For Sale/Rent

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

No roommates, no problems.


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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. 12 Battery Street #1, North End
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,600 per month

You can’t make a wrong turn here: The buzz of Hanover Street in one direction and the nautical vistas of the waterfront in the other. The unit itself boasts an exposed brick accent wall, granite countertops, and gorgeous hardwoods, not to mention an outdoor patio and rooftop deck. It can all be yours on November 1st.

2. 1444 Commonwealth Avenue #32, Allston
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,450 per month

The open floor plan of this solo-dweller’s oasis makes its 400 square feet feel extra roomy. A small but functional separate kitchen also creates the illusion of a more spacious apartment. The bathroom’s beehive-style floor tiling and subway-tiled walls are a pleasant backdrop for the freestanding tub.

3. School Street #8, Somerville
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,550 per month

Steps from several bus options and less than a mile from the Porter Square T stop, this pad is an advantage to commuters. Situated near Union Square and Spring Hill, strolling around the neighboring areas also offers plenty to do and see. A separate living area, in-building laundry, and a mauve-tiled bathroom light up this sunny studio, available November 1st.

4. 153 Brighton Avenue #9, Allston
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,500 per month

This Allston abode is parked at the corner of Brighton and Harvard Avenues. Hovering above the new hot pot spot, Mala Kungfu—previously the beloved Refuge Cafe—this central location offers plenty of options to quench your thirst. The interior features more than enough closet and overhead cabinet storage, plus a lovely pink bathtub.

5. 162 Franklin Street #B, Quincy
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,295 per month

For those able to live slightly outside the city, this Quincy studio is an alluring option. A modern eat-in kitchen and plentiful storage space, plus extra storage availability in the basement, help keep the quarters tidy. A shared yard and porch are also included in rent, ideal for an al fresco fête. There is one off-street parking spot, and the Quincy Adams T stop is just a 10 minute stroll away.

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