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

With options in the South End, Eastie, Brighton, and beyond.


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 per month.

1. 34 Walbridge Street, Allston
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,695 per month

This cat-friendly apartment in Brookline is surprisingly spacious and bright. It’s steps to the Green Line, as well as a reasonably short walk to Coolidge Corner.


2. 509 Columbus Avenue #7, South End
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,650 per month

Though it’s tiny, this one-bedroom abode on Columbus Avenue is in a prime location. The South End abode offers views of the city from the bedroom windows, plus a cozy kitchen and in-building laundry.


3. 147 Meridian Street, East Boston
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,550 per month

This recently renovated East Boston unit is available September 1. It boasts a white wall of exposed brick, a sizable living room, and proximity to Maverick Square.


4. 1820 Commonwealth Avenue #8, Brighton
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,625 per month

The yellow walls and dark wood cabinets in this apartment’s kitchen are quite the throwback—but in a good way. This unit with retro vibes offers hardwoods, included heat and hot water, as well as a foyer.


5. White Street & Eutaw Street #3, East Boston
Bedrooms: 1
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,600 per month

Which combo is better: the pale pink walls and exposed brick in the kitchen, or orange paint and teal tiles in the bathroom? This colorful East Boston abode is brimming with charm, offering closet space and built-in storage.

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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