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Boston rent comparison: What $2,000 a month leases around the city

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Including in Dorchester, Mattapan, and South Boston

The median one-bedroom apartment rent in Boston was $2,340 a month as of August 1, according to real estate listings site Zumper. The median two-bedroom rent was $2,750.

So it’s safe to assume that $2,000 a month does not go all that far in the city’s rental market. But there are solid options out there. Our latest Curbed Comparisons proves it.


↑ We start in Dorchester’s Lower Mills area, where Unit 2 at 1069 Washington Street runs to 1,100 square feet and includes two bedrooms and one bathroom. The $2,000 rent also covers a private porch, a W/D, and two parking spaces.

↑ In South Boston, $2,000 rents the 600-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom Unit 1 at 170 H Street. The rent covers “some outdoor space,” storage space in the basement, and a W/D.

↑ There is no W/D in Unit 1 at 11 Cragmere Terrace in Mattapan, but the two-bedroom, one-bedroom does run to 800 square feet. There is “plenty of on-street parking,” too.

↑ There is no W/D in Unit 1 at 2 Saxton Street in Dorchester’s Savin Hill area, but, again, there is space: 1,100 square feet in this case. The kitchen in the two-bedroom, one-bathroom was recently updated too. The similarly sized Unit 2 in the same building is also asking $2,000.

↑ We end in Brighton, where Unit 2 at 50 Monastery Road was recently gut-renovated. It runs to 800 square feet and includes two bedrooms as well as one bathroom. There is laundry and storage in the building’s basement, and the $2,000 a month covers access to a shared patio.

Poll

Which apartment would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 33%
    Unit 2 at 1069 Washington Street in Lower Mills
    (29 votes)
  • 10%
    Unit 1 at 170 H Street in South Boston
    (9 votes)
  • 0%
    Unit 1 at 11 Cragmere Terrace in Mattapan
    (0 votes)
  • 8%
    Unit 1 at 2 Saxton Street in Savin Hill
    (7 votes)
  • 48%
    Unit 2 at 50 Monastery Road in Brighton
    (42 votes)
87 votes total Vote Now