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 cute and cozy studios for rent in Beacon Hill—because if you want to live in a real-life snow globe this winter, this is the place to do it.
Below, peruse five studio apartments for rent in Beacon Hill.
Pinckney St. & Charles St. #2, Beacon Hill
Rent: $1,650 per month
In the fall, living at the corner of Pinckney and Charles will give you a front row seat to the neighborhood’s transformative Halloween decorations, while in the spring and summer you’ll love living so close to the Esplanade and the Public Gardens. But when this unit becomes available on December 1, you’ll most likely be struck by the undeniable snow globe perfection of Beacon Hill. After a walk through the snowy streets, retire inside and cook up some dinner in the cozy but modern kitchen.
144 Bowdoin St. #32, Beacon Hill
Rent: $2,020 per month
Sure, stars may be a rare sight in the city—but with the Massachusetts State House as your next door neighbor, you can use its glowing gold dome as your own North Star. Situated inside of a building aptly named Micropolis, the studio is pint-sized. But with ample storage cubbies, high ceilings, an extended kitchen counter, and recessed lighting, the space shouldn’t feel cramped. An exposed brick wall with an old fireplace calls back to the building’s nearly 160-year-old history, but the 2016 renovations ensure a bright and fresh interior.
52 South Russell St. #5, Beacon Hill
Rent: $1,800 per month
Within a block of a museum, art gallery, pizza place, and playground, this cat-friendly den is not just in a fun spot, it’s also highly convenient for getting around—T stations on the Blue, Red, Green, and Orange Lines are all within a 5-15 minute walk. Inside, a decorative fireplace and clever storage solutions make the most of the space, which you can make your own starting January 1.
50 Chestnut St., Beacon Hill
Rent: $2,200 per month
If you can look past the full suit of armor hanging out in these photos, you’ll see an exceptionally bright and spacious studio. Ceiling beams help zone the open space into a few different “rooms”: the kitchen with a breakfast bar, the skylit sitting area, and the long bedroom. And, with the Frog Pond and Boston Common right across the street, the city really is your backyard.
42 Anderson St., Beacon Hill
Rent: $1,795 per month
Bring your cat or dog with you on move-in day. Bay windows, parquet flooring, and a small but mighty kitchen make up these sweet digs. The T at Charles/MGH is a five-minute walk, or you can keep strolling right across the Longfellow Bridge, taking in those skyline views on foot before heading into East Cambridge and beyond.
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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