Best area to live is River Ridge or Harahan. Lived in the greater New Orleans area all my life, areas that used to be "safe" are not so much any more. Lived in Terrytown growing up and never even locked the doors. Not like that now. Worst is uptown, downtown, and Algiers. Forget the "Garden District" parking is a real problem, especially if you hire people a lot! I know I work around there. Hope this helps!