U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Louisiana > New Orleans
 [Register]
New Orleans New Orleans - Metairie - Kenner metro area
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-10-2008, 01:05 PM
 
8 posts, read 29,572 times
Reputation: 13

Advertisements

My husband and I shared our best vacation ever in New Orleans and fell in love with the bars and restaurants in the Faubourg Marigny. This was all pre-Katrina, just the spring before. We read some stories after people started returning back that the FM area was plagued with quite a bit of violent crime. But you know- so was a lot of the city.

We are setting off this weekend on a road trip from Atlanta to California. New Orleans is our first stop, and I was just hoping to get some feedback on staying in that area. We aren't very skittish- I mean, we do live in Atlanta. But I also don't want to make any stupid errors in judgment. Any one with any input, please let me know. I'm looking forward to visiting either way.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-11-2008, 12:26 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
258 posts, read 940,290 times
Reputation: 95
The Marigny is fine.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-11-2008, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Da Parish
1,127 posts, read 4,632,345 times
Reputation: 998
You'll be fine in the Marigny, but I would caution you abour wandering around there late at night. I have a friend who has lived in that neighborhood for several years who was mugged late at night (3AM), coming home from work. It was just a knock down and run, but it has rattled us a bit.

Do stay there and enjoy the atmosphere; one mugging does not make it a horrible neighborhood. The people in that neighborhood are really fun to get to know and hang with, but be aware of your surroundings and instead of walking about late at night take a cab.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-29-2008, 06:51 AM
 
Location: The French Quarter of New Orleans
19 posts, read 88,714 times
Reputation: 22
The only time I was EVER mugged in New Orleans was in the Marigny. Be careful; the triangle's nice, but parts of the neighborhood (mainly past Elysian Fields) can be a little "ghetto."

Still, the Marigny is basically the Quarter with power lines and streets in slightly worse condition. Get a nice apartment with a fragrant courtyard, and you'll never forget how to relax.

I say this because I am a French Quarter rat.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-29-2008, 09:55 AM
 
530 posts, read 2,459,071 times
Reputation: 328
Don't leave your belongings in your car overnight either. We had friends traveling cross country and stopped in NOLA. The next morning their car was broken into and most of their travel stuff was gone.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-24-2009, 12:14 AM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
3,039 posts, read 5,418,383 times
Reputation: 2933
Question Possibly staying around Elysian Fields Marigny later this year..

Quote:
Originally Posted by MissCookieMoses View Post
The only time I was EVER mugged in New Orleans was in the Marigny. Be careful; the triangle's nice, but parts of the neighborhood (mainly past Elysian Fields) can be a little "ghetto."

Still, the Marigny is basically the Quarter with power lines and streets in slightly worse condition. Get a nice apartment with a fragrant courtyard, and you'll never forget how to relax.

I say this because I am a French Quarter rat.
I thought I'd resurrect this b/c I'm looking at maybe staying in a guesthouse on Elysian Fields in the FM for Halloween. The only part I can recall with any clarity from my last visit is the area around Frenchmen St. So, when you say 'past Elysian Fields', what areas are we talking about? I should know this stuff, but I just can't remember some specifics. So, any thoughts on being around that area, given that we'd probably be walking back from venues at some ungodly hour of the night/early morning?
Drouzin, you know how it is!

Last edited by jacq63; 06-24-2009 at 01:25 AM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-24-2009, 09:15 AM
 
1,347 posts, read 2,063,466 times
Reputation: 945
There is the Marigny Triangle which is the safest and extends from Esplanade to Elysian Fields. The rest of the Marigny extends past Elysian Fields and is less commercial...more residential and the only problem with that is there are less people wondering around, so it seems a bit sketchy. I don't feel unsafe there really especially the closer to the River the better...but its just really quiet (so is the Bywater).

I would consider living there perhaps...I'm an Uptown girl myself but I'm game for something different.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-24-2009, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
3,039 posts, read 5,418,383 times
Reputation: 2933
Thanks Prytania, I think most people in NOLA by choice are game for something different!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 06-24-2009, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
10,234 posts, read 14,463,383 times
Reputation: 25909
We stay in the Marigny when we go to New Orleans and we use the same B&B on Dauphine. Short walk to Frenchman Street. There was one occurrence in that neighborhood when we were there this April but the residents watch the area like hawks. We're always aware of what's around us but still feel pretty safe. There is a fair amount of foot traffic into the later hours from people leaving Frenchman.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 09-09-2009, 11:41 AM
 
471 posts, read 937,435 times
Reputation: 474
Thanks everyone. Some friends and I are heading there this weekend. Hopefully it's not to bad. We're staying on St. Ferdinand in a loft apartment. anyone know that part of the area or anything we should be aware of?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Settings
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2020 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > Louisiana > New Orleans
Similar Threads
View detailed profiles of:
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:18 PM.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top