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Old 01-04-2009, 05:41 PM
 
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My husband has an employment opportunity in the Lower Garden District. Can anyone tell me if the area is for families with children. I know that we will have to put our children in private school. How is crime etc.? I have heard crime is bad in NO, I currently live in St. Louis, MO and they also state crime is bad here. I know that here the crime is in certain areas. Is that the same for the Lower Garden District?

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Old 01-04-2009, 08:19 PM
 
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Probably not the best area. Upper GD is fine but expensive. Rent or buy? House or condo? Price range? All these affect which section of town may be best-or better-for you.
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:05 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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My husband has an employment opportunity in the Lower Garden District. Can anyone tell me if the area is for families with children. I know that we will have to put our children in private school. How is crime etc.? I have heard crime is bad in NO, I currently live in St. Louis, MO and they also state crime is bad here. I know that here the crime is in certain areas. Is that the same for the Lower Garden District?

Thanks.
Are you eccentric? Do you like Bohemians? Do you like conversing and visiting with the "dreadlock" crowd? The neighborhood is old and depending on where you live crime could be a minor issue, but, I would hardly call it a very dangerous neighborhood. Several years back the Lower Garden District was voted the "hippest neighborhood in the United States," by one of those groups that rates such things. In other words, are you following my vibe and understanding how this neighborhood is? It's very attractive with unique architecture and it does have some families, but, it is those families that are into the bohemian lifestyle. If this is for you, then, yes, you will love it and this neighborhood is very close to Downtown New Orleans. If you are looking for the nice, quaint family neighborhood that wreaks of mainstream America, then I would not recommend this neighborhood. You may want to consider further Uptown in New Orleans or suburban Metairie. Also, this area can tend to be pricey for rentals and/or purchasing a home due to the close proximity to Downtown and the large size of most homes in this area. Good luck. You'll enjoy life here---it's very unique.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:55 AM
 
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Default looking at homes on Chippaewa st

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Are you eccentric? Do you like Bohemians? Do you like conversing and visiting with the "dreadlock" crowd? The neighborhood is old and depending on where you live crime could be a minor issue, but, I would hardly call it a very dangerous neighborhood. Several years back the Lower Garden District was voted the "hippest neighborhood in the United States," by one of those groups that rates such things. In other words, are you following my vibe and understanding how this neighborhood is? It's very attractive with unique architecture and it does have some families, but, it is those families that are into the bohemian lifestyle. If this is for you, then, yes, you will love it and this neighborhood is very close to Downtown New Orleans. If you are looking for the nice, quaint family neighborhood that wreaks of mainstream America, then I would not recommend this neighborhood. You may want to consider further Uptown in New Orleans or suburban Metairie. Also, this area can tend to be pricey for rentals and/or purchasing a home due to the close proximity to Downtown and the large size of most homes in this area. Good luck. You'll enjoy life here---it's very unique.
Yes the hubby & I are a bit eccentric, bohemian and are also in a IR marriage (Im Af-Amer & hes Norwegian) we currently live in a blk neighborhood in Philly and we are seriously considering our nxt move to be Nola..saw some great looking houses off this street, but hearing mixed reviews about the area...in philly is a block by block kind of town...and basically what should we expect on this block?..the houses are going for in the 200 plus range...would hate to drop all that cash to be in the middle of a shoot em up hood (Philly is enough).
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:44 PM
 
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Yes the hubby & I are a bit eccentric, bohemian and are also in a IR marriage (Im Af-Amer & hes Norwegian) we currently live in a blk neighborhood in Philly and we are seriously considering our nxt move to be Nola..saw some great looking houses off this street, but hearing mixed reviews about the area...in philly is a block by block kind of town...and basically what should we expect on this block?..the houses are going for in the 200 plus range...would hate to drop all that cash to be in the middle of a shoot em up hood (Philly is enough).
This thread is 3 years old, next time try and find a newer thread or start one.

What's the block you are looking at?
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Old 04-29-2012, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas Baby.
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This thread is 3 years old, next time try and find a newer thread or start one.

What's the block you are looking at?
I was looking at 2017 to be exact..can you tell me about the area? this block in particular? we are moving for a slower pace than what we have here in philly...

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Old 04-29-2012, 01:04 PM
 
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What's the block?
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:25 PM
 
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What's the block?
the only thing i can tell you is that is it 2017 S chippewa...any info?
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:41 PM
 
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2017 Chippewa Street are those new houses that were built where the former St. Thomas housing project was. I think that is a mixed income development and they have had some shootings/murders around there I believe(I dont know how recent this was). A few bad apples probably live in the new development but the area had improved a lot since the old project was torn down. The area has a Walmart a few blocks away(not the best Walmart though), beautiful churches are a couple blocks away, and Magazine Street is four blocks away. I would probably not live in that area though and I looked at the murder map and they had somone get killed one block from there and it happened at 3 pm on Feb. 26, 2012.

If your real eccentric and bohemian, you can try the Bywater area which is on the other side of the French Quarter.
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Old 04-29-2012, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Austin, Texas Baby.
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2017 Chippewa Street are those new houses that were built where the former St. Thomas housing project was. I think that is a mixed income development and they have had some shootings/murders around there I believe(I dont know how recent this was). A few bad apples probably live in the new development but the area had improved a lot since the old project was torn down. The area has a Walmart a few blocks away(not the best Walmart though), beautiful churches are a couple blocks away, and Magazine Street is four blocks away. I would probably not live in that area though and I looked at the murder map and they had somone get killed one block from there and it happened at 3 pm on Feb. 26, 2012.

If your real eccentric and bohemian, you can try the Bywater area which is on the other side of the French Quarter.
ONe block eh?...sounds like Philly..lol

no thanks...not for the money that they are are asking..close to 300K...too bad though seems like it would be a cool area to reside and the house looks so lovely...and I like how close it is to magazine st and my whole foods..lol..bywater area?..is that near marigny? Thanks for your imput as well.
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