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Old 02-07-2008, 08:19 AM
 
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I'm living in Indiana, and have a job offer from a chemical company in the Hahnville/Luling area. I'd like to live close enough to work so the commute won't be insane, but also close enough to the city so there will be plenty of stuff to do outside of work. A person who I work with right now recommends moving to the Metairie area. Does anyone have any recommendations? I'm single and don't have any kids, but would still like to move to a decent neighborhood, preferably one that didn't flood. (Is that last part even possible?)
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Old 02-07-2008, 03:50 PM
 
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I'm living in Indiana, and have a job offer from a chemical company in the Hahnville/Luling area. I'd like to live close enough to work so the commute won't be insane, but also close enough to the city so there will be plenty of stuff to do outside of work. A person who I work with right now recommends moving to the Metairie area. Does anyone have any recommendations? I'm single and don't have any kids, but would still like to move to a decent neighborhood, preferably one that didn't flood. (Is that last part even possible?)
There actually are some great places in Luling and also in Metairie that are well priced. Are you ok w/ a commute or do you want to be close? Also, how much space to you need?
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:29 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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He said that he didn't want to be too far away from where he worked, but close enough to city where he has access to all of the action. In between.
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:37 PM
 
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Do your homework in Metarie, it's changed a lot after the storm.
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:40 PM
 
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How so? With the exception of some of the apartments along the I-10 corridor (particularly Fat City, along Manson/Guiffrias/Richland north of W. Napoleon, etc.), I don't think Metairie changed that much.
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:20 PM
 
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I lived in Metairie for a year and it was a good location. Very easy to get into the city and just across the bridge that takes you to the North Shore. I'd recommend it.
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Old 02-07-2008, 11:39 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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a friend of mine lived right off the causeway and every time I go to visit him, his area got progressively worse. I'm not saying avoid the area, just do the homework.
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Old 02-08-2008, 02:01 PM
 
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I agree with the others that Metairie has declined, especially since Katrina. There has been an influx of low-income Section 8 residents from New Orleans that moved into the cheap complexes in Metairie. Previous middle-income generations fled the city to Metairie. Recent generations of middle-income families are fleeing Metairie to the North Shore. Yet Metairie remains safer than the city and is a good option if you want to be close.
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:06 PM
 
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Aside from the North Shore, where are middle-income families going?
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:40 PM
 
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Honestly, Section 8 residents were there right before the storm, particularly the ones that had to move when the Fishcer high-rise was demolished. I would actually call that a change, per say.
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