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Capital Heights= small space big price but very cute neighborhood. Garden District, even larger price. Odgen Park has several vintage shops/radio bar/art studios, descent size homes on larger lots than Capital Heights and more affordable. ZeeZee Gardens is also artsy. Finally, sometimes there are spaces above restaurants/bars downtown.
Places close to LSU that would be similar I would say Southdowns area. I could email you some homes around there. Most homes are walking distance to shopping, restaurants and bars.
Downtown BR also has a few homes and condos for sale or lease that might interest you.
Let me know if you have any questions.