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MCSF New Orleans

US Marine Corps Reserve, US Marine Forces North, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, 4th Marine Division, 4th Marine Logistics Group, Force Headquarters Group
2000 Opelousas Ave., New Orleans, LA 70146

In New Orleans, the summers are long, hot, and oppressive; the winters are short, cool, and windy; and it is wet and partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 47°F to 92°F and is rarely below 35°F or above 97°F.


The hot season lasts for 4.1 months, from May 19 to September 22, with an average daily high temperature above 87°F. The hottest day of the year is July 14, with an average high of 92°F and low of 78°F.


The cool season lasts for 2.8 months, from November 29 to February 24, with an average daily high temperature below 69°F. The coldest day of the year is January 8, with an average low of 47°F and high of 63°F.


The wetter season lasts 3.3 months, from June 2 to September 12, with a greater than 40% chance of a given day being a wet day. The chance of a wet day peaks at 60% on July 29.


The drier season lasts 8.7 months, from September 12 to June 2. The smallest chance of a wet day is 20% on October 30.

New Orleans Skyline
New Orleans

Cost of Living
In New Orleans, LA, the overall cost of living index is 99, which is 8% higher than the Louisiana average and 1% lower than the U.S. average. The following categories are used to calculate the overall cost of living index: goods/services (33%), housing (30%), groceries (13%), utilities (10%), transportation (9%) and health care (5%). From the list, it is clear that the categories of goods/services and housing are responsible for the largest portions of the overall cost of living index. As a general rule, everyday goods and services provide an accurate measure of the general cost of goods in any given city. In the case of New Orleans, LA, the city’s goods and services are 2% higher than the Louisiana average and 2% lower than the U.S. average.

Getting to Know the Area
MCSF New Orleans is located in New Orleans, LA. The city’s infectious spirit is sure to invigorate, captivate and motivate you to jump in and see and do so much.  With so many options and many things to do all the time, narrowing the playing field can be a challenge.


New Orleans is a Louisiana city on the Mississippi River, near the Gulf of Mexico. Nicknamed the “Big Easy,” it’s known for its round-the-clock nightlife, vibrant live-music scene and spicy, singular cuisine reflecting its history as a melting pot of French, African and American cultures. Embodying its festive spirit is Mardi Gras, the late-winter carnival famed for raucous costumed parades and street parties.


Check out these websites for a list of all of the great events going on in the area.  

Canal Streetcar in New Orleans
French Quarter
Chapel St. Roch