For Sale/Rent

Five Apartments for Rent with Roof Decks

Rooftop perches aren’t just for lucky homeowners—these rentals all claim private and common decks where you can check out the skyline and soak up some sun.


Boston apartments with roof decks

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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 with roof deck access—because ‘tis the season to soak up some sun, and roof deck access isn’t a privilege reserved exclusively for homeowners.

Below, peruse five apartments for rent in Boston for with private or shared roof decks.

72 Warren Street #302, South End
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $4,350 per month

Occupying the top floor of a former firehouse, this two-bedroom apartment features a marble-framed wood-burning fireplace, ample closet space, and a shared roof deck with skyline vistas of neighboring brownstones and not-too-distant skyscrapers. Available now, this penthouse also enjoys in-unit laundry and central air conditioning.

409 D St., South Boston
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Rent: $3,685 per month

A two-bedroom with two bathrooms is rare to come by—but this covetable unit offers that and much more. The building also boasts amenities such as two fitness centers, a courtyard decked out with lawn games, a gas-fueled fire pit, and a screening room so you don’t have to squint at your laptop screen to watch Netflix or the game.

34 S Russell St., Beacon Hill
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,450 per month

With Charles MGH just down the street, you can cruise across the Longfellow Bridge into Cambridge, jump on the Red Line to wherever, or turn around and stroll toward the North End or Downtown. Hardwood and stainless steel furnishings and a lovely common roof deck are the cherry on top for this Beacon Hill home, available for a September 1 move-in.

489 E 3rd St. #3, South Boston
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $3,000 per month

Ready to rent for September 1? You’ll want to lock this one down now. Exposed brick walls accented by white wainscoting, Shaker cabinets and granite counters, a Jacuzzi bathtub and gas fireplace, and in-unit laundry are some of this chic coop’s desirable features. And best of all, a glass door opens off of the living room onto a rear deck, where a wooden staircase leads up to a private roof deck.

534 Western Ave., Allston
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,455 per month

Closets and alcoves make this studio feel like a one-bedroom—a wall partitions off the bedroom area, and a closet contains a washer and dryer, while another is reserved for clothes. Housed in a spanking new Lower Allston building, modern appliances and unscathed floors outfit the unit. Plus, there are plenty of building perks, such as a solarium with views of the Charles, a pet spa, a center for bike storage and repair, and a roof deck equipped with grills.

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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