Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a semi-regular column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various New Orleans neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today, we're looking at apartments renting around $1,300.
↑ For $1,300/month you can buy this half shotgun apartment located at 1005 Poland Avenue. At 885 square feet, this Bywater home has two bedrooms and one bathroom. Highlights include its hardwood flooring, pocket doors, wooden mantels, and washer and dryer hookups. The kitchen has butcher block counters and subway title backsplash. At the rear of the home is a shared backyard. Off-street parking is available, and pets are negotiable.
↑ Located in Treme is this renovated shotgun for $1,350/month. The 1,000-square-foot home has two bedrooms and one bathroom. The home comes fully furnished, including a washer and dryer. Inside are refinished hardwood floors, exposed-brick fireplaces, and soaring ceilings. Outback is a modestly-sized landscaped garden. There is no off-street parking and pets are not allowed.
↑ Right in Bayou St. John, this stands-alone carriage house goes for $1,200/month. The 600-square-foot home has one bedroom and one bathroom. At entry, the apartment has a large open dining and living room that seeps into its kitchen area. The rental includes kitchen appliances and a washer and dryer. Small dogs are considered with a pet deposit of $350. There is no off-street parking.
↑ If living in the Marigny is more of your style, check out this two-bedroom apartment for $1,295/month. Located at 1521 St. Roch Avenue, this home has two bedrooms, one bathroom, and 1,100 square feet. The interior is adorned with beautiful hardwood flooring and charming windows. The reworked kitchen comes with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Off-street parking is available, but there is no mention of any pet policy.
This newly renovated 7th Ward cottage asks $1,400/month. While slightly over budget, this home has two bedrooms and 1,000 square feet. Located in the back half of the complex, the home has an open floor lingo and dining room and a dedicated laundry room. A washer and dryer and stainless steel appliances are included in the rental. This apartment also comes with price access to an over-sized screen porch.
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Two-bedroom Bywater shotgun
Two-bedroom Treme shotgun
One-bedroom Bayou St. John carriage house
Two-bedroom Marigny home
Two-bedroom 7th Ward home