For Sale/Rent

Five Studio Apartments for $1,500 per Month

Four of them are cat-friendly, folks.


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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 per month—because who has thousands to drop on a rental, anyway?

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

1. 43 Worthington Street, Mission Hill
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,500 per month

This no-fee, cat-friendly unit is conveniently situated in the Longwood Medical area, partway between Roxbury and Fenway. Wide planks of dark wood adorn the floors, while a pleasant pale gray hue dresses the walls, creating a space that—along with heaps of natural light—calls for plenty of houseplants, slow mornings, and cups of tea. An unexpectedly large closet and kitchen make it more than livable for a pair.

2. 1689 Beacon Street #7, Brookline
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,500 per month

When it comes to studio living, we have to find creative ways to open up space—which is why this studio’s lofted bed is so perfect. The clever spatial planning doesn’t stop there. A cute kitchen nook sits directly below the loft, and a single cabinet rests above a small swath of granite counters. The living area features a large entertainment center with several built-in cabinets for keeping any knick-knacks under wraps. To top it off, this sleek and stylish pad features a large exposed brick wall.

3. 10 Chauncy Street, Cambridge
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,500 per month

A rare Harvard Square find, this abode is perfectly positioned on a side street just off Mass. Ave., half a mile from the Harvard Square T stop, and a few blocks from Harvard, Lesley, and the Charles. Inside, a brick-encased fireplace with a modern treatment adds interest to the bedroom, which is in its own alcove off of the generously sized living room. Cream-colored walls and an oversized window at the helm of the rounded kitchen effect a warm ambiance.

4. 499 Huntington Avenue, Fenway-Kenmore
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,500 per month

If having the MFA as your next door neighbor sounds like something you’re into, look no further. This studio sits right next to the museum that houses one of the largest Monet collections outside of France and an upcoming installation on Frida Kahlo, plus its eponymous T stop for swift travel to other corners of the Hub. The cat-friendly interior offers an abundance of cabinet space, glossy black appliances, and recessed lighting.

5. 123 Naples Road, Brookline
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,500 per month

The easy-to-remember address is just the beginning of what makes this apartment great. The best part may be the gorgeous subway-tiled walls in the bathroom, outfitted with a mirror-fronted medicine cabinet and a pedestal sink. Or, it could be the kitchen’s chic suspended lighting, wood-topped island, and stainless appliances. But in reality, it’s probably the location: Five minutes to Packard’s Corner, 15 to Coolidge Corner, and 25 to Boston Landing.  

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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