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Old 10-22-2011, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Atlanta,GA
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I am thinking of moving to New Orleans next year and I have been looking at houses for sale on internet sites and there are alot of homes within "New Orleans" but I cant tell if they are in a safe area. St. Roch, Algiers, 7th Ward? Are any of these areas worth looking into? I have seen how pricey it is to live close to the Quarter so thats not an option. Also, what about neighborhoods across the river like Old Aurora? Thanks for any help you can give me!
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Old 10-22-2011, 08:15 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I am thinking of moving to New Orleans next year and I have been looking at houses for sale on internet sites and there are alot of homes within "New Orleans" but I cant tell if they are in a safe area. St. Roch, Algiers, 7th Ward? Are any of these areas worth looking into? I have seen how pricey it is to live close to the Quarter so thats not an option. Also, what about neighborhoods across the river like Old Aurora? Thanks for any help you can give me!
The 7th ward is the most dangerous area of the city. St. Roch is also not very good.


You have to realize that New Orleans has a major crime problem, and large swaths of the city are populated by the underclass.

Algiers is the section of the city proper that is on the west bank of the river. Old Aurora, for the most part, is fairly nice 1960s-1970s suburban architecture. Most of the safe housing within the city itself that is located on the east bank is ludicrously expensive.


My question to you is, if you don't even know what these neighborhoods are, and assuming you are seriously considering buying a house here, why haven't you come to visit?
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Old 10-23-2011, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Atlanta,GA
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I have been to the city unfortunately I can not remember every neighborhood that is good or bad that is why I am asking people who live there for help. It sounds llike my best bet is to live across the river though
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Old 10-24-2011, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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I would advise you to rent first and get a feel for the city. There are many different neighborhoods with different vibes and varying degrees of safety that you just can't get a feel for when you're visiting from out of town for a few days.

There is absolutely no reason to jump into real estate right now especially for someone not familiar with the area. Please rent first and take some time to figure out where you really want to live.

Don't be so quick to rule out the east bank. What is your budget? What kind of neighborhood are you looking for?
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Old 02-15-2015, 05:40 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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That's ok Bells804, some of these posters don't understand the concept of this BB. If you have any additional questions, feel free to PM me and I will respond to you as professional, and assist you in any way needed.
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Old 03-06-2015, 12:21 PM
yr5
 
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Getting opinions from people is great, but you should also take a glance at The New Orleans City Planning Commission website. New Orleans has big plans for those neighborhoods, so if you can find a cheap property to either buy and renovate or lot to buy and build on, now would be the time. I know for one that the St. Roch area is apart of that plan, they are re-doing the St. Roch Market.

So, if you don't mind living in the hood for a while, it may benefit you later.

There is a big thing called Displacement & Gentrification taking effect on the poor people there right now.
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