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Old 09-14-2011, 09:22 PM
 
Location: NH/MA
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i don't know, i think it comes down to whether you want more of a "big city" feel and whether the hassles of living downtown will be a deal breaker. you will get more bang for your buck if you live uptown. living downtown is very expensive, and you'd have to worry about where you can put your car (monthly parking fees can be outrageous, plus parking downtown in general is a hassle.) also, the tourists are annoying lol. you can even aim to live in the lower garden district which is right on the edge of downtown. uptown is only a few minutes away by car regardless (here's an example to give you an idea- it takes ten minutes to get from napoleon st uptown to canal st downtown- as it says on google maps and became true for me when i was making that commute) and i think it'd be more than worth the short drive. i love this neighborhood, it has a small town feel and no end of things to do. it has everything - you can live on a quiet street and be close to parks, cafes, restaurants, bars, you name it, and have plenty of parking anywhere you go. it's so easy to get around, it's cheaper, and you have everything you need close by.
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Old 09-17-2011, 08:54 PM
 
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Thanks hershey.

I am set to move out there late next week. I will be staying in a hotel for a few weeks, so it will give me time to checkout around town before making a final decision.

The more I think about it, I would probably prefer being in a more standalone type house than a big complex/highrise, just so I can have things like a yard/spare room, etc. I have being researching a bunch on this site, checking out walkscore.com and padmapper. I am think I will probably concentrate my search on the on the st charles/magazine corridor, anywhere between LGD and the park. I have also been looking at the carrollton area near oak street and marginy.

I don't know anyone in the area, so I will have to go out and make some friends. Is the oak street area mostly just Tulane undergrads? Are there many grad students/young professionals that hang out in that area? Or are there more young professional age range people hanging out in the st charles/magazine corridor? Any feedback on marginy? It would be cool to be able to walk to frenchmen street and some non-bourbon street areas of the FQ.
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Old 09-25-2011, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Denver
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We're in the process of moving to Carrollton. We found a lovely apartment two blocks from the Carrollton/St Charles intersection. My husband's already there as he started his new job three weeks ago. I will be moving there this coming weekend. Tons of bars/restaurants within walking distance, and the street car is close. Check out Latter & Blum realtors, they found our apartment for us.
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Old 09-29-2011, 12:28 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA - Kingstowne Subdivision
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You will be hard pressed to find a 2 bedroom with parking in the downtown area. The film industry is sucking up all of the rental inventory in the warehouse district.

I would concentrate my search to the Uptown/Carrollton Area. I would check Craigslist and a local Realtor to increase your chances of finding what you want.

Hopefully you are successful finding what you want.
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Old 10-03-2011, 03:15 PM
 
Location: Terra
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I don't know anyone in the area, so I will have to go out and make some friends. Is the oak street area mostly just Tulane undergrads? Are there many grad students/young professionals that hang out in that area? Or are there more young professional age range people hanging out in the st charles/magazine corridor?
I lived just south of Oak St for several years and that area around Tulane is mostly populated by undergrads. Grad students are fewer and lived farther as they tend to be more mobile and/or preferred quieter neighborhoods. Can't say I've met a whole lot of young professional types living around the university, though many of my neighbors were also family types. But as you may already know, NOLA is such a checkerboard depending on the block...someone's mileage may vary.
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