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Time from New Orleans airport to French Quarter?

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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I want to buy a place in the French Quarter and transfer my job to New Orleans…Bad idea?

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.
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USCG – New Orleans Rescue

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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CRAZY PEOPLE in NEW ORLEANS!

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My friend and I went to New Orleans, LA back in March, and we had a good time. We saw a parade, we went out on Bourbon Street, and saw some CRAZY People! Distributed by Tubemogul.

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Hottest 10 Buyers Real Estate Markets In 2007

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.

Mike Colpitts
http://www.articlesbase.com/real-estate-articles/hottest-10-buyers-real-estate-markets-in-2007-140558.html


New Orleans Locals! What is your favorite thing to do in the French Quarter?

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 a grant for planting trees in New Orleans?

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.

Good luck!


New Orleans – the Top 5 Reasons to Visit

The Crescent City is resplendent with beautiful music, savory cuisine and a nightlife that will leave your head ringing and your heart wanting more.  Planning a trip down to the Big Easy?  Make sure you have a few extra notches in your belt, a shiny pair of dancing shoes and a desire to have the time of your life.  My top 5 list will give you a heads up on the best reasons to book a trip and enjoy the unique culture and ambiance of New Orleans.

1.  The French Quarter
As they say, you can’t have diamonds without pressure.  The French Quarter is just that, a cultural diamond resulting from the collision between the original French and Spanish settlers of the Big Easy.  Contained between the Mississippi River, Rampart Street, Esplanade Avenue and Canal Street, the French Quarter packs in over 300 restaurants, numberless bars, sensational music and a nightlife second to none in the United States.  While visiting make sure to experience Jackson Square.  After your stroll, tip back a few drinks at Lafitte’s Blacksmith Bar, the oldest continually occupied bar in the United States, once owned by the famous pirate Jean Lafitte.  

2.  Spending a night in the French Quarter
After a long night of revelry, you’ll be ready to relax and enjoy one of the many hotels available in the French Quarter.  If you are in the mood for an upscale location stewed in the ambiance and atmosphere unique to the French Quarter, the Soniat House (http://www.soniathouse.com/) is a fantastic choice.  A series of townhouses dating back to the early eighteen hundreds, each room is painstakingly decorated in rare vintage antiques.  The courtyards and fountains surrounding this wonderful hotel will wash away your stress and let you soak in the spirit of New Orleans.  While the Soniat House is a bit expensive the experience is worth the trouble.  If you are looking for a good deal, but still want to be in the thick of the French Quarter there is still hope.  Many New Orleans Hotels offer mini-vacation packages at highly discounted rates (http://www.vacation-offer.com/special/new/30).  Generally these deals are designed to show you the timeshare offerings of the resort and they can give you access to some pretty nice amenities for the days that you just want to relax.

3.  Julia Row
Called the “SoHo of the South,” this section of vintage townhouses on the 600 block of Julia Street is home to New Orleans best art galleries.  The Contemporary Art Center (http://www.cacno.org/) is the main attraction showcasing the areas art revival.  The giant building houses massive galleries that will put a smile on the face of any contemporary art lover.  With a $5 admission, the Contemporary Art Center is a must-see attraction in the Big Easy.

4.  The Sound of Music
When it comes to New Orleans, music is the main attraction.  A stroll through the French Quarter will carry you away with the sounds of Zydeco, Jazz and Blues.  The annual Jazz and Blues festival in late April offers a musical experience unequal in the United States.  Showcasing some of the finest names in the Blues business this festival is a sight to see. If you don’t mind standing, Preservation Hall in the French Quarter is the ultimate venue to take in the traditional jazz famous in the Big Easy.

5.  The Food
Food in New Orleans is like a precious treasure hidden in plain sight.  From Creole to straight French food, your taste buds will be overwhelmed with the spices and flavor that draw massive crowds every day into the heart of the city. Antoine’s, serving French-Creole cuisine since the 1840’s, is near the top of the list.  For a more casual night be sure to visit Bacco and treat yourself to the region’s richest blend of fine cuisine and a romantic atmosphere.

Whatever your appetite may be, the Crescent City offers a wide variety of activities and culture splendor to treat you to a once in a lifetime travel experience.  If you ever make it home after your trip, the unique Creole charm is guaranteed to pull you back to Big Easy for another adventure in the future.

Byron Mackelroy

http://www.articlesbase.com/travel-articles/new-orleans-the-top-5-reasons-to-visit-715998.html


Gary US Bonds “New Orleans” 1989

Gary US Bonds performing “New Orleans”

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