Boston Apartments for Rent | Boston Magazine

From studios to four-bedrooms, each of these units are priced below the median rent.

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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 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 places that are priced below the median rent price for that type of apartment. 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, peruse five apartments in Boston with rent below the median price.

146 Coolidge St. #1, Brookline
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,900 per month

Just off of Harvard Street, this one-bedroom unit claims a spot on a lovely, residential street outside of Coolidge Corner and is a considerable $400 cheaper than the one-bedroom median of $2,300. Sunshine spills through bay windows into the spacious living room, and hardwood floors run into the bedroom, partitioned off by French doors. If storage space is what you’re after, you’ll find plenty of it in the sizable closets and the kitchen’s walk-in pantry.

124 West 9th St. #2T, South Boston
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $2,050 per month

Quartz counters and a herringbone backsplash spruce up this unit’s bright, grayscale eat-in. On top of the sleek kitchen, the entire apartment benefits from central air conditioning, tall ceilings, and an address minutes from the Andrew T stop. Plus, the apartment comes equipped with a personal washer and dryer, so you can put your quarters to better use.

14 Conway St. #14, Roslindale
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Rent: $2,400 per month

Working from home in a Boston apartment more often than not can mean sitting on your bed with a laptop and a strategically placed bookshelf to serve as a Zoom background. If you’re looking for a little more room, though, check out this noticeably spacious 2-bedroom pad near Roslindale Village. Not only does it boast a huge kitchen with a granite breakfast bar, an open dining room, and a sun-filled living room, but several places to set up your work station throughout the week: a spacious foyer with plenty of room for a desk or two, a sun room, and a dedicated office.

2 Humboldt Ave, #3, Roxbury
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Rent: $3,500 per month

Glossy hardwood, subway tiling, and brick accent walls? These cat-friendly Roxbury digs are unmistakably trendy. But here, style comes at a pretty reasonable cost: The total rent is $275 below the citywide median for a four-bedroom apartment ($3,775) and if four roommates split rent evenly, it comes out to $875 per month.

1160 Commonwealth Ave. #30, Brookline
Bedrooms: Studio
Bathrooms: 1
Rent: $1,575 per month

Right by Packard’s Corner, this sunny studio proves that small spaces can still have a sense of separation. A narrow galley kitchen and recently renovated bathroom are down the hall from the main living area, which could be split up in a variety of ways. Push your bed into the semicircular zone gloriously surrounded by windows, assign your dressers to the squared-off edges of the room, and place your desk in the separate nook—or, convert it into a sunlit walk-in closet.

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.