Five Studio Apartments for Less Than $1,500

With options in Cambridge, Somerville, and beyond.
Photo courtesy of Zumper

Photo courtesy of Zumper

Apartment hunting in Boston is overwhelming for a whole slew of reasons—heavy competition, pricing, and spiraling out of control on Craigslist are just a few of them. So, for your convenience, we’re highlighting a few Zumper listings with one unique characteristic. This time it’s places asking less than $1,500 per month—because who has $3,000 to drop on a tiny studio, anyway?

Below, peruse five studio apartments for rent in Boston for less than $1,500.

1. 79 Kinnaird Street, Cambridge
Bedrooms: Studio
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,500 per month

This renovated apartment between Harvard and Central Squares comes with all the necessities and then some. It manages to squeeze in a dishwasher, in-unit laundry, and appliances like a coffee maker, toaster oven, microwave, stove, and refrigerator. Outside, there’s a patio area with a table, an umbrella, chairs, and a grill.


2. 6 Sanborn Avenue, Somerville
Bedrooms: Studio
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,395 per month

In the heart of Somerville’s Union Square, this studio is both tiny and tidy. The top-floor unit has a private deck and a skylight window.


3. 54 Delle Avenue #3, Mission Hill
Bedrooms: Studio
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,495 per month

This sunny unit near Roxbury Crossing isn’t your typical studio. Upon entering, a hallway leads to three separate rooms: a bedroom, a bathroom, and a spacious eat-in kitchen. Best of all? The kitchen offers views of the city.


4. 7-23 Armington Street #3, Allston
Bedrooms: Studio
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,475 per month

This modern abode on Armington Street has a cute kitchen with a black-and-white checkered floor. There’s an updated bathroom and an abundance of closet space, too.


5. 77 Fairfax Street, Somerville
Bedrooms: Studio
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,400 per month

This garden-level carpeted studio in West Somerville is extremely spacious. It has an eat-in kitchen, on-site coin-operated laundry, and recessed lighting throughout.


Madeline Bilis Associate Editor at Boston Magazine @madelinebilis
mbilis@bostonmagazine.com


In This Section

View the Current Issue of Boston Home

View the Current Issue of Boston Home

Best of Boston Home 2017

Best of Boston Home 2017

Our 10th annual guide to the finest local designers and resources in the region.

Inspiration Galleries

Inspiration Galleries

Inspiration for your home: stunning local kitchens, solutions to combat cabinet clutter, and more!