It's okay, but you may stick out like sore thumbs. You'd probably do best taking a 'pedi cab'. Cooler and cheaper than regular taxis and its a straight shot from Bourbon. After all that walking through the Quarter, last thing you wan to do is get into a tussle or taken advantage of. It'd be much better to have some young buck pull y'all along for a couple of blocks. Hope this helps. If you're church going folks (even if you're not), check out Franklin Avenue Baptist Church Sunday morning!... more
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Much like any other city New Orleans has it's fair share of crime, however, some areas of the city have less than others. As an officer told my mom over 45 years ago "watch your purse and watch your person" which means be aware of your situation and try not to allow yourself to become a victim. We have been selling real estate in New Orleans for years and have had no problems at all with being a victim of crime. So I certainly would not let your fear of crime stop you from moving to our great city. Also for an excellent breakdown of areas/neighborhoods in New Orleans just use the link below. Happy house hunting!
The Quarter is part of a "security district" This means its residents pay a little extra to get additional police protection than other parts of the city. There are similar districts throughout the city in parts of Uptown and Midcity for example.
Unless you plan on walking around at 4:00 am drifting through the streets having had a little too much to drink you generally will not have a problem.
With the new street car coming down the edge of the Quarter there are some excellent investment opportunities with some of the current listings.
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The city has crime stats on their website (http://www.nola.gov/government/nopd/crime-maps/). Additionally, you can call and talk to the police district quality of life officer to get a feel for the area.... more
It depends on you, your lifestyle such as when and where you work and play, where you came from and what you enjoy. This area has alot of artsy folks but is quite a mix of artsy to movie stars, accountants to chefs and everyone in between.
No matter where you live, be smart with being safe.... more
Cats are not much of a problem...dogs are. Alot depends on where you want to live and what you are willing to pay for being close to work, etc.
Remember if a landlord accepts a dog, there maybe other dog friendly people living in the same place and seems to always end in noise, flea and "waste" sausages everytime..rarely a pretty ending.... more
How to "evaluate" crime in a place in New Orleans:
1) Take whatever anyone says including the news as a grain of salt
2) Cut back on salt
3) Go to the neighbourhood you are thinking of moving to and walk around the block..dont feel comfortable walking around the block? Well go to another neighbourhood...it is important you can talk to your neighbours...and thats a very personal thing not on any stats report
4) visit projectnola.com and look at what is happening and where..isolated crime such as random breakins do not count for much, and rarely occur in most places. If you read there about repeated crime of the same kind...when you visit the neighbourhood and more people try to sell you illegal whatever as opposed to offering you a drink or lunch you may want to think slowly
5) Numbers mean nothing..especially in New Orleans..there are neighburhoods changing rapidly so a bunch of people living in a building today can all be evicted tomorrow..and that one building now safer can change a whole block.
6) Still not sure what to do? Find yourself a real estate agent/broker who will work with you and help you figure out what you are comfortable with and where..then look at numbers.... more