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Old 11-27-2011, 11:25 AM
 
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Just doing my homework 1st:

Being that I am a young AA (mid-30's) professional in allied health. No kids. If were to purchase a home with a budget up to $200,000, where would you suggest for me to look? I enjoy a neigborhood feel but still close to the grocery store, shopping and a short commute. I prefer to live on the WestBank. Give your suggestions for a very nice, prominent area with my price range. Thank You.
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Old 11-27-2011, 02:51 PM
 
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I don't know squat about the westbank but I don't think you can find shopping, a neighborhood feel, and especially a short commute (using the CCC) on the westbank.
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Old 11-27-2011, 04:00 PM
 
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Algiers Point area is probably close to your list except I have no idea of house prices.

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Old 11-27-2011, 06:50 PM
 
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Just doing my homework 1st:

Being that I am a young AA (mid-30's) professional in allied health. No kids. If were to purchase a home with a budget up to $200,000, where would you suggest for me to look? I enjoy a neigborhood feel but still close to the grocery store, shopping and a short commute. I prefer to live on the WestBank. Give your suggestions for a very nice, prominent area with my price range. Thank You.
There should be a few areas in Algiers that would meet your criteria, specifically the area around MacArthur Blvd. Lots of nice houses in the neighborhood, safe, short commute, and you should be able to find a 3-4 BR built sometime after 1970 for your budget. Not saying you can't find the same elsewhere on the West Bank, it's just that Algiers is closest to the city and I grew up close to the area mentioned so I know it well.
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Old 11-27-2011, 07:01 PM
 
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I did a search for Algiers 70131, 3 plus bedrooms, 150k-200k- this should give you some idea of what you can be thinking about buying:

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Old 11-28-2011, 04:00 PM
 
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I resided in Algiers for nearly nine years and always felt safe there. If it weren't for the fact that my employer relocated me to Tennessee in 2006 I would still be living there.

Algiers Point is a very safe and walkable neighborhood with a few cafes and bars and easy access to the CCC and the Canal Street Ferry.

Real estate and rentals have gotten pricey in any desirable part of New Orleans and the West Bank is no exception. Algiers has many good residential neighborhoods with shopping and restaurants off of General DeGaulle. As a runner I enjoyed living close to the levee. My training buddies and I ran along Patterson Road or on the levee nearly every morning for years and never had a problem.

There are some old neighborhoods in Gretna that you also might consider checking out.

Good luck!

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Old 12-02-2011, 12:00 PM
 
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I could be wrong but I don't thing 200k will buy you much in Algiers Point.
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Old 12-06-2011, 05:42 PM
 
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$200k is upper middle class?
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:51 PM
 
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We lived in a loaner house in Algiers Point (zip 70114) after Katrina - and really fell in love with the area. Real estate was high then and has only gotten more expensive around the Point. The average prices seem to be in the $280-$350K range.

Good luck to you!
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:45 PM
 
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$200k is upper middle class?
I was thinking that too.
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