Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount in various New Orleans neighborhoods. We’ve found five rentals within $100 of today’s price, $2,400. Vote for your favorite below.
Narrow and unassuming, Wilkinson is one of the French Quarter’s lesser-known streets, perhaps because it doesn’t bisect the entire square. It’s now home and namesake to The Wilkinson, a luxury apartment building that is as grand as the street is humble. A 2017 renovation outfitted the circa-1844 building with quartz counters, hardwood floors, stainless-steel appliances, and other accoutrements of modern living. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit asks $2,395. No parking is available. Pets under 35 pounds are permitted.
This three-bedroom, two-bathroom duplex unit sits a few blocks off St. Charles Avenue and Napoleon—an intersection that enjoys proximity to both parades and universities. It’s a popular area for college kids, but this unit is a little more luxe than most student housing. A new renovation added subway tile, marble countertops, and stainless-steel appliances. The rent is $2,400, which includes water. Off-street parking is included, but the pet policy isn’t stated.
This 900-square-foot one-bedroom in the CBD feels downright expansive, thanks to soaring 15-foot ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows that admit urban views. It comes fully furnished, and the kitchen has Viking appliances and quartz countertops. Residents also enjoy amenities including a pool, gym, and clubhouse. The rent is $2,500, and that includes off-street parking. No mention of a pet policy, though.
Mandeville is on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain—but it’s still technically part of the greater New Orleans area (even if it feels a million miles away). This four-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom Acadian-style home clocks in a little over budget at $2,500 per month. However, that price gets you a .47-acre lawn, plus a game room, sunroom, and peaceful suburban vibes. There’s a carport for parking; no word on pets.
The Warehouse District’s Gotham Lofts building bills itself as “premier executive suites for your extended stay,” so if you move into this two-bedroom unit, you might not get to know the neighbors—which could be a good thing. The four-story, circa-1820s building has been renovated to include quartz countertops, sliding barn doors, soaking tubs, and subway tiles alongside exposed brick and beams. This 850-square-foot pad asks $2,400. Pets are allowed, but there’s no parking included.
Which $2,400 New Orleans rental would you choose?
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