For Sale/Rent

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

Featuring a North End pad on Prince Street.


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. Beacon Street & Park Drive #9T, Fenway-Kenmore
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,575 per month

This pint-sized abode sits at the intersection of Beacon Street and Park Drive. Populated by plenty of restaurants, grocery stores, bars, and the C and D lines, the location alone is enough to warrant scheduling a showing. Rent includes, heat, hot water, and electricity, not to mention on-site management and a February 1st start date. The only catch? It’s not available to undergrads, unfortunately. That, and, well, it’s not ideal for the burgeoning gourmet— the kitchenette is limited in space and resources.

2. Chiswick Road, Brighton
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,425 per month

Available now, this inviting studio is down the street from the greens and blues of the Chestnut Hill Reservoir, and the B, C, and D branches of the Green Line. Inside, hardwood and tile cover the floors, and a compact kitchen features a small granite counter and full gas range. A petite back porch offers the perfect spot to watch the snow fall without fully committing to the cold.

3. 130 Prince Street #B, North End
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,574 per month

Live like royalty on this aptly named avenue. Though a basement unit may not be the coziest of castles, the apartment’s coveted North End location and charming exposed brick lend tons of appeal. The pet-friendly abode is conveniently just across the street from a park and playground, and a quarter-mile to North Station. If your New Year’s resolution is to find a place of your own, this sweet studio awaits you on the 1st of January.

4. 1144 Commonwealth Avenue #33, Allston
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,600 per month

Natural light is the name of the game for this bright and clean studio. Three large windows bathe the rounded room in sunlight. The bathroom is equally as pleasing, with sliding glass doors cordoning off the shower and ocean blue tiles adorning the walls. The kitchen, though a galley style, never feels cramped thanks to an abundance of cabinets and a window on the back wall.

5. 153 Brighton Avenue #6, Allston
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,500 per month

Situated at the junction of Brighton and Harvard Avenues, living here means never missing out on Allston’s buzzing activity. The interior offers just the right amount of idiosyncrasies that make a rental feel like a home, from a dusty pink bathtub, to wood trimmed white cabinets, to a checkerboard kitchen floor. Plus, a quick jaunt to the Green Line helps minimize time outside during wintertime commutes.

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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