Relocating to New Orleans with Latter & Blum
New Orleans... The Big Easy
Straddling the Mississippi River, New Orleans is home to one of the largest and busiest ports in the world and is a center of the maritime industry. The New Orleans region also accounts for a significant portion of the nation's oil refining and petrochemical production. The city is well known for its distinct French Creole architecture, as well as its cross cultural and multilingual heritage. New Orleans is also famous for its cuisine, music, particularly as the birthplace of jazz and its annual celebrations and festivals, most notably Mardi Gras. New Orleans has many major attractions including the world-renowned French Quarter and Bourbon Street.
The New Orleans and the River Region in southeast Louisiana encompasses 4190 square miles and includes the nine parishes (counties) of Orleans, Jefferson, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John, St. James, St. Tammany, Plaquemines and Tangipahoa. The population of the nine-parish Region is approximately 1,394,300.
Climate Semi-tropical. The climate is moderated by the lakes, the Mississippi river and the Gulf of Mexico. Average temperatures range from 40 degrees to 95 degrees. Annual average rainfall totals approximately 58 inches with snowfall being very rare. The humidity averages 76 percent.
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