, but buy in a good neighborhood and don't go into bad neighborhoods to buy drugs. It's not Beirut, or Fallujah. Or Aleppo.
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Old 08-17-2017, 05:15 PM
 
Location: When will Hell Freeze Phoenix, AZ
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Isn't the flood insurance rates crazy all throughout that area after Katrina? Seems like even home prices are kinda crazy. At one point I even considered moving back there but wages vs. housing prices just don't seem to be on par. Is that true for that entire area?
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Old 08-17-2017, 10:56 PM
 
Location: Crappyville,PA
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30 miles over the causeway every time you want to hang out in the city?

Stop being afraid and get a place in the city. NOLA has its issues, but buy in a good neighborhood and don't go into bad neighborhoods to buy drugs. It's not Beirut, or Fallujah. Or Aleppo.


No, it's not an active war zone. But it's pretty damn violent. According to the Business Insider top 50 most deadly cities list, it ranks #34, it has a higher murder rate than Fortaleza, Brazil, Juarez, Mexico, and Detroit, MI.
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Old 08-20-2017, 12:30 PM
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Location: Dallas, TX
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I currently live in Gulfport, MS and I have been down here for a while. And while I do enjoy it and I like it, its for some reason... lacking. In what? I honestly dont know. It has great potential but I guess the fact that it may never fully reach it may be a problem. Or maybe its me. I was born and raised in Atlanta area. Maybe Im more urban/suburban in my outlook and vibe. Either way, Its hard for me to find it on the MS gulf coast. Nightlife and singles scene are lacking a little here too.

So, I have since decided that maybe I should consider moving to the Louisiana northshore. Slidell? Mandeville? Covington? In my mind, it is close enough to NOLA to share that urban/suburban vibe I think Im looking for here on the Coast. At the same time, Im far enough away from a lot of the crime and other issues in the city.

So my question is where is best to stay? MS Gulf Coast? or Louisiana norhshore?
A few parts of the (by compass direction) west side of NOLA (what they call 'upriver') may be pretty good. I heard that Bayou St. John, fairly close to the lake is ok (compass direction north), but that was pre-Katrina, so IDK how it is now. I had lived for four years in a city with a crime rate comparable to NOLA, Memphis, and managed to live there for four years without being a crime victim. It's a matter of asking the locals where the least crime ridden area is and having the money to pay for it if you do. Plus, using common sense measures also helps, and is arguably the best way to prevent being a crime victim.

Jefferson Parish (further upriver/west of NOLA proper), has the suburbs of Metarie, Kenner, and such. Katrina only lightly flooded the area, if at all. This area's probably not too bad either, but if you want even less crime, maybe St Charles Parish, further upriver might be good, although I can't vouch for the schools in the area.
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Old 08-28-2017, 02:38 AM
 
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Thanks everyone for your responses. I guess I should've added that I actually work in Mississippi. The north shore wouldn't be that far of a drive. But from NOLA it will be especially with traffic.
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Old 08-28-2017, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Gulf Coast
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From one Coastie to another...I gotta go with Michigan
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Old 08-29-2017, 02:41 PM
 
Location: North Jackson
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Thanks everyone for your responses. I guess I should've added that I actually work in Mississippi. The north shore wouldn't be that far of a drive. But from NOLA it will be especially with traffic.
Sigh...

With that tiny additional piece of information, I guess you've answered your own question.
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Old 09-03-2017, 08:00 PM
 
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Hi Coast-guy,

I live on the Northshore of Louisiana and if you're a single guy, I don't recommend a move there. Unless, of course, driving the Causeway bridge daily does not bother you. The Northshore is a nice safe place to live with lower home prices, lower taxes, better flood zones, great public schools (if you have kids) but it is mostly a bedroom community, meaning people live here and sleep here and work elsewhere (usually in NOLA). However, Slidell is a bit different and probably has more of an urban feel than Mandeville or Covington. If you plan to spend most of your time on the Southshore, I'd recommend looking in the Metairie area. I am a native of New Orleans but unfortunately I would not recommend a move there for a few reasons. Property taxes, insurance (including car insurance), flood insurance, and home prices and rent are all higher in New Orleans. It's also very high in crime. I would recommend visiting the news board on nola.com (crimes and court) to get an idea of the crimes that go on there. I previously worked in law enforcement and can tell you that even the crimes that make the news do not tell the full story. Many crimes are not reported to the media and, therefore, much of the public is unaware of the many crimes that are committed. But...if crime does not bother you, then look in the Lakeview area. Lakeview will be as close as you can get to being both urban and suburban. Just be aware of the very high (100%) potential of flooding, not to mention hurricanes. But you are probably already familiar with that since you live in Gulfport.

Good luck to you. I hope you can make a wise decision about what is best for you.
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Old 09-06-2017, 08:16 PM
 
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Haha! I'm just now reading the replies to the OP. I now see he works in Gulfport and realizes a move to NOLA would not be a good thing traffic wise. Oh, well, hope he makes the right decision. Good luck!
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