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Old 11-19-2021, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Louisiana to Houston to Denver to NOVA
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It's interesting how many answers are something like "no city is perfectly safe" That doesn't really answer the question(to be fair it's almost 10 years old).

We're on city-data.com btw. The data has been in and some cities are safer than others. Almost every city on Earth is safer than NOLA and most of them are a lot safer. That doesn't mean there aren't relatively areas within the city or other reasons to live in and enjoy the city. At least be honest about the facts though otherwise it's hard to take the rest of the post seriously.
How ironic.
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Old 11-21-2021, 03:04 AM
 
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I lived in New Orleans from 1990-2000,I am telling you there is no place in US like New Orleans,I lived near by Tulane Campus,walk down the street you see houses ,not apartments.
There is wilting banana tree,there are so called gunshot houses,where you can stand at the doorway and shoot a bullet all the way into the wall of the kitchen,students are messy,they will take out the garbage after the garbaage truck is gone,but being young and active,they are always in and out about,which helps.
Rent is lower,many private homes rent out a garden apt or room to get some extra income,
Hop on a streetcar and you end up downtown,cross the street you are in French Quarter and you are in the company of tourists from all around the world,no one cares who you are,and everyone just want to have a good time.
is it safe?depends,you just have to be street smart.
It is different,but old houses all have a mildew problem and wall weep !some residents end up with hypo thyroid,or fungal infection.
Then there is Riverwalk not far from the Quarter and there is outdoor where you can enjoy street music or stroll around inside the mall.
Being close t o Tulane campus .you can join their gym,big swimming pools,exercise room,use their library and enjoy their concerts and movies,eat in their cafeteria too.
if you can afford it,try renting a house on ST Charles St.
You can make good money renting out your home during MARDI Gras and Jazz festival.
This is for singles,if you have young kids,you will need to enroll your kids in private school.
I've spent quite a bit of time in New Orleans, and I've never heard anyone call them anything other than shotgun houses, not gunshot houses.
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Old 12-16-2021, 07:53 PM
 
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How ironic.

What do you mean?
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Old 12-17-2021, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Ayy Tee Ell by way of MS, TN, AL and FL
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What do you mean?
Facts were nevr important to annie_himself.

Bottom line is, by minimizing the safety risks in NOLA, real people could get hurt. You have to know the reality of things down there.
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Old 02-10-2023, 12:46 PM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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My son might be moving to NOLA with his SO. No kids at home, so schools aren’t an issue. They would probably want a 3/2 house with a yard in a safe area. Any suggestions? He’s “frugal” so under $200k would be great.
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Old 04-26-2023, 11:45 AM
 
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Its a cop out, like "Who isn't a bit crazy?" They are not willing to honestly answer the question.

It's interesting how many answers are something like "no city is perfectly safe" That doesn't really answer the question(to be fair it's almost 10 years old).
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Old 04-30-2023, 10:03 AM
 
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The tough answer? Not really.

Life in any big city can make you subject to random hazards (drugged up transients accosting you, people messing with your vehicle parked in the street, getting mugged on the way to Starbucks, etc.)

New Orleans is what it is, a unique city with a day to day "grime" factor.
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Old 04-30-2023, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Toney, Alabama
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New Orleans is a very dark place and crime is rampant.

If you have to live there, consider across Lake Pontchartrain.

I have a CPA friend that used to live in the Garden District, however his cost of housing was out of sight.

He now lives in the Gulf Shores, Alabama area in retirement.
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Old 05-01-2023, 02:39 PM
 
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New Orleans is a very dark place and crime is rampant.

If you have to live there, consider across Lake Pontchartrain.

I have a CPA friend that used to live in the Garden District, however his cost of housing was out of sight.

He now lives in the Gulf Shores, Alabama area in retirement.
Yes, the Northshore is very nice..
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