For Sale/Rent

Five Two-Bedroom Apartments for $1,800 or Less per Month

Featuring a West Roxbury pad with a private porch, for a mere $750 per roommate.


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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 $1,800 or less per month—because who has thousands to drop on a rental, anyway?

Below, peruse five two-bedroom apartments for rent in Boston for $1,800 or less per month.

1. 60 Ashland Street #2, Dorchester
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,800 per month

Situated in the Clam Point neighborhood of Dorchester, this two-bedroom is close to both the waterfront and the T—the Fields Corner stop connects to the Red Line and several bus lines. Cream-colored cabinets and black granite countertops dress up the petite cooking space, which opens up into a dining area. An arched doorway leads into the spacious living room, and the smaller of the two sunny bedrooms is well-suited for either a second roommate or an in-home office.

2. 5040 Washington Street #213A, West Roxbury
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,800 per month

No need to clean out your closet to move into this newly renovated unit—copious closet space and a storage locker guarantee plenty of room to stash your belongings. In addition to the typical heat and hot water, rent also includes one parking spot and access to the roof deck, which boasts views of the city and distant Blue Hills. Neutral tones throughout the apartment create a calm and comfy ambiance, such as the bathroom’s honeycomb floor tiling in shades of brown and tan.

3. 56 Bryon Road #5, Chestnut Hill
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,800 per month

Straddling the Newton-West Roxbury border, these Chestnut Hill digs offer wall-to-wall carpeting and a fresh paint job. Modern touches such as a bright white eat-in kitchen, a sleek pedestal sink, and simple ceiling fans elevate the unit further. A parking space comes with the lease, plus a stop for the 37 bus is just around the corner.

4. 30 Baker Street #2, West Roxbury
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,500 per month

Old-fashioned charm and sunlight flood this apartment, which sits on the second floor of a two-family home. The rich wood of the dining room’s built-in hutch matches the doorways and woodwork throughout the unit, giving the place a cohesive look. But the star of this abode isn’t inside—a huge personal back deck is the perfect spot to sprawl out when the thermometer inches upward. (And it’s all for a mere $750 per roommate.)

5. Monsignor Patrick J Lydon Way, Dorchester
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,725 per month

This apartments’s list of amenities is as long as its street address. In the recently renovated kitchen alone, a built-in microwave, garbage disposal, dishwasher, granite countertops, and coordinated stainless appliances make cooking and cleaning a breeze. In-unit laundry also makes housekeeping pretty easy, and ample closet space lets tenants tuck away any clutter. A half-mile to the Ashmont T stop, this pet-friendly dwelling is available now.

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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