Apartment hunting in Boston is overwhelming for a whole slew of reasons—heavy competition, high pricing, and the tendency to spiral down a Craigslist abyss of fruitless searches, to name a few. So, for your convenience, we’re highlighting a few Zumper listings with one unique characteristic. Last time, we looked at places for rent around Boston with assigned parking; This round, it’s studios asking $1,600 or less per month—because who has thousands to drop on a rental, anyway?
Below, peruse five studio apartments for rent around Boston for $1,600 or less per month.
857 Beacon St. #B3, Fenway
Rent: $1,600 per month
Forget any notions you have about basement apartments being dark and dingy. With cream and turquoise walls, shiny hardwood flooring, and a ceiling fan with overhead lighting, this place is bright and cheery. Plus, with a Murphy bed (say goodbye to mattress-carrying move-ins and hello to even more floor space), tons of little shelves and cubbies, and four closets, this studio maximizes its limited square footage.
153 Brighton Ave. #11, Allston
Rent: $1,475 per month
In Allston, it doesn’t get more central than living at the junction of Harvard and Brighton Avenues. From burrito joints to dive bars, you have a dozen places to pick from within a few minutes of walking. And, considering the unit’s sweet but petite kitchen—complete with four burners, a small oven, and a sink, but lacking any counter space—eating out from time to time may be a welcome option.
907 Beacon St., Fenway
Rent: $1,550 per month
Right by the intersection of Beacon Street and Park Drive, this Fenway roost is steps from the T (Saint Marys Street on the C Line and Fenway on the D Line), not to mention directly across from the Emerald Necklace, and Time Out Market. The basement level digs, which are available now, have been recently renovated and feature nice cabinets and counter space.
50 South Huntington Ave. #21, Mission Hill
Rent: $1,500 per month
Available for rent today, this second floor studio comes with an updated kitchen, hardwood floors, and an exposed brick accent wall. Heat and hot water are included in the $1,500 rent, and there’s laundry in the building. Best of all, the E Line is one minute down the street, while Olmsted Park, Brookline Village, and Jackson Square are all within a mile radius of this convenient locale.
66 Highland Ave. #6B, Somerville
Rent: $1,600 per month
Though it’s just a few miles from downtown, Somerville sets itself apart from Boston proper with its own look and feel—and in the case of this studio, space. Forget narrow galleys and kitchenettes. This roomy pad boasts a full kitchen with enough cabinets for all of the Instant Pots and culinary Black Friday deals you’ll be gifted this holiday season, plus there’s a huge area to set up a kitchen island or dining table. Through the doorway, the main living area is sunny and of course, spacious.
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