Safe is a relative term...here are some terms you will not find in the guide book to rethink ones perception of living:
1) Walkability - ability to walk, run or bike where you live
2) Eatability - being close to restaurants and fun places to take your family..like City Park or Audubon Park
3) Paradability - Living close to on on parade routes..for this city it can be a huge deal
4) Festivalability - Being within walking or bike riding distance to festivals such as Jazz Fest, Mardi Gras, French Quarter Fest and so many more.
IN New Orleans we live..but living goes beyond looking at four walls or four channels on TV...neighborhoods here there is a vibrant sense of community.