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

With options in Roxbury, Brighton, and Union Square.

Photo via 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 $2,000 per month—because who has thousands to drop on a rental, anyway?

Below, peruse five two-bedroom apartments for rent in Boston for less than $2,000 per month.

1. 216 Highland Street, Roxbury
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,750 per month

This affordable spot in Roxbury is mere steps from the Jackson Square T stop. The Fort Hill apartment counts two bedrooms, a den, and an updated kitchen. Plus, it’s available June 1—so September stress isn’t an issue.

2. 515 Norfolk Street #1, Mattapan
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 2
Rent: $1,800 per month

If you moved in to this apartment with a roommate, you’d pay $900 a month for your own bedroom, your own bathroom, and the freedom to have both cats and dogs. (Does it get any better?) The place is close to the Morton Street commuter rail stop to boot.

3. 98 Beechcroft Street, Brighton
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,875 per month

This unusually large apartment in Brighton’s Oak Square has both a living room and formal dining room. The kitchen is large enough for another dining set, too.

4. 210 Somerville Avenue, Somerville
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,975 per month

Smack dab in the heart of Union Square, this Somerville pad has a reasonably spacious living room, an eat-in kitchen, and proximity to the mother of all big-box stores: Target.

5. 907 Washington Street #3R, West Roxbury
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,900 per month

It’s about time you stopped overlooking West Roxbury. This two-bedroom boasts granite countertops in a renovated kitchen, a huge living room, and a small balcony—all for $1,900.

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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