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Old 02-04-2010, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Any thoughts on how the two cities compare?
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Old 02-04-2010, 06:14 PM
 
Location: City of Central
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In what respect ?
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Old 02-04-2010, 10:52 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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I'd be interested in this one to. I've never been to Savannah, but I here tourists try to compare New Orleans, Charleston, and Savannah all the time. From the pictures I see and just from knowing the history to me I can clearly see how they are different, but it has to be something there to keep people talking.
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Old 02-05-2010, 05:26 PM
 
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Savannah is more English (obviously), its cleaner, and smaller...and while quite pretty, but its a bit dull.
Now that isn't to say I don't like Savannah. It IS an interesting place...

I guess (to me) New Orleans puts itself out into the world, and still has potential. Savannah is like a museum...a pretty museum but its even slower than New Orleans.

I do however think the level of dysfunction is higher in New Orleans, but NOLA is like NYC compared to Savannah.
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Old 02-06-2010, 05:38 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I loved the weirdness of Savannah- the birds that chirp at 2am, the funny ghost stories, etc. is what gave it character in my opinion. I would walk around and think how lucky I was to live in such a cool place. I was there for a few years but after a while found it to be quite small and limiting career wise. I would have stayed much longer had the city been larger and there was more opportunity. I'm curious to hear any input on what the art industry is like in Nola. I'm looking to settle someplace with charm and character similar to Savannah (southern, beautiful architecture, good history, etc.) and open up an art gallery. I will be visiting for the first time this spring but am doing some preliminary research. Is the crime really that bad? I never felt unsafe in Savannah and it can get pretty bad there. Is it better or worse since Katrina? Thanks for the advice!
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:31 AM
 
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Its worse, however there isn't a lot of random crime. Most violent crime seems to be targeted inside the African American community, in the poorer areas. (Not that is a ok because obviously its not)

I'm not an artist however New Orleans does have a "robust" art scene...Galleries abound, from contemporary art to traditional (look into White Linen Night and Dirty Linen Night)
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Old 02-07-2010, 04:06 PM
 
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Is there less random crime, or the same amount as before the storm?
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Old 02-07-2010, 10:39 PM
 
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I'm not sure. I think if you live here you just get used to it...whereas if I go to Atlanta or Chicago for a trip, I'm far more worried over being a crime victim..but I'm not used to those places.
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Old 02-08-2010, 12:37 AM
 
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Thanks! Yeah, I lived there from 2000-2005. There was enough random violent crime to have to think about it more than not. I was just wondering if things were better. I do miss New Orleans, regardless .
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Old 02-08-2010, 10:22 AM
 
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New Orleans is one of those cities were you can grumble about the place and think god it sucks...then when you ponder the future, not living here seems unimaginable.

One hell of a weekend, New Mayor..World Champs!
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