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topcat88
Member since Nov 2015
634 posts

Is the commute from the Northshore to the Southshore that bad?
I am currently living in New Orleans, and I am really looking for a change. I really like Madisonville, but I would have to commute five days a week. I have friends that do it and they complain a good bit about it. I was trying to find some honest opinions to see if your decision was worth it.


goofball
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Member since Mar 2015
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re: Is the commute from the Northshore to the Southshore that bad?
Lots of people do it.


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AbitaFan08
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Boston, MA
Member since Apr 2008
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re: Is the commute from the Northshore to the Southshore that bad?
A shitty commute to/from work can make even a good job miserable. Keep that in mind.


Nado Jenkins83
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Member since Nov 2012
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re: Is the commute from the Northshore to the Southshore that bad?
where do you live now?


topcat88
Member since Nov 2015
634 posts

re: Is the commute from the Northshore to the Southshore that bad?
That is what I'm thinking. Thanks


topcat88
Member since Nov 2015
634 posts

re: Is the commute from the Northshore to the Southshore that bad?
I am renting a place Uptown. I want to buy next, but none of the areas down here seem worth it to buy for what I want.


Zephyrius
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Covington, La.
Member since Dec 2004
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re: Is the commute from the Northshore to the Southshore that bad?
My wife has been doing it for 11yrs... the benefits of the quality of life on the north shore outweigh the negatives of the commute at least for her.


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LSUPapaJoe
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Member since Dec 2006
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re: Is the commute from the Northshore to the Southshore that bad?
I worked in NORCO for 8 years and commuted to bascially downtown Covington and I didn't think it was that bad. If there was a negative about it, I would say its the 190 Traffic in Mandeville after you get off the Causeway. Other than that, NOLA traffic isn't that bad.


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BigDawg0420
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Hamsterdam
Member since Apr 2010
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re: Is the commute from the Northshore to the Southshore that bad?
Depends how close you live to the bridge. Madisonville isn't that bad of a commute and a great town to live in. You have to factor in traffic in the afternoons though. Northshore rush hour traffic is damn near as bad as the Southshore now. Getting stuck on hwy 22 everyday would not be fun


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doublecutter
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re: Is the commute from the Northshore to the Southshore that bad?
I know someone who lives in Covington and his office is in the CBD.

And he loves the commute. But he is an attorney that almost daily has to talk to people in NYC. He leaves his house at 8 AM, gets on his phone to NYC, and has a billable hour on the way.

In the evenings, he leaves his office about 6, and almost daily confers with a major client in San Francisco, and makes another billable hour on the way to the Northshore.


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TheBob
Memphis Fan
Metairie
Member since Jun 2005
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re: Is the commute from the Northshore to the Southshore that bad?
I did it for 5 years but was heading south to north. Wasn't bad at all. Seems a lot worse the other way.


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tigerlaw
LSU Fan
Madisonville
Member since Mar 2004
706 posts

re: Is the commute from the Northshore to the Southshore that bad?
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I am currently living in New Orleans, and I am really looking for a change. I really like Madisonville, but I would have to commute five days a week. I have friends that do it and they complain a good bit about it. I was trying to find some honest opinions to see if your decision was worth it.


I commute five days a week from the Madisonville area to the CBD. The drive is really not that bad, and outside of fog days the worst part is always I-10 between the CBD and Causeway (both morning and night). Wrecks/breakdowns on the bridge are usually moved pretty quick.



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slackster
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Houston
Member since Mar 2009
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re: Is the commute from the Northshore to the Southshore that bad?
Live in New Orleans and commute to Mandeville to work. It's all the rage these days.


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4LSU2
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Madisonville
Member since Dec 2009
29495 posts

re: Is the commute from the Northshore to the Southshore that bad?
The commute sucks man. Once you live on this side, you will realize very quickly how much you don't want to cross that bridge. It is certainly doable, but it is not fun.

I did it for one year after I moved here and quickly decided how bad I needed a job on the northshore. That was seven years ago and I haven't looked back. It was the best job I'd had at that in my career up to that point. I had a head hunter call me last week asking if I was interested in a gig across the lake. I told him it would have to be 50k more a year for me to consider the commute now.


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SuperSaint
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re: Is the commute from the Northshore to the Southshore that bad?
quote:

am currently living in New Orleans, and I am really looking for a change.
cant afford private school or something???
Damn sorry


Tiger Prawn
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Member since Dec 2016
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re: Is the commute from the Northshore to the Southshore that bad?
If there's a wreck on Causeway or weather / fog restrictions, get ready for a fun drive. If I ever moved to northshore while still having to commute to southshore, I'd go to Slidell to at least have alternate routes available if one bridge had issues


Delacroix22
LSU Fan
Member since Aug 2013
1063 posts

re: Is the commute from the Northshore to the Southshore that bad?
The whole point of living in New Orleans is your commute is non existent. No?

You really want to get up an hour earlier every day just to sit in a car? And drive an hour home everyday?

What a waste of life to me. Instead of getting home at 6:30 you now get home at 7:30. Instead of leaving home at 6am you now leave at 5am.

Not to mention gas expenses.

No thank you.

I'd never commute like that.

Some people I know in New England commute 90 minutes one way in the morning.

That's utterly insane to me.


AbitaFan08
LSU Fan
Boston, MA
Member since Apr 2008
11472 posts

re: Is the commute from the Northshore to the Southshore that bad?
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Some people I know in New England commute 90 minutes one way in the morning.


I used to do that. It was awful and just not sustainable. Now I have a 20 or so minute commute on the metro. That alone was a huge bump in my quality of life.


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tigersownall
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Thibodaux
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re: Is the commute from the Northshore to the Southshore that bad?
Wait till a day when we have the next tropical storm esque spring shower and you won't be able to cross the bridge.


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topcat88
Member since Nov 2015
634 posts

re: Is the commute from the Northshore to the Southshore that bad?
That is not it. I do not have kids. New Orleans for me would be great in small doses. The stuff I see daily here is just getting old.


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