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Starter homes for sale in (and around) New Orleans

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While it's fun to look at pricey mansions and homes with glorious pools, if you're a first-time home buyer you might be looking for something small and affordable to start out. Here's 10 homes on the market—both in New Orleans area codes and in desirable neighborhoods outside parish lines—right now that are under $250,000, in good condition but not too flashy, and are sized for a family that may grow.

Note: Homes are listed in order of least to most expensive.

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1. 4564 Feliciana Drive

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4564 Feliciana Dr
New Orleans, LA 70126

$140,000 Over in Gentilly Woods, the 1,400 square-foot home has a lot of windows in the front room. Recently updated, it boasts a brand new A/C system and roof.

2. 6000 Wilton Dr.

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6000 Wilton Dr
New Orleans, LA 70122

$150,000 The renovated cottage on a corner lot in Gentilly has two bedrooms and one bathroom. At 1,034 square feet, the home has an open floor plan and big backyard.

3. 33 Caribou Ct.

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33 Caribou Ct
Metairie, LA 70003

$178,000The 1,425 square-foot three bedroom, two bathroom is located in a cul de sac in Metairie. It boasts contemporary vaulted ceilings, a custom vanity in the bathroom, and a covered back patio.

4. 7916 Richard St.

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7916 Richard St
Metairie, LA 70003

$198,000The 970 square-foot three bedroom, two bathroom home in Metairie was totally renovated. The kitchen has a cute breakfast bar and granite counters. Outside, there’s a yard and off-street parking.

5. 4342 Van Ave.

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4342 Van Ave
New Orleans, LA 70122

$199,900 The 1,102 square-foot recently remolded cottage near Dillard University has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. It also has an open floor plan, granite countertops in the kitchen, pretty flooring, and a storage shed in the backyard.

6. 18 Oakland Ave.

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18 Oakland St
Harahan, LA 70123

$202,125Less than a block from River Road and the levee in Harahan, the three-bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom has an updated kitchen and a large backyard with a covered patio.

7. 524 Elise Lane

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524 Elsie Ln
River Ridge, LA 70123

$205,000 Completely renovated in River Ridge, the 1,215 square-foot home has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, an open floor plan, and a two-year-old generator.

8. 4968 Demontluzin St.

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4968 Demontluzin St
New Orleans, LA 70122

$209,000 The new renovation in Gentilly Terrace features 1,200 square feet of space. The house has a cute front porch; pretty wood floors and bathroom tile; and new kitchen counters, cabinets and appliances.

9. 927 Gordon St.

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927 Gordon St
New Orleans, LA 70117

$245,000This colorful, 1,628 square-foot Holy Cross camelback has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. In very good condition, the home also has a backyard and deck.

1. 4564 Feliciana Drive

4564 Feliciana Dr, New Orleans, LA 70126

$140,000 Over in Gentilly Woods, the 1,400 square-foot home has a lot of windows in the front room. Recently updated, it boasts a brand new A/C system and roof.

4564 Feliciana Dr
New Orleans, LA 70126

2. 6000 Wilton Dr.

6000 Wilton Dr, New Orleans, LA 70122

$150,000 The renovated cottage on a corner lot in Gentilly has two bedrooms and one bathroom. At 1,034 square feet, the home has an open floor plan and big backyard.

6000 Wilton Dr
New Orleans, LA 70122

3. 33 Caribou Ct.

33 Caribou Ct, Metairie, LA 70003

$178,000The 1,425 square-foot three bedroom, two bathroom is located in a cul de sac in Metairie. It boasts contemporary vaulted ceilings, a custom vanity in the bathroom, and a covered back patio.

33 Caribou Ct
Metairie, LA 70003

4. 7916 Richard St.

7916 Richard St, Metairie, LA 70003

$198,000The 970 square-foot three bedroom, two bathroom home in Metairie was totally renovated. The kitchen has a cute breakfast bar and granite counters. Outside, there’s a yard and off-street parking.

7916 Richard St
Metairie, LA 70003

5. 4342 Van Ave.

4342 Van Ave, New Orleans, LA 70122

$199,900 The 1,102 square-foot recently remolded cottage near Dillard University has three bedrooms and two full bathrooms. It also has an open floor plan, granite countertops in the kitchen, pretty flooring, and a storage shed in the backyard.

4342 Van Ave
New Orleans, LA 70122

6. 18 Oakland Ave.

18 Oakland St, Harahan, LA 70123

$202,125Less than a block from River Road and the levee in Harahan, the three-bedroom, one-and-a-half bathroom has an updated kitchen and a large backyard with a covered patio.

18 Oakland St
Harahan, LA 70123

7. 524 Elise Lane

524 Elsie Ln, River Ridge, LA 70123

$205,000 Completely renovated in River Ridge, the 1,215 square-foot home has granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, an open floor plan, and a two-year-old generator.

524 Elsie Ln
River Ridge, LA 70123

8. 4968 Demontluzin St.

4968 Demontluzin St, New Orleans, LA 70122

$209,000 The new renovation in Gentilly Terrace features 1,200 square feet of space. The house has a cute front porch; pretty wood floors and bathroom tile; and new kitchen counters, cabinets and appliances.

4968 Demontluzin St
New Orleans, LA 70122

9. 927 Gordon St.

927 Gordon St, New Orleans, LA 70117

$245,000This colorful, 1,628 square-foot Holy Cross camelback has three bedrooms and two-and-a-half baths. In very good condition, the home also has a backyard and deck.

927 Gordon St
New Orleans, LA 70117