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Old 04-14-2010, 03:10 AM
 
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I have to ask, with all I have read on this forum about crime, poverty, corruption, etc....why do people live in New Orleans??
There is crime, poverty, and corruption all over the country, why do we live in America? Cuz its the Spit n there aint no place like home..........or the U.S.A lol
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Old 04-14-2010, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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It's a multitude of issues, and not every suburb is involved. The problem is that people from the city proper are being 'displaced' from gentrification and ending up in the suburbs as a result of cheaper housing. Also, we have a gang problem here, and it's moving into certain suburbs. Drug trade and it's issues is a direct result. Some suburbanites do not like change.

It's a very large city, I guess this sort of thing is to be expected.
That worries me about what's to become of Naperville in the future...
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Old 04-16-2010, 01:41 PM
 
Location: Saint Louis City
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I love New Orleans, it has a vibe unlike any other city.
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Old 04-16-2010, 02:55 PM
 
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Theres a reason pretty much everyone who visits NO comes away loving the joint. I worked down there recently and I came away trying to figure out how I can move down there.

My mom took me to No when I was a kid for the Worlds Fair in '84, I've considered myself a huge fan ever since. Love at first sight.
I visited NO back in 1989 and I didn't love the joint. I honestly thought it was a giant slum with a few nice areas. I know they fixed up the French Quarter since then, but even so, the place is kind of run like a 3rd World country. No thanks.
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Old 04-16-2010, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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Are they going to build a new stadium for the Saints?
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:43 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, United States
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Are they going to build a new stadium for the Saints?
We don't need one. Superdome is being renovated right now and looks great.
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Old 04-16-2010, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX/Chicago, IL/Houston, TX/Washington, DC
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We don't need one. Superdome is being renovated right now and looks great.
That stadium has got to have more history than any other NFL stadium in the country (aside from the Astrodome and Heinz Field).
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Old 04-16-2010, 08:09 PM
 
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I visited NO back in 1989 and I didn't love the joint. I honestly thought it was a giant slum with a few nice areas. I know they fixed up the French Quarter since then, but even so, the place is kind of run like a 3rd World country. No thanks.

Your loss...

I find more to love about this place every day. Actual places AND people...
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Old 04-18-2010, 02:01 PM
 
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I am born and raised in NOLA but finally had to make the decision to move away in 2009. It's sad to see what a poorly managed education system (managed by poorly educated people) can do a once wonderful city. I believe that the education system in NOLA is the key to turning it around. I do NOT recommend that you relocate to NOLA if you have school age children and expect them to get a quality education from the New Orleans public school system. If you can afford private schools......best of luck to you! New Orleans is and always be home but it's no longer a safe place to raise a family, anyone who says otherwise either has no children of their own (that they care about) or they are living life with blinders on. Give it another 20 years or so; with the recent city elections that may be enough time to correct the wrongs of the past 4 decades of public corruption

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Old 04-19-2010, 03:17 AM
 
Location: New Orleans
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I can certainly understand why a person from San Jose, CA would not like New Orleans, the two places are on different pages. One vibrant, yet unpredictable the other mundane and extremely predictable, earthquakes aside.

And as for those who move to find a better future, good luck. Big cities that look like they have big education, most likely have bigger problems. Smaller cities have less in the way of education but more in moral values, but might not get your children into an upper level university.

To me at least, life seems to be about risk and reward. Establishing goals and objectives will determine where you stand, San Jose, low risk, low reward or New Orleans, higher risk, higher rewards.
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