For Sale/Rent

Five One-Bedroom Apartments for $1,700 or Less per Month

Featuring a unit on Abbey Road.


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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 $1,700 or less per month—because who has thousands to drop on a rental, anyway?

Below, peruse five one-bedroom apartments for rent in Boston for $1,700 or less per month.

25 Brackett St., Brighton
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,595 per month

Situated just off Washington Street in Oak Square, this unit is not slacking on space. A sloped ceiling in the kitchen injects some interest into the long cooking and dining area, and the living room and bedroom are big enough to house a sectional and king-sized bed respectively, with room leftover. Free laundry in the building and a location steps from 57 and 64 bus stops seal this deal for this Brighton gem, available June first.

12 Abbey Road, Lower Allston
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,700 per month

For Beatles buffs, walking home along Abbey Road may be a dream come true. Beyond feeling closer to the Fab Four without crossing the pond, this one-bed offers an ideal location: close to Boston Landing, the Charles River, and central Allston. Hardwood floors adorn the sizable living room as well as the rest of the cozy unit, available June first.

164 Cottage St., East Boston
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,700 per month

If a spiral staircase, exposed brick, and close to a T stop are all on your apartment-hunting checklist, this Jeffries Point unit ticks all the boxes. A red brick accent wall provides the perfect backdrop for bright white cabinets, recessed lighting, and gray-toned flooring in the modern eat-in. Available now, this single bedroom home offers a five minute walk to the Airport T station and 10 minutes to sparkling vistas from LoPresti Park and Piers Park.


263 Border St. #2, East Boston
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,600 per month

Two windows bathe this eat-in kitchen in seaside sunlight. Granite counters and a built-in dishwasher enhance the kitchen also, and dark hardwood floors grace the entire unit. Half a block from the waterfront and half a mile from the Airport T stop, this Eastie address is available for rent this May. Bonus: Basement storage and in-building laundry can help keep the mess at bay.

125 Trapelo Road, Belmont
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,700 per month

Rentable parking and an in-building elevator make moving into this pet-friendly unit a cinch. The newly updated space boats a granite and stainless bedecked kitchen, and a private balcony is the icing on the cake. No broker fee is required to obtain this Belmont abode, 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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