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.
This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home’s bright-and-cheery stucco exterior conceals an even flashier interior. It has what appears to be wood floors, tile backsplashes, sleek pendant lights, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Its 1,445 square feet include a laundry room, and the wraparound porch and fenced backyard extend the living area to the outdoors. The pet-friendly St. Roch home also has off-street parking, and it’s asking $1,090/month.
The interior of this two-bedroom apartment is very suburbs-tastic (beige carpet, galley kitchen, popcorn ceilings), but the Jurassic Park-esque atrium its balcony overlooks is just weird enough to tip its 1980s vibes into David Lynchian territory. There’s also off-street parking and a nice kidney bean-shaped pool in the courtyard. The 900-square-foot abode asks $995/month, and cats are allowed.
Now for something a little more basic. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom apartment covers 900 square feet and is located Uptown, close to the Tulane and Loyola university area. It has wood floors, lots of natural light, gated parking, and a patio. Plus, dogs and cats are welcome. The asking price is $1,000/month.
There must be an ongoing Labor Day sale when it comes to French Quarter apartments, because $1,000 a month offers an array of options beyond the typical mouse-infested-but-romantic-attic hovel that’s so prevalent in the 300-year-old neighborhood. This one-bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom apartment is practically opulent, thanks to its crystal chandeliers, high ceilings, and deep Chartres Street-facing balcony. A spiral staircase leads to the lofted sleeping nook, where cast-iron railings remind you that you’re definitely in the Quarter.
With its dormers and cast iron balconies, this building looks straight out of the French Quarter—but surprise, it’s actually in the Lower Garden District! This one-bedroom, one-bathroom unit has balcony access—and water, wi-fi, and basic cable are included in the $900/month rent. Cats are allowed, but sadly, dogs are not.
Which apartment for around $1,000 would you choose?
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St. Roch three-bedroom
Metairie two-bedroom with rainforest atrium
French Quarter loft with balcony
Lower Garden District one-bedroom