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Old 10-17-2013, 08:31 AM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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HI
I am considering purchasing a house within a few blocks of the intersection of carrollton and s clairborne (actually on s clairborne) for my single daughter to live in after she gets out of school. She is not interested in having a car and prefers to get around on a bike or mass trans. Can anyone tell me about the safety of that specific part of west carrollton area as well as what the real estate climate is like (its a fixer upper that i would help work on) in that part.
It seems what i have read on safety and real estate areas one cant even rely on what is said about a specific part of the city (ie garden district, lower garden district, midcity etc) and rather that within each area there are pockets of crime and less than desirable real estate to consider owning.

any replies are much appreciated
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Old 10-17-2013, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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The area around that intersection is decent and reasonably safe, especially on the downriver side of Carrollton. On the upriver side, after a block or two, it starts to go downhill. There is good transit access right there as the Claiborne and Tulane buses run frequently and the St. Charles Streetcar runs just about 24/7. That's a pretty solid neighborhood in which to buy. That stretch of Claiborne from Carrollton down to Jefferson is prime real estate.

As far as crime, there are definitely worse areas. Here is a robbery/homicide map of the last 6 months:
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:25 AM
 
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thanks for replying rburnett..great map resource!

could you clarifiy the upriver/downriver side of carrollton for me so I can be certain? downriver side of carrollton is towards the superdome correct?

thanks again
Gary
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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Yes, the river flows from Carrollton, around Audubon Park, and down to the French Quarter.

Palmer Park is on the uptown/riverside of the Carrollton/Claiborne intersection.
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:38 AM
 
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darn! you said a block or two from carrollton is ok...so 3-4 is too many huh? (8400 block) Unless I stared my own neighborhood watch program?
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:42 AM
 
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and what is that monstrocity a little further upriver on s clairborne .....a cesspool?
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Old 10-17-2013, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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I think you're good. It's actually not bad, crime wise, as you can see from the map. The few blocks on the river side of Claiborne between Palmer Park and Leonidas are actually really nice and well kept. Across Claiborne (on the LAKE side), it's not quite as pretty and well kept. The blocks closer to Carrollton are better (Dublin, Dante, Cambronne). The further you get from Carrollton (going upriver) the worse it gets.

That's another thing about New Orleans, just because a neighborhood looks run down, doesn't mean there's a lot of crime (and vice versa).

You just want to avoid that pocket where you see those 3 homicides closer to the river, as well as back towards Earhart and beyond.
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:01 PM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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and what is that monstrocity a little further upriver on s clairborne .....a cesspool?
That's the city's water treatment plant.
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:07 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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I think I am good now...Thanks a bunch rburnett..your posts are quite informative and helpful!
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Old 10-17-2013, 12:27 PM
 
Location: New Hampshire
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OK...I was wrong about being all set. Do you think that part of S claireborne flooded during Katrina or subsequently? the house i looked at was gutted on the ground floor and needed work.
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