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Old 04-24-2009, 09:27 PM
 
Location: Washington DC Metro
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I am moving with the Coast Guard to New Orleans area and I have 3 children, ages 5, 2, and 3 months. I will be working down near the Superdome and I am looking for a safe place to live with decent school that won't be the commute from hell. If anyone has any ideas, I would love to hear them. I am not ruling out private school at this time if I can find a safe and friendly place to live.
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Old 04-24-2009, 10:56 PM
 
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If you can swing it, Uptown in or around Tulane Univ/Audobon Park area should fit your needs. Lusher school district as well.
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:00 PM
 
Location: southern california
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if you gota live there. get the kids in private school convert to catholic if you gota but do not go to public school.
be home by nightfall. get a mean dog and a shotgun. you guna need it.
signed a former
new orleans resident
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:30 PM
 
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I agree with Huckleberry.
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Old 04-24-2009, 11:53 PM
 
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Depends on your budget. I would look into the Old Metairie area. Not too bad a commute, schools are OK.
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Old 04-25-2009, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Virginia, just outside of DC, our crooks are just dressed better than yours.
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I am moving with the Coast Guard to New Orleans area and I have 3 children, ages 5, 2, and 3 months. I will be working down near the Superdome and I am looking for a safe place to live with decent school that won't be the commute from hell. If anyone has any ideas, I would love to hear them. I am not ruling out private school at this time if I can find a safe and friendly place to live.
I wouldn't tell you where to live, but nothing there compares to DC metro traffic. There is no HOV or slugging, VRE or MARC. Mom lives on the North Shore and I would say that even the commute from there is better than what people have to endure here (NOVA) Good luck to you. NOLA is a wonderful experience, great town, extraordinary people. You do have to be careful and use common sense, but that's the case in areas of DC too.
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Old 04-25-2009, 10:56 AM
 
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Oh I have several friends who have kids that go to Lusher. It is a pretty good school and requires that its parents take an active interest in the school and its activities.
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Old 04-25-2009, 05:18 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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Do not listen so some of the "former New Orleanians." They are out of touch with the city and aren't aware of the improved charter public school system in the city that is offering some of the best urban public education available in the United States. Really any of the charter public elementary schools in New Orleans will be just fine for your young children. They all offer excellent programs. Good luck.
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Old 04-25-2009, 06:17 PM
 
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Do not listen so some of the "former New Orleanians." They are out of touch with the city and aren't aware of the improved charter public school system in the city that is offering some of the best urban public education available in the United States. Really any of the charter public elementary schools in New Orleans will be just fine for your young children. They all offer excellent programs. Good luck.
Yes and don't they all have an application lottery? Do they all take any child who wants to go there? Certainly Audubon has closed enrollment for next year. What if you don't get in? What's left? I would rather see an excellent public system that serves any child who shows up.
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Old 04-25-2009, 08:42 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Try Uptown as Prytania said or Lakeview. To be honest what you like will depend on what you are used to, what you like, and what you consider safe.

I do agree with alon that most posters that try to discourage people from moving to the city proper are those who no longer live here. I also agree with Utah about the schools. The charters are great but if they don't want you, you're left with RSD .
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