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Old 06-20-2009, 01:11 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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Live in the warehouse district. I use to live on Julia Street in the Gallery Row apartments. One company owns all the apartments on Julia Street.
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Old 06-23-2009, 04:07 PM
 
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When I first moved down here, I lived in the Quarter, on Esplanade Ave. and I loved it. It really depends on your temperament. I loved the smells and sounds and the funkiness of the place. The only drawback was parking. It is hard to find a spot and you have to move your car around to accommodate parking restrictions. The meter maids are brutal--they'll tow your car for being 1/4 inch too close to a loading zone or corner. It will be far too hot to walk to work from the Quarter in summer and the trolley is unairconditioned and slow. Now, the Warehouse District is close to Lafayette Square and those apartments usually have parking lots--close enough to the Quarter to walk there for dinner, but a bit antiseptic for my taste [I lived on Julia Street]. If you like antebellum architecture, the Lower Garden District, especially around Coliseum Square is really beautiful and atmospheric. I lived on Terpsichore. Go to Halpern Furniture store on St. Charles and ask if they have any rentals [Halpern owns a number of Greek Revival houses in the area]. I now own a house in the Garden District, which I love, but which would have been a bit staid for me in my younger years. I wanted the whole romance of NOLA and I was never disappointed. Whatever you do, forget the suburbs. As an expatriate New Yorker, believe me--you don't want to move all the way to New Orleans to live in a suburb, not while you are young and unmarried and childless. For me, that defeats the point. NOLA is a unique, cultural dynamo and you'll want to be a part of that. Just--be safe. As a whole, the city is very integrated [one of the things I love about it], but some areas are very dicey, but a bit enigmatic, such as the Irish Channel, a beautiful neighborhood, but one that has a higher incidence of theft. If you keep between Magazine and St. Charles Ave. for Uptown, and Rampart/Esplanade for the Quarter, you should be ok.
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Old 06-25-2009, 10:49 AM
 
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Talking Try the Irish Channel

This is the area right off Magazine Street Uptown. It is very trendy and has lots of cool restaurants and bars--different from the quarter, but easier to navigate and safer than most places.
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Old 06-25-2009, 11:01 PM
 
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This is the area right off Magazine Street Uptown. It is very trendy and has lots of cool restaurants and bars--different from the quarter, but easier to navigate and safer than most places.
I'd just like to add that the Irish Channel is safe along Constance and Laurel from Jackson to Louisiana, but if you head further in toward the river, you'll find some mixed areas where there are gang problems and drugs and theft. Constance is just one block from Magazine and Mag is terrific. You can never exhaust it.
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