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What $1,000 rents you in New Orleans right now

Five apartments in five New Orleans neighborhoods

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a column exploring what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount in several New Orleans neighborhoods. Is one person’s studio another person’s mansion? Let’s find out! Today’s price: $1,000.

A blue-painted double home with red doors and a tree planted near the sidewalk Photo via Craigslist
Kitchen with granite countertops, black refrigerator, stove and microwave, and wood cabinets above them Photo via Craigslist
White-painted bedroom with a window, closet, and above-closet storage Photo via Craigslist
White-painted living room with ceiling fan and hardwood floors, facing the front door and a window that faces the street Photo via Craigslist

This bright-blue renovated double houses two private bedrooms just steps off the lush Lafitte Greenway in Mid-City and a few blocks from a busy stretch of Broad Street near Whole Foods, Hey! Coffee Co., and The Broad Theater. There are granite countertops in the kitchen, a washer and dryer, and hardwood floors throughout, for an asking price of $1,150. Heads up, renters looking for more green space for Fido: This space doesn’t allow pets.

Blue-painted house ornately carved red front door and a flowering tree on the sidewalk Photo via Craigslist
Orange-red-painted front room with a ceiling fan and street-facing window with drapes Photo via Craigslist
Orange-red-painted room with bricked fireplace, ceiling fan and hardwood floors Photo via Craigslist
Green grass-filled backyard with chainlink fence Photo via Craigslist

Renters who want to go solar can head to Algiers Point for a solar panel-equipped one-bedroom home with 750 square feet of space, going for $950. Unique patterned walls frame 12-foot ceilings and original hardwood floors. A relatively large fenced-in backyard offers space for pets, and a tankless water heater will likely keep bills low and hot water on demand. The Pelican Avenue home is also close to the Greek-column-flanked Cita Dennis Hubbell Library as well as the Algiers Courthouse and its clocktower. The charming Canal ferry is minutes away.

Wrought-iron-lined front porch with columns and green shutters Photo via Craigslist
Patterned wood flooring in shotgun-styled living rooms with built-in shelves and tiled fireplace Photo via Craigslist

A two-story, three-bedroom home in a quiet stretch of St. Roch also houses 1.5 bathrooms. You’ll have to bring your own appliances, but the recently renovated duplex is asking $900, and it’s fitted with ceiling fans and two shotgun-styled living areas with quirky wood floors and original (nonworking) fireplaces. The home is close to the interstate and a short drive to bars and restaurants in Marigny and Bywater.

White-and-green-painted double with porch Photo via Craigslist
Checkerboard-styled patio tiles with patio furniture in backyard Photo via Craigslist
Kitchen with stainless steel stove and refrigerator, and five white wooden cabinets under the sink Photo via Craigslist
Wood-paneled living area with television and sofas with tiled floors Photo via Craigslist

For $985, a one-bedroom home in the Carrollton/Leonidas neighborhood on the edge of Palmer Park sports tiled floors and tons of cabinet space in a cozy kitchen, a tiled bathroom, and a fun wood-paneled living area, and wood floors in a bedroom leading to a checkerboard stone-tiled patio and backyard lawn. It’s a short walk to the Carrollton streetcar and Robert Fresh Market, and pets are welcome.

Porch exterior with steps leading to flyscreen door entry Photo via Craigslist
Living area with hardwood floors and ceiling fan Photo via Craigslist
Tiled kitchen with rustic cabinets Photo via Craigslist
Black-and-white tiled floor in a bathroom with clawfoot tub Photo via Craigslist

In Uptown, a one-bedroom apartment along St. Charles Avenue near First Street offers a prime parade-viewing spot (and bathroom) during Carnival, with a welcoming porch and tall ceilings, gorgeous wood floors in the living and bedrooms, and a kitchen with large ceramic tile flooring and lots of glass-paned wood cabinets. It also offers central air and heat and a black-and-white-tiled bathroom with clawfoot tub. It’s across the street from the tony Louise S. McGehee School and sits between Lafayette cemeteries 1 and 2 and blocks from neighborhood hang Verret’s Lounge and the McKenna Museum of African-American Art. The 600-square-foot space is available in the fall and is asking $1,200.


Which apartment for around $1,000 would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 24%
    Blue double on the Greenway
    (31 votes)
  • 20%
    Solar-equipped Algiers Point home
    (26 votes)
  • 6%
    St. Roch duplex
    (9 votes)
  • 5%
    Palmer Park hideaway
    (7 votes)
  • 43%
    St. Charles Avenue one bedroom
    (56 votes)
129 votes total Vote Now

Lafitte Greenway

Lafitte Greenway, New Orleans, LA 70119