Audubon Trace Condos, another New Orleans Condo choice thats close to town!

     Audubon Trace Condos located on Jefferson Highway between Clearview and Causeway Blvd offers a piece of country living along the Mississippi River.  It’s close to Uptown New Orleans and Metairie but it’s 5-6 miles upriver in Jefferson Parish.  You can be uptown in New Orleans in 15 minutes and at Oschner Hospital in 10 minutes.  Audubon Trace Condos are close to Elmwood Business Park and all the latest box stores in Elmwood shopping center.  It’s one of a kind in this area of Jefferson. 

     You can buy a two bedroom for under 200k in today’s market. The best range to be in for Audubon Trace is from 180k to 240k. You can see floor plans and the Audubon Trace Website to learn more.  Crime and security are no issues here.

Audubon Trace Condos

     The total common areas of the Audubon Trace Condos are 15 acres with many trees, scrubs, well manicured individual  areas and a couple of large swimming pools.  The 268 unit community is semi-gated with the rear gate being closed at night.  I think one of the big pluses is living adjacent to one of the larger playgrounds  in Jefferson Parish that tends to be under used due to the demographics in the area. Not a lot of kids. The Jefferson playground has a full size track, softball, tennis courts, gym, baseball fields, and picnic areas. 

      Across the street is the Mississippi River Levee and the Mississippi River.  The levee is always full of bikers, skaters and runners as the levee road runs 20 miles or more from Audubon Park to the end of St. Charles Parish.  This was once a drive in theather and one of the first planned townhouse communities in the New Orleans Market.


Audubon Trace Condos

     Most of the units in the 180-240 range pricing are going to be two bedroom units that will come in a couple of styles.  The will all have stairs as all the units are multi-level.  My favorite floor plan has the two bedrooms and two baths down and the living areas upstairs  with vaulted ceilings, large fireplace, balcony, and open kitchen looking towards the living areas.  The master bedroom has a courtyard at the back of the unit.  These units should be in the 200k range depending upon the updates. 

     There is a staff that is on site to take care of the various common areas and seems to be well managed and extremely clean. You are also beginning to see many of the units that have certain updates which will account for the difference in pricing. There is plenty of parking for at least 2 cars for each unit.  The spaces are not assigned. Pets are welcome and they can fun walking around the complex any hour of the day.  The condo fees cover insurance, common area upkeep, pool upkeep, security, management, monthly reserves, termite contracts and the maintenance of the buildings.

Audubon Trace Condos

    This is the rear of the units where each has a small patio.  There is parking if you want to come in from the rear.

     The Old Jefferson area that surrounds Audubon Trace has been a hot real estate area for several years with old raised cottages with the wood floors, eat in kitchens and small garages.  The area has many homes that have been renovated but remain small being around 1100sq. ft. on the average. 

      After Katrina the prices rose too fast in Audubon Trace but are now coming back to reality with some fairly priced units.  Let me show you the comps so you can offer on value and not the asking price.  Having a buyers agent does make a difference. 

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  1. julie baudier

    I love Audubon Trace-it is such a nice development! It is also FHA approved, which makes it easier to finance with a down payment of only 3% requied. FHA has just raised their loan limits single family is now $287,500.

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