For Sale/Rent

Five One-Bedroom Apartments for Less Than $1,800 per Month

Including a unit in a former Jamaica Plain firehouse.

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 $1,800 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 $1,800 per month.

1. 16-18 Walk Hill Street, Jamaica Plain
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,700 per month

This is not a drill: here’s your chance to live in a converted firehouse. Situated a short walk from Forest Hills Station in Jamaica Plain, the renovated unit boasts generously sized rooms and plenty of storage.


2. 30 Jamaicaway #7, Mission Hill
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,795 per month

This bright and airy apartment across from Olmsted Park offers an eat-in kitchen, a large living room, and easy Green Line access. Heat and hot water is included in rent, and there’s also in-building laundry.


3. 41 Chestnut Hill Avenue #42, Brighton
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,795 per month

This spacious one-bedroom boasts gleaming hardwoods and an abundance of living space. As an added bonus, there’s a private back deck—an ideal spot for reading a library book, as the Brighton BPL branch is steps away.


4. 47 Bow Street, Somerville
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,700 per month

Located in the heart of Union Square, this apartment is on the first floor of a brick building. The place is sunny and bright, and offers coin-operated laundry in the basement.


5. 66 Highland Avenue, Somerville
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,650 per month

This unit is on the third floor of a three-family building on Somerville’s Prospect Hill. It has a reasonably large kitchen, closets, and a modern bathroom.

Note: Although Zumper’s apartment inventory is updated in real time, these listings are not guaranteed to be available. Check in with a listing’s leasing office to confirm availability and to schedule tours.


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