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What $2,000 a month rents around Boston right now

Including in Dorchester, East Boston, Beacon Hill, and Roslindale

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Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a weekly column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount (or thereabouts) in the Boston area. Is one woman’s studio another woman’s townhouse? Let’s find out! This week, it’s $2,000 a month in rent.

Unit 5 at 9 Bowdoin Street in Beacon Hill is a 450-square-foot studio that is pet-friendly.

In Roslindale, $2,000 a month stretches to cover a three-bedroom, one-bedroom with 1,350 square feet at 4410 Washington Street. Unit 3 there also comes with private outdoor space.

Unit 1 at 20 Manley Street in Dorchester runs to an even 1,000 square feet. It includes two bedrooms and one bathroom—and the rent covers basement storage.

In East Boston, 57 Webster Street’s Unit 1 also runs to 1,000 square feet. It has one bedroom and one bathroom; and the rent covers access to a yard.

We end in the West Roxbury-Hyde Park borderlands, where Unit 102 at 5170 Washington Street is asking $2,000 a month for its 904 square feet, one bedroom, and one bathroom. And there is a balcony. Interestingly, too, the rent covers two garaged parking spaces.


Which would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 27%
    Unit 5 at 9 Bowdoin in Beacon Hill
    (10 votes)
  • 24%
    Unit 3 at 4410 Washington in Roslindale
    (9 votes)
  • 10%
    Unit 1 at 20 Manley in Dorchester
    (4 votes)
  • 18%
    Unit 1 at 57 Webster in East Boston
    (7 votes)
  • 18%
    Unit 102 at 5170 Washington between West Roxbury and Hyde Park
    (7 votes)
37 votes total Vote Now