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Boston Rent Comparison: What You Get for $3,000/Month

Including in Southie, the North End, and West Roxbury

Welcome to another edition of Curbed Comparisons, where we look at how far a certain amount goes in a particular real estate market right now. In this latest go-round, we look at $3,000 a month on the nose in Boston, where rents have continued to rise despite a phenomenal amount of apartment construction. As with the cheaper $2,500-a-month price point, apartment sizes vary at the $3K level depending on location. And forget about parking included.

Take our first option. It's a 4-BR, 1.5-BA running to 1,625 square feet at 74 Clement Avenue in Roslindale archrival West Roxbury. That is a sizable apartment for Boston, but it's the biggest one of our selection here. Unit 2 at 74 Clement comes with a washer-dryer and a porch.


Over to the game-change-y northeast of the South End now. There, Unit 221 at 519 Harrison Avenue runs to 767 square feet and includes one bedroom and one bathroom. The apartment includes a W/D as well as a parking space (it's the only one of the bunch to include parking in the rent).


There's an even smaller 1-BR, 1-BA asking $3,000/month in Beacon Hill. Unit 5A at 227 Bowdoin Street comes fully furnished, though, and the rent includes bi-weekly maid service. Neat. Short-term leases are possible. No undergrads, please.


A little farther eastward, in the North End, there's Unit 3 at 37 Fleet Street. It's a snug 747-square-foot 2-BR, 2-BA with a W/D and central air.


Finally, we end in South Boston, at 222 West Fifth Street. There, Unit 1B has just cut its rent by $200 to $3,000 even. The 2-BR, 2-BA is 1,210 square feet and comes with a private patio, storage, and a W/D.