Five Three-Bedroom Apartments for $2,650 or Less Per Month

With roomy options in West Roxbury and Dorchester.


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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 $2,650 or less—because who has thousands to drop on a rental, anyway?

Below, peruse five three-bedroom apartments for rent in Boston for $2,650 or less.

1. 35 Shaw Street #1, West Roxbury
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,300 per month

At 1,600 square feet, this apartment is huge. It makes room for in-unit laundry, three large bedrooms—one with a walk-in closet—and a dining room. The eat-in kitchen cabinetry is very ’70s, but we appreciate the quirkiness. Future West Rox dwellers can call this unit home on August 1st.

2. 86 Elmira Street #33, Allston
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,650 per month

Allston’s (charming) grit doesn’t touch this apartment, which is pretty sleek through and through. Stainless steel appliances match the steely grey flooring in the kitchen, and a unique glass backsplash behind the sink makes the space feel even more polished. The newly renovated rooms are just as fresh, with glossy hardwood and cool-toned walls. Still located in a student-centric neighborhood, this den is ideal for the young professional looking to try on a modern aesthetic—and it’s up for grabs right now.

3. 32 South Huntington Avenue #2, Mission Hill
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,600 per month

Situated at the edge of Mission Hill , rooming here allows easy access to the arts and parks of Jamaica Plain. The apartment is just off of the E Line, and a short walk to the D Line. The interior feels large, with a eat-in kitchen that opens up into a living room big enough for an oversized sectional and all of your friends.  

4. 61 North Adamson Street, Lower Allston
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,625 per month

Allston is awash with delicious Asian fusion and vegan concoctions, but for those who prefer to stay in, this sage green kitchen outfitted with sophisticated all-black appliances is the perfect place to whip up one of your favorite recipes. Available in September, rent includes two parking spots, meaning leaseholders need not endure the B Line’s rush hour.  

5. 109 Fuller Street #2, Ashmont
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,250 per month

Less than a half mile from the Red Line, this triple-decker is tucked on a residential Ashmont street. The pale yellow kitchen offers plenty of bare wood cabinets, plus a shelf-lined nook for overflow culinary accoutrement. Black diamond tiles accent the white-tiled bathroom, and exposed-bulb lighting above the medicine cabinet-mirror add a hint of old-school glamor. Bonus: starting September 1st, enjoy the autumnal breeze on the front and rear decks.