For Sale/Rent

Five Cozy Apartments for Rent Right Now in the South End

Parkside locales, exposed brick, and roof decks galore—from studios to two-bedrooms, get ready to call these lovely digs home.


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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 for rent in the South End—because from vintage ware at SoWa to amazing eats all around, it’s certainly a sweet place to rent.

Below, peruse five cozy apartments for rent in the South End.

19 East Springfield St. #04, South End
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,000 per month

What could be cozier than exposed brick walls, wooden ceiling beams, and wall-to-wall carpeting? One block from Worcester Square, this one-bedroom den also comes with a convenient breakfast bar, access to a shared yard, and is cat-friendly to boot. It’s available December 1—move in before the snow does.

Pembroke St. #3, South End
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,000 per month

Across the street from a pair of parks (Blackstone and Franklin Squares), this studio receives plenty of sunshine. A decorative fireplace, pale green walls, and hardwood floors create a sophisticated backdrop for your own style. High-up storage cubbies and other alcoves also help the single-room home feel like it’s broken up into different areas.

423 Shawmut Ave. #2, South End
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Rent: $2,900 per month

Take your pick for this one: You can rent it furnished or unfurnished. Recessed lighting, a spacious living area, and even a common roof deck make this park-side two-bedroom a no-brainer. If you’re bunking up with a roommate, the bathroom and a half should prevent morning routine conflicts, and living short walk from the South End branch of the Public Library and a few coffee shops sweetens the deal, too.

666 Massachusetts Ave. #3, South End
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $3,500 per month

Ignore the superstitious address—living right on Mass. Ave. is great for a number of reasons, not the least of which is a straight shot to the Orange and Green Lines at Symphony and Massachusetts Ave. Ready to rent starting December 8, the unit itself is glorious. Think glossy hardwood, a three-wall kitchen equipped with stainless appliances, and three steps that lead from the open living room to, yes, the private balcony.

31 East Springfield St. #4LG, South End
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,700 per month

Another day, another roof deck—but this one is all yours. Gray quartz counters, thick crown molding, and in-unit laundry make this two-bedroom feel luxurious in multiple ways. Central air and heat keep the space comfortably habitable through all of Boston’s seasons, and a sweet spot between Worcester Square and Mass. Ave. will offer up plenty to do all year long, too.

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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