Planning to move to New Orleans by 1st jan 2013. Is there a flood-safe area to buy a house? I will be working near Tulane and would not like to drive more than 30 minutes to work. Planning to buy a house (300-400K)-price range. Any one knows which are the areas in this neighborhood that not flood prone?
Unless you really want to live IN the city, try the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain, Kenner or Metaire. Whatever you do, have a bugout plan for hurricane season, stay off the road during Mardi Gras, and NEVER go outdoors on New Year's Eve.