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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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Blue double on the Greenway
Solar-equipped Algiers Point home
St. Roch duplex
Palmer Park hideaway
St. Charles Avenue one bedroom