« on: July 12, 2009, 03:51:29 PM »
Well, I don't think living in Metairie constitutes having a "bunker mentality."Hey, not implying you had a bunker mentality. I have a young child, so, safety was a concern. I thought I would have had a bunker mentality when I first moved here, but, that went away pretty fast. I certainly can empathize with where you are coming from, don't take offense. The north shore is a hell of a commute, but I hear it is very nice and clean. I know at least one person that did that commute.
I went to undergrad in Los Angeles and lived in South Central LA. My roommate got mugged and we saw a dead body being taken away by an ambulance once. For a young, single guy it's fine to live in that kind of place I guess, but I'm in my late 20's now and have a fiancee from another country who doesn't really know America very well, so I'm going to skip the hassle of living in the city center. I still intend to take advanyage of what New Orleans has to offer.
BTW, what is the parking situation on campus?
As to parking: DO NOT waste money on a parking pass. There is 2 hour parking in the neighborhoods and you can get around and move your car in between classes. Your 1L classes are spread out, so that shouldn't be an issue. But, be sure to park in a different zone each time to avoid the parking nazis.
You can park on sections of St. Charles all day, but you have to get there early to grab a spot. Also, there is a park and ride on the river side of Broadway. I know several people who used that.
Good luck with the house hunt, I certainly can understand your concerns.