Housing at Tulane?

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Housing at Tulane?

Postby twintipping_bumps » Mon Feb 22, 2010 5:25 pm

I've discussed this a small amount here and have been doing some more research. I have looked around on-line and through the resources in the admitted students website.

It seems like for walking/biking, the area just north of the campus is best. Does anyone else have other thoughts? What is it like to live maybe in the Garden District or French Quarter and get to campus?

Has anyone else found useful information for learning about housing at Tulane?

Thanks.

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Re: Housing at Tulane?

Postby nianlong » Mon Feb 22, 2010 7:47 pm

North of campus like north of Claiborne is definitely not "the best" though there might be something up there, especially if you go all the way up to Mid-city, but that's pretty far and has a different feel than Uptown and the neighborhoods North of campus in general are hit or miss. Pretty much all of it was flooded during Katrina. If you mean North of the law school before Claiborne, it's pretty nice but not really any restaurants and bars.

Just west of campus in the neighborhoods toward Carrolton Ave are nice and have cool places to eat and enjoy yourself. And most neighborhoods south of St. Charles from Carrolton all the way down past Napoleon near whole foods are generally very nice. Look around Magazine St. Lots of cool artsy stuff on and around there.

The quarter would be expensive and out of regular biking range (but very cool) and the Garden District is just like the rest of Uptown except it's not as close to campus.

Hope this helps. Keep researching. The info you've found thus far seems a bit off (for my taste at least).

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Re: Housing at Tulane?

Postby nianlong » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:16 pm

http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8& ... 32135&z=12

A student put this together at some point. It should help.

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Re: Housing at Tulane?

Postby nianlong » Mon Feb 22, 2010 8:19 pm

Now that I'm looking at a map, whole foods is closer to Jefferson. But downriver past that toward Napoleon and beyond is generally very nice.

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Re: Housing at Tulane?

Postby rockchalk86 » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:29 pm

Get a balcony apt on Bourbon st :lol:

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Re: Housing at Tulane?

Postby gwuorbust » Mon Feb 22, 2010 9:44 pm

What about living in the Central Business District? I prefer apartment housing and do not know how I would feel about living in a house in uptown...

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Re: Housing at Tulane?

Postby nianlong » Mon Feb 22, 2010 11:42 pm

What about living in the Central Business District? I prefer apartment housing and do not know how I would feel about living in a house in uptown...


Sure. I've got a buddy that lives in one of those converted warehouse apartments down in the CBD. It's really nice. Just a bit far away (not really; it's like 3 miles). He commutes to school via Vespa and seems to enjoy it.

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Re: Housing at Tulane?

Postby twintipping_bumps » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:53 am

nianlong wrote:http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=112662247823185489828.00044e60274e72c2e6da8&ll=29.972781,-90.09613&spn=0.138294,0.32135&z=12

A student put this together at some point. It should help.


This is great. It does look like there is a good circle of green around the campus.

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Re: Housing at Tulane?

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Tue Feb 23, 2010 11:58 am

nianlong wrote:
What about living in the Central Business District? I prefer apartment housing and do not know how I would feel about living in a house in uptown...


Sure. I've got a buddy that lives in one of those converted warehouse apartments down in the CBD. It's really nice. Just a bit far away (not really; it's like 3 miles). He commutes to school via Vespa and seems to enjoy it.


When I came to New Orleans, I was adamantly opposed to living in an apartment/house or house.

I stay in an apartment complex in mid city (about 3 miles from campus).

It's in a really nice part of town, in my opinion.

PM me if anyone has any questions.

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Re: Housing at Tulane?

Postby twintipping_bumps » Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:01 pm

rockchalk86 wrote:Get a balcony apt on Bourbon st :lol:


No doubt, right? I am definitely looking for a place that will be cool. But I do have to balance that with easy access to campus since school will be my top priority, though having fun - or what I prefer to call social networking - will be a close second.

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Re: Housing at Tulane?

Postby pearl_earrings » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:26 am

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Re: Housing at Tulane?

Postby nianlong » Wed Feb 24, 2010 12:31 am

Do many people have cars?


Yeah, I think a lot of people have cars, but most don't drive to school if they're close enough to bike. There is very limited parking on campus. Some people take the streetcar, but it's sort of unreliable timewise.

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Re: Housing at Tulane?

Postby tigerlilly17 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:14 am

How about family housing? I was looking at the Papillon information on Tulane's website but, coming from a place where a three bedroom student townhouse only cost me $606 a month as an undergrad, the housing for Tulane students seems pricey. Are the housing prices near Tulane comparable to the Papillon apartments?

Also, any recommendations for someone moving with their family? Looking for an affordable two bedroom apartment.

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Re: Housing at Tulane?

Postby nol607 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:29 am

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Re: Housing at Tulane?

Postby nol607 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:32 am

If you're really trying to live in an apartment type residence, check out the Saulet. It is very close to the CBD and warehouse district and is self-contained. Most of the people who live there are twenty-somethings, and there is a nice pool. The drawback is that it is a dangerous area, outside of the Saulet "compound."

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Re: Housing at Tulane?

Postby chrisokc » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:34 am

tigerlilly17 wrote:How about family housing? I was looking at the Papillon information on Tulane's website but, coming from a place where a three bedroom student townhouse only cost me $606 a month as an undergrad, the housing for Tulane students seems pricey. Are the housing prices near Tulane comparable to the Papillon apartments?

Also, any recommendations for someone moving with their family? Looking for an affordable two bedroom apartment.

I'm used to a low-cost-of-living area also, and, in comparison, New Orleans appears to be prohibitively expensive. It looks like it will be tough to find decent housing for a family for under $1,200/month.

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Re: Housing at Tulane?

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:47 am

nol607 wrote:If you're really trying to live in an apartment type residence, check out the Saulet. It is very close to the CBD and warehouse district and is self-contained. Most of the people who live there are twenty-somethings, and there is a nice pool. The drawback is that it is a dangerous area, outside of the Saulet "compound."


Haha! So true. I know a 2L that stays there.

Anyone who is interested in staying in an apartment building (vs a home) should look at the Esplanade at City Park. It's in a great part of town and next to a park with the largest collection of oak trees in world (if I'm not mistaken), the New Orleans Art Museum, etc. etc.

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Re: Housing at Tulane?

Postby tigerlilly17 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 11:33 pm

How is the Metairie area?




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