Located in close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, New Orleans is one of the largest port cities in the United States and the world. Many tons of valuable cargo enter and leave the region on a daily basis. As a result, the area is home to many shipping related businesses such as those involved with shipbuilding, logistics, commodity brokerage and freight forwarding. Additionally, many oil rigs lie just off the city's shoreline. The state ranks fifth in the United States for oil production and eighth in reserves. The Fortune 500 company Entergy is also based in New Orleans. The state's economy yields plenty of job opportunity thanks to the strength of local port, shipping and oil industries.

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As the largest city in Louisiana, New Orleans needs little introduction. Whether you come for the food, culture or history, the metropolitan area offers a number of available homes, apartments and condos for anyone looking to buy. Three and four bedrooms homes are easily found on the market and serve as a perfect next step for growing families. The sprawling metropolis straddles the Mississippi River, which gives you the option of a water front property. If you want to live in the middle of the city or in the suburbs, the perfect home is waiting for you in New Orleans.

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