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 than $1,600 per month.
1. Beacon Street and Smith Avenue #1R, Somerville
Rent: $1,575 per month
Available for a July or August 1st move-in, this clean and bright unit features granite countertops and a shared courtyard. It’s less than a mile outside of Harvard Square, and is in an ideal location for walking commuters. It’s also just minutes from several bus lines for times where you need a faster option.
2. 57 Salem Street, North End
Rent: $1,450 per month
Plant your roots in the heart of the North End with this sun-soaked studio. The windows offer not only generous natural light but lovely cityscapes. The unit awaits a new tenant for August 1st, and rent includes not only heat and hot water but air conditioning, too.
3. 52 Sargent Avenue #1, Somerville
Rent: $1,550 per month
Dark hardwood floors contrast the bright white walls of this space, which will soon be updated with brand-new kitchen cabinets. Situated in Winter Hill, this spot is a half-mile from Somerville’s Prospect Hill, and less than a mile to the shops at Assembly Row.
4. 23 Sheafe Street #4R, North End
Rent: $1,550 per month
This quaint studio offers plenty of space-savers—from closets and overhead cabinets to a galley-style kitchen—making it easy to tuck away your clutter and give the illusion of a larger space. Not to mention these North End digs are just as close to historical landmarks like Old North Church as they are to the nocturnal delicacies of Bova’s 24-hour bakery.
5. 74 Fenway #B2, Fenway
Rent: $1,500 per month
Take the elevator down one floor to view this basement studio, where you are welcome to cozy up with your cat or dog. It is central to all of the Fenway colleges, a quick walk to the Museum of Fine Arts, and just across from the verdant Fens, the ideal park for a run with your pup.
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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