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New Orleans, LA

New Orleans, LA


Is New Orleans calling your name?

Moving to the largest city in the state of Louisiana and the 46th largest city in the United States is a big deal! Named after Orléans, a city located in France, New Orleans is famous for its cuisine, music, and Mardi Gras. Whether you call it “The Big Easy,” “Crescent City,” “NOLA,” “America’s Most Interesting City,” or “Nawlins,” there’s no mistake that you’re about to move to one great city. Keep reading to learn more about New Orleans and what moving there will mean for you and your family.

Visit Jackson Square after moving to New Orleans.

Moving to New Orleans…what you need to know

How to pronounce it. The fastest way to becoming a local is to make sure you’re pronouncing the city’s name correctly. It’s “New-Or-Luns.” Pronounce it “New Or-leans” and you’ll be marked as a tourist for sure.

It’s big. The metro area is home to 1.2 million residents, while the city itself has a population of 369,250.

No counties. Louisiana refers to “counties” as parishes. The only other state with no counties is Alaska – they have boroughs and census areas instead.

Under the sea. New Orleans sits below sea level. In some areas, the city is as much as 10 feet below.

Rankings. New Orleans has achieved quite a few rankings and awards:

  • One of 20 Top “Cities of Possibility” in the World by Good Magazine.
  • #1 as America’s New Brainpower City by Forbes
  • #5 Travel Destination in the U.S. by TripAdvisor
  • Most Cost-Friendly City for Businesses by KPMG International
  • #12 for U.S. Cities with Infrastructure jobs
  • #1 for Where Working-Age Americans are moving by Forbes
  • #9 among Cities with the Fastest Growing Incomes by Nerdwallet
  • #2 Most Aspirational City by The Daily Beast

It gets warm. Typical of a humid subtropical climate, New Orleans has short, mild winters and long hot and humid summers. During the summer, temps can reach into the high 90s. It also rains a lot during the summer, with about 62 inches on average. Winters aren’t bad in the area, with lows dipping into the 40s. You will need to be prepared for hurricanes while living in New Orleans. The city has been hit by many hurricanes, including the most disastrous one, Katrina, in 2005.

The economy is strong. If you’re looking for work in New Orleans, you’re in luck – the economy is doing great. The city has one of the largest and busiest ports in the world, and there is a strong oil, petroleum, and natural gas market. The city is also a higher learning mecca, with more than 50,000 students living in the area. Tourism also drives the city’s economy, as well as business (Entergy is the city’s only Fortune 500 Company), healthcare, and construction.

Life slowed down. You won’t be living in a New York minute in New Orleans. Life goes by much slower in this southern town, so if you’re used to always being on the go, take a step back and enjoy all the city has to offer day by day.

The food is delicious. There are several foods that you should familiarize yourself with after moving to New Orleans: gumbo, po-boys, crawfish etouffee, jambalaya, red beans and rice, muffulettas, beignets, shrimp creole, andouille, oysters Rockefeller, bread pudding, creole pralines, bananas foster, and king cake. Once you’ve tasted all these foods, consider yourself a true New Orleanian.

It’s the birthplace of jazz. Therefore, you don’t want to miss the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, also known as Jazz Fest. It happens every year and is so much fun!

There are plenty of education opportunities. There are 101 elementary schools, 97 middle schools, 45 high schools in the area. Overall, there are 51 public schools and 129 private schools in New Orleans! There are also several higher education institutions, including Tulane University and the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary.

There’s plenty to do and see!

  • The National World War II Museum
  • The New Orleans Museum of Art, Contemporary Arts Center, and Ogden Museum of Southern Art
  • The Audubon Zoo, Aquarium of the Americas, Longue Vue House and Gardens, and the New Orleans Botanical Garden
  • City Park, one of the country’s most expansive and visited urban parks
  • The French Quarter
  • Jackson Square
  • St. Louis Cathedral
  • New Orleans Saints (NFL)
  • New Orleans Pelicans (NFL)
  • Mardi Gras
  • LaFraniere Park
  • French Quarter Fest

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How to move to New Orleans on budget

When you move to New Orleans with U-Pack®, you can rest assured that you can move there for an affordable price and fast, too. U-Pack does all the driving, so you can enjoy some of New Orleans’ rich tradition as soon as you get there. And because U-Pack prices are similar to truck rental, you don’t have to stretch your budget just to move there. Here’s how it works:

U-Pack delivers the moving equipment to your home and you load. Once your belongings are loaded, U-Pack will take care of all the transportation. This frees you up to drive your personal vehicle to the area or fly to New Orleans. When your belongings arrive at your new home in New Orleans, U-Pack will pick up the equipment after you unload. Easy as that!

Compare U-Pack to other New Orleans moving companies. Get a free moving quote to see how much you’ll save moving to New Orleans with U-Pack. We drive. You save.®

New Orleans Moving Resources

City Website

Visitor’s Site

Chamber of Commerce

Station Address:
Address: 400 Shrewsbury Road
New Orleans, LA 70121
United States
Mailing Address: 400 Shrewsbury Road
Jefferson, LA 70121
United States
Phone Numbers:
Customer Service: (504) 837-7571
Fax: (504) 832-5049

If we are not able to provide door-to-door delivery to your city near New Orleans, LA, you can save money by loading or unloading at the service center conveniently located in New Orleans, LA. If you have questions about serviceability to your location, please call us at 800-240-7422, and a U-Pack Moving Consultant will gladly help.

Cities Served:
ABITA SPRINGS, LAAKERS, LAALGIERS, LA
ALVIN CALLENDER, LAAMA, LAANGIE, LA
ARABI, LAARCOLA, LAAVONDALE, LA
BARATARIA, LABAYOU GAUCHE, LABELLE ALLIANCE, LA
BELLE CHASSE, LABELLE ROSE, LABERTRANDVILLE, LA
BOGALUSA, LABOHEMIA, LABOLIVAR, LA
BONFOUCA, LABOOTHVILLE, LABORGNEMOUTH, LA
BOURG, LABOUTTE, LABRAITHWAITE, LA
BRIDGE CITY, LABRIDGEDALE, LABURAS, LA
BUSH, LACAERNOVAN, LACARLISLE, LA
CHACKBAY, LACHALMETTE, LACHAUVIN, LA
CHEF MENTEUR, LACHESBROUGH, LACLAIBORNE, LA
CLIFTON, LACOCODRIE, LACONCESSION, LA
COVINGTON, LACROWN POINT, LACUT OFF, LA
DAVANT, LADES ALLEMANDS, LADESTREHAN, LA
DONNER, LADULAC, LAEDGARD, LA
ELMWOOD, LAEMPIRE, LAENGLISH TURN, LA
ESTELLE, LAFLORRISSANT, LAFLUKER, LA
FOLSOM, LAFORT SAINT LEON, LAPORT FOURCHON, LA
FRANKLINTON, LAFRELLSEN, LAFRENCH SETTLEMENT, LA
GALLIANO, LAGARYVILLE, LAGENTILLY, LA
GENTILLY TERRACE, LAGENTILLY WOODS, LAGHEENS, LA
GIBSON, LAGOLDEN MEADOW, LAGOOD HOPE, LA
GOULDSBORO, LAGRAMERCY, LAGRAND ISLE, LA
GRANGEVILLE, LAGRAY, LAGREENSBURG, LA
GRETNA, LAHAHNVILLE, LAHARAHAN, LA
HARVEY, LAHESTER, LAHOME PLACE, LA
HOUMA, LAHUMPHREYS, LAHUSSER, LA
JAY, LAJEFFERSON, LAJESUIT BEND, LA
KENNEDY HEIGHTS, LAKENNER, LAKENTWOOD, LA
KILLONA, LALABADIEVILLE, LALACOMBE, LA
LAFITTE, LALA PLACE, LALAROSE, LA
LEEVILLE, LALEWISBURG, LALIONS, LA
LITTLE WOODS, LALIVE OAK, LALOCKPORT, LA
LORANGER, LALULING, LALUTCHER, LA
MCDONOGHVILLE, LAMADISONVILLE, LAMANDEVILLE, LA
MARRERO, LAMATHEWS, LAMAUREPAS, LA
MERAUX, LAMETAIRIE, LAMICHOUD, LA
MID CITY, LAMONTEGUT, LAMONTEGUT, LA
MONTPELIER, LAMONTZ, LAMOUNT AIRY, LA
MOUNT HERMON, LAMYRTLE GROVE, LANAIRN, LA
NAOMI, LANAPOLEONVILLE, LANEW ORLEANS, LA
NEW SARPY, LANORCO, LAOAK POINT, LA
OLIVER, LAPAINCOURTVILLE, LAPARADIS, LA
PAULINA, LAPEARL RIVER, LAPHOENIX, LA
PIERRE PART, LAPINE GROVE, LAPLATTENVILLE, LA
POINTE A LA HACHE, LAPORT NICKEL, LAPORT SULPHUR, LA
POYDRAS, LARACELAND, LAREMY, LA
RESERVE, LARIGOLETS, LARIVER RIDGE, LA
ROBERT, LARURAL PARK, LAST BENEDICT, LA
ST BERNARD, LAST CHARLES, LAST CLAIR, LA
ST ROSE, LASATSUMA, LASCHRIEVER, LA
SELLERS, LASHELL BEACH, LASHREWSBURY, LA
SLIDELL, LASOUTH KENNER, LASOUTHPORT, LA
SPANISH FORT, LASTANTON, LASTAR, LA
SUN, LASUPREME, LATAFT, LA
TALISHEEK, LATANGIPAHOA, LATERRYTOWN, LA
THERIOT, LATHIBODAUX, LATHREE OAKS, LA
TIMBERLANE, LATOCA, LATRIUMPH, LA
VACHERIE, LAVENICE, LAVERDUNVILLE, LA
VIDRINE, LAVIOLET, LAWAGGAMAN, LA
WEST END, LAWEST POINTE A LA HAC, LAWESTWEGO, LA
WHITEHALL, LAWILMER, LAYSCLOSKEY, LA
FOUCHON, LAMARATHON, LAPORT CHALMETTE, LA
Upcoming Holidays Observed:
Service may be curtailed. Contact local service center for details.