For Sale/Rent

Five Studio Apartments for Less Than $1,400 per Month

Including cat-friendly units from Brighton to Somerville.


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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 $1,400 per month—because who has thousands to drop on a rental, anyway?

Below, peruse five studio apartments for rent in Boston for less than $1,400 per month.

1. Verndale Street, Brookline
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,300 per month

This abode is nestled in the garden-level of a multi-family just off the bustle of Harvard Avenue, midway between Coolidge Corner and Packard’s Corner. A faux brick backsplash and two-toned cabinets accent the minimalist kitchen, which is cozy but still big enough for a dining table.

2. 111 Carolina Avenue #3, Jamaica Plain
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,375 per month

This studio is tucked in the corner of three-story building in central JP, a 15- minute stroll to the Arnold Arboretum in one direction, or the Sam Adams brewery in the other. The compact kitchen opens up the room and draws attention to the glossy hardwood floors and bright white walls. Rent includes all of your typical utilities, plus wifi.

3. 1848 Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,350 per month

Your feline roommates will appreciate basking in the natural light that enters through the windows of this cat-friendly studio. The modern brick exterior matches the interior aesthetic—black-tiled kitchen floors, stainless steel appliances, and plenty of light wood cabinets.

4. Beacon Street #1, Somerville
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,200 per month

In the heart of Inman Square, this pad forms the perfect walkable triangle between Harvard and Central Squares. Built-in shelving keeps your belongings off of the wall-to-wall carpeting, and a rose-hued bathroom packs a light pink punch. Cats are also welcome in this studio, available now.

5. 119 Berkeley Street #A2, Back Bay
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,390 per month

Close to the Orange and Green Lines, this ivy-covered building offers on-site laundry, an elevator, and an ideal location for commuting to downtown Boston. The petite kitchenette lacks an oven or full-size fridge, but with the money you save by not having to pay a broker’s fee, you can take yourself out for an indulgent dinner or two.