For Sale/Rent

Five Pretty Apartments for Rent in Roslindale

Balconies, in-unit laundry, and ample space—starting at $800 per roommate.


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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 asking for rent in Roslindale—because who doesn’t want easy access to Arnold Arboretum, the Commuter Rail and a slew of buses, and much more modest rents than downtown Boston?

Below, peruse five really pretty apartments for rent in Roslindale.

63 Grew Ave., Roslindale
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Rent: $2,950 per month

Currently in the midst of renovations, when this apartment is ready for rent at the start of March, it will feature new hardwood flooring and completely revamped bathrooms, among other sparkling touches. Best of all, the living quarters are generously spread across three levels: The open living room and huge, stunning kitchen occupy the first floor, along with a half bath; two bedrooms and a full bathroom live on the second; and a master suite with another bathroom and a balcony are on the top story—all for under $1,000 per roommate.

19 Bexley Road, Roslindale
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,400 per month

Pale gray walls and polished hardwood floors bring a chic appeal to this top-floor unit, which is soaked in sunlight. A renovated kitchen with stainless appliances (dishwasher included) provides a bright and clean space to meal prep, and a stacked washer/dryer just behind the breakfast bar makes for easy laundry days. Looking for some fresh air? Pop out to the liberally sized private balcony.

17 Farquhar St. #3, Roslindale
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,700 per month

Available now, these handsome digs are only about a half-mile from both the Commuter Rail at Roslindale Village and the edge of Arnold Arboretum. (Don’t miss the chance to catch the view from Peter’s Hill at sunset.) The cat-friendly three-bed comes with an office, a spacious eat-in, a walk-in pantry with a laundry machine, two big decks, and your very own backyard.

24 Sunset Hill Road #1TM, West Roxbury
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,390 per month

Just over the Roslindale border in residential West Roxbury, this two-bedroom unit is filled with character and sunlight. The large eat-in kitchen boasts gorgeous granite counters and an adorable box window that you can populate with houseplants. The pink sunroom, meanwhile, will likely be a favorite room in the home—set up a few cozy sitting chairs and coffee tables and you’ll never want to leave.

174 Cornell St. #1, Roslindale
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,000 per month

Ready to move right now? This owner-occupied building is waiting to welcome you. A formal living and dining room, cute blue tiled bathroom, and an in-unit laundry room outfit the Metropolitan Hill unit. As for transport, the closest Orange Line stop is a couple of miles away at Forest Hills, though Roslindale Village and plenty of bus stops are much closer.

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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