What is a good neighborhood/are to live in if you don't want to be too close to the city life of New Orleans and want to live in a safe neighborhood?

Asked by artwibey, New Orleans, LA Wed Apr 3, 2013

Young biracial family with a baby relocating to NOLA from SLC, UT. Looking for a family-oriented, safe, and central (close to shopping, parks, etc.) place to rent. No preference on house, condo, townhome, apartment. 1 year lease.

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Amy Perdomo, Agent, New Orleans, LA
Thu Apr 4, 2013
Kenner is a suburb of New Orleans, it is a 15 minute drive from the city and has shopping (malls, retail, discount, and boutique), a new state of the art movie theatre completing construction, wonderful parks and recreation throughout, and I just happen to have a 3 bedroom home available for rent (freshly painted, newer appliances, tremendous backyard with deck and workshop, and an open floor plan). It is listed for $1100 and is down the street from a high performing elementary school. Call or email me to discuss further. Will send you a link with property info, demographics, and an overview of the area. Talk soon, Amy
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Hassan Dabon, Agent, Gretna, LA
Wed May 1, 2013
Slidell, Covington, Laplace. Each of these communities and several others surround New Orleans but are self sustained in their own right. They have their own parks, malls, communities. However it is true that in New Orleans the culture is quite diverse and so are our communities. While New Orleans is a small city with some big city problems. It also has some of the safest neighborhoods in the country. the city has recently been voted one of the top three cities in which to live (don't ask me to name the other two). So really the choice comes down to how much culture you want your family to be exposed to and how much of a commute you ant to make everyday. It would be my great privilege to serve you.
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Heidi Woods, Renter, New Orleans, LA
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Garden District, Uptown, Mid City would probably be ideal.
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ian cockburn, Agent, New Orleans, LA
Thu Apr 4, 2013
Visit the part of our website noted below to get a good idea of neighborhoods in New Orleans.

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.
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