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Old 06-08-2010, 12:54 PM
 
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My best friend and I are moving to New Orleans in August. She's from Dallas, lived in Mississippi, Baton Rouge and is living in Maryland right now. I'm from Atlanta and have lived there most of my life except the two years I lived in Savannah which is where she and I met during college. She's going to Tulane for her masters and I'm taking a leap of faith....

We are looking for some advice on neighborhoods to live in, jobs, etc. We will have a dog and a cat with us also.

Any advice would be most awesome!
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:23 PM
 
Location: Metairie, LA
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Have you ever been to New Orleans before?

You fist have to decide weather you want to live in the city proper or if you prefer to live in the suburbs.
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:45 PM
 
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Since your friend (roommate I presume) is going to Tulane, I'd advise living in that area. While its largely college area with Loyola University being right next door, there's a lot of places to live in the uptown, garden district area.

the problem for you might be finding a job in the area unless you don't mind bartending/waiting tables, etc.

All in all, that's probably one of the safer locations to live in the city.......its also one of the most expensive. But you guys should be able to find a decent apartment. To further elaborate on your question, NO is a very dog friendly area, especially in the Tulane area. there's a large park directly across the street (I don't think there's a dog park in there).


Now if you guys want to live in Metarie, which is about 20 min - 1 hour away depending on traffic, your job prospects increase. You are also in a pretty safe family oriented city with tons of shopping and stuff to do.
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Old 06-08-2010, 06:09 PM
 
Location: New Orleans, LA
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You don't have to live in Metairie to work there, you know (just picking on ya). All my friends commute from Uptown to Luling if you think the haul to Metairie is bad. OP: if you have a car, don't limit your job search. Unless you're willing to wait tables or get a hotel job, employment is very limited down here right now.

Definitely visit first. Believe me when I say you do NOT want to pick out a place to live here without seeing it first. Pictures on the Internet don't count. I'd also suggest somewhere near the Tulane campus.

Sorry I sound so negative, but just my "heads up!" Go for it, seriously, I have many friends who took the same leap and are doing just fine.
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Old 06-08-2010, 09:16 PM
 
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I'd advise against living in Metairie. If you are coming from out of state and young...live in the city, otherwise why bother
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Old 06-15-2010, 10:16 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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The uptown area near Tulane is really nice. Audubon Park is right across the street, and a great place to walk dogs. Only move to Metarie if you like shopping and chain stores. Live in New Orleans if you want to experience the culture.
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