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Old 05-05-2010, 03:15 PM
 
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Hi, I was a student in New Orleans in the early and mid 90's. Had the time of my life. Haven't been back since 1998. Once you live in New Orleans, you never really get it out of your system. I've lived in Chicago for the past 10 years. I'm a professional, and a mom of a 6 year old daughter. I want to come back! How is it now? Of course I'm not much of a partier these days. Just enjoy outdoors, parks, cultural events, music, and kid friendly activities. Somone give me the scoop.

Nakia
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Old 05-05-2010, 04:24 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA - Kingstowne Subdivision
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It's great and I couldn't imagine living anywhere else. When are planning on relocating to this area?
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Old 05-05-2010, 05:07 PM
 
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Hi,

That's good to hear. I fell in love with it when I was there before. I'm planning to relocate 1st of July.

Nakia
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Old 05-05-2010, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA - Kingstowne Subdivision
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Did you decide what areas in New Orleans you are going to relocate to?
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Old 05-06-2010, 11:31 AM
 
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For now I don't have a car, so will be looking for areas close to public tarnsportation, until I purchase a vehicle again. I remember there used to be a good bus system there. I would really like a nice area that is conveniently located-scenic would be nice too. Do you have any suggestions?
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Old 05-07-2010, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA - Kingstowne Subdivision
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The area that I would recommend depends on the price you are willing to pay. Do you plan on renting or buying? Will you be looking for single family, multifamily, or condo?
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Old 05-10-2010, 09:45 AM
 
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I will be renting. In the early and mid 90's, I rented places for $300-$350 per month. I imagine those days are long gone. I will be looking for a 2 bedroom place.
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Old 05-10-2010, 11:39 AM
 
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What is the job market like there? I love New Orleans and would love to move there!!!
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Old 05-10-2010, 06:23 PM
 
Location: City of Central
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I will be renting. In the early and mid 90's, I rented places for $300-$350 per month. I imagine those days are long gone. I will be looking for a 2 bedroom place.
You couldn't get a cardboard box under the Interstate ramp for that kind of money . Multiply that times three .
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Old 05-10-2010, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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^What he said. www.realtor.com has been a pretty good source for me while doing my 'one day' list. (Don't know if I'm allowed to put that on here so DM if you like). Places I like in the Bywater (fantastic area, handy to the FQ, very bohemian) go for about $1200 p/m. A friend rents a place by Bayou St John for $500 p/m. It's a nice enough place but it's a small studio, and you need your own wheels to get around.
I'm sure you'll still love it, but when we're students, we tend to love everything, so your perceptions may have changed. That doesn't mean it's not a wonderful, wonderful city. I'd go with the flow rather than have expectations, good or bad. Go down for a few days/weeks if you can, no point in moving back and deciding it's not for you.
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