For Sale/Rent

Five One-Bedroom Apartments for Less Than $1,700 per Month

Including a bargain in Brookline and a few units with exposed brick.

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 round, it’s places asking less than $1,700 per month—because who has thousands to drop on a rental, anyway?

Below, peruse five one-bedroom apartments for rent in Boston for less than $1,700.

1. 24 Verndale Street Unit B, Brookline
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,350 per month

This renovated garden-level apartment in Brookline is quite the bargain. Sure, the kitchen doesn’t have a stove (only a hot plate), but there’s a renovated bathroom and plenty of closet space.


2. 78 South Huntington Avenue #14, Mission Hill
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,675 per month

Straddling the border of Mission Hill and Jamaica Plain, this unit can fit a king-size bed in its single bedroom. There’s exposed brick, too, plus an adorable little kitchen.


3. 1455 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,650 per month

This cat-friendly apartment in Brighton is inside a professionally managed building with an elevator. There’s on-site laundry and hardwood floors, to boot.


4. 886 Huntington Avenue #9LA, Mission Hill
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,695 per month

Situated right along the E line, this Mission Hill apartment also boasts exposed brick. It’s cat-friendly, and rent includes hot water.


5. 23 Olmstead Street #3, Jamaica Plain
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,700 per month

This gem near Franklin Park in Jamaica Plain is a rare find. The recently remodeled unit is inside a quiet building, and shares a washer and dryer with the second-floor unit.


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