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Old 01-10-2015, 01:15 PM
Location: Columbus, OH
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My husband and I are wanting to leave Ohio here soon. We're looking at various places around the country that we think we'd enjoy and New Orleans is one of those places because of the lack of snow and we like the aesthetics.

I've visited once but it was before the hurricane hit and I was a kid so I wasn't exactly looking at the city from the angle of an adult who is looking to relocate. I've been to Biloxi, MS a decent bit though as I have relatives who live there. My husband has never been.

Anyway, I was wondering how the education is there? I heard it's pretty bad... And that's a very important aspect for us. Also, we were wondering about the crime. We've heard it's bad - is it really that bad?? There's crime in Columbus, OH but as long as you use common sense (ie don't walk down dark alleys at 4am alone) you're unlikely to be targeted for a random crime. You're definitely not likely to get mugged walking out of a bar downtown.

Employment isn't as big of an issue. My husband's company has locations around the city and state. I do freelance photography and sell prints of my work to people in my spare time.
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Old 01-10-2015, 05:32 PM
Location: nola
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There are a few very good public schools down here, and alot of really bad ones. If you can get lucky and get your kids into Lusher or Audubon, it's great. There are a few others that are good also. Otherwise it's private schools. My daughter goes to Lusher, and my mother, who taught school for 30 years in a place with very good schools, was very impressed with the school when she visited.
There are alot of people on here who will tell you the crime here is much worse than other places. I've been here for 5 years and it doesn't seem any worse than the other cities I've lived in.
If I were a photographer, I can't think of many places that would be better than New Orleans.
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