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Old 12-26-2007, 12:21 PM
 
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Please anyone HELP!!! I am not to fond of having to move to New Orleans but that is where the FBI is placing me, and I know nothing about housing or anything near the FBI office which is located at:
2901 Leon C Simon Blvd, New Orleans, LA

Does anyone know of any nice housing (apartment wise) near this office.

I would be looking for apartments since I do not plan to be there for more than a year, which is the most I would want to stay there with the bureau and in hopes to relocate out to DC.

Please advise what areas I should be looking into.

Thanks!
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Old 12-28-2007, 12:33 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Apartments in New Orleans are generally iffy. You will want to rent a shotgun house or a room (more than likely).
Your best bet is find something near the Universities (Tulane, Loyola) or between St. Charles Ave. and Prytania Street.
A lot of it depends on your tolerance for crime. I generally think of Uptown as fairly safe. The Marigny or Bywater are nice but have somewhat more crime.

Your best bet is craigslist and you need to come down to look for yourself if you can. If not you could try the Saulet Apartments, which are kind of pricey but renting blind it may be your best bet.
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Old 12-28-2007, 07:03 AM
 
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Default Saulet?

Why are you recommending the Saulet? That place was closed after Katrina because of foundation problems (only a few years old before Katrina), rumor is they put it up too quickly, didn't take the time to construct it correctly. I also read a story about a woman who signed a lease in July, lost the apartment after the closing/Katrina, and then wasn't given back her security deposit.

No, even if it has reopened, avoid the Saulet. Unless you love Uptown, that's quite a commute to Leon Simon. You would have to look around Gentilly/Lakefront, and that area was hit VERY hard by Katrina. Good Luck!
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Old 12-28-2007, 11:22 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Its reopened. It has taken them forever to fix it but its open...
I wouldn't rent there but if one doesn't know New Orleans and is renting blindly, it is an option since they have security and a parking deck.

Otherwise just renting Uptown is fine but if you sign a lease on a bad block...well that might suck.
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Old 12-30-2007, 03:24 PM
 
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Thanks guys, I got DC HQ instead of New Orleans and I am soooo happy!
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Old 12-31-2007, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Prescott, AZ
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I'm happy to hear that, good luck for the future.
Happy New Year!

Petra
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