In Metairie you can find some nice one bedroom condos at 2330 Edenborn at the Cypess Cove Condominiums for under $80,000. They are very nice and the condo association is well maintained with the condo units surrounding the courtyard, fountains and pool. The units are about 600 sq. ft. and very well laid out. The condos are 23 years old but from the outside of the units do not look that old. The roofs are new along with the siding.
The 83 condo units are in a three story building surrounding a courtyard. There is plenty of parking and the secure entrance is at all corners of the complex. Once inside its like a courtyard and garden much like those in the New Orleans French Quarter. The most noticeable thing is how well kept the buildings and the grounds are kept. Most of the units open onto the tropical courtyards.
The condo fees are a very reasonable at $120 per month. It covers water, insurance, upkeep, and maintenance. Each of the units have a balcony on the 2nd and 3rd floor. The first floor units have a small patio. There are no elevators but plenty of stairs. There is a storage room on each balcony. There are washer-dryer stack-able units in each condo.
There were 3 sales in 2008. There are currently 2 active units in the buildings right now. Thre is just not a lot of turnover in the condos which is a good sign as this means people are long term residents. The sales were all the 75k-80k price range. The location is very convenient located between Clearview and Causeway on the river side of 1-10.