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Five Nice One-Bedroom Apartments for Rent in Allston

Convenient T and bus access, pet-friendly options, and spacious digs—what's not to love?


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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. Last week, we looked at some lovely multi-bedroom apartments in Dorchester; this round, it’s nice one-bedrooms for rent in Allston—because there’s always plenty to do in Rock City.

Below, peruse five one-bedroom apartments for rent in Allston.

1330 Commonwealth Ave., Allston
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,775 per month

For the person who is perpetually chasing the T, consider this renovated and pet-friendly place—it’s right next to the B Line at Griggs Street, and Starbucks if you want to grab a coffee for the ride. The Comm. Ave. location also makes it easy to walk into Brookline, where you can stock up on groceries at Trader Joe’s and enjoy a movie at the Coolidge Corner Theater.

40 Ridgemont St. #2-2, Allston
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,795 per month

Perched at the top of a hilly impasse, this one-bedroom is lined with hardwood floors. Natural light filters through a trio of windows in the spacious living room. It’s a quick hike to a 57 bus stop on Cambridge Street, and the Green Line at Warren Street isn’t much further in the opposite direction. There’s laundry in the basement; heat, hot water, and electricity are included in rent; and, the sweetest part of all, no broker fee needed.

46 Gardner St. #2, Allston
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,650 per month

Just off Brighton Avenue, this apartment is ultra-convenient for T and bus riders (a quarter-mile to Packard’s Corner, and two minutes to a 57 bus stop). But you’ll be happy to come home, too—the bedroom is large, with soothing green walls and a sunlit alcove to tuck your bed into. The L-shaped kitchen offers more than enough counter and floor space, and the living room is nicely elongated.

5 Royce Road, Allston
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,900 per month

In Allston, third-floor walk-ups are as ubiquitous as college students. But this one is equipped with an in-building elevator, which will no doubt sounds thrilling to anyone who’s lived through Allston Christmas. The unit’s contemporary kitchen sports stainless appliances (dishwasher and garbage disposal included) and Shaker cabinets for days. And the apartment comes with tons of closet space, too. The professionally managed building is close to the Brookline border, though still near the shops and restaurants on Commonwealth and Harvard Avenues.

441 Cambridge St., Allston
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,950 per month

Running from Lower Allston to Brighton, Cambridge Street is a great spot to be for anyone interested in making the most of Allston. And for the vegan foodie, there’s no better location: Breakfast options at Allston Diner, coconut-based ice cream at Fomu, hearty grain bowls at Whole Heart Provisions, veggie tempura at Grasshopper, and a non-dairy grilled cheese at Roxy’s are all on Cambridge, within minutes of the apartment. The unit itself is filled with sunlight and boasts an updated kitchen and bath.

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