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Old 08-30-2010, 07:28 PM
 
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I live in Ky and am seriously considering making the move to LA. I am in nursing school right now with 2 more semesters to go. i am also a single mom of two kids. what is the housing like there and the job market. i have been doing some research online, but really haven't found out anything. I'm not interested in apartment living, looking for a 2 bedroom house. Leaning towards Harvey or Mandeville. Any suggestions?
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Old 08-30-2010, 11:22 PM
 
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If you want a job in downtown New Orleans, neither of those locations are too close, though Harvey is about 25 minutes, Mandeville could be an hour. Guess it really depends on where you're working and what you're after. If you want the New Orleans experience I'd live in the Uptown area; if you want a quieter, more family oriented atmosphere you should considered Mandeville or any other place across the lake in that area: Covington, Abita Springs, Slidell, etc. But everywhere aside from Slidell seems to be less of a suburb and more where people work as well. Some people love the westbank (Harvey and surrounding areas) but it doesn't really do it for me. It doesn't have any of the character or architecture of New Orleans proper and its not like its much more family oriented either. The westbank is also getting more dangerous.

I just got back from Lexington and loved it! One of my good friends showed me what Kentucky was all about.
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:22 AM
 
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i'm looking for something not so urban and family oriented. I have 15 years under my belt of nursing home, home health, and hospital work. those are the jobs i'd be most interested in. Couple of friends are from Harvey and Mandeville and say Mandeville is the place. I have never been out of the Tri-sate area here (Ky, Oh, Wv) so LA is a stretch for me.
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Old 08-31-2010, 05:31 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Well if that is what you're looking for, I'd stick to across the lake. Mandeville is getting pretty developed, and while it remains "family friendly", its also undergoing some major suburban sprawl. Places like Pontchatoula (near Hammond) and Abita Springs (near Covington) have more of the small town vibe. That whole area is nice. Slidell and Hammond have less character but are still okay
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Old 08-31-2010, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Louisiana - someday Maine
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Just beware of the terrible heat we have! I just moved back after being in North Carolina for 20 years and I can't stand it here. The heat is just unbearable.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:08 AM
 
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We are considering moving to New Orleans from CA, ( we have a son that lives there)we live in the desert area. Is the heat really bad and for how long, what about the winters.
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Old 09-02-2010, 10:17 AM
 
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Whiule the heat is bad enough, the humidity is the real killer. You get rashes in places you didn't know you could get a rash! Above 90% is not uncommon. And it's May-Oct.
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