For Sale/Rent

Five Three-Bedroom Apartments for $2,500 or Less per Month

Grab some roommates and pay less than $850 a person.


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 $2,500 or less per month—because who has thousands to drop on a rental, anyway?

Below, peruse five three-bedroom apartments for rent in Boston for $2,500 or less per month.

1. 574 Gallivan Boulevard #2, Boston
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,450 per month

This sizable three-bedroom in Dorchester’s Adams Corner neighborhood is graced with wooden wainscoating, trim, and built-ins. The kitchen, which has been recently updated, offers a full-sized pantry, and adorable backsplash, and washer and dryer hookups.

2. 83 Governor Winthrop Road #1, Somerville
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,400 per month

These pet-friendly quarters boast an in-unit stacked washer-dryer, a granite counter-topped kitchen with a dishwasher and garbage disposal, plus an off-street parking spot. Hardwood flooring covers one moderately-sized bedroom and two large rooms with closets—all available October 1st.

3. 34 Cranston Street #1, Jamaica Plain
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,500 per month

Whether you fancy yourself a Julia Child or a Gordon Ramsay, this large eat-in kitchen is a renting home cook’s dream. From the abundance of white Shaker cabinets backed by sleek subway tiling to the granite counters, even those averse to cooking will pause before phoning GrubHub. Plenty of windows throughout the unit let in lots of light, including one pink and orange stained glass panel. Situated less than a mile from Jamaica Pond, evening strollers will rejoice–and bikers can stash their wheels in the on-site storage shed.

4. 106 Bennett Street, Brighton
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,400 per month

From the bold red carpet that welcomes you in the entry hall, to the royal blue walls of the living and dining rooms, to the creamy white tones that fill the bathroom, the color palette alone is enough to make this apartment stand out. Housed in a two-family building, there is no compromising on space in this roomy unit, which grants access to a private patio and porch.

5. 2 Pinedale Road #1, Roslindale
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,150 per month

The most affordable of the bunch, this apartment is just over $700 a month when rent is split three ways. The recently renovated digs occupy the first level of a multi-family home. Features such as dark wood cabinetry, hardwood flooring, and recessed lighting throughout the apartment make the space look and feel polished. Situated near several bus lines, you can secure this unit now without a broker fee.