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Old 06-27-2009, 03:13 PM
 
Location: HOUSTON/NEW ORLEANS/JACKSONVILLE/TOKYO
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You will either love the people, charm, and laid back lifestyle of New Orleans, or you will think it's charm is not worth the poor schools, crime, and New Orleans mentality of "that's just the way things are" ---If you move here, you will understand what that means

I love New Orleans, do not want to live anywhere else, but wanted to give you a realistic picture of what you would be facing here by moving.[/quote]
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Old 06-29-2009, 05:48 AM
 
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will NOLA ever progress to be a major metro again like Atlanta or Houston or even Miami or Tampa
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Old 06-29-2009, 08:22 AM
 
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No, not like that...and none of us want New Orleans to be like Atlanta or Houston. If we just take care of the crime and be ourselves that's all anyone really wants.
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Old 06-30-2009, 12:38 AM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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will NOLA ever progress to be a major metro again like Atlanta or Houston or even Miami or Tampa
No. Most major companies would not even consider a move there because of the "risks". We'll be lucky if we can ever get started on the Trump Tower.

But I'm with Prytania. Atlanta and Houston both seem too big for their
own good. New Orleans would be great if only they could take care of the crime and the schools.

New Orleans had many days in the sun. I guess it's only fair that other cities get a shot, too.
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:08 AM
 
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I think we are in the sun now. We don't have to conform to be like anyone else...
There are a few good technology start ups in town, the city is attracting the best and brightest of 20 somethings with undergrad and graduate degrees. The unemployment rate is far lower than the national avg. right now
And we aren't a sprawling mess with a traffic problem from hell.

We don't have to compete with anyone, we just have to find within ourselves the best of who we are.
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Old 06-30-2009, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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I think we are in the sun now. We don't have to conform to be like anyone else...
There are a few good technology start ups in town, the city is attracting the best and brightest of 20 somethings with undergrad and graduate degrees. The unemployment rate is far lower than the national avg. right now
And we aren't a sprawling mess with a traffic problem from hell.

We don't have to compete with anyone, we just have to find within ourselves the best of who we are.
By days in the sun...I meant days when it was put on a pedestal by nearly all (like Atlanta and Houston seem to be now).

I 100% agree that New Orleans is better than those two...but unfortunately we are a minority.
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:38 PM
 
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But I don't think so...
I've been to Atlanta often, if no culture, traffic jams and crushing unemployment is ideal...then by all means....
New Orleans hasn't been top dog since the 1850s....but Charleston is regarded to have a good quality of life, and is much smaller than New Orleans.
And don't underestimate the 20-30 yr old vote in the city next year.
EngageNOLA
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Old 06-30-2009, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge
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But I don't think so...
I've been to Atlanta often, if no culture, traffic jams and crushing unemployment is ideal...then by all means....
New Orleans hasn't been top dog since the 1850s....but Charleston is regarded to have a good quality of life, and is much smaller than New Orleans.
And don't underestimate the 20-30 yr old vote in the city next year.
EngageNOLA
504Ward


I'm not talking about the New Orleanians here.

I'm talking about the majority of young people elsewhere. With all this Katrina nonsense and idiotic criminal on criminal crime + Stupid American media manipulating events to suit their own agenda = A New Orleans that is not percieved as being a good placeto live by most impressional young people who don't know what New Orleans is about and what it means to be a New Orleanian.

The good part is that you, me, and about 1.2 million other people know different.
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:13 AM
 
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But I am saying there are a TON of new young professionals in the city as well as Tulane finds itself overwhelmed with applications.

That's what I am saying...in the midst of this economy, and in a post Katrina world...New Orleans for the time being anyhow, is the "cool" place for 20 somethings so dont underestimate that in the next election.
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Old 07-01-2009, 08:35 AM
 
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My best friend and I are moving down in 9 days. We're both from Tennessee. Although I've lived in Baton Rouge, I never lived in New Orleans but always wanted to since I was a child. My friend has never lived in Louisiana and never been to New Orleans. We spent about a week in the city searching for a place to live and found one. Upon leaving, my friend literally yelled out the car window, "I love New Orleans!!!!" We both have college degrees and are optimistic that New Orleans is the place we will call home for a long, long time.

I think Prytania is right--by young people, it is viewed as a cool place to live. When my sister visited last year for a psychology conference with several of her graduate school friends, they all came back declaring their love for the city and wanted to move down. Heck, even my grandparents, who have visited NO many times, both post and pre Katrina, are very excited for me and said as soon as I get settled in, they are coming to visit. I haven't even moved yet, and I have a huge list of folks who have already claimed my couch!
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