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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    D
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C-
  6. Diversity
    C+
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    C+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
West Lake Forest is a neighborhood in New Orleans, Louisiana with a population of 4,015. West Lake Forest is in Orleans Parish. Living in West Lake Forest offers residents an urban suburban mix feel and most residents rent their homes. Many families live in West Lake Forest and residents tend to be liberal.
About West Lake Forest...
Population
4,015

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$152,945
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$885
National
$949
Area Feel
Urban Suburban Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    69%
  • Own
    31%
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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    1,795.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    349.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    3,871.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    5,270.5
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    2,075.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
C+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$25,358
National
$55,322
Families with Children
18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    37%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    25%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    21%
    13%
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The police force is chronically understaffed, making response times longer. The local representatives are not accessible to the constituents. The local laws do not fit nor reflect the needs of the citizens. There is too much division in the city.
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Hurricane Katrina destroyed most of the city in August 2005. The area has been neglected and investments have not been made to restore the area since the storm.
Flooding constantly happens around my area. If a hurricane was to occur my area would be damaged serveraly.