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Old 02-02-2011, 03:32 PM
 
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Hello.
We have lived out in the country, south of Houston, for 13 years. We've always lived in Texas.
Recently, my husband's boss told us that we may have to move to New Orleans for a few years. I've done some internet searches, but haven't had any luck.
So my question is, is there such a thing as a small acreage lot, kinda out in the country, but not too far from New Orleans?

p.s.
we have a special-needs puppy that needs the space and lack of traffic.
we also have a teenage son, so we need a good high school.

Thanks!
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Old 02-02-2011, 04:53 PM
 
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You would have to go upriver to LaPlace or other towns around there. Not sure about schools. Or else across thelake to Covington, Abita Springs, etc. altho' that is more expensive. Good schools for the most part.
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Old 02-02-2011, 05:30 PM
 
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What about Belle Chasse or somewhere in St. Bernard?
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Old 02-02-2011, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Da Parish
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What about Belle Chasse or somewhere in St. Bernard?
Well, perhaps Lower St. Bernard (aka Down da Road), below Poydras, anything above will be subdivision living, although there is the lot next door thing which will make some properties larger. I have no problem promoting Da Parish, but I don't want the OP to think that the whole thing is "rural," As far as the high school goes, well Chalmette High is going to be something else when they are done with it. Then again you should expect great things from a $50 million dollar facility (pre-K there were 3 high schools and instead of rebuilding all three they sunk all the money into making one mega, fancy campus.
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Old 02-03-2011, 11:35 AM
 
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OH! Forgot to mention, we've never actually been to Louisiana. We've driven through a couple of times, but only stopped for gas. So I don't know where anything is! Think I need a map!

Thanks for the help! I've got more searching to do!
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:21 PM
 
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And what about Kenner or Slidell?
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Old 02-03-2011, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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Hello.
So my question is, is there such a thing as a small acreage lot, kinda out in the country, but not too far from New Orleans?
What is too far? 10mi? 15mi? 30mi? A lot of areas on the northshore of Lake Ponchatrain along I-12 (Hammond, Covington, Abita Springs, Pearl River) and the parishes along the river between Baton Rouge and New Orleans (Luling, Hahnville, LaPlace) would would be what you're looking for.

There are also areas further downriver(English Turn, Belle Chasse, Jesuit Bend), but they aren't really sprawling country like you're thinking of. It's more a sliver of land 1mile wide at the most running parallel to the river along a major highway.

Kenner and Slidell are more suburban than rural. Think 50x100 lots and ranch houses.
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:50 AM
 
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Thank you rburnett!!! 30 miles is not a problem! Hubby will be working (if they get the job) in mid-city, where ever that is! lol

Where we live now, hubby drives 55 miles to get to Houston. The boy drives 25 miles to get to school! Church is 18 miles away. So we're used to driving!
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Old 02-04-2011, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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Where we live now, hubby drives 55 miles to get to Houston. The boy drives 25 miles to get to school! Church is 18 miles away. So we're used to driving!
55 miles, one way?! Wow...That is a lot of driving. I live in Mid-City, actually. It's a large neighborhood in New Orleans proper. I'm probably a little spoiled, though. I can walk to just about everything but my office, which is a 6 mile drive.

The areas downriver would be 20 miles max

The areas upriver towards Baton Rouge would be around 30 miles max.

The places I mentioned on the northshore are 30-40 miles from Mid-City, (Hammond would be over 50 miles).
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Old 02-05-2011, 02:16 PM
 
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Thanks again. I'm thinking Covington. Can anyone give more info on Covington?
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