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Versailles Garden Subdivision is a peaceful place to call home in New Orleans East

Pictured is Jamie Crawford, who has lived in New Orleans East with her son for six years. She moved to Versailles Garden when she was having her first child and said it has been a perfect home for her family. | Photo by Cheryl Gerber

Jamie Crawford, a patient care technician at University Medical Center, grew up in the Lower Ninth Ward but moved to New Orleans East for better housing when she was having her first child.

“I wanted to raise him in a good neighborhood, and I was drawn to Versailles Garden Subdivision because I found a beautiful home inside of a peaceful neighborhood,” she said. “The pricing for my home was in my budget, so I was headed for a great start. I liked everything about this particular neighborhood. Ever since the first day, I found my new home.”

Crawford said she loves so many aspects about New Orleans, with its unique food, music and residents.

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“I’ve visited many places, but there is no place like New Orleans. My city is spicy. But in particular, New Orleans East is a great place to raise a family.”

She credits Versailles Garden Subdivision with having peaceful surroundings, kind neighbors and well-kept properties.

“The residents in my neighborhood are like family,” Crawford said. “Sometimes, I see groups of women walking for exercise, and on weekends, some of my neighbors barbecue with family and friends. I think it’s great for community bonding.”

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Crawford often sees kids walking to and from school, and she enjoys taking her son to Joe Brown Park.

“He plays with kids his age on the playground; I enjoy seeing the kids run and play together,” she said. “The park has a nice walking trail, and twice per week I go on the trail to work out.”

Since Hurricane Katrina, most of the families in Versailles Garden Subdivision renovated and moved back into their homes.

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“I really like the structure of the homes in New Orleans East,” Crawford said. “Post-Katrina, a lot of families dreamt of moving and raising happy families in New Orleans East because of the beautiful homes, good schools and things to do with family.”

Crawford plans to get involved in some of the community organizations in New Orleans East.

She enjoys helping others and is working on a book called “The Testimony of The Little One,” dedicated to her 6-year-old son, Zion Crawford.

“I had Zion at 26 weeks, and since then, he has faced many health challenges,” Crawford said. “He has been on a ventilator three times due to his severe asthma. Last year, we overcame a lot from Zion getting off the ventilator to owning our very first home.”

Crawford also is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in the Science of Nursing in order to provide better care for her patients and her community.

“My goal is to provide great care for my city as a whole,” she said.

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