For Sale/Rent

Five Adorable Apartments for Rent around Davis Square

Including a cat-friendly one-bedroom with in-unit laundry and a private deck, for $1,900.


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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 time, we looked at nice one-bedrooms in Allston; this round, it’s some of Davis Square’s most adorable offerings—because Davis is overflowing with quaint residential streets and fun ways to spend the weekends.

Below, peruse five adorable apartments for rent in and around Davis Square.

7 Jay St. #33A, Somerville
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,900 per month

With bright white walls, a separate living room and kitchen, and a personal deck, this cute one-bedroom looks fresh and feels spacious. In-unit laundry and hardwood flooring make for an easy-to-tidy space, which is particularly helpful for a cat-friendly apartment. The sub-$2000 one-bedroom is located on a short residential street, a four minute walk from the Davis Red Line station.

19 Chester St. #1, Somerville
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Rent: $3,700 per month

This apartment is one of the priciest of the group, but it’s for good reason: It’s beautiful. Four bay windows (and an additional stained glass accent) flood the 1,600 square feet with light, and central air and heat keep the rooms temperature-controlled. The kitchen is newly renovated, and boasts modern appliances and a Caesarstone island and countertops. But outside the door of the first-floor coop is the home’s loveliest feature and a rare city sight: a yard with a fish-filled pond, a waterfall, and a fountain.

36 Moore St., Somerville
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $3,000 per month

About a half mile outside of Davis, this Teele Square unit is also easily walkable to tons of fun spots: Tufts (ideal for undergrads), Ball Square (grab a vegan snack from Taco Party), and East Arlington (indulge with a sundae at the Scoop n Scootery). The apartment is large, and feels even more so thanks to 10-foot ceilings in the living room. The adjoining kitchen, which is framed by built-in shelves, offers a breakfast bar, stainless appliances, and a trendy farmhouse sink.

27 Fairfax St. #1, Somerville
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2
Rent: $3,700 per month

Though it shares a higher rent price with the Chester Street option in this group, this West Somerville unit comprises two additional bedrooms—though it’s slightly over a mile from the Davis T station. The best deal of the bunch at $925 per bedroom, the home includes a sunny kitchen equipped with a French door fridge, light wood cabinetry, and a breakfast bar underneath a pair of pendant lights. On top of four generously sized bedrooms, a small rear deck provides a bit of extra space.

2130 Massachusetts Ave. #3B, Cambridge
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $3,000 per month

Right across the border from Somerville, this snazzy space will open up for new tenants on November 4. The 1,270-square-foot unit is full of luxe details, such as an ultra-modern kitchen, a floating spiral staircase, and sliding doors. And to top it all off, please enjoy the two parking garage spots that come with rent.

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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