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What $2,750 rents around Boston now

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These listings in the North End, Dorchester, the South End, and elsewhere include one- and two-bedrooms

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 $2,750 a month in Boston proper.

South Boston

An open kitchen-dining room area.
A crunch next to a desk and chair, and there are several windows.
The exterior of a four-story apartment building. Photos via Coldwell Banker
A bedroom with just a bed and a window.

Unit 3 at 525 East First Street runs to 650 square feet, and includes central air as well as a private deck. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom is the product of a recent renovation.

North End

Also the product of a recent renovation, Unit 2 at 27 North Margin Street includes one bathroom and one bedroom in its 500 square feet.

South End

A living room with furniture.
A living room with furniture and an antique stove next to flat-screen TV.
A dining room with a table and chairs, and wet bar. Photos via Cabot & Company
A den leading to a patio, and there’s is a wall of shelves in the den.

Unit 1 at 8 Newcomb Street includes in-unit laundry and two skylights. The 1,561-square-foot one-bedroom, two-bathroom is available for a short-term lease starting in December. The rent covers private outdoor space as well as a parking spot.

Bay Village

A living room with lots of furniture and sundry clutter.
A bedroom with a bed and a drying rack.
A kitchen with an island in the middle. Photos via
The top of the stairs of a duplex with a desk.

Also with private outdoor space as well as one bedroom and two bathrooms, Unit 1 at 33 Winchester Street runs to 850 square feet over two levels and comes with in-unit laundry too.


Unit 36 at 36 Coleman Street is the product of a gut-renovation. The 1,500-square-foot four-bedroom, two-bathroom includes central air; and the rent covers a parking space.


Which one would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 19%
    Unit 3 at 525 East First in Southie
    (9 votes)
  • 10%
    Unit 2 at 27 North Margin in the North End
    (5 votes)
  • 55%
    Unit 1 at 8 Newcomb in the South End
    (26 votes)
  • 2%
    Unit 1 at 33 Winchester in Bay Village
    (1 vote)
  • 12%
    Unit 36 at 36 Coleman in Dorchester
    (6 votes)
47 votes total Vote Now