For Sale/Rent

Five Studio Apartments for $1,500 or Less per Month

Yes, they exist.


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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 $1,500 or less per month—because who has thousands to drop on a rental, anyway?

Below, peruse five studio apartments for rent in Boston for $1,500 or less per month.

1. 74 Fenway #B2, Fenway-Kenmore
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,500 per month

A lovely marble entry hall frames an elevator in this building, which makes it easy to come home even with arms full of groceries. Inside the unit, hardwood flooring, exposed pipes, and a golden five-light chandelier create an intimate and elegant ambiance. Perched on the edge of the Fens, these pet-friendly basement level digs are now ready to accommodate a new tenant and their furry companion.

2. Boynton Street, Jamaica Plain
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,000 per month

This unique living situation is situated on the top floor of a private home in JP, while the first and second floors are exclusively occupied by a couple. It doesn’t have a kitchen, unfortunately, but the unit does does come with a mini-fridge and microwave to cover the essentials. A pitched ceiling and skylight add sunny character to this roost, which can come furnished if you’d like.

3. 241 Western Avenue, Cambridge
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,500 per month

Living on Western Ave. means a simple stroll down the street can take you from Boston Landing in Brighton all the way to Central Square in Cambridge. This unit sits closer to the latter, eight minutes outside of Central and close to Cambridgeport. The interior’s pale Swedish Maple laminate and white walls offer playful contrast to the bright shade of red that adorns the trim.

4. 147 Summer Street #39, Somerville
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,400 per month

Sunlight beams into this studio, situated on the fourth floor of small brick building. Wall-to-wall carpeting stops at the edge of the compact yet functional kitchen, and heat and hot water are included in the rent. Available December 15, this sweet Spring Hill spot also comes with one off-street parking space.

5. 1021 Beacon Street #1, Brookline
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,500 per month

Available December 1st, this Brookline apartment is almost as close to Coolidge Corner as it is to Kenmore. The unit features a full, separate kitchen with an abundance of cabinets—a rare quality in a studio. The bathroom’s pale rosy sink and tub and white-tiled walls are also a nice touch. To top it off, the place is mere feet from the Saint Mary’s T stop.

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