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Old 04-02-2010, 05:55 PM
 
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me, my husband and family, are planning on moving to Louisanna. This is a question to the person who lives in the west bank in New Orleans, are we going to have to bring a gun and granades. Before we move to louisianna, so we can protect our sh$$$

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Old 05-22-2010, 04:13 PM
 
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Thank you so much for this thread, I love it! I'm also considering a move to NO here soon. I love citydata for its relocation info, but when it comes to researching new orleans, I'm faced with either philosophical debates on the state of rising crime in the city versus others cities across the US or (what seems to be) completely biased opinions that really just sound like die-hards 'reppin' their city. I have a friend who's recently moved there and she says "OMG, you're just going to LOVE it here," but its hard to tell if she means it or if she's trying to recruit a roommate.
The problem is thus: I'm trying to decide between Denver and NOLA, two completely polar opposite cities (in my limited opinion), but each represents one side of my, apparently, split personality. The crime is worrisome, but I was IRREFUTABLY attracted to the culture and diversity of NO, something somewhat lacking in Denver.
Regardless, this thread accomplished exactly what I was looking for: a critical look at the good and bad sides ending with a fairly positive conclusion.
Stephen, did you ever make it to NOLA? I see this thread is a few months old. If so, how is it and any personal notes or advice?
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Old 05-28-2010, 02:29 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis City
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I'm with the OP, I've always had a strange romanticism with the city of New Orleans. I would move there in a second if I were offered the opportunity. There is just something about it.
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Old 05-29-2010, 07:46 PM
 
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I'm with the OP, I've always had a strange romanticism with the city of New Orleans. I would move there in a second if I were offered the opportunity. There is just something about it.


Killer post. My mom took me to N.O. for the Worlds Fair in 1984 when I was 8 from Iowa and- "I've always had a strange romanticism with the city of New Orleans"- sums up my feelings exactly.

I'm always thinking of ways to make a living or a business to get into down there.

"There is just something about it"
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Old 06-02-2010, 02:45 PM
 
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Well, haven't looked on this forum in awhile. Surprised this thread is still kicking.

I scored an apartment in the Quarter on craigslist. I don't know the girl I'll be rooming with, but we've talked on the phone and emailed a lot, she seems harmless.

I don't have to sign anything, no lease, month to month.... don't have to pay any money until I get down there and see the place at the end of this month.

I'm psyched! Here goes nothin! Thanks for all your help everyone.
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Old 06-15-2010, 09:52 PM
 
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hmm. sipping on coffee and blogging on my laptop, I can't wait, I am also relocating to New Orleans and I am sooo excited, I just don't know if whether I should sell all my stuff and start fresh or bring my stuff with me. Decisions...decisions...
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:56 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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hmm. sipping on coffee and blogging on my laptop, I can't wait, I am also relocating to New Orleans and I am sooo excited, I just don't know if whether I should sell all my stuff and start fresh or bring my stuff with me. Decisions...decisions...
I just recently relocated here and I sold all my stuff. Dragging things of minimal value 20+ hours just didn't make any sense to me. My apartment will be fully furnished again . . . eventually. But for now I'm enjoying the city a lot, one of the best decisions I've made. We'll see how long the honeymoon lasts . . .
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:16 AM
 
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As I'm getting older, though, I kinda just want a nice gal..... friends are a secondary concern. They have come and gone my entire life, really.
Haha, I had a feeling all this probing was leading to something.
Why don't y'all just hook up and clear the forums for NO talk, lol.
I am kidding.
In fact i am glad you asked all the questions Stephen, I was thinking, Hmm, maybe
I ought to forego a move to Raleigh and focus on returning to my home of NO.
Maybe this Prytania is cute. I am 46 and single, never been married.
But then I think of the heat and how difficult it makes it for me to wear nice clothes, lol.
Hard to hold down any kind of job when you feel like taking 5 showers a day.
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Old 07-05-2010, 08:31 AM
 
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After reading all the good and the bad, it IS kind of a dunk in cold water when
you think about it. The insurance companies learned alot from Latrina.
Sorry, Katrina. But I left the error.
The insurance companies came up with more and more ridiculous ways not
to pay claims. It was truly astonishing and just criminal. Now after Katrina,
it's almost like owning a home is the dumbest thing you could possibly do,
unless it was on stilts. I love NO, but if I were to go there, I could never
make it. I work in TV, and it is notoriously low paying. Based on the transigent
nature of the business, they can always pay a fresh young piece of meat half
of what you want to do the same job. You gain experience, but it is a catch-22
The more experience you get the tougher it is to survive. So I have to
leave the great city to you richies. I could survive but not thrive. But I had
a lifetime of memories of NO, and I visit often. It just seems like there's no need
for me to go back NOW, when it needs me most. All of the un-fun stuff
is bad in NO. All of the good stuff is better than anywhere in the world.
But the money stuff is expensive, and the mandatory things are ever more expensive.
Homeowner's insurance is HIGH, Car insurance is HIGH, Flood Insurance is HIGH.
Not just HIGH, that makes it sound better than it is. ASTRONOMICAL is more accurate.

BUT OH what a siren song she sings.
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Old 07-05-2010, 01:56 PM
 
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What a great post and you hit the nail on the head, now I'm settled in and have a affordable mortgage, as I'm the type that holes up and just hangs on, but damn sure hope the insurance company's don't finaly just push me out of the area, then the crime and corrupt politicians well I hope it never happens, but the right storm and my house gets wiped out I'll probably roll out, course with the oil spill the right storm and New Orleans will be a hazardous waste site anyway.
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