For Sale/Rent

Five Studio Apartments for Less Than $1,600 Per Month

Featuring a top-floor unit with views of all of Brookline—for just $1,300.


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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 $1,575 or less per month—because who has thousands to drop on a rental, anyway?

Below, peruse five studio apartments for rent in Boston for $1,575 or less per month.

69 Summit Avenue, Brookline
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,500 per month

Summit Ave may be infamous for its strenuous incline, but it is more than matched by its breathtaking views of Brookline’s lofty residences and a distant skyline cresting the treeline. The windows of this rare catch take full advantage of the scenic locale, which is also just up the hill from the C Line. Inside, pale blue walls and polished seafoam subway tile make the space feel like a true diamond in the sky.

Highland Avenue #2, Somerville
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,450 per month

Just in time for the peak of summer, this Prospect Hill studio offers air conditioning that can frost up your windows for small monthly fee. The pet-friendly unit features a fully-equipped, separate kitchen and reasonably spacious living area. A stroll straight down Highland Avenue can carry you all the way to Davis Square, or the nearby 88 bus can do the same journey in 10 minutes.

Commonwealth Avenue & Gorham Street #29, Allston
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,575 per month

For those looking to get around quickly, this unit has options: the B Line at Griggs Street is 10 steps away, the building offers on-site parking, and there is a Zipcar location a short stride down the street. The cat-friendly interior contains a separate kitchen, and if the in-building fitness room doesn’t allow for a robust enough workout, Boston Sports Club is on the same block.

118 Lancaster Terrace, Brookline
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,300 per month

Perched on the top floor of a Brookline home, this studio features A-frame ceilings punctuated by two skylights. Wall-to-wall carpeting cushions the living area and a gold faucet dresses up the bathroom. Just up the street from Washington Square and under a mile to Coolidge Corner, this sunlit attic is available for one person only starting June first.

Washington Street, Malden
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,500 per month

A wide doorway breaks the living area into two spaces, making this third-floor studio feel large. A mix of open and closed storage grace the kitchen, while a pedestal sink stars in the bathroom. A quarter mile from the Orange Line and Commuter Rail at Malden Center, this studio is ready to welcome new tenants and feline companions starting May first.

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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