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Old 02-07-2011, 10:54 AM
 
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Abraham,

Everyone I've spoken with who works at LSU and lives on the Northshore typically spends less than an hour in the car each way. So, I think those cost estimates are somewhat inflated; although, I do appreciate you going to the trouble.

Also, my particular circumstances allow me to commute during non-peak hours, so I can avoid the heaviest traffic.

I guess the lifestyle issue is more important than I originally indicated. We like quiet, safe neighborhoods with room to run around (I also have a border collie!)

Other hidden costs on in Orleans and Jefferson Parishes are the homeowners and flood insurance. Also, I've heard but haven't verified yet, that the Orleans Parish/New Orleans municipal taxes are pretty steep. In St. Tammany,the millage rate on property is .017. Anyone know the property tax rates in Orleans and Jefferson?
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Old 02-07-2011, 11:34 AM
 
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By "afraid" to live in the city, what I meant was: we sort of have turned into loud people. Instead of walking across the one acre yard to have a conversation, we just yell at the top of our lungs! LOL! Plus, the dog has special needs and I am "afraid" all the noise will upset him too much. So we are looking to find a 1 acre lot with a nice big house, like we have now. Just don't know where in the New Orleans area to find such a place.
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Old 02-21-2011, 03:20 PM
 
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I commute to the city from Mandeville, but I work 12 hour shifts, so I only work about 3 days a week so it's not that bad for me. I used to live in Metairie, but I find I'm not as stressed as I used to be after moving up here. It's just a lot better quality of life IMHO.
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