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Old 08-05-2013, 04:18 PM
 
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A friend has brought to my attention a house near the intersection of Gallier and N Villere that I'm thinking of purchasing. It's a recently renovated shotgun, about 1000 sq ft, with a decent sized driveway along the side of the house. I've driven through the neighborhood, and although there are some properties that have not been well-kept, it seems quiet enough. The house is listed at 80k.

Is this area safe enough to consider moving into at the current time? I know the area has seen it's fair share of crime in the past, but it seems to be improving.

Is 80k a reasonable price for a reasonably well-maintained house in this area? I'm sure houses were going for less than this in the years immediately after Katrina, but it does seem to be (ever-so-slightly) up-and-coming and safe enough to walk around.
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Old 08-05-2013, 10:32 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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The other side of St. Claude from that is the Bywater... I've only been in that neighborhood (at the address you provided) once or twice... but I do think it is improving. Would take a while to think about it though... if it's 80k and nicely/decently renovated, then it's really cheap for a 1000sf with off-street parking...might be a reason for that.
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Old 08-06-2013, 07:39 AM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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That neighborhood is definitely rough around the edges. Lots of poverty and Section 8. There is a reason that it's only 80k. Everything you want to go do will be along St. Claude or across it in Bywater. Surprisingly, though, the crime is not that bad.

Here is a map of armed robberies and homicides in the downtown neighborhoods for the past 6 months:
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Old 08-06-2013, 08:13 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I would think that you could find a better price than 80,000 in that area.
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Holy crap. Good thing I'm packin'.
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