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Old 01-16-2010, 11:38 PM
Location: NOLA -> DMV Area
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That's cool. I've been to SF and although the look similar, they are VERY different culturally. New Orleans is like SF's criminal & deviant brother!!!

Old 01-17-2010, 08:49 AM
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Since I'm close enough to visit NOLA, I will spend time there before moving. this thread really helped by confirming that I should't try to make Austin work, we aren't a good match. Austin is a great place for athletic types that want to pretend to be weird. It reminds me a lot of Sacramento. So far, the only thing weird I've found was a city-sponsored 5K run at 10pm on NYE. I'm not sure how much more dangerous NOLA is than SF. I lived in the Haight in SF, not the worse neighborhood, but a far, far cry from the best.
Old 02-06-2010, 03:16 AM
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
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NEW ORLEANS just got its approval for 450 million dollars to help replace CHARITY HOSPITAL which means the OK for the 70 acre VA/CHARITY HOSPITAL RESEARCH AND MEDICAL CENTER in MIDCITY .... This one alone with bring thosands of jobs , including IT, MEDICAL, CONSTRUCTION and everything in between.
Massive new apartment and condo buildings are replacing old ***** drug den motels that lined TULANE Ave..
The 4 massive projects that were nothing more than death traps for the poor who lived in them as well as the THUGS who ruled them have been demolished and are being replaced by beautiful mixed use apartments and condos , renters and owners ...
As bad and horrible as KATRINA was for this city, and boy it was tough, but we made it, and it seems to have been a little blessing in disquise ....
Our city is changing for the better and most New Orleanians wont say it, or those that do say it with shame in their voice , but facts are facts....
Our wonderful 300 year old city, 8 years away from being 300, I had to pull this from WIKI ..
"La Nouvelle-Orléans (New Orleans) was founded May 7, 1718, by the French Mississippi Company, under the direction of Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville, on land inhabited by the Chitimacha. It was named for Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, who was Regent of France at the time. His title came from the French city of Orléans. The French colony was ceded to the Spanish Empire in the Treaty of Paris (1763) and remained under Spanish control until 1801, when it reverted to French control. All of the surviving 18th century architecture of the Vieux Carré (French Quarter) dates from this Spanish period. Napoleon sold the territory to the United States in the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. Thereafter, the city grew rapidly with influxes of Americans, French, Creoles, Irish, Germans and Africans. Major commodity crops of sugar and cotton were cultivated with slave labor on large plantations outside the city. "

The city is progressing really fast and for the better, I think the really cool thing that will happen with New Orleans is that it has all this really incredible fantastic history and yet it has the possibility to be on the cutting edge of MEDICAL RESEARCH , FILM and FOOD ....So in other worlds its like mixing a city like PARIS or LONDON with their HISTORY and yet with SILCON VALLEY and Austin with their IT advantages .......We still will have all of our great HISTORY and Tourism and yet our incredible FUTURE with all the possibilities of the great MEDICAL RESEARCH and possible IT future that will come along with it all just still has many here not realy thinking its real or going to happen, just like with the SAINTS, we had learned to accept the worst.....But again, like the SAINTS proved to the city and state that we deserve the best and should EXPECT the best ..............
Old 02-12-2010, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by MissMariah View Post
I'm glad I found this thread. I recently relocated to Austin from San Francisco due to my grandma's failing health. I pretty much hate it. As a curvier woman, I never had a problem dating in SF. In Austin, I feel like a troll. Thankfully, my grandma's health has improved and I can move. However, it is too expensive for me to return to California. I'm looking into New Orleans, and from what Ive read here, it seems like a good fit. Things I like: comedy, art, diversity, architecture, great food and frankly a gritty urban environment. I am indifferent to live music, fitness and outdoorsy activities. New Orleans, here I come! Typed on iPhone; forgive typos.
You'll fit right into New Orleans. That's one of the biggest pitfalls of NOLA, and the deep South in general. Way too much obesity, and a generally inactive, sedentary culture.
Old 02-12-2010, 01:20 PM
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being in NOLA is going to do you a world of good, the people there are quite friendly and down-to earth. get to know the place, find a job and go for it.
Old 02-15-2010, 12:27 PM
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Originally Posted by SouthernBelleInUtah View Post
Not to scare you, but SoLa has flying roaches, anout 3 in long. They get in the house and can dive-bomb you out of the chandelier when you turn on the light at night. I like Austin better, if your husband is a stright-up guy he may not lke the culture of the police force in N.O. Plenty of corruption and easy-going.
I heard from a guy who works in pesticides that the fire ants have pretty much done away with the roaches in Austin.
Old 02-15-2010, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Anole View Post
I would also consider the weather- the heat and humidity in south Louisiana can be difficult for some folks. We also have hurricanes and those are a major pain in the butt. We do have a lot of reptiles, insects and amphibians in south Louisiana but for the most part we eat them.
LOL. I love this humour....
Old 02-15-2010, 03:00 PM
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I thniik if you considering new orleans or Austin you should visit each place because they are very different . It just depends on what you like really. Btoh have their own vib so to speak;but they are very different.Even the basic coutntry side is different and certainly the climate.
Old 02-23-2010, 05:34 AM
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ya no one ever gets to the poitn of what NOLA life is like. I don't get it...

Originally Posted by TNRyan23 View Post
I have interest in NOLA life but no one ever answers my posts in this forum.
Old 10-05-2010, 09:49 PM
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New Orleans is a very, very, special place. Honestly, the city has it all. The french quarter is like no place in the world. Bourbon street, shopping, festivals, casinos, art galleries, museums, river boat cruises, Caribbean cruises, & world class dining - the seafood is unmatched in the U.S.

If your a sports fan the city has a professional football team and basketball team. If your a fan of history the D-Day Museum is truly something to see. If you like fish - Louisiana boasts the top fishing town in the country. Grand Isle, LA is one of the worlds greatest fishing havens - you can do some deep sea fishing, you fish the oil platforms in the Gulf of Mexico - Or you fish the marshes and estuaries along the Louisiana Coast.

I read one comment that said Austin has the upper hand in higher education - I'd challenge that statement as well - New Orleans has very, very, good universities - Tulane University is a top 50 research university. Loyola University has many top programs. Xavier University likewise. & that's not to mention the cities public universities. Futhermore, the city has 2 law schools (tier 1 & 3) and 2 medical schools. The diversity & quality of life in New Orleans is one to be reckoned with.
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