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Old 07-25-2014, 11:47 PM
 
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Granted the French Quarter IS the most tourists, but with a strong reason.

If a person, who liked the New Orleans VIBE based around the French Quarter....would they find that same vibe throughout the city, or does it change to something completely different once you get outside the French Quarter?

And if it does change to something else, how would you define it?
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Old 07-26-2014, 05:18 PM
 
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Some neighborhoods around the FQ, like Marigny or Bywater, are more New Orleanian in character than the FQ, which is a bit Disneyfied.

If you go out to Metairie or the Westbank, well it is nothing like New Orleans at all.
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Old 07-26-2014, 05:54 PM
 
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I'm a native and wouldn't want to live in the Quarter. The stress of maintaining a "bohemian" lifestyle and still being able to afford rent would be too much for me. And I like having a car.
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Old 07-26-2014, 06:26 PM
 
Location: Michoud Area/ New Orleans
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Some neighborhoods around the FQ, like Marigny or Bywater, are more New Orleanian in character than the FQ, which is a bit Disneyfied.

If you go out to Metairie or the Westbank, well it is nothing like New Orleans at all.
I don't think that "The French Quarter" and "Disney" should ever be in the same sentence when it comes to comparing it to one another.
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Old 07-26-2014, 09:40 PM
 
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Some neighborhoods around the FQ, like Marigny or Bywater, are more New Orleanian in character than the FQ, which is a bit Disneyfied.

If you go out to Metairie or the Westbank, well it is nothing like New Orleans at all.
Are those two neighborhoods mostly all locals then? Do they have similar walkability and conveniences?
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Old 07-27-2014, 08:37 AM
 
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Are those two neighborhoods mostly all locals then? Do they have similar walkability and conveniences?
Yes, they are very walkable and close to the FQ too. Many restaurants, shops, etc... within walking distance.
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:08 AM
 
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I don't think that "The French Quarter" and "Disney" should ever be in the same sentence when it comes to comparing it to one another.
I disagree. The Quarter doesn't represent New Orleans like it once did. It's nowhere near Disneyland
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Are those two neighborhoods mostly all locals then? Do they have similar walkability and conveniences?
Not quite. They are both very walkable and there's no grocery in walking distance, but there's a good amount of transplants living in the area. Solange Knowles lives in the Marigny.
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Michoud Area/ New Orleans
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I disagree. The Quarter doesn't represent New Orleans like it once did. It's nowhere near Disneyland

Not quite. They are both very walkable and there's no grocery in walking distance, but there's a good amount of transplants living in the area. Solange Knowles lives in the Marigny.
Thats what I was saying. It's not a theme park for one. It's mostly geared towards adults for nightlife...we have numerous strip clubs and drinking establishments in the quarter.....Disneyland has cotton candy and mouse ears.
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Old 07-27-2014, 09:38 AM
 
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Thats what I was saying. It's not a theme park for one. It's mostly geared towards adults for nightlife...we have numerous strip clubs and drinking establishments in the quarter.....Disneyland has cotton candy and mouse ears.
Well no it's not a physical replica of Disney but it's largely looked at as a purely tourist neighborhood that has lost its authenticity. It's a similar concept, except Disney was fabricated from the beginning.
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Old 07-28-2014, 01:45 PM
 
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Well no it's not a physical replica of Disney but it's largely looked at as a purely tourist neighborhood that has lost its authenticity. It's a similar concept, except Disney was fabricated from the beginning.
I think the difference is that the French Quarter is still a viable part of the fabric of the city. Just look at the numerous local establishments that are still frequented by locals (old-line creole restaurants, bars, etc.) Just because the neighborhood is full of tourists, I would hardly call it Disney. It is definitely an entertainment district but it is one that locals and tourists use. We just don't go to Bourbon, but the FQ is WAY more than Bourbon Street and hand grenades.
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