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What $2,100 rents around Boston now

Compare and contrast these newer listings in East Boston, South Boston, Dorchester, and elsewhere

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular 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! Next up is $2,100 a month in Boston.

West Roxbury

A kitchen leading into a laundry room.
A dining room with a table and chairs and a dresser.
A living room as seen through an arched entryway. Photos via Coldwell Banker
A bedroom with a bed and a closet with a mirror as a door.

Unit 1 at 158 Willow Street runs to 1,100 square feet and includes two bedrooms as well as one bathroom. The rent covers an in-unit washer-dryer, and there’s a shared backyard.

Back Bay

There’s private outdoor space with Unit 402 at 220 Beacon Street. Inside, it’s a 400-square-foot studio.

South Boston

The exterior of a townhouse with a front door and potted plants in front.
A back patio and the short stairwell leading to it.
An empty room with one door and one window. Photos via Campion & Company
An empty room with two doors and two windows.

Unit 1 at 438 West Fourth Street comes with access to a shared patio. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom runs to 700 square feet.

Dorchester

A living room with a flat-screen TV, a large set of cabinets, and a keyboard.
A living room-dining room area with an aquarium and a table.
A bedroom with a bed and a desk with a chair in front of it. Photos via Keller Williams
A kitchen with a table and two chairs.

In-unit laundry and a finished lower level come with Unit 527 at 527 Ashmont Street. The 1,038-square-foot condo for rent includes two bedrooms and one and a half bathrooms.

East Boston

A living room with a couch, a coffee table, and a flat-screen TV.
A bedroom with a bed and a desk with a chair in front of it and shelves above it.
A kitchen with a table and four chairs. Photos via Leading Edge Realty
A small deck with two chairs and a table between them.

Unit 3 at 219 Marion Street includes a private deck and a shared backyard. The three-bedroom, one-bathroom unfolds over 1,100 square feet, and there’s laundry in the building’s basement.

Poll

Which $2,100 apartment would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 12%
    Unit 1 at 158 Willow in West Roxbury
    (7 votes)
  • 20%
    Unit 402 at 220 Beacon in Back Bay
    (12 votes)
  • 41%
    Unit 1 at 438 West Fourth in Southie
    (24 votes)
  • 8%
    Unit 527 at 527 Ashmont in Dot
    (5 votes)
  • 17%
    Unit 3 at 219 Marion in Eastie
    (10 votes)
58 votes total Vote Now