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What $2,500 rents in New Orleans right now

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. Today’s price: $ 2,500 (or thereabouts). Vote for your favorite below.

What does $2,500/month get you in New Orleans? A luxury apartment in literally every single neighborhood. (There, you can skip reading the rest of this article.) Coming in a little under budget at $2,450 is this two-story French Quarter condo, which sits on Rampart Street by the streetcar line. Its French doors open to an iron lace balcony, and there are chandeliers and built-in bookcases galore. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms fill out its 1,003 square feet.

At 2,000 square feet, this Arts and Crafts three-bedroom is twice as big as the French Quarter condo, and it sits on a leafy, residential corner near where Uptown tips over into Mid-City. Exposed beams and stained-glass windows lend charm to the three-bedroom, two-bathroom dwelling. There’s a glass porch, a balcony, a deck, and a big backyard, but sadly, pets aren’t allowed. The home asks $2,400/month and is also catty-corner to Palmer Park.

This ultra-contemporary two-bedroom, two-bathroom home is part of St. Thomas and Ninth, a new development by architect (and resident) Jonathan Tate. Each free-standing corrugated metal home is fitted snugly against its neighbors—although the condos don’t share walls, they’re close enough that the narrow spaces between them double as porches, decks, and parking spaces. Luxe touches include Italian cabinetry, quartz countertops, and marble-clad bathrooms. It’s 1,577 square feet; dogs and cats are allowed, and the asking price is $2,650/month.

All utilities are included in this fully furnished Uptown shotgun’s $2,600/month rent. Located a block from Magazine Street, its 967 square feet include two bedrooms and one bathroom. There’s also a washer-dryer on the premises, and plenty of NOLA-y touches including floor-to-ceiling windows, wooden floors, transoms, and exposed brick fireplaces.

Here’s an opulent one-bedroom condo in the Warehouse District’s Cotton Mill building, which includes high ceilings, wooden floors, and exposed brick walls. Perks include access to a pool, gym, and 24-hour security. This 580-square-foot unit comes furnished, and the $2,400/month rent includes all utilities and one parking space.


Which home for around $2,500 would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 50%
    French Quarter condo
    (54 votes)
  • 14%
    Arts and Crafts three-bedroom in Uptown
    (16 votes)
  • 5%
    Contemporary two-bedroom at St. Thomas and Ninth
    (6 votes)
  • 15%
    Uptown shotgun
    (17 votes)
  • 13%
    Warehouse District luxury condo
    (15 votes)
108 votes total Vote Now

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