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Five Studio Apartments for $1,500 per Month in Allston and Brighton

On a last-minute hunt for a September 1 apartment? Move into one of these Allston-Brighton studios this weekend.


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

Below, peruse five studio apartments for rent in Allston and Brighton for $1,500 or less per month.

25 William Jackson Ave. #A, Brighton
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,400 per month

At 375 square feet, this coop is small, but mighty. Its recently renovated kitchenette sports granite counters, a mini glass cooktop, and a built-in microwave convection oven. Cream-colored cabinetry and whitewashed brick walls transform the cookery into a cute cafe, and a small butcher block island that comes with the apartment offers a multi-purpose surface to prep, dine, and work.

84 Gordon St., Brighton
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,475 per month

As if we aren’t always waiting for summer anyway, this unit provides extra incentive: Not only is there central air, but there’s a common swimming pool out back. Wall-to-wall carpeting cushions the spacious room, and both laundry and bonus storage are available in-building. Plus, it teeters on the Allston border, providing excellent access to either neighborhood.

100 Brighton Ave., Allston
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,500 per month

For easy access to Allston’s bars and restaurants, you can’t do any better. Within a one minute walk, sit for some hot pot at Shabu-Zen, or try out some trivia and draft beer at White Horse Tavern. Plenty of public transport options, including the B branch of the Green Line and the 57 and 66 buses, are right nearby. As for the studio itself, it’s well-lit and roomy, with lots of high-up storage to maximize the space.

101 Nonantum St. #A, Brighton
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,450 per month

On the ground level of a quaint multi-family home, dark wooden trim make this studio feel cozy. Several built-in shelves supplement the cabinet storage, and multiple types of flooring help the open space look like it’s divided up into rooms. A shared backyard and included heat and hot water are nice perks, too.

1330 Commonwealth Ave., Allston
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,500 per month

This building practically sits on the Green Line’s Griggs Street stop, and several bus options land within walking distance as well. Inside, a wide bay window lets in abundant natural light, making a plant-filled living space very possible. A separate galley kitchen and on-site laundry are added benefits of these student-friendly digs.

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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