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Boston rent comparison: What $2,500 a month rents around the city right now

Including in Dorchester, Charlestown, and Back Bay

A monthly rent of $2,500 commands at least one bedroom in Boston at the start of 2018, per our latest Curbed Comparisons. What else does it get you? Come along.


↑ Unit 4 at 681 Massachusetts Avenue in the South End—the region’s No. 1 neighborhood in 2017, per Curbed Boston readers—runs to 622 square feet.

It has one bedroom and one bathroom as well as central air and in-unit laundry.

↑ In Charlestown’s Navy Yard area, the 766-square-foot Unit 229 at 106 13th Street includes one bedroom and the potential for one more through conversion of a study. There is one bathroom.

The rent also covers one garaged parking space for a compact car.

↑ Unit 2 at 199 East Cottage Street in Dorchester’s Uphams Corner is a whopping 1,707 square feet.

The duplex has three bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms. There’s also central air and a private front porch.

Unit 301 at 300 Commercial Street on the North End waterfront is a 600-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom with central air and in-unit W/D.

The rent also covers access to a shared roof deck.

↑ We end in Back Bay, with the smallest of the selection: A 548-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom at 351 Beacon Street.

Renting Unit 2 here would put a tenant in the thick of the tony neighborhood, though.

Poll

Which one would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 35%
    Unit 4 at 681 Massachusetts Avenue in the South End
    (55 votes)
  • 1%
    Unit 229 at 106 13th Street in Charlestown
    (3 votes)
  • 29%
    Unit 2 at 199 East Cottage Street in Dorchester
    (45 votes)
  • 21%
    Unit 301 at 300 Commercial Street in the North End
    (33 votes)
  • 11%
    Unit 2 at 351 Beacon Street in Back Bay
    (17 votes)
153 votes total Vote Now