For Sale/Rent

Five Studio Apartments for $1,600 or Less per Month

Featuring an apartment in the midst of Fenway—and baseball season.


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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 $1,600 or less, per month—because who has thousands to drop on a rental, anyway?

Below, peruse five studio apartments for rent in Boston for $1,600 or less per month.

1. 50 Bay State Road, Fenway
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,595 per month

With baseball season in full swing, what better place to bunk up than Fenway? Just across from the Kenmore stop, it’s a brief stroll to the ballpark, or—if you’re looking to avoid the pre-game crowd—the Mass. Ave. bridge, where you can glimpse a gorgeous skyline vista on the way to Cambridge. The studio itself is cozy, with a narrow bathroom off of the single room, which still offers plenty of space for a big bed, desk, and dresser.

2. 38 North Beacon Street, Allston
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,500 per month

A short blocks from Allston’s vegan oasis, (think dairy-free ice cream at Fomu and gooey cheese-free grilled cheeses at Roxy’s) this bright studio is perfect for the committed herbivore or the one simply dabbling in Meatless Mondays. Inside, glossy hardwood flooring covers the room up to the border of the black-and-white checkerboard tile of the bathroom, which is offset by pale pink tiled walls. Rent includes heat and hot water, and on- and off-street parking options are available.

3. 97 Chester Street #4AV, Allston
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,600 per month

Still available for September 1st, this studio is modern and spacious enough for you and your SO. The recently redone kitchen and bathroom feature pristine tiling and stainless appliances. Plenty of windows and a ceiling fan effect a bright, breezy ambiance. A block and a half from Brighton Ave., the apartment is burrowed in a fairly private nook, while still incredibly close to the main stretch.

4. 47-49 Sheridan Street #3, Jamaica Plain
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,400 per month

Five minutes from Jamaica Pond, a beloved jewel in the Emerald Necklace, sits this lovely studio. Just off Centre Street and a half mile to Jackson Square, hopping on the Orange Line and taking it downtown is a cinch. Situated on the top floor of a brick three-story, wall-to-wall carpeting and a filled-in fireplace warm up the living space. Geometric vinyl bathroom flooring offers a cool backdrop for the clawfoot tub.

5. 24 Barrows Street, Allston
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,550 per month

Accessing all corners of the city is simple from this Allston home base—catch the 64 or 66 to get to Central or Harvard Squares, the 57 to be in Kenmore in 15 minutes, or the B Line to travel downtown. A clawfoot tub and suspended shower curtain add a touch of glamor to the otherwise simple aesthetic; whitewashed walls and cabinetry keep things clean and uncluttered, meaning you can bring in whichever colorful accents without worrying your decor will clash.


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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