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Please do explain how those who live on the Northshore cannot experience the culture that is offered in New Orleans?


Well, for example, I can walk out of my front door and go exactly one block to Magazine St. and take a left or right. I can then walk to dozens of restaurants or bars, shops, galleries, dry cleaner, grocery, etc. I can be at my CBD office in 10 - 15 minutes by driving down beautiful St. Charles Avenue.

Plus . . . the architecture.

Plus . . . a significant scarcity of mullets.

I'm just messing around. Don't be offended.


ETA: Again, though, what about a Twin Peaks?



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Rohan2Reed
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Please do explain how those who live on the Northshore cannot experience the culture that is offered in New Orleans?



They can experience. It's just not as accessible considering you have to drive 30 minutes across a lake to get to it.

Oh, and the only good thing to ever come out of Gretna was Mel Ott.






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TigerWise
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Please do explain how those who live on the Northshore cannot experience the culture that is offered in New Orleans?


Everyone I know that lives on the NS misses out on a lot of events in NOLA. Main reason is nobody wants to drive across the bridge after cocktailin. For instance after work today I'll go down to the CBD and check out the free concert. North shore people don't do this.






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Rohan2Reed
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Everyone I know that lives on the NS misses out on a lot of events in NOLA. Main reason is nobody wants to drive across the bridge after cocktailin. For instance after work today I'll go down to the CBD and check out the free concert. North shore people don't do this.


Yeah but they brought back Seafood Fest and they have a Chimes!!






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TigerWise
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That's chimes sucks. Too many kids running around that place. I like to enjoy adult beverages in an adult atmosphere.





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Oenophile Brah
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Yeah but they brought back Seafood Fest and they have a Chimes!!

Don't forget Johnny's Pizza!!1






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LSUfan4444
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Well, for example, I can walk out of my front door and go exactly one block to Magazine St. and take a left or right. I can then walk to dozens of restaurants or bars, shops, galleries, dry cleaner, grocery, etc. I can be at my CBD office in 10 - 15 minutes by driving down beautiful St. Charles Avenue.


That doesn't mean it doesn't exist for someone on the Northshore, it just means it requires a drive, which is the case for most of the people in the NOLA metro area anyway.

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Not that any of your other points aren't valid, but you have to drive almost an hour to get that Nola culture. It isn't on the north shore. Of course you have access to it, but you don't have it.


Not for dining, as I mentioned earlier, 1/3 of the metro areas restaurants are on the Northshore. And not for alot of outdoor concerts/festivals, etc. Not for fishing, boating, hunting, etc. (Louisiana, Sportsman's Paradise).

Now, for the festivals/Jazz Fest/Saints games and such, yeah it requires a drive. When I lived in Harahan, it used to take me about 25 minutes from my house to parking my car for a Saints game. Now, from Mandeville, it takes me between 45-50 minutes...so a drive, but I'll happily drive 25 more minutes 8 times a year for the benefits I get from the Northshore.

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Everyone I know that lives on the NS misses out on a lot of events in NOLA. Main reason is nobody wants to drive across the bridge after cocktailin. For instance after work today I'll go down to the CBD and check out the free concert. North shore people don't do this.



I agree the Causeway (aka, the Gauntlet) is a big deterrent for drinking and driving. But, I think another factor that it is hard for people that don't live on the Northshore to realize is, another reason is because there are some good options on the Northshore too and alot of those options are just preferred by people on the Northshore sometimes (families, etc.)

Things like Jazz'n the Vines. Saturday's in the fall, free Jazz concerts at a winery (Pontchartrain Vineyards) in Covington. Concerts at the Chenier, concerts at the Mandeville Trailhead, etc. Now, are the they the same as Wenesday's at the Square and such, NO! Absolutely not, but thats what alot of people like about it occasionally.

Very few people on the southshore often experience what the Northshore offers (no interest in a smaller, more fmaily oriented scene) and what the Southshore offers while many, many people on the Northshore experience both pretty frequently.

We can go all day with me naming a nice place and people from the southshore saying it sucks or isn't as good as a place on the southshore, but many of the festivals/concerts/places you guys might go to alot, I wouldn't do very frequently as a mid 30's father with my family. Living on the northshore, I can do both, and it doesn't mean I have bad taste, it actually means I can do more.

There are just not as many affordable areas in NOLA that present more options than what can be found on the NS. And if I have to choose between living in Metairie, Kenner, Belle Chasse, Lakeview, Gretna, River Ridge, Harahan, Destrehan, Luling, etc or the Northshore and I am driving to all those events in NOLA anyway in my opinion, for someone in my demograhic, the NS is the best option.....it doesn't mean I have bad taste. A sell-out yeah, but certainly not bad taste.



ETA - shite...that was LONG. I started writing it before a call for work and finished is when I came back.






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Neauxla
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No the Westbank is where the Uptowners go when they want chain foods.
And good Thai food






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Rohan2Reed
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I will say this, if I had to choose between either living in Harahan/Metairie/Kenner or living on the Northshore, I would choose the NS. But living in uptown/CBD/ garden district/FQ .. just blows the NS out of the water because of the convenience to everything the city has to offer.





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Neauxla
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I will say this, if I had to choose between either living in Harahan/Metairie/Kenner or living on the Northshore, I would choose the NS. But living in uptown/CBD/ garden district/FQ .. just blows the NS out of the water because of the convenience to everything the city has to offer.

I could do old Metry. Having to drive back and forth across the Causeway would drive me nuts.






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LSUfan4444
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But living in uptown/CBD/ garden district/FQ .. just blows the NS out of the water because of the convenience to everything the city has to offer.


What income does it take a year to raise a family with two kids, be in an area where they are safe to play outside, be within minutes of parks/recreation, etc. and send them to good
schools?

$400k/ year???

Convenience is sacrificed for the other benefits and much more accessible for around $200K.






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TigerWise
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Yup it's a lot easier for me to catch the Muses parade on week night when I'll I have to do is open beer and walk out front door. My NS friends and family won't be there.





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LSUfan4444
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I could do old Metry. Having to drive back and forth across the Causeway would drive me nuts.


I've done both, and I MUCH prefer driving the causway then fighting traffic in and around the city.

Even during fog season, it slows my commute by maybe 10 minutes. When I lived in Harahan and worked in Lakeview and Metairie, I would leave my house about 30 minutes before work. Now I live in Mandeville and leave my house 40 minutes before I need to be here. When we have quarterly meets at the Pont Center, it takes more than 20 minutes for me to get there from work....in Metairie.






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TigerWise
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People at my office that live on the NS constantly bitch about the bridge. Nothing like walking out the door to go home and the bridge is closed.





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Y.A. Tittle
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re: The Westbank is gonna get a Twin Peaks


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Very few people on the southshore often experience what the Northshore offers (no interest in a smaller, more fmaily oriented scene


I'm all for people living where they want to live. And I don't doubt for a minute that you are perfectly happy where you are, and am glad that is the case.

However, I hate the whole "family oriented" narrative to describe anything that's NOT New Orleans. I have no idea what could possibly be less "family oriented" about where I live versus where you live. My family feels perfectly "oriented" in my neighborhood, as I have no doubt your's does where you are. I wouldn't dare say mine is more so than your's, though.






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TigerWise
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I would rather live on the NS than the Westbank.





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Y.A. Tittle
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Okay





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Neauxla
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re: The Westbank is gonna get a Twin Peaks


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I would rather live on the NS than the Westbank.
Hmmmm I dunno about that. It's closer but the NS is nicer.






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LSUfan4444
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However, I hate the whole "family oriented" narrative to describe anything that's NOT New Orleans. I have no idea what could possibly be less "family oriented" about where I live versus where you live. My family feels perfectly "oriented" in my neighborhood, as I have no doubt your's does where you are. I wouldn't dare say mine is more so than your's, though.


The difference is in the festivals/events and such like the live music at the Mandeville Trailhead. The venue is at the same location of a splash pad for the kids and is across the street from a snowball stand.

It's mostly people just sitting down in their chairs with a few people (mostly kids) dancing up front real close to the stage. It's similar to something like Greek Fest, which is more of a family oriented event. It isn't saying that the Southshore doesn't have these types events, it's just that most of the Northshore's events are set up in this manner.

We have Seafood Fest once a year, Slidell has the Crawfish Cookoff, etc, NOLA has those type of events weekly.







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Y.A. Tittle
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You need to hit up Wednesdays on the Point, brah.





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