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Potential job paying good money, good retirement prospects.

Only downside is long days away from family, but I do that on occasion already and this will not be for extended periods.

Need to live within a few hours of Hammond area of Louisiana.

What is the closest place with good schools, some culture, and fishing?

I was looking at Gulf Shores or Biloxi to the east. Beaumont or Lake Charles to the west. I know nothing about any of these areas except that I met some really beautiful girls from Lake Charles once...
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what's the closest place to Hammond with fishing and culture? Hammond...
what's the closest place to Hammond with good schools? Texas...

PS I would invest in a map
You ain't gonna be commuting from Beaumont or gulf shores to hammond
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Have you look at Mandeville or Madisonville?
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cgrand is right......good schools are relative.......some of the best in the area you are looking at are Ascension parish and Livingston Parish......

But Louisiana schools still have a ways to go to be "good" compared to the best in the country.

I like the rural areas I find there are better values for your kids.
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Mandeville/Covington area
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I would invest in a map, but why bother when you have gps?

Actually, the schedule will be 7/7 or 14/14 and I would commute in on the first day, out on the last.

The other cities listed seem feasible.
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+1 Mandeville/ Madisonville. I grew up in South Louisiana and I have family there in Madisonville, beautiful small town without being too far from the city
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Originally Posted by rit.05 View Post
I would invest in a map, but why bother when you have gps?

Actually, the schedule will be 7/7 or 14/14 and I would commute in on the first day, out on the last.

The other cities listed seem feasible.
Mandeville/Covington/Madisonville/Slidell. Public schools are probably the best in the state and plenty of private school options. Cost of living is pretty good and it is very safe. Plenty of culture nearby in Nola and fishing is all around. Only a few hours to orange beach for a weekend vacation.
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Mandeville/Covington/Madisonville/Slidell. Public schools are probably the best in the state and plenty of private school options. Cost of living is pretty good and it is very safe. Plenty of culture nearby in Nola and fishing is all around. Only a few hours to orange beach for a weekend vacation.

Any private (prep) school recommendations?
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Best fishing? Venice
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Mandeville or Covington public schools are good. Water is warm and the beer is cold. Come on down.
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Central is a break-away city. Is really the burbs to NE of BR. Broke away from Baton Rouge ~5-7 years ago to start own independant school system. Consistantly in top 3 public school systems in the state. Suprisingly, about the 14th largest city by population in LA. ~40 miles from Hammond. Lots of private schools in BR too. Just an FYI for somewhere very close with schools everyone is trying to get into.

Culture? it's a whole 'nother world down here cher!

Fishing? Saltwater or fresh? As close a a few miles for fresh, 120+ salt. Some of the best fishing on the planet!
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Why would you want to waste a day commuting on your "off hitch". Takes a 7/7 down to 8/6. Live around Hammond, a lot of these guys have given you great options on living. You could come live in Lafayette, experience some of the BEST food the South has to offer. Plenty of places to live......oh, and we're only 45 miles from salt water
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"Culture", all I can think of is:

Duck Dynasty

Cajun Pawn

Swamp People

Don't get me wrong, those are 3 reasons I'd live there, along with arguably the best inshore fishing in the country.
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Originally Posted by davedowneast View Post
"Culture", all I can think of is:

Duck Dynasty

Cajun Pawn

Swamp People

Don't get me wrong, those are 3 reasons I'd live there, along with arguably the best inshore fishing in the country.
Everybody keep thinking that that is what it's like down here. I've got no problems with that. Poke fun at us and stay where ya at!
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Ascension or Livingston parishes.
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Ascension or Livingston parishes.

Ahhhhh, Livingston Parish.

What do tornados and divorces in Livingston Parish have in common?

Either way, someone is going to lose a perfectly good mobile home.
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Originally Posted by CLang View Post
Everybody keep thinking that that is what it's like down here. I've got no problems with that. Poke fun at us and stay where ya at!
Did Y'all read my last sentence?

BTW, don't worry about me moving there, I'll probably be in Baldwin County in 2 years (for the schools). But I will be visiting, a lot. That area is very similar to where I live now, only more diverse and with bigger marshes.
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Originally Posted by Back-in-Black View Post
Ahhhhh, Livingston Parish.

What do tornados and divorces in Livingston Parish have in common?

Either way, someone is going to lose a perfectly good mobile home.
dont forget the highest per capita number of working chemists in the state
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