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Here’s what $85,000 buys around New Orleans right now

Homes for rent in five neighborhoods—which one would you choose?

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: $1,000 (or thereabouts) per month. Vote for your favorite below.

Via Redfin

There are still affordable homes to be had in the 7th Ward—including this two-bedroom, one-bathroom single. Hardwood floors, transoms, mantels, and all the charming accoutrements you’d expect of a traditional NOLA home are all in place. The 900-square-foot home sits on a petite, fenced lot and asks $89,500.

Via Redfin
Via Redfin

This third-floor condo in Metairie (close enough to the 17th Street Canal that it’s practically part of Lakeview) packs a lot of style into a 780-square-foot layout. It has cathedral ceilings, wood floors, exposed brick walls, a walk-in closet, and a private balcony that feel much tonier than its $85,000 price tag would suggest. Built in 1971, the one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo enjoys pool access.

Via Redfin

This four-bedroom, two-bathroom home on the West Bank near Federal City comes in under budget at $79,000—but its 1,365 square feet don’t feel bare bones at all, thanks to extras including bathroom tile, arched doorways, and wooden floors. It’s two blocks from the Mississippi River bike and walking trail.

Via Redfin

Here’s a handsome (and, at 1,900 square feet, huge for the price point) townhome for sale in New Orleans East in a gated subdivision just off Downman Road. Highlights of the three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home include wood and tile floors and a deck. HOA dues are $165/month, and the asking price is $84,900.

Via Redfin

This one-bedroom, one-bathroom in St. Claude is so far below the $85,000 price tag that we questioned whether to include it in this roundup—but ultimately, we couldn’t say no to the concrete lion lawn sculptures, teal carpet, and faux mantel. The $75,000 price tag gets you these amenities and so much more...945 square feet of living space, plus a fenced backyard with off-street parking.


Which home for around $85,000 would you choose?

This poll is closed

  • 46%
    7th Ward single
    (46 votes)
  • 19%
    Metairie condo
    (19 votes)
  • 18%
    West Bank four-bedroom home
    (18 votes)
  • 9%
    New Orleans East townhome
    (9 votes)
  • 6%
    St. Claude cottage
    (6 votes)
98 votes total Vote Now


, , LA 70124

St. Claude

, , LA 70117