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New Orleans rent comparison: What $1,200 gets you

See what $1,200/month rents you in the Irish Channel, Bywater, and West Riverside neighborhoods

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 $1,200.

$1,200/month in the St. Claude neighborhood can rent you this raised Bywater apartment. At 1,200 square feet, this home has two bedrooms and one bathrooms. Highlights include a sitting porch, double parlor, washer and dryer, and hardwood flooring (except in the kitchen). The unit allows cats but does not mention dogs. And, there is no off-street parking.

This Irish Channel shotgun apartment rents for $1,250/month. The 740-square-foot home has one bedroom and one bathroom. This home has 12-foot ceilings, hardwood flooring, a shared brick courtyard, on-site washer and dryer, and crown moldings. The owner also throws in that the next tenant will have the benefit of friendly neighbors. While the pet policy is negotiable, there is no off-street parking provided.

If you’re not particularly interested in an Irish Channel shotgun, check out this Irish Channel cottage that rents for $1,100/month. While the square footage remains unknown, this home has one bedroom and one bathroom. Considerably smaller than its shotgun counterpart, it appears to have a traditional living room and an eat-in kitchen. The owner says a patio is located at the rear of the home, perfect for grilling.

This Bywater home for $1,250/month sits blocks from the industrial canal. At 1050 square feet, this single-family home has two bedrooms and one bathrooms. Notable features include an electric orange exterior, sizable sitting porch, open floor living room, eat-in kitchen, and a laundry room. If you like the default furniture, you can rent the home furnished for $1,350/month. There is no mention of a pet policy, but there is off-street parking that can accommodate two cars.


Which would you choose?

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  • 7%
    One-bedroom Bywater apartment
    (6 votes)
  • 25%
    Two-bedroom Irish Channel shotgun
    (20 votes)
  • 8%
    One-bedroom Irish Channel apartment
    (7 votes)
  • 58%
    Two-bedroom Bywater single-family home
    (46 votes)
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