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Five Studio Apartments for Rent around Boston for Less Than $1,600

With options in the South End, Allston, and Brighton, available for August and September.


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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. While it may feel strange to look ahead to renting new digs in the spring or fall right now, for many living in Boston, the search must go on. So, for your convenience, we’re highlighting a few Zumper listings with one unique characteristic. This round, it’s studios going for $1,600 or less. Peruse snapshots below, contact the broker for more information, and opt for virtual video tours when possible—social distancing and poking around strangers’ apartments don’t exactly go hand in hand.

Below, take a look at five studio apartments for rent around Boston.

94 Corey Road #14, Brighton
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,495

Set just a half-mile outside Washington Square, this single-person unit hovers around the Brighton-Brookline border. As cute as they are, the cat-friendly digs are about to get a whole lot nicer thanks to a renovation bringing in brand new appliances and a gleaming bathroom, and they’ll be ready to rent for August 1. It’s a three-minute walk to Whole Foods for any impromptu grocery runs, and a pleasant uphill climb to Corey Hill Outlook for some stellar sunset views.

10 Brainerd Road #13, Allston
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,558

Technically, the rent for this apartment is $1,700, but factoring in the month of free rent that the property manager is offering, the monthly cost clocks in at just under $1,560. Available now, the unit boasts freshly installed stainless steel appliances, matte gray quartz counters, and hardwood floors—all packaged inside a traditional brownstone, one block from Comm. Ave.

Clarendon St. #2020, South End
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,450

On the lookout for a new place for the fall? This Clarendon Street studio is available starting September 1. The kitchen and bedroom gather in one large space, with a tall counter delineating the two areas. Recessed lighting, ample cabinetry, and a location two blocks from Back Bay station are among the perks of living here.

Commonwealth Ave. & Harvard Ave. #8, Allston
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,500

This well-lit rental lives on Commonwealth Ave., near the intersection with Harvard Ave., meaning it offers proximity to the Green Line, 57 and 66 bus lines, and tons of tasty options for takeout. A petite entry hall, tucked-away kitchen, and long main room ending in a trio of windows make it easy to maximize the space.

1148 Commonwealth Ave. #38, Allston
Bedrooms: Studio
Baths: 1
Rent: $1,495

Steps from Brookline, this unit sits inside of a pretty brownstone situated on the Commonwealth Avenue carriage lane. Students will appreciate how close it is to Packard’s Corner and Boston University (five minutes walking) and anyone would be wooed by the on-site laundry facilities and in-building elevator. Inside, a long hallway branches off into a separate galley kitchen and a full bathroom before ending in a generous bedroom.

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