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Five One-Bedroom Apartments for Less Than $2,000 per Month

Got a partner to split rent with? Check out these pads in Cambridge, the North End, and beyond.


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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 $2,000 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 $2,000 per month.

1. 36 Harding Street #1T, Cambridge
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,850 per month

This newly renovated unit in an East Cambridge building is both sparkly and spacious. It boasts a brand new kitchen with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, and white cabinets. There’s a dishwasher there, too, not to mention a roomy closet in the bedroom.


2. 43 Park Vale Avenue #10, Allston
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,700 per month

This contemporary-style one-bedroom near the corner of Harvard and Brighton Avenues has hardwood floors and in-building laundry. Plus, it’s only steps from the Green Line.


3. 10 Henchman Street #2M, North End
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,575 per month

While tiny, this unit is in a prime location. The North End apartment is a short walk from the waterfront, and offers a small living area, a compact kitchen, in-building laundry, and a private storage locker.


4. 21 Royal Street, North Allston
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,500 per month

Any apartment with a decorative fireplace is a good find in our book. This North Allston pad has hardwood floors, reasonably large rooms, a porch, and a modern eat-in kitchen.


5. 1077 Beacon Street, Brookline
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,945 per month

This apartment on lower Beacon Street near Longwood boasts a bay window in the living room. There’s ceramic tile around the bathtub in the bathroom, and a carpeted bedroom with a large closet.

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.

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