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Old 08-20-2009, 09:35 PM
 
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...because all I ever hear about is the crime.
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:43 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Well,vast portions of the city lie in ruins and are really way too far below sea level to truly be safe, levees or not. Also, driving in NO is dangerous as hell and people are either crazy or drunk. Once you are off the roads though and walking through the touristy areas, New Orleans is a pleasure. Aside from the crime, I could see myself living near New Orleans, but outside of the flood zones.
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:51 PM
 
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Humidity in the high 80s-high 90s.
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:57 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Humidity in the high 80s-high 90s.
thats not too bad honestly.
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Old 08-20-2009, 09:58 PM
 
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- Humidity is killer.

- City in turmoil, undergoing mass amounts of social and political change is even more of a gamble financially if you're looking into real estate.

- Future flooding
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:22 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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The humidity doesn't bother me. This is what does....

-It floods whenever there is a heavy rain.
-I just replaced a tire because the streets are so bad. They are repairing a lot of streets right now though.
-The city govt. is inept.
-Education is not what it should be at all, although it is slowly improving.

With that said I still think that New Orleans is THE BEST CITY IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD.

As Pudd4LyF said the city is going through great social/political changes so we have yet to see where the city will end up.


Innotech, what makes driving in NO so dangerous? As far as sea level, the biggest issue with that is the fact that Louisiana is sinking. As far is flooding and hurricanes, that has more to do with the fact that the city is a bowl and not how low it is.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:36 PM
 
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Do you guys get tired of the constant tourists? I personally get tired of tourists even when I'm a tourist myself on vacation.
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:39 PM
 
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I don't live in New Orleans. My friend lived in Morgan City so I spent many a weekend in New Orleans and I love it, but I've never actually lived in New Orleans. My wife almost got a job at Tulane in which case we were real-estate shopping in Metarie but that fell through and we went to SF instead.

I currently live in the San Francisco area and can feel what you mean regarding tourism - they can be very annoying and also humorous, but it's a lifeblood to both of our cities - San Francisco and New Orleans.

You may find yourself annoyed, but they are keeping new money flowing inward - without them, the current and future prospects are far, far more bleak.

Don't bite the hand[s] that feed[s].

* As a note: Westbank makes a great point regarding education in New Orleans (really, the entire state). Public schools are a joke within New Orleans. But if you know that, simply make sure you put them in the best private school your money can buy. You'll recoup the money later when your son/daughter earn a free ride through college (hopefully).
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Old 08-20-2009, 10:48 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Do you guys get tired of the constant tourists? I personally get tired of tourists even when I'm a tourist myself on vacation.
yes indeed.
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Old 08-20-2009, 11:10 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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The humidity doesn't bother me. This is what does....

-It floods whenever there is a heavy rain.
-I just replaced a tire because the streets are so bad. They are repairing a lot of streets right now though.
-The city govt. is inept.
-Education is not what it should be at all, although it is slowly improving.

With that said I still think that New Orleans is THE BEST CITY IN THE WHOLE WIDE WORLD.

As Pudd4LyF said the city is going through great social/political changes so we have yet to see where the city will end up.


Innotech, what makes driving in NO so dangerous? As far as sea level, the biggest issue with that is the fact that Louisiana is sinking. As far is flooding and hurricanes, that has more to do with the fact that the city is a bowl and not how low it is.
When I was visiting friends in Gretna and going to Metairie city park, I had a hell of a time on the highways crossing the Westbank and heading towards the lakefront. Frankly it was frightening the way people drive on the highways of NO. Not so much on the surface roads, but on the interstates, good lord. I actually would compare it to driving around DC in terms of reckless drivers darting in and out and the overall speed of traffic. It wasnt my favorite city to drive in Ill put it that way.
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