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Old 07-19-2009, 09:23 AM
 
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I will find out in a couple of days whether I get a teaching job in Algiers area. Any ideas for good apartments in that area? How about commuting to Algiers from across the river. would it be a bad commute? If not too bad a commmute, any apartments you would recommend across river from Algiers?
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Old 07-19-2009, 10:36 AM
 
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there is a ferry that runs from canal street over to algiers point, and depending on how close you are going from either side you can always take a bike. i had friends that lived near the ferry in algiiers and commuted by bike to their jobs in the central business district. i would take into consideration the areas that flooded after storms, and maybe choose to live in algiers or the french quarter (if you can tolerate all the tourist traffic in that area). years ago, i had a friend that attended grad school at tulane and lived in the garden district. there were lots of nice apartments in that area, but when it rained, her car which was parked on the street, was flooded several times. sorry i don't have any specifics on apartments. good luck to you.
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:45 PM
 
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The Warehouse District might have some affordable apts, now sure. But Old Algiers should have some houses for rent, those are usually small houses.
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Old 07-20-2009, 10:22 AM
 
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I would look in Old Algiers or the Point first. If you want to live across the river the commute shouldn't be that bad if you will be working am to pm. You would be heading against rush hour traffic accross the bridge in the morning and evening or you could take the ferry. The only problem may be Expressway Traffic headed to Metairie and the East backing up to the bridge occasionally in the evening.
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Old 07-20-2009, 07:52 PM
 
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Algiers Point is the safest area of Algiers. Much of the rest of Algiers is very hit or miss, and I suspect nearly all apartment buildings in the area are Section 8 and fairly rough. (Some are even boarded up, especially in the Wall Boulevard area.) Other parts of Algiers have nice homes, but they are wealthy homeowners and the neighboring apartments are still not usually great. But many homes in Algiers Point will have rental options that should be suitable.
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:03 AM
 
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If you want to live on the Westbank, you could look into the apartments on Wall Blvd (not the same Wall Blvd a PP mentioned...there are 2 ). Try on Wall Blvd between Lapalco and Harvey; it's mostly residential single family homes in the area but there are 5 apartment complexes in that stretch of Wall. The area is overall well-maintained.
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Old 07-26-2009, 10:16 AM
 
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The West Bank is a small area so you could live in Gretna on Terry Pkwy or Wall Blvd in Gretna NOT New Orleans. I live in Algiers Point and there are many 1 bedroom apts available. They are not traditional apartments but are very nice. I can walk to several cafes and bars and I can walk to the ferry that goes to the foot of Canal Street. The Point is an upscale area that is very safe. Look on craiglist for apts in Algiers Point. On Wall Blvd the apartments are across the street from Oakdale Park and if you go to the end of Wall and make a right turn on Harvey Blvd there is a Neighborhood Market Wal-Mart at the corner of Manhattan and Harvey Blvd. If you make a right onto Manhattan there is a Post Office and the West Bank Regional Library and many other shops such as dry cleaners and salons.
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Old 07-29-2009, 07:37 AM
 
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OP - Did you find out about the job?
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