Navigating Your PCS to New Orleans

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Crescent City Living LLC Licensed LA RE Commission

PCS to New Orleans LA

When orders come in, you'll probably have a lot of questions about your PCS to New Orleans. We're here to give you an overview of what you need to know about your move to the Crescent City.

Where's the base?

NAS JRB is located in Belle Chasse, LA. It's a suburb just south of New Orleans, in Plaquemines Parish.

NAS JRB New Orleans

What communities are closest to the base?

What about schools?

The public school system in New Orleans can be, to put it lightly, a challenge. Navigating the "one app" system of applying for schools all over the city makes it tough for new residents to know where their kids will end up. Jefferson Parish and Plaquemines Parish both offer the traditional system of assigning children to their neighborhood school. It's important to know that many New Orleans residents bite the bullet and send their kids to either private or parochial schools if they don't get into their school of choice.

Should you buy or rent?

We know plenty of service members that already own homes in other parts of the country, so buying may not make financial sense for them. It's important to have a frank discussion with your REALTOR about your future plans. Although rental rates are pretty high in the metro area, if you're only going to be here for 2 years, it may be tough to make a profit when you relocate again. Longer term assignments can give you some confidence that you're safer in buying rather than renting.

Other resources

NAS JRB New Orleans Service Members and Spouses Group

Calculating your New Orleans property taxes  


Need some guidance on finding the right place to call home while you're here? Give us a ring at 504-327-5303. We're happy to help you find a new home or rental property for the duration of your stay in the Crescent City. 




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