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Why New Orleans?

New Orleans, Louisiana

“The Big Easy”, “Crescent City”, “The Birthplace of Jazz” matter what famous nickname you call it , New Orleans is a sight to behold, full of rich history and culture. From partying on Bourbon Street to biting into beignets in Uptown, New Orleans is an exciting place to move to.

Join today and become an integral part of one of the most exciting cities in the world. The abundance of local food and music, our rich history and the vibrant mix of people make New Orleans unlike anywhere else. With year-round festivals, world-famous restaurants and a wealth of family-friendly attractions, New Orleans offers something for everyone. Visit for a slice of things to enjoy on your next trip, and be prepared to discover endless new sources of entertainment for as long as you call New Orleans home.

Cost Of Living

New Orleans offers the perks of a global city at a fraction of the living expenses. New Orleans is the 38th most expensive city in the United States, cheaper than New York, San Francisco, Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia, Chicago, Fort Lauderdale, Houston and Dallas, among others. NOEMS medics are not required to live in the city proper, so you and your loved ones are free to pursue your dream home anywhere in the greater New Orleans region.


Don't like snow? New Orleans is the place for you! Our subtropical climate produces mild winters and allows lush subtropical vegetation to thrive year-round. Temperatures range from an average of 43º F during the night in January to an average of 91º F during the day in July.


When you come to New Orleans, come hungry. This is a town full of eaters who start talking about what they’re going to have for dinner before lunch is over. New Orleans’ rich history and cocktail culture have led the city to become one of the most legendary places to eat in the world. From creole cuisine to traditional Vietnamese dishes, there are plenty of places to please everyone’s palette.


Think New Orleans is exaggerating when we say we’re the Festival Capital of the World? We challenge you to an oyster-shucking contest right here and now. With dozens and dozens of festivals a year honoring everything from pop music and po-boys to tomatoes and Tennessee Williams, the city offers visitors an array of colorful events most every weekend. Check out the festival calendar for this year’s line up!


You can find a number of family-friendly attractions in New Orleans. The sense of neighborhood, of community, and people taking care of each other is one you will never experience anywhere else. With an average of 216 sunny days a year, there are limitless opportunities to explore Louisiana’s bayous, swamps and coastal marshes. Check out the 10 best things to do with kids in New Orleans.

Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras, a vibrant and exhilarating celebration, is a beloved annual tradition that fills the streets of New Orleans with an explosion of color, music, and revelry. This iconic festival, known for its elaborate parades, flamboyant costumes, and joyful spirit, encapsulates the rich cultural heritage and boundless enthusiasm of the city, inviting people from all walks of life to come together and immerse themselves in the magic of Mardi Gras.