U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Louisiana > New Orleans
 [Register]
New Orleans New Orleans - Metairie - Kenner metro area
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 10-09-2012, 01:20 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
1,493 posts, read 2,699,039 times
Reputation: 1866

Advertisements

And we're not that poor anymore. The patronizing talk is getting old.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 10-09-2012, 01:37 PM
 
640 posts, read 1,150,548 times
Reputation: 459
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jimbo_1 View Post
Metairie is an older suburb but there are some mcmansions (I am mostly thinking of Old Metairie area which already has pretty diverse housing types). Plus they actually do have a some-what new development right of Airline near the Metairie country club gulf course. But if people want Mcmansions then they should look at a lot of the new houses that are being built in Lakeview.

But for the most part I dont get the "better housing stock" part with Metairie (well maybe better condition). If people like a bunch of ranch houses, then just look at New Orleans East or parts of Lakeview, Algiers, or Gentilly.
Right, other than the small area near metairie country club, Metairie is mostly old ranch houses or cottages. Old Metairie does have a pretty diverse housing stock and is one of the more pleasant parts of Jefferson Parish. Gentilly, Algiers and the East all have similar houses (without the traffic). Either way, if people want to move to Metairie, that's still a win for the city. Every city has suburbs.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-09-2012, 01:39 PM
 
640 posts, read 1,150,548 times
Reputation: 459
Quote:
Originally Posted by aab7855 View Post
And we're not that poor anymore. The patronizing talk is getting old.
Seriously, NOLA has a GDP that is very close to Austin's with like half the people.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-09-2012, 01:40 PM
 
640 posts, read 1,150,548 times
Reputation: 459
Also, here's an article describing what's going on in NOLA right now.

A Look Into America's Fastest Growing City - Forbes
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-09-2012, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Denver
15,816 posts, read 23,851,744 times
Reputation: 11825
Quote:
Originally Posted by rcp11889 View Post
Well, maybe 10 years ago you would be right. But the recession basically killed that type of development off. I just read an article in New Orleans City Business how low interest rates are not enticing young people to buy homes and that they are still renting in urban environments. The days of building giant subdivisions on golf courses are ending, it's not financially feasible for developers anymore.

And yeah there are no mcmansions or cul-de-sacs in Metairie. Metairie would probably be considered "in the city" in most areas. It's built on a grid and is just lined with basic ranch houses and the sort. Not exactly cul-de-sacs and mcmansions. Also, most of the homes in Metairie are almost 50 years old!
I'm mainly talking about new construction, the mcmansions and subdivisions are still more popular than new condos and townhouses. I do remember some houses being reminiscent of the East, with more of a grid.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-09-2012, 04:40 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
1,493 posts, read 2,699,039 times
Reputation: 1866
If you consider Lafayette a city you could consider Metairie one I guess. But that's not saying a whole lot.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-09-2012, 05:47 PM
 
3,248 posts, read 8,631,517 times
Reputation: 1499
They are building new subdivisions in San Antonio and Austin like crazy. I just wonder why not in the New Orleans area, especially in East New Olreans(old six flags site) What about high rise condos on the Wharves and near Tulane
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-09-2012, 05:49 PM
 
3,248 posts, read 8,631,517 times
Reputation: 1499
Why don't buiild condos that resemble the FQ in some parts of the city.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-09-2012, 05:50 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
2,311 posts, read 4,712,537 times
Reputation: 1443
Quote:
Originally Posted by imaterry78259 View Post
They are building new subdivisions in San Antonio and Austin like crazy. I just wonder why not in the New Orleans area, especially in East New Olreans(old six flags site) What about high rise condos on the Wharves and near Tulane
C'mon, you know this stuff. St. Tammany is littered with subdivisions. Most of the construction on the south shore is rebuilding.
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 10-09-2012, 05:54 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
2,311 posts, read 4,712,537 times
Reputation: 1443
Quote:
Originally Posted by imaterry78259 View Post
Why don't buiild condos that resemble the FQ in some parts of the city.
What makes you think any of us have the power to make this happen?
Rate this post positively Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Louisiana > New Orleans
Similar Threads

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2022, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top