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Old 02-14-2013, 07:19 AM
 
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Hello,

I am a 24 year old male moving to New Orleans and have never been before. I already have a job and will be making $40k or so and don't know what neighborhoods to look in to live. I want to live somewhere where there are things going on but affordable and most importantly safe. In the city is definitely fine but if it's easier outside the city that's ok too. I just have no idea where to start my search and if you anybody could give me some info and some help that would be great. I appreciate it!
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Old 02-14-2013, 09:21 AM
 
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Mid-City often offers the best all-around mix of affordability, safety, things going on, and access to the rest of the metro area. If you try Mid-City, look for places bordered by Jefferson Davis Parkway, City Park Avenue, and Canal or maybe Banks Street.

Faubourg St John between the bayou and Broad Street, bordered by Orleans Ave, is generally great too.

Rule of thumb for Mid-City/Bayou St John, as far as crime goes, is the closer to City Park Avenue you are the less crime there is. None of these areas is really high-crime, though, as always, you should stay aware. It's a city, like any other.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:25 AM
 
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Thanks for the info

what's this area like around this street?

3601 Dante Street, New Orleans, LA 70118
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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I can vouch for Mid-City, you won't be dissapointed, it's a good all around area. You can get anywhere on foot, bike, car or transit. Not sure what your budget would be, do you need a huge yard, do you want half of a double or an apartment in a building, will you'll have a car, if you want walkability or good transit access, close to bars and restaurants, or be around other 20-30 single somethings, etc.

There are some other walkable areas within the city that you might be interested though. If you're more the bohemian hipster type, then the Marigny/Bywater is where you want to be. It has gentrified since Katrina, but still has some affordability. The real crusty kids have moved on to the cheaper area across St. Claude. The Lower Garden District also has a bohemian vibe, though not quite as much as the downtown neighborhoods. As you move upriver along Magazine St. or St. Charles, it starts to get more and more yuppie and posh, then when you get past Carrollton around Oak St, it goes back to being more hipster and more affordable.

All of these neighborhoods will have a fair amount of transplants and people in around your age.

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Old 02-14-2013, 11:37 AM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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Thanks for the info

what's this area like around this street?

3601 Dante Street, New Orleans, LA 70118
No. There are better neighborhoods to look at first.
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Old 02-14-2013, 11:41 AM
 
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No need for a yard or that stuff, just a single 1 bedroom apartment for myself. I will have a car and bike so that's not a problem. I'd like to be close to bars and stuff and people near my age like you mentioned. I'd like to be no more than $800 for rent.
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:08 PM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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No need for a yard or that stuff, just a single 1 bedroom apartment for myself. I will have a car and bike so that's not a problem. I'd like to be close to bars and stuff and people near my age like you mentioned. I'd like to be no more than $800 for rent.
Outside of the French Quarter or Warehouse Dist, you dan definitely find something in your range. Where will your job be located?
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Old 02-14-2013, 12:56 PM
 
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All over LA, I'll be traveling a little bit so I can live anywhere in New Orleans...or Baton Rouge if I want but I thought New Orleans sounded a bit more fun.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:39 PM
 
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Uptown is gorgeous full of cafes, restaurants, parks, boutiques, college students (your age group)

Warehouse district is full of young professionals, close to the French Quarter and Uptown. Not as lush with greenery as uptown.

I have lived in both areas. For your age you can't go wrong.
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Old 02-14-2013, 07:41 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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No. There are better neighborhoods to look at first.
Yeah there are better areas.
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