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Old 01-21-2011, 01:49 AM
 
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I'm thinking of moving to New Orleans. I have not been there. I keep seeing people in this forum recommending Uptown and Mid City. Are those 2 areas the most likely place a newcomer moves into? I'm in my 20's, will be going to college. I read Uptown is more expensive than Mid City. Since I'm a newbie, I think I'd lean more towards affordability (Mid City?). What other areas is worth looking into?

 
Old 01-21-2011, 11:17 AM
 
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depends on where you will be going to college
as a whole, uptown is more expensive, but that is just generally. smaller places in shadier parts of uptown will be cheaper than a nice location in mid-city
 
Old 01-21-2011, 11:37 AM
 
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Uptown and Mid-City are definately good ideas, but beware, everyone has a different definition of these areas in their mind, especially Uptown. Uptown encompasses a lot of different smaller areas that vary in vibe, safety and affordability. I would also look at the Lower Garden District and the Marigny/Bywater area. All of these areas have a decent night life with plenty of things to do. It all depends on what you want to be close to and what kind of vibe you want.

Where are you going to school?
 
Old 01-22-2011, 01:16 AM
 
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thanks for this. I'm not sure yet where I will be going to school. It will be a community college or a tech college. Any recommendations? I heard mixed feelings about the IT field in NOLA. I know healthcare is good anywhere, that's what I was in college for but had a change of heart (I don't really want to work with people and their health. I might as well work with computers/technology).

All I ever really hear in this forum is mostly about Uptown and Mid City as if those spots are the "it" place outside of Bourbon Street.

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Uptown and Mid-City are definately good ideas, but beware, everyone has a different definition of these areas in their mind, especially Uptown. Uptown encompasses a lot of different smaller areas that vary in vibe, safety and affordability. I would also look at the Lower Garden District and the Marigny/Bywater area. All of these areas have a decent night life with plenty of things to do. It all depends on what you want to be close to and what kind of vibe you want.

Where are you going to school?
 
Old 01-22-2011, 01:25 AM
 
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What's considered expensive in NOLA apartment wise? In Chicago, a studio or 1 bedroom apartment for $800 is considered expensive IMHO, $600 is affordable.

What's a good website to see rentals? I googled and craigslisted. I've seen some. Or what's an apartment complex that you could recommend?

Like I said, I've never been to New Orleans and I'm wondering also how is the parking space situation like? Free? Street? Walk a few blocks to find parking? I'm hoping NOLA is more spacious than Chicago. I'm in Maryland now for the moment till I make a move.

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depends on where you will be going to college
as a whole, uptown is more expensive, but that is just generally. smaller places in shadier parts of uptown will be cheaper than a nice location in mid-city
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