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Five Two-Bedroom Apartments for $2,000 or Less per Month

Covetable units in Roxbury, Brighton, and Dorchester.


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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 $2,000 or less per month—because who has thousands to drop on a rental, anyway?

Below, peruse five two-bedroom apartments for rent in Boston for $2,000 or less per month.

251 Dudley St. #3, Roxbury
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,000 per month

The star of this lovely Nubian Square roost is probably the jazzy red kitchen, which boasts granite tiled floors and counters, glass-front cabinets, and stainless steel appliances. Central air cools down the living area in the summer, and an included parking space means you can forgo public transit entirely if you really want to. It’s available for July 1, and cats are welcome, too.

529 Adams St. #2, Dorchester
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,000 per month

Located halfway between the Shawmut and Ashmont stops, Red Line access is just one of this apartment’s perks. Tons of storage space spread across the kitchen cabinets, walk-in pantry, and basement are a few others. And even more are the pretty paint colors (one bedroom in periwinkle and one in midnight blue), extra office room, and in-unit washing machine.

172 North Beacon St. #1, Brighton
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,900 per month

Just across the street from the Commuter Rail at Boston Landing, this cute two-bed is also minutes from all of the development that has sprung up around it: Play a game of candlepin bowling at Flatbread Company, sip on some custom roasts at Kohi Coffee, and nosh on an incredible veggie patty at Mainley Burgers. Then come home and enjoy your hardwood bedecked digs, which include assigned parking.

710 Adams St. #1, Dorchester
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,000 per month

If you’re a zealous dinner party thrower, the formal dining room in this Adams Village unit is a strong selling point. The spacious living room lit by a trio of windows doesn’t hurt either, and the in-unit washer/dryer is an added bonus.

127 Sutherland Road #L, Brighton
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1.995 per month

A petite balcony is the cherry on the top of this cat-friendly unit in a brick building, just a street away from the easy T transport of Comm. Ave. Heat and hot water are included in rent, and best of all, moving in won’t cost you an arm and a leg—no security deposit or broker’s fee needed, and the apartment is available now.

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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