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What $1,500/Month Rents You in New Orleans

Photos via Craigslist/Realtor
Photos via Craigslist/Realtor

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various New Orleans neighborhoods. Is one person's studio another person's townhouse? Let's find out! Today's price: $1,500.

↑ This recently renovated Bywater cottage includes two, electric gate-guarded parking spaces; original pine floors; stainless steel appliances; a gas range stove and granite counters in the kitchen. The two-bedroom, 1000-square foot space also boasts two independent bathrooms with "roomy" baths and a jet tub, a washer/dryer and central air and heat, and French doors opening to a back deck. The place is not pet friendly, though.

↑ The 1100 square-foot two-bedroom, one-bathroom a few blocks from Freret Street in Uptown that was renovated in 2009 features hardwood floors, a kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a dishwasher, 10-foot ceilings, central air and heat, off-street parking and a fenced-in backyard. Small pets are OK with approval and a deposit.

↑ New construction: a turn-off for New Orleans buyers looking in historic neighborhoods, but probably a boon for renters who just want things to work, damnit. This never-before-lived-in Irish Channel one-bedroom is a 534-square-foot half of a double that includes an in-unit washer and dryer, front and back security cameras, and an alarm system. Other features include hardwood floors, granite and stainless steel in kitchen with a microwave and dishwasher. No pets.

↑ This Warehouse District one-bedroom is tiny at 448 square feet, but it's furnished, includes utilities in the rent, and it's pet friendly. Building amenities include a pool and fitness center.

↑ This Bayou St. John two-bedroom, one-bathroom is 1100 square feet and in walking distance to the Fair Grounds. Recently renovated, it includes off-street parking for one car, hardwood floors, laundry on site and central air and heat. No pets.

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