For Sale/Rent

Five Four-Bedroom Apartments for $3,600 or Less per Month

Featuring a modern JP renovation and a retro Allston abode.


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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 $3,600 or less per month—because who has thousands to drop on a rental, anyway?

Below, peruse five four-bedroom apartments for rent in Boston for $3,600 or less per month (or, you know, less than $900 per bedroom).

1. 54 Manthorne Road #2, West Roxbury
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Rent: $3,600 per month

If you’ve ever daydreamed of a window seat to curl up with your morning coffee or nighttime tea, this is the unit you’ve been waiting for. The granite counter-topped eat-in kitchen of this duplex flows into a cozy living nook, complete with a large, cushioned window seat. A separate living room offers a fireplace for more cozy hangs, and the rounded dining room is large enough to accommodate all four roommates and their guests. Situated near three bus lines and a Commuter Rail stop, this apartment comes with parking for extra convenience.

2. 13 Greylock Road, Allston
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,900 per month

This home abounds with retro appeal—the interior’s 2,200 square feet of flooring are almost completely covered in mauve carpeting, the living room walls are papered in a faint floral print, and dark wood paneling covers the kitchen walls. The mint green bathroom tiling and red brick fireplace are among the unit’s most unique features. The pup-friendly apartment also sits a block away from a small park with a paved path that winds past a playground, basketball courts, and green spaces.

3. 14 Notre Dame Street, Jamaica Plain
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Rent: $3,200 per month

These bright and modern living quarters are positioned between the Stony Brook and Jackson Square T stations, making for quick access to all of JP and easy transport to the rest of the city. When split four ways, rent is an even $800 per person, and with two full bathrooms and one half, roommates are unlikely to experience the dreaded wait for a morning shower. Available on the first of next month, securing this top floor unit requires no broker fee and comes with free rent for November.

4. Preston Road, Somerville
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,950 per month

Sunlight saturates this Spring Hill dwelling, illuminating three normal-sized bedrooms and one larger room, big and bright enough for a home office or personal yoga studio. Light, natural hardwood floors, in-unit laundry, and no broker fee are a few added perks of renting here. Just outside of Union Square, this place is less than a mile from the Porter T stop and minutes from several bus lines.

5. 23 Alston Street #2, Somerville
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Rent: $3,500 per month

Recessed lighting works with warm beige walls and natural light to brighten these two floors of pet-friendly living space. The stainless steel- and granite-bedecked kitchen features a peninsula for extra bar stool seating and counter space, plus additional built-in cabinet and drawer storage. The place also boasts an on-site washer and dryer, as well as a shared deck. Walking distance to the Sullivan Square T stop and near plenty of bus options, this apartment is available now with no broker fee.

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