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Boston's Most Expensive Rental Apartments Right Now

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Top 10s is Curbed Boston's late-week look at a superlative—for better or worse—in the Hub housing market. This week, it's the most expensive apartments currently for rent. (All data from Trulia, unless otherwise noted.)


10.
Where: 118 Huntington Avenue
How Much: $15,000
Square Footage: 3,000
The Skinny: This 3-BR, 3.5-BA apartment in Back Bay sits in one of those buildings that might as well be a gated community. It's got a fitness center; a concierge; a pool; washer/dryer; hell, even dog-walking, if you need it.

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9. (tie)
Where: 118 Huntington Avenue
How Much: $15,000
Square Footage: 2,890
The Skinny: Another availability in the "gated community" building (see above), this 3-BR, 3.5-BA has a double oven and a wine cooler, so...

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8. (tie)
Where: On Walnut Street between Chestnut and Beacon streets
How Much: $15,000
Square Footage: N/A
The Skinny: This Beacon Hill 4-BR just hit the rental market and has a soothing 7 bathrooms.

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7.
Where: On Boylston Street near the Chinatown Station T stop
How Much: $17,000
Square Footage: 2,707
The Skinny: The in-unit W/D in this 3-BR, 3.5-BA really sells us, as do the two parking spaces. But, really, who's buying?

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6.
Where: Just off Washington Street steps from Suffolk University
How Much: $17,229
Square Footage: 1,230
The Skinny: This Downtown Crossing spot is marketing itself as a rental apartment, but it looks to us like a two-level commercial space. Zoned for both? Bizarre squatter scenario invited?

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5.
Where: 776 Boylston Street
How Much: $25,000
Square Footage: 2,600
The Skinny: This 3-BR, 2-BA penthouse condo in the Mandarin Oriental is... well, in the Mandarin Oriental, offering the tower's amenities as well as all the luxury condo finishes (granite counters, floor-to-ceiling windows, etc.) you would expect.

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4. (tie)
Where: 2 Avery Street
How Much: $25,000
Square Footage: 3,000
The Skinny: From the Mandarin Oriental to the Ritz Carlton! This 3-BR, 5-BA (what's with all the bathrooms?) has cherry wood floors, his/her baths and automated shades.

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3.
Where: On Boylston Street near The Pru
How Much: $27,000
Square Footage: N/A
The Skinny: The listing for this 2-BR, 2.5-BA throws itself at "professionals working downtown." The building is full-service, 24/7, etc. and the Back Bay location as central as it gets.

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2.
Where: In the same building as No. 3
How Much: $27,500
Square Footage: 3,182
The Skinny: This 2-BR, 2.5-BA luxury condo for rent rests on an 11th-floor perch with a parking space below and the listing notes "cascading views" of the Charles, surrounding Back Bay, et al. Nice. Nice use of the adjective.

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1.
Where: 39 Concord Square
How Much: $27,600
Square Footage: N/A
The Skinny: Does this one throw you a bit, too? It's a 1-BR, 1-BA in the South End that emits zero Q factor (and note the used-to-watch-The-A-Team-on-something-like-that, faux-wood-paneled TV in the first listing photo). Perhaps this explains why it's been on the rental market since mid-summer. Takers?