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Old 03-28-2014, 12:17 PM
 
Location: Newington Connecticut
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Tell me the good and bad things about moving to Slidell from CT. We don't need a school, no kids. We are 60 and 70 year olds, love to eat out and people watch. We like to look at nice scenery and take pictures. We aren't religious at all.

We are looking to buy a condo. How are the summers? We have heat and humidity in CT. Is it the same? We have visited NOLA and loved it. My husband is into jazz. He plays drums but isn't looking to get into a band at his age unless he "just sat in". Would we fit in Slidell?
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Old 03-28-2014, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Baton Rouge, LA
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Why Slidell and not closer to New Orleans?
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Old 03-28-2014, 03:05 PM
 
Location: annandale, va & slidell, la
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There are many reasons to like Slidell. It's at a convenient junction of Interstate highways, so your travel times to New Orleans, points east and west are at your door.
I've been coming here since the 80's and even married a girl from Slidell. Now 30-years later, after living in Northern
Virginia, we are gradually returning to our roots. We are renting a house while we make the final move. I'll likely build our "last house".
You'll get the snide comments from some here about how Slidell is a bad example of suburbia, or too white, or not as culturally rich as New Orleans, but as much as I love that city, I couldn't live there. Mainly because we want to live on the water, and Slidell offers incredible value in that regard.
The cost of living should be an easy adjustment for you. There are good restaurants, and plenty to do here. If you want world class dining, the city is 30-minutes south.
Hope you enjoy Slidell as much as we do.
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Old 03-28-2014, 10:22 PM
 
Location: Denver
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Honestly, if you love to eat out, people watch, want a condo, and don't need schools, I cannot fathom a reason why you want to be in Slidell over New Orleans.

Is it cost or maybe crime?
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:03 AM
 
Location: Atlanta Metro Area (OTP North)
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Tell me the good and bad things about moving to Slidell from CT. We don't need a school, no kids. We are 60 and 70 year olds, love to eat out and people watch. We like to look at nice scenery and take pictures. We aren't religious at all.

We are looking to buy a condo. How are the summers? We have heat and humidity in CT. Is it the same? We have visited NOLA and loved it. My husband is into jazz. He plays drums but isn't looking to get into a band at his age unless he "just sat in". Would we fit in Slidell?
All the environmental aspects you described are in New Orleans. Like the other posters, I'm wondering how Slidell became a place of interest.
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Old 03-29-2014, 07:11 AM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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We don't need a school, no kids. We are 60 and 70 year olds, love to eat out and people watch. We like to look at nice scenery and take pictures. We aren't religious at all.

We have visited NOLA and loved it. My husband is into jazz. He plays drums but isn't looking to get into a band at his age unless he "just sat in".


New Orleans has much more to offer than Slidell for all of these activities.

If you're not interested in living on the water, then it's really no contest.

July and August are the warmest months. Temps in the low to mid 90s and high humidity. The rest of the year is more moderate.
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Old 03-29-2014, 04:05 PM
 
Location: New Orleans
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It gets hot. Really, really, really hot.

Like the other posters said, your interest seem to align a lot more with actual city life than Slidell.
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Old 03-30-2014, 08:20 AM
 
Location: N26.03 W80.11
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I'm interested in hearing answers to this topic as well. My husband and I have been living in the Florida Panhandle for a little over a year now. He works out of Lafayette and commutes every two weeks. We have friends who live in both Metarie as well as Bywater. We've considered moving into New Orleans, but prefer the Slidell/North Shore because it's a bit quieter and there's a little more room to move. We moved here (North Florida) from South Florida, so we miss a little of the hustle and bustle, but aren't quite looking to jump back into it, just really close to it.
Like the OP we have no need to concern ourselves about schools or churches. We are in our 40s and enjoy outdoor activities, especially boating, as well as everything a city has to offer.
I love the idea of being able to visit New Orleans whenever I wish, but prefer to live in a quieter community.
Slidell and Mandeville are two of the places we've been focusing on. We would rent at first. Would anyone be willing to throw out some opinions of the good, bad and ugly of the North Shore?

To rusty222 good luck on your move and sorry for butting in on your thread!
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