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Where to Rent in New Orleans Right Now

New and notable apartment buildings around town

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There's nothing like renting a historic New Orleans home, but sometimes you just want the ease and convenience of an apartment building with a ton of amenities (going to the gym is a lot easier if there's one in your building). Sure, they're pricey, but you get a little more for your money. Here, we rounded up the New Orleans apartment buildings you should check out right now: The brand-new ones, the ones with vacancies, or ones that are just plain cool.

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Motorworks Apartments & Lofts

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A historic warehouse that served as a car dealership recently completed a conversion into 15 high-end apartments. The window-filled building includes one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, with rent ranging from $2,500 to $4,500. Two units on the first floor fronting Howard Avenue are being advertised as "live/work spaces."

May & Ellis

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Residents will start moving into this French Quarter building that formerly housed a Hurwitz Mintz furniture store in the fall, but pre-leasing is happening right now. Offering a "a modern take on French Quarter living," units feature large windows and high ceilings, wide-plank oak floors, quartz countertops, gas stoves, and exposed heavy-timber beams. Building amenities include two courtyards; a rooftop deck, gym, and lounge; and bike storage and valet parking "one block away." Rents range from $1,750 for a studio, $2,250 for a one-bedroom, $2800-$3500 for two-bedrooms, and $5750 for the penthouse. Eventually, there will be a ground-floor retail tenant.

The Refinery

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Units in this apartment and condo building—in the CBD building that was once owned by a molasses refinery, then later a cigar factory—hit the market in May, and move-ins started in June. The industrial chic rental units, which all look different from each other, start at $1,200 for a 515-square-foot studio and go up to $3,100 for a 678-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit with a balcony. Building amenities include 24-hour valet parking, grocery and dry cleaning delivery, free WiFi, a gym, housekeeping services, and more.

The Beacon

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The second residential building at the South Market district, this one is distinguished by its hip design, which you can get a taste of from the large, colorful staircase doubling as a common area outside. Rooms have stylish fixtures and hardwood floors throughout. There's no pool here, but there is a roof deck and a gym. Plus, Higher Power yoga and cycling studio just moved in. Rents at The Beacon start at $1,700 for a one-bedroom, $2,300 for a two-bedroom, and $6,500 for a penthouse.

The Gentilly

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The new building in increasingly popular Gentilly isn't super attractive from the outside, and is lacking in some of the amenities of other buildings, but the rent prices are far more affordable: a 650-square-foot one-bedroom starts at $775, and a two-bedroom with a balcony is $925. Building amenities include free WiFi in common areas and courtyards with grilling stations.

The Paramount

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The original residential building of the South Market District includes a "resort-style" outdoor area with a pool, courtyard, cabanas, an outdoor kitchen and lounge seating; free WiFi in rooms; and downstairs neighbors that include eateries like Willa Jean and a Barre3 studio. The Paramount still has some units available: Currently, available units start at $1,465 for a 594 square-foot one-bedroom.

930 Poydras Luxury Apartments

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Boasting probably one of the coolest pool decks in town, this Poydras Street building also is home to the indoor "sky lobby" with soaring ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. Available units include one-bedrooms starting at $1,380 and two-bedrooms starting at $1,850.

Four Winds

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This beautiful CBD building, formerly the First National Bank of Commerce, boasts a gorgeous lobby and big rooftop pool. Units have kitchens with granite counter tops and marble bathrooms, and building amenities include a fitness center, a resident lounge, and conference rooms. Rents range from $1,200 for a studio apartment and go up to $8,000 for a two-story townhome. The building's population of tech professionals, graduate students, and other transient residents make it so units become available frequently.

Hibernia Tower

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This iconic 23-story building, known for the distinctive white tower on top, has a rooftop pool deck with beautiful views of the city. This is one of the most beautiful apartment buildings you could live in. Rentals range from one bedrooms starting at $1,550 and two-bedrooms to around $2,675, and there are usually vacancies.

American Can Apartments

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This Mid-City apartment building also features a very enviable pool and patio and you also have a PJ’s coffee and Pearl Wine on the ground floor, plus Bayou St. John a few steps away. A 991 square-foot two-bedroom unit is available here for $1,550.

The Giani Building

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If you're the type of person who wants to be in the thick of it all, the apartment building is on a bustling stretch of Canal Street. Units have exposed brick walls and wood floors, and there's a pool on the roof deck. Units here are very pricey, though: Available units from from a 332 square-foot one-bedroom for $1,500, to a 1,277 square-foot two-bedroom for $5,100.

The Esplanade at City Park

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Boasting probably one of the best locations of these apartment buildings, there are several vacancies at this building that's right on Bayou St. John, across from City Park and NOMA. Amenities include a fitness center, grocery store, a courtyard swimming pool, a movie screening, and kayaks for residents to use. Rents range from $1,335 for a 730 square-foot one-bedroom to $2,530 for a three-bedroom unit.

Gravier Place Apartments

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Another CBD building, this one also has an enviable rooftop pool. Inside, there's in-unit washer/dryers. Available units include a 618 one-bedroom for $1,305 to a 1,503 square-foot three-bedroom for $2,445.

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Motorworks Apartments & Lofts

A historic warehouse that served as a car dealership recently completed a conversion into 15 high-end apartments. The window-filled building includes one-, two-, and three-bedroom units, with rent ranging from $2,500 to $4,500. Two units on the first floor fronting Howard Avenue are being advertised as "live/work spaces."

May & Ellis

Residents will start moving into this French Quarter building that formerly housed a Hurwitz Mintz furniture store in the fall, but pre-leasing is happening right now. Offering a "a modern take on French Quarter living," units feature large windows and high ceilings, wide-plank oak floors, quartz countertops, gas stoves, and exposed heavy-timber beams. Building amenities include two courtyards; a rooftop deck, gym, and lounge; and bike storage and valet parking "one block away." Rents range from $1,750 for a studio, $2,250 for a one-bedroom, $2800-$3500 for two-bedrooms, and $5750 for the penthouse. Eventually, there will be a ground-floor retail tenant.

The Refinery

Units in this apartment and condo building—in the CBD building that was once owned by a molasses refinery, then later a cigar factory—hit the market in May, and move-ins started in June. The industrial chic rental units, which all look different from each other, start at $1,200 for a 515-square-foot studio and go up to $3,100 for a 678-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom unit with a balcony. Building amenities include 24-hour valet parking, grocery and dry cleaning delivery, free WiFi, a gym, housekeeping services, and more.

The Beacon

The second residential building at the South Market district, this one is distinguished by its hip design, which you can get a taste of from the large, colorful staircase doubling as a common area outside. Rooms have stylish fixtures and hardwood floors throughout. There's no pool here, but there is a roof deck and a gym. Plus, Higher Power yoga and cycling studio just moved in. Rents at The Beacon start at $1,700 for a one-bedroom, $2,300 for a two-bedroom, and $6,500 for a penthouse.

The Gentilly

The new building in increasingly popular Gentilly isn't super attractive from the outside, and is lacking in some of the amenities of other buildings, but the rent prices are far more affordable: a 650-square-foot one-bedroom starts at $775, and a two-bedroom with a balcony is $925. Building amenities include free WiFi in common areas and courtyards with grilling stations.

The Paramount

The original residential building of the South Market District includes a "resort-style" outdoor area with a pool, courtyard, cabanas, an outdoor kitchen and lounge seating; free WiFi in rooms; and downstairs neighbors that include eateries like Willa Jean and a Barre3 studio. The Paramount still has some units available: Currently, available units start at $1,465 for a 594 square-foot one-bedroom.

930 Poydras Luxury Apartments

Boasting probably one of the coolest pool decks in town, this Poydras Street building also is home to the indoor "sky lobby" with soaring ceilings and floor-to-ceiling windows. Available units include one-bedrooms starting at $1,380 and two-bedrooms starting at $1,850.

Four Winds

This beautiful CBD building, formerly the First National Bank of Commerce, boasts a gorgeous lobby and big rooftop pool. Units have kitchens with granite counter tops and marble bathrooms, and building amenities include a fitness center, a resident lounge, and conference rooms. Rents range from $1,200 for a studio apartment and go up to $8,000 for a two-story townhome. The building's population of tech professionals, graduate students, and other transient residents make it so units become available frequently.

Hibernia Tower

This iconic 23-story building, known for the distinctive white tower on top, has a rooftop pool deck with beautiful views of the city. This is one of the most beautiful apartment buildings you could live in. Rentals range from one bedrooms starting at $1,550 and two-bedrooms to around $2,675, and there are usually vacancies.

American Can Apartments

This Mid-City apartment building also features a very enviable pool and patio and you also have a PJ’s coffee and Pearl Wine on the ground floor, plus Bayou St. John a few steps away. A 991 square-foot two-bedroom unit is available here for $1,550.

The Giani Building

If you're the type of person who wants to be in the thick of it all, the apartment building is on a bustling stretch of Canal Street. Units have exposed brick walls and wood floors, and there's a pool on the roof deck. Units here are very pricey, though: Available units from from a 332 square-foot one-bedroom for $1,500, to a 1,277 square-foot two-bedroom for $5,100.

The Esplanade at City Park

Boasting probably one of the best locations of these apartment buildings, there are several vacancies at this building that's right on Bayou St. John, across from City Park and NOMA. Amenities include a fitness center, grocery store, a courtyard swimming pool, a movie screening, and kayaks for residents to use. Rents range from $1,335 for a 730 square-foot one-bedroom to $2,530 for a three-bedroom unit.

Gravier Place Apartments

Another CBD building, this one also has an enviable rooftop pool. Inside, there's in-unit washer/dryers. Available units include a 618 one-bedroom for $1,305 to a 1,503 square-foot three-bedroom for $2,445.