For Sale/Rent

Five Charming Apartments for Rent in Charlestown

Want to live on a private street lit by gas lamps, commute via the Freedom Trail, and glimpse the Zakim Bridge from your window?


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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 Charlestown—because Boston’s oldest neighborhood is also one of its most charming.

Below, peruse five one- and two-bedroom apartments for rent in Charlestown.

42 8th St. #320L, Charlestown
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Rent: $3,200 per month

Not only does this Parris Landing unit come glamorously furnished with pieces from South Africa and Dubai, a leather sectional, and a new 70-inch TV, but the building boasts nifty amenities such as garage parking, an outdoor pool, and a fitness and business center. No broker’s fee needed, and rent includes heat, hot water, and a parking space.

39 High St. #4l, Charlestown
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $3,100 per month

Live in this classic brick row house just outside Monument Square and you can practically follow the Freedom Trail home from Boston Common. And, from this top-floor two-bed, you can capture great views of the Zakim Bridge and Bunker Hill Monument. Though it has been thoroughly renovated with hardwood floors, gas fireplace, and comes with a washer/dryer, it’s worth noting that all utilities are paid separately from rent—get on the lease starting March 1.

42 8th St. #2304, Charlestown
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,650 per month

By the Charlestown waterfront, this one-bedroom apartment charms with exposed brick, natural light, tall ceilings, and hardwood floors. Extra storage space and garage parking also come with these spacious digs, which are close to the ferry and several bus stops.

9 Eden St., Charlestown
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,650 per month

This one’s for you, commitment-phobes: This unit allows a traditional 12-month lease or the rare and convenient option to rent month to month. Located in the Medford Street area, the first-floor coop is within 10-15 minutes walking from both the Community College and Sullivan Square stops on the Orange Line, and even closer to several bus lines.

20 Albion Place #1, Charlestown
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,700 per month

Renting in Boston can mean so many things, but it almost never means living inside of a Greek Revival manse on a gas lamp-lit impasse. Yet that’s exactly what this unit, available now, offers. You can spread out in the tiled eat-in kitchen, generous bedrooms (with roomy closets), and a sophisticated living room with a black marble mantel. Catch the nearby Orange Line to come home—yours is the one with the columned front porch.

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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