I understand the locals normally say N’orlins – Stress on the Nor.
I was just curious if there was an original French way in which Orleans may have been pronounced. Currently I say New Orlins – stress on the Or, but when I was young I would say New Orleens – stress on the leens.
Only Hollywood and tourists call the city N”Awlins.
The original name of the city was in French: Nouvelle Orleans. It is pronounced new vell ore lay on.
There are two "normal” pronunciations today:
New Or le ans (Orleans is 3 syllables)
New Or leans (Orleans is 2 syllables)
The issue is somewhat confused by the fact the City of New Orleans is also (same boundaries) Orleans Parish (parish = county). Everyone says Or leans Parish (Orleans with 2 syllables).
How long does it take to get from the airport to the French Quarter. I’ve been there several times and it seems like it can take a long time depending on time of day. How long at around 6:00 pm on a Tuesday evening?
Many people travel to and from New Orleans and Baton Rouge. So around 6:00 P.M., the traffic can get very heavy on the I-10 especially because of all the construction. I would say the most it would take you is an hour, but definitely no more.
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My mom is trying to talk me out of it saying that the crime is so bad. I so desire to live someplace where you can walk to get from place to place as opposed to tedious driving. I live in Baton Rouge now and the traffic here is awful. I would really love to experience the French Quarter life.
Can anyone suggest realtors or condominums?
Is the crime that bad?
Does anyone current live in the French Quarter or even nearby neighborhoods (Garden District, etc)? How is it?
I’ve gone to French Quarter and New Orleans a lot since my family shops there a lot. I’m familiar with the area however I’ve never gone alone.
The French Quarter is a safe place to live and one of the most charming sections of any city in America. It has definitely gone up scale and is no longer anything like the French Quarter seen in old movies like A Streetcar named Desire. Real Estate prices are very high. Many famous people live there from Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to Delta Burke and until recently Ann Rice. Buying property in the Quarter may be more difficult but not impossible. The warehouse district adjacent to that section has a lot of upscale condos. I used to live in a condo/apt complex there called The Cotton Mill. (see the link below) It was great. Hope you decide to make the move. You will love New Orleans.
NEW ORLEANS — A Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans MH-65C Dolphin rescue helicopter and crew safely hoist one adult and one child after their boat capsized in Lake Pontchatrain, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009. Coast Guard personnel from Station New Orleans, Air Station New Orleans and Aviation Training Center Mobile, Ala. assisted in the search of four people whose pleasure craft had capsized due to rough weather. The other two survivors were rescued by local law enforcement. U.S. Coast Guard video. Visit us at www.gocoastguard.com
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There are still hotly appreciating real estate markets in the U.S., according to a nationwide survey conducted by Housing Predictor.com, which forecasts housing markets futures in more than 250 local housing markets in all 50 U.S. states.
Driven by booming local economies and unprecedented growth, the Hottest 10 Buyers Markets in the U.S. are mainly located in the southern half of the nation. Five of the Hottest 10 Markets in 2007 are located in Texas.
The Top spot, however, is Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is projected to appreciate 9.1% by the year’s end. Exploding with a population of almost a million people for the first time in its history, Albuquerque is growing like never before, attracting the movie business from Hollywood with the construction of new movie studios, a new airplane factory and many other new businesses.
Housing Predictor’s selection of the Hottest 10 Buyers Markets are based on surveys conducted on 75 markets under consideration from more than 250 local housing markets forecast on the web site.
McAllen, Texas was selected as the runner-up to Albuquerque to place second among the top 10 markets forecast for the highest appreciation throughout the remainder of the year. Four other Texas markets made the list, reflecting a state real estate market in the Lone Star state that is appreciating at levels not seen in many years. Housing Predictor forecast the current boom in Texas in early 2006.
Salt Lake City, Utah placed third. Salt Lake is experiencing the beginning of a slow down in its housing markets after nearly a 20% increase in appreciation in 2006. The brakes, however, won’t hit the market until late this year, keeping Salt Lake at a rich stride through the end of the year, according to Housing Predictor.
The Hottest 10 Buyers Markets represent growing local economies, which are sure to foster growth into 2008 and perhaps into the following decade as the composition of the U.S. population changes, resulting in major changes in the housing market nationally.
New Orleans, Louisiana placed fourth, followed by Austin, Texas, Houston and Biloxi, Mississippi, which is experiencing unprecedented growth with a booming local economy in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, which devastated the Gulf Coast Community.
Biloxi has risen from the depth of destruction to re-open casinos and entertain gamblers at its casinos again. A new condominium preconstruction boom is taking the place on the old waterfront. Eight new major condominium developments are already under construction with another dozen in the planning stages.
Obviously as locals we all dont do the tourist thing in the French Quarter but wondering who has the best local ideas for things to do in the French Quarter for other LOCALS!
Browse the art galleries on Royal Street. You would be surprised what you find in there, especially the print galleries. There are some really cool and crazy prints in those. Some are very cheap, like under $15 for vintage Mardi Gras posters.
Where can I find grants to plant trees in New Orleans?
I want to revitalize a playground in New Orleans. The area is very poor and coming back slowly that I am considering. Due the families having low budgets, I was thinking of planting apple, orange and pecan trees in the park over the benches. I know the trees would bare fruit and the kids would be able to have a healthy snack. Any ideas of who I could ask for finacing on the trees and materials need to plant them?
ANy ideas on playground funders would be great too.
Start with Parkway Partners, since they already work with NORA on maintaining parks and parkways. Also, try Hike For Katreena, as they have a similar goal to yours.