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Here’s what $2,000 rents in New Orleans

Homes in five neighborhoods

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount in various New Orleans neighborhoods. Is one person’s studio another person’s Shangri-la? Let’s find out! Today’s price: $2,000.

This bungalow’s quaint exterior hides a super-sleek and stylishly renovated interior. As its listing proclaims, it does indeed have “all the modern finishes of swanky warehouse district condo living,” including stainless-steel appliances, subway tile, recessed lighting, and vessel sinks. The three-bedroom, two-bathroom home in Gentilly Terrace asks $1,900/month, and no pets are allowed.

Here’s a sweet little three-bedroom shotgun home in Bywater. Clad in a fresh, frosty palette of ice blues and whites, it’s as refreshing as a cavity-free trip to the dentist. The newly renovated kitchen features granite counters and pendant lights. There’s also a fenced backyard which is larger than average for the neighborhood, but sadly, pets aren’t allowed. The asking price is $1,900/month.

This snug French Quarter condo comes furnished and features plenty of exposed brick, crown molding, and a clawfoot tub. Its private balcony overlooks a shared courtyard. At 856 square feet, the two-bedroom, one-bathroom is relatively spacious. The $2,000/month rent includes utilities and parking, but pets aren’t welcome.

Ultra-contemporary renovations abound at this price point, it would seem. Here’s a former corner store that’s been turned into a home with the coolest sunken living room we’ve seen in New Orleans. The Craftsman-style corner store in Holy Cross has been gutted to the studs and outfitted with all-new siding, a new roof, a new HVAC system...the list goes on. Plus, there are sliding barn doors in places one would not expect to see sliding barn doors. The three-bedroom home asks $2,100. Cats (and only cats) are allowed.

A newly renovated, two-story home in Algiers Point offers plenty of room to stretch out, as well as quaint touches including built-in bookshelves, wood flooring, and balconies. The requisite on-trend touches (wood panel accents, subway tile) are present as well. The three-bedroom home asks $2,100/month—but there’s no pet policy stated in the listing.


Which home for around $2,000 would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Contemporary Gentilly bungalow
    (7 votes)
  • 22%
    Bywater shotgun
    (24 votes)
  • 30%
    French Quarter condo
    (33 votes)
  • 16%
    Holy Cross corner store
    (18 votes)
  • 24%
    Algiers Point two-story home
    (27 votes)
109 votes total Vote Now


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