Tips On Moving To New Orleans

By on December 15, 2012

Moving to a new home is almost never easy to do as it entails a lot of preparations. Add to that the maelstrom of emotions that will make the process even more overwhelming: excitement, anxiety, and in some cases, fear of the unknown. For this reason, things can get mixed up and one may overlook certain responsibilities. While moving out can indeed be thrilling and daunting, keeping a level and clear head is essential so that major mistakes are prevented.

Study the new location
New Orleans is one of the largest cities in the state of Louisiana that is near the Mississippi river. Although this city is beside the river, safety risks due to hurricanes are lessened because of human interference. Barricades are being built in the riverside to prevent the over flow of water whenever bad weather strikes. The Central Business district, where most of the commercial establishments like coffee shops, groceries, malls and laundry shops are located, is found north and west of the river.

There are also several colleges and universities found in the city and this would help the adult members of the family to finish their education and earn a degree in the city. At the same time, the kids could also continue their education with the help of the public or private primary and secondary schools located in New Orleans. Public libraries and libraries found within the universities are also plentiful and this could help the students conduct thorough research for their assignments or thesis.

Check the neighbourhood
There are a number of neighbourhoods in New Orleans and each of them feels like a small community that is ready to help each and every member of their neighbourhood.  One of the oldest parts in the city, which have buildings that were built in the 18th century, is the French Quarter that is perfect for people who enjoy history and culture. Other neighbourhoods called Mid-City, Bywater, Marigny, Uptown, and Treme are only some of those that warmly welcome new neighbors in their community. Moreover, there are a lot of New Orleans home builders that you can rely on to build your dream home, should you opt out renting a loft or apartment.

Find information about your transportation
One of the most common ways to travel in New Orleans is through the use of the streetcars, which have 3 active routes. Passengers have the privilege of enjoying scenic routes on their way to their respective destinations. Those who are fond of biking as a means of transferring from place to place will also find great pleasure in New Orleans because of its levelled roads. There are also several buses that connect the city to other suburban areas.  The Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport is the main airport that serves the passengers in the metropolitan area. Other airports, such as the Naval Air station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans and the Lakefront airport are the regional airports found in the area. Ferry boats have been used by the city since 1827 and it is a great form of transportation that could be taken experience transportation over water.

Find out the crime rate in the city
Homicide is one of the crimes that are rampant in the city. Although it is usually observed in the impoverished neighbourhoods, it wouldn’t hurt to be careful. As a result of the high crime rates, the people who are in office decided to implement checkpoints during the night time in areas where crime rates are high.

Availability of work
New Orleans is one of the cities with the largest and busiest ports and it also contributes significantly to the oil refining industry in the country as well as the natural gas production. The city also offers jobs for professionals in the field of health care, entrepreneur and tourism. One of the largest companies in the city is the Etergy, which is a nuclear power plant, gives jobs to many of the New Orleans residents. Other residents also build their own businesses by starting small and slowly growing them.

Pack and Unpack
Now that adequate information about the city is known, all that has to be done is to prepare all the things that need to be packed. Packing and unpacking could be quite a challenge to some people, especially if it is their first time. Corrugated boxes could be used to transport the things by sections. Separating the items in every room is highly advised so that it would be easier to locate the things that are immediately needed. It would also be much easier to unpack if the things are not all mixed up. In addition to this, labelling the boxes through the use of labelling tapes or markers will make it easier for movers to determine which box goes in which room.

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