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Old 01-19-2014, 11:10 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I don't really know if rents are any cheaper in New Orleans than in Austin, so that might not be the best reasoning for moving here. But you can definitely find 1 bedroom apartments for under $1,000 (even 2 bedrooms) in a good neighborhood. A lot of the suggestions are good but also check out the river bend/Carrollton area. Check some of the other threads on here as well since they give plenty of good ideas.

Also annie_himself, there are not that many single family homes in the Bywater and Marigny, among other things it's a lot of double shotguns.
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Old 01-19-2014, 11:28 PM
 
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You won't find anything in either neighborhoods for that price. At least I've never found anything.

Try searching Mid-City, some parts of Treme I believe, Freret, Lower Garden District, Broadmoor, and Algiers Point.
Wow. You guys are really helpful. I've done some research already, I'll do some more with the above suggestions. May be open to the idea of living 15-20 minutes away from the city proper if we can get a nice little house with a yard.

Any other suggestions? Neat towns?

Thanks again.
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Old 01-20-2014, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Denver
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Also annie_himself, there are not that many single family homes in the Bywater and Marigny, among other things it's a lot of double shotguns.
I always assumed those were considered single family.
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Wow. You guys are really helpful. I've done some research already, I'll do some more with the above suggestions. May be open to the idea of living 15-20 minutes away from the city proper if we can get a nice little house with a yard.

Any other suggestions? Neat towns?

Thanks again.
That's what we're here for. Metairie is just outside the city limits and offers more garden style complexes than New Orleans. It won't have the same vibe but close enough.
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Old 01-20-2014, 10:11 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I always assumed those were considered single family.
I believe single family homes are one residence in one whole building. The double shotguns are two residences in one whole building which would be multi-family, though some have been converted to single family homes.
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Old 01-28-2014, 04:39 PM
 
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i lived in NOLA 2 years ago at this time (winter) for 4 months (subletting a place). rents in NOLA have gone up considerably since then. you CANNOT find a decent 1 bedroom in a nice area in the city of New Orleans for less than $1200 now. when i was there, you could find a place for about $950.

you also need a car in New Orleans since the buses are completely unreliable. ride a bike ?? in that heat and with all the drunk drivers,,,crazy.

Austin is far less expensive than New Orleans now, and jobs are more plentiful in Austin. that's not saying much, since most all jobs in NOLA are in the restaurant/hotel businesses paying low wages.

it's not what is was prior to Katrina.

low wages, expensive real estate for a small city with no jobs.

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Old 01-28-2014, 06:24 PM
 
Location: Denver
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i lived in NOLA 2 years ago at this time (winter) for 4 months (subletting a place). rents in NOLA have gone up considerably since then. you CANNOT find a decent 1 bedroom in a nice area in the city of New Orleans for less than $1200 now. when i was there, you could find a place for about $950.

you also need a car in New Orleans since the buses are completely unreliable. ride a bike ?? in that heat and with all the drunk drivers,,,crazy.

Austin is far less expensive than New Orleans now, and jobs are more plentiful in Austin. that's not saying much, since most all jobs in NOLA are in the restaurant/hotel businesses paying low wages.

it's not what is was prior to Katrina.

low wages, expensive real estate for a small city with no jobs.
You can find decent places for $700, unless you are looking in the CBD and Quarter. Austin is not far less expensive. Real estate isn't the cheapest but the rental market is pretty cheap in my opinion.
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Old 01-28-2014, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Michoud Area/ New Orleans
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i lived in NOLA 2 years ago at this time (winter) for 4 months (subletting a place). rents in NOLA have gone up considerably since then. you CANNOT find a decent 1 bedroom in a nice area in the city of New Orleans for less than $1200 now. when i was there, you could find a place for about $950.

you also need a car in New Orleans since the buses are completely unreliable. ride a bike ?? in that heat and with all the drunk drivers,,,crazy.

Austin is far less expensive than New Orleans now, and jobs are more plentiful in Austin. that's not saying much, since most all jobs in NOLA are in the restaurant/hotel businesses paying low wages.

it's not what is was prior to Katrina.

low wages, expensive real estate for a small city with no jobs.
If there were no jobs, why are professionals continually moving here recently
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:00 PM
 
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I like NO but why anyone would leave Austin for NO is beyond me. You can always visit NO if you want to taste the culture every now and then. Now, if you were leaving a city like Tulsa or Kansas City for NO, then I'd get it. But Austin? That makes no sense without a very compelling reason, especially with NO's current real estate situation (hint: very overpriced for what you get).
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:03 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Perhaps the "What do you have on tap?" mindset got old.
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Old 01-28-2014, 11:29 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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LOL, I didn't know Austin was such an "amazing" place. I think it is quite easy to understand why someone would want to leave Austin for New Orleans.
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