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 $50 of today’s price, $1,500. Vote for your favorite below.
This French Quarter loft requires occupants to climb four flights of stairs, but plenty of treats await those with decent cardiovascular endurance. With a layout resembling an oversized studio apartment, the spacious 809-square-foot unit has large dormer windows that admit lots of light and downtown views. It comes furnished or unfurnished, and the bathroom was recently remodeled. No pets are allowed, and parking isn’t included in the $1,450/month rent.
This beautifully renovated Irish Channel home is half of a double shotgun. Its two-bedroom, two-bathroom floorplan preserves the home’s linearity while adding privacy to its bedrooms—one is located at the very rear of the home, while another abuts a short hall. Luxe touches include granite counters, wood floors, exposed brick fireplaces, crown molding, and more. There’s also a laundry area. No pets, street parking, and the rent is $1,600/month.
This is the 900-square-foot owner’s unit in a renovated double shotgun in Bywater. We’re smitten with loft-attic situation in the living area, as well as the bathroom’s original details, which include a wall-mounted gas heater and tile work. The vaulted ceilings are another plus. Small dogs are allowed with a $200 deposit, and the large, fenced backyard offers them ample room to romp and play. Rent is $1,550/month.
At 1,200 square feet, this Gentilly bungalow offers plenty of space, as well as tile floors, a Jacuzzi tub, and a cute front porch. But its best amenities are those that aren’t obvious in photos: solar panels, a large corner lot, and a big detached garage. It also faces a green space and is a block from a playground. The three-bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom home asks $1,500/month, which includes lawn maintenance.
If you’re looking for a luxury apartment with all the fixings (heated rooftop pool, workout center with a sauna and steam shower, 24-hour maintenance), this one-bedroom in the CBD is for you. It features granite countertops, sliding bamboo room partitions, and washer/dryers, among many other amenities. The $1,495/month rent includes water, garbage disposal, and Wi-Fi. Cats and dogs are allowed.
Which home would you choose for around $1,500?
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French Quarter loft
Irish Channel shotgun
Luxury CBD one-bedroom