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Old 01-26-2009, 12:31 PM
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My husband just got a job working on a shipyard in Marrero, LA. We currently live in Alabama and know nothing about LA. Is Marrero a safe city to live in? Any other surrounding cities that are safer? We are use to long commutes to work(at least 30 minutes) so we dont mind living within 25-30 minutes of his job. What is the town like? What are some things to do? We have a 2 year old and I'm due in July with our second so what kind of family activities do they offer?
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Old 01-28-2009, 02:20 AM
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post in the New Orleans forum - you are likely to get more responses there. Marrero is a suburb of N.O. - in what is known as the "Westbank", because it is on the west side of the Mississippi river (although it is south of the "Eastbank" lol). The westbank as a whole was generally safer before Katrina. Like any town there are some good areas and bad areas.

Family activities? There's the Audubon zoo in N.O., the aquarium, children's museums, etc, but nothing of that sort in Marrero or the westbank in particular that I can immediately think of, although I haven't been there in 3 years. There's fishing in Barataria/Lafitte/Bayou Segnette which is nearby, oh, and there is the Jean Lafitte nature trail, which is just outside Marrero. If you live in Marrero near the expressway (hwy 90) between Barataria Blvd and the Harvey canal, Immaculate Conception church and school has a really nice children's playground. I used to take my daughter there when we lived in the area. There are several catholic church fairs to enjoy, with food, contests, rides etc.

Actually, I don't know of any shipyards in Marrero. In Harvey (which is just east of Marrero), maybe something in Barataria?

Safer areas? Along the expressway I would say Gretna itself is the safest place. I don't know what the crime has been like since Katrina, but I do know that people that I talk to in general who still live back home don't feel quite as safe as they used to. Not so scared that they are moving away, but they are much more cautious now. The areas of the westbank that I lived in for over 40 years were the types of places where you weren't that concerned about leaving windows open or doors unlocked.
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Old 08-05-2009, 01:18 AM
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I have also just come to Harvey this week from Viet Nam and I have no friend here to tell me about this city. I really like to discover this city and look for some friends here. I think if this is a safe land, I will staying here longer for job and living.

Who has any advice for me to live here. I have a trading company to supply clothes, Tshirt, nylon bags, calendars, many kind of product for a wholesale. Is it a good land for me to do business?

I hope to have chance to live here in the future.

Best wishes to all of members,
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Old 08-05-2009, 08:56 AM
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I would agree with the other posters to ask this on the New Orleans page of the forum. Since Hurricane Katrina there has been a large increase in crime in Marrero and other areas on the West Bank. If you don't mind a drive, I would look into communities on the East Bank to live such as Metairie, River Ridge or Harahan.
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:31 PM
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I heard that Marrero wasn't a very safe town. My husband was offered a job in Avondale and he ended up taking the job he was offered here so we are no longer moving to NOLA. Definitely post this question in the New Orleans forum.
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Old 08-08-2009, 12:35 PM
Location: New Orleans, United States
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The westbank has good areas and bad areas just like anywhere else. A lot of the westbank is actually nice in a suburbia/Metairie kind of way. Try Harvey or Gretna.
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Old 08-09-2009, 11:49 AM
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A lot of people who work at Avondale live in Old Jefferson/Harhahan. They just cross the Huey P daily.
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Old 08-09-2009, 12:26 PM
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For those not familiar with the area, Huey P Long is a bridge over the river, from roughly Clearview Pkwy on the Metairie side to a mostly undeveloped area on the West Bank, but it is much quicker usually than the downtown bridge.
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Old 11-01-2010, 01:22 PM
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i live in marrero for more than 25 yrs.and theres lots of activity,the city have lil league parks,middle school sports,high school sports, the city have more than a dozen family parks,one of the best is bayou sagnette,,marrero is a city where all mix of people can come togeather,,very nice place to live no matter what your imcome thers something for everyone.and marrero have a outstanding see food market and not like the east bank you can drive from one end to the other end with out getting of the main road hwy 90 in for as crime now aint that america
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Old 11-02-2010, 01:58 PM
Location: New Orleans, LA
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FYI: check spotcrime.com for marrerro/ harvey area, its crime infested;
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