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Old 01-19-2010, 03:58 AM
 
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Because of the new job of my husband the complete family (6year old son & 3year old daughter) will moving to NO this summer. No we are looking for a nice safe neighborhood area, where it is easy to live. Our son will starting school so it is importent to find a good school and a kindergarten

We checked already the Metairie Area in Jefferson Parish. How is it to live there? We want to rent a house - is it easy to find one?

We are really exited to go NO and we can´t wait to see this city. But we need further information - so thanks for help
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Old 01-19-2010, 12:21 PM
 
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What is your price range for renting?

The best elementary school in Metairie is Metairie Academy, which is a public magnet school. Kids have to be tested to get in and there are more applicants than places available. http://www.greatschools.org/louisian...anced-Studies/
The deadline for application for 2010 has passed but you could apply for the 2011 school year. They do have school buses but not as many stops as neighborhood schools.

You can check schools out on www.GreatSchools.net (http://www.GreatSchools.net - broken link) to get ratings and other info on schools.
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Old 01-20-2010, 01:50 AM
 
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Many thanks for your information.

The price range for the house we are looking for can be a bit higher. The company is paying for the rent so we are not that much on a limit. Actuallity we have no idea what good houses costs. We were thinking of renting a appartement but I´m afraid of the safety in a appartment-block where you don´t know your neightborhood that good. Is it easy to rent a house? We´ve found a lot offerts to buy houses but not that much which offer renting.

lots of greets from the snowy germany (can´t wait to move to the warmth)
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:43 AM
 
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I think houses are few and far between, as we say, for renting. I no longer live there but still visit my family frequently. A good realtor who specializes in rentals would be able to help you. Another consideration is where the job will be as you don't want too far a commute. Transit is fairly poor in the area.
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Old 01-21-2010, 10:48 AM
 
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I would look for something in Orleans Parish (Uptown, preferably) and send my children to private schools. Private schools are really the only options; public schools in Metairie are only marginally better than Orleans Parish, and magnet schools in Orleans Parish are just as good as the magnet schools in Jefferson.
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:49 PM
 
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If you can afford to, look in the Lusher area around Tulane University (Uptown). Lots of families there.

I'm not a fan of Metairie, its just a little too 1965 strip mall suburbia.
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Old 02-06-2010, 01:58 AM
 
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
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They are building huge beautiful new places up and down TULANE AVENUE in anticipation for the 70 acre VA/LSU RESEARCH AND MEDICAL COMPLEX, There is also RIVER GARDEN , and the SAULET , they all have web sites , oh oh and the KRAUS BUILDING and FALSTAFF complexes too ..As to the TOP NOTCH schools , I would check out the PRIVATE CATHOLIC SCHOOLS ...They are considered some of the best in the city ............I am not religious myself, but if I had children I would send them to one of the private CATHOLIC schools, they are THAT good...I'd have to reprogram them when it came to the CATHOLISIM stuff , but I guess that's the burden for the good education LOL .......
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