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Old 02-24-2012, 07:17 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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The borders are Canal, Carrollton, Jeff. Davis, and Tulane. I'm looking to get out of the suburbs here, and I'm still kind of clueless about certain areas. What else is good/bad in Mid-City? Advice appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 02-25-2012, 01:06 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Mid-City has a great bar scene. There's a reason I'm posting this at 2:20 in the morning. rburnett will tell you to stay on the Canal side of Banks, I live on the other side and love it here.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:06 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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I've heard "bad things" about the area, but I was over there for Endymion and it looked fine to me. Of course, Mardi Gras probably isn't the best time to assess the quality of a neighborhood since it's easy to feel safe in a crowd. Why does it have a bad reputation? What are the positives and negatives? Safety is my primary concern and crime maps don't seem to indicate that this area is any worse than other mid-city areas. It certainly is cheaper, so I'm wondering what the catch is.
Thanks for responding!
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Old 02-26-2012, 11:14 AM
 
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That's kind of a big area but it's fine.
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Old 02-26-2012, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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The borders are Canal, Carrollton, Jeff. Davis, and Tulane. I'm looking to get out of the suburbs here, and I'm still kind of clueless about certain areas. What else is good/bad in Mid-City? Advice appreciated. Thanks!
Inside of those borders, the nicest blocks are going to be between Banks and Canal from Carrollton down to say Telemachus. When I say "nice" I mean houses that are attractive and well maintained, minimal litter and actual curbs. I would say stay between Banks and Canal if for no other reason to have super easy access to the Canal Streetcar.

Statistically, crime isn't much worse between Banks and Tulane, but it's a lot more rough around the edges plus Tulane can get a little sketchy. You might be okay with this, but I would think an average suburbanite would probably walk down D'hemecourt and feel uncomfortable. However it's also a lot cheaper between Banks and Tulane, so if you're on a budget and don't mind a little urban grit, it might be worth a look. I would reccommend, though, that you actually walk the area, not drive through it and look around.

Also, don't discount the other side of Carrollton between Banks and the expressway. It's just as cheap, but crime is lower.
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Old 02-28-2012, 08:31 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Love it...it's my neighborhood. Really convenient, as well, in regards to getting around the city. Architecture, people, shopping, etc, are all cool.
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Old 03-14-2012, 01:53 PM
 
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It is very safe Between N Jeff. Davis - City park ave. Canal st - Orleans and nice neighbors. There are some spots that have high crime, section 8 you should avoid. When you find a house / apartment look up the area in the crime map

www.nola.gov/government/nopd/crime-maps/
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