« on: June 03, 2008, 01:35:51 PM »
I PM-ed someone about an apartment at Louisiana and St. Charles. The answer to that question is: NO NO NO NO NO. Awful area. Sorry if I spoke differently earlier, but I wasn't thinking clearly. Hope you get the message. Can't remember who it was.
Still hope that the "someone" has seen this and isn't renting the St.Ch-L. place on my previous recommendation. EEeeeep ...
Got it - Thanks for the update. Sorry it took so long to respond. I've had limited internet access the last couple days. Would you still say that St. Charles & Napoleon is OK? I'm hoping to find a place this coming weekend.
Glad you got the message. Sorry I misled earlier, sorry I forgot who you were. I'm getting about five or eight of these messages every week. Happy to help, but I'm losing track of who asked about what.
In general, I'd say that St.-Charles-and-Napoleon is an OK-to-excellent neighborhood. A house there is 75% likely to be on a good block and to be a good place to live in terms of general "niceness" of the building, I'm guessing. Of course, you'd have to look in particular.
(By contrast, St.-Charles-and-Louisiana is a below-OK-to-miserable neighborhood. A house there is 90% likely to be on a bad block and about 50% likely to be a "nice" or "nasty" building, and I'd guess that the likelihoods are so poor there's no reason to really spend too much time seeking that diamond in the jungle, unless that kind of deal-hunting is your thang ... for any of a number of good reasons.)
I'd guess by your Nickname here at LSD that you're female, and small. Don't take risks in this city. What are your street-smarts like?
Oh, and sorry to step in, but the area around St. Charles and Napoleon is generally pretty nice. I live on Magazine between Napoleon and Jefferson and I absolutely love my neighborhood.