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Old 12-08-2010, 12:48 PM
 
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Another vote for Algiers Point. Nice older houses with reasonable rents, feels like uptown, and you can walk to the Canal Street ferry landing when you want to go downtown. (Perfect for Mardi Gras parade watching!) Banks, restaurants, and bars all walkable in the Point. Some uptick in crime in the past few years, but relatively speaking, it is more safe than other parts of NOLA or the Westbank. (As in any neighborhood, watch yourself at night, especially around the ferry landing.)

Stay away from any of the apartment complexes in Algiers down Gen. deGaulle, Gen. Meyer, Holiday, etc. Lots of crime in those areas. (Algiers Point is the area bounded by Pacific St., the river, Opelousas St., and Seguin St.)
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Old 12-12-2010, 12:49 PM
 
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Default Moving to New Orleans! Neighborhood question!

Thanks again to all who have responded! Now, I am truly confused. Let me share more about where I will be working and what I am looking for. As mentioned before, I will be working in Belle Chasse. I am a 44 year old professional, single mother of two teen boys. My preference would be a house, although an apartment would suffice if that's all that is available for now. I would prefer newer property, however newly renovated would be okay, too. I am willing to spend up to $1200, if the property is worth it. I really have no clue about where I should live and my biggest dilemma is, do I want to live way out for the sake of suburban living, good schools and safety and cross the CCC daily to go to work. And, if so, where do I live and where are the really nice, safe areas on the Westbank? As I have read on some posts, different areas of the Westbank can also be sketchy.I have read so much about the different areas on these posts, I really just don't know what to do. My next step is to just contact a local realtor for help as they would also be familiar with the "good" and "bad" areas.

I am really a very quiet person who minds their own business and likes to stay to myself. However, my sons are very friendly and people-oriented. They tend to make friends wherever they go. So, with that in mind, I would want to be in area that is kid-friendly, but where the kids there are not juvenile delinquents.

I also enjoy going to the movies, dining out, and going to coffee shops, not big on partying. My sons are really into skateboarding. So, an area with a skate park or with a skate park not far would be great.

I just knew that Harmony Oaks Apartments(corner of Louisiana Ave and S. Robertson), off of S. Claiborne, was not the right place. Although the townhomes are absolutely gorgeous, I just didn't get a good vibe about the place. Maybe, because it used to be the Magnolia/C.J. Peete Housing Project. I just couldn't see myself trying to raise two teen boys in an area like that, even though it has been so called "revitalized" and the leasing agent kept telling me that it's a good area because it is considered "uptown". If I could just move those townhouses elsewhere because they have everything in them that I absolutely love. Such as, wood flooring in kitchen, foyer, and living areas(although my preference is for wood flooring all over or wood/ceramic tile), laundry room, powder room downstairs, bedrooms(carpeted, but that was ok) upstairs, with a balcony leading from the master bedroom, front porch, intrusion alarm, etc.

Right now, I am commuting daily from Lafayette to Belle Chasse, sometimes staying overnight two to three times a week, but that's getting a little expensive.

So, now that you have a little more information about me and what it is that I like, I look forward to additional responses.

Last edited by msbab; 12-12-2010 at 01:10 PM..
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