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Ten Spots To Live on the Mardi Gras Parade Routes

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From an 1883 mansion on St. Charles Avenue once owned by the queen of gothic fiction, Anne Rice, to a collection of condos to a few Mid-City spots along the Endymion parade route, here now are ten on-the-market dwellings that could be your own personal Carnival headquarters.

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1022 Napoleon Ave.

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Asking price: $649,000 Stats: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,905-sq.ft. At the very beginning of the Uptown parade routes on Napoleon Ave., this renovated home has a "blank canvas," so the future homeowner can add all the Mardi Gras decor s/he desires.

3711 St. Charles Ave.

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Asking price: $2,450,000 Stats: 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 9,545-sq.ft. Built in 1883 and once owned by Anne Rice, this mansion on the avenue got a $200K pricechop and its gated property and gardens scream "catered Carnival," right?

3000 St. Charles Ave.

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Asking price: $250,000 Stats: 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms, 805-sq.ft. The two private balconies at this condo don't face the parade route but fret not, residents can pack in on a "community balcony" overlooking St. Charles Avenue.

2100 St. Charles Ave.

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Asking price: $284,900 Stats: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,225-sq.ft. This Lower Garden District building from the 1970s doesn't have any balconies overlooking St. Charles Ave., but condo perks include valet parking, a 24-hour doorman, pool, gym and if one needs a Mardi Gras ball up-do, there's a hair salon on site.

1750 St. Charles Ave.

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Asking price: $239,000 Stats: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1,003-sq.ft. This very '80s penthouse condo has a nice courtyard view but it's up in the air if the rooftop terrace "with fantastic views of the city" offers peeks at the parade route.

1205 St. Charles Ave.

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Asking price: $95,000 Stats: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 400-sq.ft. There is a sale pending at this 12th floor condo listing that gives an all-caps shout-out to the "front row seats to Mardi Gras" and of course, the efficiency "makes the most of its square footage."

1061 Camp St.

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Asking price: $314,900 Stats: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,199-sq.ft. For those who don't mind an interstate as a neighbor, here's a classy condo on the second floor of an Second Empire Italianate dwelling, right around the block from the St. Charles parade route before Lee Circle.

134 S. Clark St.

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Asking price: $599,000 Stats: 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms,3,142-sq. ft. Right off of Canal Street on Endymion's parade route, this Mid-City spot has a formal dining room for the fancy revelers and a "socializing kitchen" to crowd around in.

132 S. Solomon St.

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Asking price: $535,000 Stats: 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,900-sq.ft. A couple blocks off the Endymion route, there's plenty of yard space, balconies and porches for pre and post-parade partying.

844 Ida St.

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Asking price: $389,000 Stats: 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2,958-sq.ft This 1930s duplex is a hop off of the Endymion route with off-street parking, a back patio, and a screened-in porch.

1022 Napoleon Ave.

Asking price: $649,000 Stats: 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2,905-sq.ft. At the very beginning of the Uptown parade routes on Napoleon Ave., this renovated home has a "blank canvas," so the future homeowner can add all the Mardi Gras decor s/he desires.

3711 St. Charles Ave.

Asking price: $2,450,000 Stats: 6 bedrooms, 6.5 bathrooms, 9,545-sq.ft. Built in 1883 and once owned by Anne Rice, this mansion on the avenue got a $200K pricechop and its gated property and gardens scream "catered Carnival," right?

3000 St. Charles Ave.

Asking price: $250,000 Stats: 1 bedroom, 1.5 bathrooms, 805-sq.ft. The two private balconies at this condo don't face the parade route but fret not, residents can pack in on a "community balcony" overlooking St. Charles Avenue.

2100 St. Charles Ave.

Asking price: $284,900 Stats: 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1,225-sq.ft. This Lower Garden District building from the 1970s doesn't have any balconies overlooking St. Charles Ave., but condo perks include valet parking, a 24-hour doorman, pool, gym and if one needs a Mardi Gras ball up-do, there's a hair salon on site.

1750 St. Charles Ave.

Asking price: $239,000 Stats: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 1,003-sq.ft. This very '80s penthouse condo has a nice courtyard view but it's up in the air if the rooftop terrace "with fantastic views of the city" offers peeks at the parade route.

1205 St. Charles Ave.

Asking price: $95,000 Stats: 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom, 400-sq.ft. There is a sale pending at this 12th floor condo listing that gives an all-caps shout-out to the "front row seats to Mardi Gras" and of course, the efficiency "makes the most of its square footage."

1061 Camp St.

Asking price: $314,900 Stats: 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom, 1,199-sq.ft. For those who don't mind an interstate as a neighbor, here's a classy condo on the second floor of an Second Empire Italianate dwelling, right around the block from the St. Charles parade route before Lee Circle.

134 S. Clark St.

Asking price: $599,000 Stats: 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms,3,142-sq. ft. Right off of Canal Street on Endymion's parade route, this Mid-City spot has a formal dining room for the fancy revelers and a "socializing kitchen" to crowd around in.

132 S. Solomon St.

Asking price: $535,000 Stats: 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2,900-sq.ft. A couple blocks off the Endymion route, there's plenty of yard space, balconies and porches for pre and post-parade partying.

844 Ida St.

Asking price: $389,000 Stats: 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2,958-sq.ft This 1930s duplex is a hop off of the Endymion route with off-street parking, a back patio, and a screened-in porch.