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: $900.
It’s not impossible to find a studio apartment in the French Quarter for less than $1,000—but it isn’t easy, especially if you’re looking for a place with a private balcony. This studio sits near the intersection of Dauphine and Conti streets—about a block off Bourbon Street, making its location ideal for a service industry worker. The balcony faces a crepe myrtle-shaded courtyard, and the apartment features newly refinished hardwood floors and an exposed brick wall. No parking; laundry is available on site, and pets are allowed with a deposit on a case-by-case basis. The rent is $850/month.
This two- (or three, depending on how you use the office) bedroom, one-bathroom apartment sits on the lower level of a raised Craftsman double in Algiers Point. The 850-square-foot unit appears fresh, clean, and functional inside, with wooden floors and window AC units throughout. It’s a short walk from the Algiers ferry, in a quiet, cafe- and boutique-scattered historic neighborhood. Off-street parking is available, but no pet policy is stated. Rent is $895/month.
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment on the second floor of this Uptown abode is two blocks from Carrollton Avenue and the streetcar line, within a stone’s throw of Tulane and Loyola universities. It’s bare-bones but charming, thanks to hardwood floors, high ceilings, French doors, and windows that admit plenty of natural light. There’s also a shared yard and balcony, and the $895/month rent includes water.
Today’s price point goes a long way if you’re willing to reside right outside of Orleans Parish limits. This Metairie apartment complex, Park Oaks, is so close to New Orleans it’s practically in Lakeview, and it has a one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit on the market for $895/month. That rent includes access to the landscaped pool area and 24-hour emergency maintenance. The sunny, 686-square-foot apartment features an airy living area with porch access, a washer-dryer, and walk-in closets. Dogs and cats are permitted with an extra fee.
This unassuming Treme apartment complex sits within a block of Esplanade Avenue and about three blocks away from Rampart Street, the French Quarter’s northernmost boundary. The Marais Street Apartments complex is gated and quiet, with off-street parking and tidy, tiled units. This one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit asks $899/month, and small cats and dogs are allowed with a deposit.
Which apartment for around $900 would you choose?
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French Quarter studio
Algiers Point two-bedroom