After shopping for months for an apartment, and upping my budget (I didn't really need to eat 3 times a day). I realized, prices are crazy to find a place to live! My next thought? I wonder what some of the most expensive houses are in the area? Ladies and gentlemen, the list of what seem to be (well according to Zillow.com) the most expensive places to rent in Lake Charles. There's a bonus rental property at the bottom as well!

4037 Briawwood Zillow.com

Welcome to the cheaper of the expensive (did that even make sense?). This newly constructed home sits on Briarwood Dr. Has 3 beds, 2 baths, and boasts a healthy 1,500 square feet. Vinyl floors (it says "hardwood", but it looses me at vinyl). All appliances, including a washer and dryer, and a carport. The yard maintenance is handled for you and so is the water. It requires a year lease with a $1000 deposit. Pets are OK as well. How much? For you, dear reader? $2000 a month! What a steal!

1435 William Zillow.Com
1435 William Zillow.Com
1435 William Zillow.Com

Perhaps a town home is your preference. Come on down to 1435 William St! 3 bed, 2.5 bath, and 2,284 square feet of room for activities! All the appliances come with it, has a garage (that I don't think a Chevy Truck would fit in), a pantry, and a garbage disposal. It is beautiful inside and out! Built in 2017 and probably doesn't have those weird stains on the carpet that your dad will try and analyze with something he saw on reruns of CSI Miami (because he likes the theme song). Price? $2500 a month.

 

4650 Nelson Zillow.com
4650 Nelson Zillow.com
4650 Nelson Zillow.com

Next up, 4650 Nelson Road. A "sophisticated" apartment. I will quote their ad, ahem, "Are you ready for the lifestyle you deserve?". Uh, no, if I got what I deserved I'd be in a cardboard box because I ran my credit down when PayPal first came out along with eBay and bought too much random crap that I didn't need when I turned 18. This place gets super fancy with a pool, spa, and workout area. They also have a business center, a courtyard and BBQ Pits. 3 beds, 2 baths, and 1,447 square feet for only...$2580 a month. I know it shows furniture, but don't get excited. You'll still have to buy that plaid couch from Goodwill.

Kroger Zillow.com

Last but not "leased" (see what I did there?). This rental property is 49,979 square feet. If I remember correctly, it had 4 bathrooms. Consider this one a very, very, very open floor plan. Built in 1980, comes with AC, and heat. That's right. The old Kroger is up for rent. I had heard a rumor that Hackberry's own Brown's Grocery was supposed to take it, but then another rumor was a Fudrucker's. Guess those were false, it went on the marked 2 days before writing this. The funny part about this whole thing? The price per square foot is half as cheap as the other apartments we looked at. At .69 cents a foot, the rent per month? $31,237. Grab the bed, a scooter, and your pillow. We are about to go live in the old Kroger!