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Old 11-25-2010, 05:08 AM
 
Location: chicago
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moving to N.O May 31 2011. looking for cheat APT and a job? Any ideas
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Old 11-25-2010, 06:08 AM
 
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I'm moving as well (Jan 2011) and was wondering the same thing.

Apt prices seem rather high. I'd assumed, what with Katrina and the recession, they'd be on the cheap side. I'm a student and was looking to save a couple thousand in housing.
$300-550
Where I am currently living (san antonio)...you can get that. Easily. You don't necessarily have to deal with the nasty element that usually surrounds living in low-income areas, either.
But...it seems like I'd have to sacrifice safety to do that in NO.
Besides, I have an 07 Benz and if I lived where I think I might have to, I'd probably wake up to a stereo-less car...or no car at all.
*laugh*
Doesn't matter about an alarm. Living in Fl, I learned that a 12 year old can snatch a stereo out of a car in under 4 minutes.
Guess how I found that out?
*laugh*
Moderator cut: rude

I'm better off on campus. I may just have to conduct a search while I'm there...because I'm not getting anywhere with these apt sites.

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Old 11-25-2010, 07:10 AM
 
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You won't get anything decent in that price range.
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Old 11-25-2010, 09:15 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Don't move without knowing you have a job first. That's advice I give to everyone. Unless you're looking to work in the restaurant or hotel industry in an entry level position, the job market here is very tough. $700/month is probably the lowest average rental around here. If you find anything lower, it's either too good to be true or is in a really bad area. Do your research on the neighborhoods of New Orleans and don't agree to take an apartment/send money to someone for a place without coming here to look at it first.

Katrina is actually one of several factors that have driven rental prices UP.

As I've said here before to others: I'm not trying to dissuade anyone from moving here, it's just frustrating to see people get ripped off by putting their faith in something they found on Craigslist or moving here blindly and struggling for months trying to find a job.
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Old 11-25-2010, 01:11 PM
 
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Katrina destroyed most of the apartments in N.O. East and many houses. So the rental stock was scarce. It's a little better now, but not good.
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Old 12-01-2010, 01:20 AM
 
Location: NOLA -> DMV Area
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Definitely have a job before moving to NOLA. Employers are simply full of **** and only hire people they know. Unless you're cool flipping burgers, try to find a job...


or matter fact, stay where you are. Living in new orleans is not all its cracked up to be.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:35 AM
 
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^ I agree on the job thing. It is definitely a "who you know" type of think in NOLA. I know it's that way everywhere, but moreso in New Orleans.

Also, it depends on the person with regards to if they will enjoy living in New Orleans. I personally prefer to visit, and I still want to live in NOLA each time I visit, but I already learned when I came back to live the second time that it was a better place for me to visit than live. Everyone is different though.
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Old 12-01-2010, 03:37 PM
 
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Oh I think getting a job here is relatively easy (lately). of course I work in technology (for now) and people throw jobs my way (and I dont even want one)
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Old 02-12-2011, 12:15 PM
 
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I went to school in Mobile and have been living in Chicago since graduation in 2007. I regret leaving the coast and have been aggressively applying to jobs in New Orleans for the last two years without success. It is really frustrating. Any advice?
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