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A+ Slidell Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
C+ Slidell Cost of Living Cost of living is 5% higher than Louisiana
973% less expensive than the US average
928% less expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Slidell cost of living
D Slidell Crime Total crime is 1% lower than Louisiana
Total crime
3,87741% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 2641% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-31%Year over year crime is down
Slidell crime
D- Slidell Employment Household income is 14% higher than Louisiana
Median household income
$52,0996% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$26,31112% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
6%38% higher than the US average
Slidell employment
F Slidell Housing Home value is 4% higher than Louisiana
Median home value
$153,60017% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$9662% higher than the US average
Home ownership
68%8% higher than the US average
Slidell real estate or Slidell rentals
A Slidell Schools HS graduation rate is 3% higher than Louisiana
High school grad. rates
81%3% lower than the US average
School test scores
72%46% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
14:114% lower than the US average
Slidell K-12 schools or Slidell colleges

Living in Slidell, LA

Slidell is a medium-sized city located in the state of Louisiana. The city has a population of 27,697 residents. The majority of Slidell residents report their race to be White; this is followed by Black and Asian. If finding a family friendly city is important to you, look no further. With more than 71% of the population considered married and 63% with kids under the age of 18, Slidell could be considered a very suitable city for families.

If you’re considering relocating to any new city, it could be a very daunting task. However, it could also be a good experience if you are willing to get to know the town before actually living in Slidell, Louisiana. With useful information like crime, cost of living, weather, education, housing and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Slidell and in the areas around Slidell is a much easier task.

Slidell, LA receives 74/100 for its livability score; this results in a ranking of #139 in Louisiana and #6,554 in the USA. For each of the livability categories, we know that Slidell ranks very well for amenities (A+), weather (B) and education (A). Slidell does not do well for the following: crime (F), employment (D-) and housing (F). It might be a smart idea to take a closer look at each category to find out why.

Based on the proximity of local amenities like grocery stores, restaurants, coffee shops, parks, librairies, etc., Slidell has received a higher than average score for its local amenities. If you’re planning on relocating and making this area your permanent home, it’s nice to know that there is an ample amount of amenities and things to do within walking distance or a short drive. Some of the interesting things to do and attractions include: Cajun Encounters, Cajun Encounters Private Tours, and Dr. Wagner's Honey Island Swamp Tour.

Knowing that the Slidell schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 72%, which is far higher than the national average.

Certain items on your wish list like shopping, restaurants, nightlife and proximity to public transportation are all important factors to search for. Having said that, perhaps the most important metric to consider when contemplating a move to Slidell is real estate affordability. Median real estate prices in Slidell come in at $153,600, which is 3.6% higher than the Louisiana average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Slidell, the home price to income ratio is 3, which is 9.1% lower than the Louisiana average. For most people, purchasing a new home is the biggest investment they will make in their lifetime. Taking a look at overall real estate appreciation rates in Slidell will offer some insight into determining if your home purchase will be a solid investment for years to come. In Slidell, the year-over-year appreciation rates were 0%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 3.6%.

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Do Not Buy

Do not buy the house at 1024 Brandon Drive Slidell, LA 70461. The owners are misleading potential buyers about the foundation of the house. It is cracked and sinking in the northwest corner. When my husband and I did a walk through, we noticed this and immediately asked the realtor about it. They paid no attention to our concern.
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Slidell is no more dangerous than Terrytown

Slidell is a Amtrak stop about 25 miles ne of New Orleans. We have visited and hung out in Slidell many, many times. The food is A plus, the culture is great, and the people are similar to the ones in Terrytown ((some of the best, most special people on the planet with some lowlife.) The cost of living is not cheap. The insurance costs in LA are incredible. Southern Louisiana has some of the most beautiful skies at times, and some of the most intense rain storms (including destructive hurricanes.) Great eating is a way of life in Slidell. In addition to our favorite chains: Piccadilly, Cici's, and Shoneys, there are some local restaurants like Sicily's and Times Grill that offer food unlike anywhere else. There is salt water shoreline along Lake Pontchartrain, and a state park, Fountainbleau with its' own nice beach about 18 miles west. Slidell is ethnically diverse, but contains a smaller black population than Terrytown (30 miles SW.) Catholics and Baptists make up the two largest groups. For familes, straight couples, and retirees, Slidell should definately be considered. Slidell, like most of LA is religiously active, and offers four Catholic Churches. One of the nicest is Saint Margaret Mary off Robert Road on the north side of town. The "high" crime rate is probably a little lower than Terrytown. The "low" cost of living is also another misconception because of high auto and homeowners.
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Source: The Slidell, LA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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