If you're an animal lover and have pets of your own (or plan to someday adopt a new family member of the hirsute kind), one thing that it is absolutely imperative to keep at the forefront of your mind when looking for a condo is whether the condo association is pet friendly…or not. I have two dachshunds myself and know firsthand how attached we humans can become to our animals. Nowadays, more and more condo associations are going with a no pet policy, which basically equates to a “look elsewhere” policy for pet owners.
To benefit pet owners, I have researched and highlighted here some pet friendly condos here in New Orleans. I’ll start with 2 in the Uptown/Garden District.
3300 St. Charles Avenue (Commodore Condos) – The pet friendly Commodore Condos are located in Uptown and are known for their safety. St. Charles Avenue is also a prime location, being on the main streetcar line and Mardi Gras parade route. The entire grounds are enclosed by a security gate (allowing even for pet owners to walk their dog at night without leaving a secured area) and have secure parking as well. If I were sending my daughter and her dog to the city for college, this would be the place I would pick.
3915 St. Charles Avenue (Saint Charles Gardens) – Another pet friendly uptown condo, the St. Charles Gardens’ units encloses a central courtyard and a pool. Gated parking, a security guard and a full gym make this another safe New Orleans bet.
760 Magazine Street (Magazine Place Condos) – Switching to the Warehouse District (but not all that far from the two locations above), these condos also feature a central courtyard and are, of course, pet friendly. The rooftop has been converted into a scenic leisure area and the building contains a gym. Located near the museums and just 7 blocks from the French Quarter.
920 Poeyfarre Street (Cotton Mill Condos) – These brick Warehouse District condos host a pool and party room, full gym, inner courtyard, gate, security station and a pet friendly attitude. Interiors have high ceilings and wood floors. A great looking property.
So if you're looking for a condo that loves your furry little guys as much as you do, start your search here. - Charlie