Five Studio Apartments for Under $1,600 per Month

With options in Beacon Hill, Bay Village, and Eastie.

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 $1,600 per month—because who has thousands to drop on a rental, anyway?

Below, peruse five studio apartments for rent in Boston for less then $1,600.

1. 64 London Street, East Boston
Bedrooms: Studio
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,564 per month

This “starter studio,” as it’s called, is a convenient four-minute walk from East Boston’s Maverick Station. Occupancy is limited to one person (the place is pretty tiny) but the space offers an eat-in kitchen with an abundance of cabinets.


2. 109 Charles Street #5, Beacon Hill
Bedrooms: Studio
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,600 per month

Situated on Beacon Hill’s famed promenade, this Charles Street studio has a kitchenette, a decorative fireplace, and a large closet. For all the juice junkies out there, the apartment is across the street from Pressed.


3. 46 Melrose Street #1, Bay Village
Bedrooms: Studio
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,600 per month

This garden-level apartment in Boston’s smallest neighborhood is cat- and small dog-friendly. Studios in Bay Village are hard to come by, and this one happens to include an ultra-rare feature: a private patio area off of the main living space.


4. 525 Tappan Street, Brookline
Bedrooms: Studio
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,500 per month

While Boston is known for its charming old buildings, this Brookline studio skews more retro than antique. The very ’70s unit offers built-in shelving and seating, and boasts a mural of Beacon Hill in the living room. There’s a full kitchen, too.


5. 32 Sidlaw Road #17, Brighton
Bedrooms: Studio
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,300 per month

This top-floor studio off of Comm. Ave. is a relative bargain at $1,300 per month. It has a separate kitchen, which is a plus, though the bathroom could use some work.

 

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.