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Old 06-19-2011, 12:08 PM
 
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Everyone seems to say that the best and worst houses are merely blocks away. Does anyone have a good example of this because personally, when looking at crime and murder maps, the offenses typically take place in concentrated areas (treme, central city, desire & florida development). So where does the adage hold true?
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Old 06-20-2011, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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That's somewhat of an exaggeration. In very few areas are really good blocks right next to really bad ones. One good example is Louisiana Ave. at St. Charles. Walk 2 blocks in either direction and the neighborhoods are very different. Also, there are the Iberville housing projects that are 2 blocks from the French Quarter, so you could walk 2 blocks from Burgundy to Basin St. and be in a not so good area.
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:11 AM
 
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oh ok, but in both of those instances, there is somewhat of a border that helps guide you away from that. I am moving to NOLA in August for school and just want to make sure I can spend less time concerning my safety and more time having a good time.
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:03 PM
 
Location: NH/MA
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what school? if you are going to be uptown i wouldn't worry so much. don't stray north of st. charles or south of magazine st (unless you know where you're going and/or are with people.) areas right around the interstate tend to be sketchy, and then the areas others mentioned. you'll come to know these things quickly.
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Old 06-20-2011, 05:20 PM
 
Location: Denver
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I typically stray away from Claiborne and N Rampart.
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Old 06-21-2011, 10:55 AM
 
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tulane. I'm not seriously concerned with my safety, but I'd prefer to not have to always watch my back, at least in the area I'll be around most.
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Old 07-01-2011, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Port St Lucie Florida
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many crimes are not reported for a host of reasons, I doubt the universities in the area want this type of advertisement, the tuition at Tulane is $40,000 per year.
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Old 07-05-2011, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Hither and thither
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The Lower Garden District is a good example of where good and bad are just blocks away. On the river side of St. Charles, things are generally great and getting better--a great neighborhood about of about 4x4 blocks. Go to the other side of St. Charles and things deteriorate and homicides occur sometimes as often as once a month. Go to the river side of Magazine street and things get bad within just a few more blocks, though Magazine Street itself is generally fine. Much of Uptown is organized this way. But the area surrounding Tulane is one of the wealthiest and safest parts of Uptown. By no means is it crime-free, but you can generally feel comfortable walking around at night.
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Old 07-05-2011, 08:22 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Yeah, when I lived in the area of Tulane, my main concern was usually whether I was too stoned to find my way home rather than whether I'd get mugged.
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