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New Orleans
New Orleans
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New Orleans is a major United States port and the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana.

The population of the city was 343,829 as of the 2010 U.S. Census. The New Orleans metropolitan area (New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner Metropolitan Statistical Area) had a population of 1,167,764 in 2010 and was the 46th largest in the United States.

The New Orleans–Metairie–Bogalusa Combined Statistical Area, a larger trading area, had a 2010 population of 1,452,502. Before Hurricane Katrina, Orleans Parish was the most populous parish in Louisiana. As of 2015, it ranked third, trailing neighboring Jefferson Parish and East Baton Rouge Parish.

The city of New Orleans is geographically coextensive with Orleans Parish. The city is known for its distinct French and Spanish Creole architecture, as well as its cross-cultural and multilingual heritage. New Orleans is famous for its cuisine, music (particularly as the birthplace of jazz) and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras.

The city is often referred to as the "most unique" in the United States. New Orleans is located in southeastern Louisiana, and occupies both sides of the Mississippi River. The heart of the city and its French Quarter is on the river's north side. The city and Orleans Parish (French: paroisse d'Orléans) are coterminous. The city and parish are bounded by the parishes of St. Tammany to the north, St. Bernard to the east, Plaquemines to the south, and Jefferson to the south and west. Lake Pontchartrain, part of which lies within the city limits, lies to the north and Lake Borgne lies to the east.

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I believe its age friendly because of the amount of local stores and schools and small businesses. Its a place where older people have purchased homes and lives for years as well as a place u can move to and raise kids and maybe start a business.
My neighborhood is very friendly everyone gets along and we all look out for each other around here. It's more older people than younger and everyone has respect for each other.
There are hundreds of free festivals, music events, art exhibits and community outings...all for free. Coupled with excellent public transit and friendly people, New Orleans makes for a lively retirement community with lots to do on a limited budget.
The culture here is age friendly but jobs are scarce and low paying. Transportation is available only in certain areas so having a car is essential. Insurance is one of the highest in the country. Rents are expensive.
Age Friendly Advisor gave New Orleans a 4-star rating in general livability. There are many good transportation options such as public transit, bike rentals, and ride-sharing. New Orleans is very diverse with regard to age and background. There are numerous community events throughout the year that make this city a very enjoyable place for an older population.

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How did Louisiana earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Louisiana has a state sales tax of 5.00%. Of particular interest is that Louisiana does not have taxes on social security. There are no estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Louisiana has an effective property tax rate of 0.51%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Louisiana earned its state tax grade of B.

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