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What $4,000 a month rents in Boston now

It looks like it can land a tenant a washer-dryer, among other perks—check out these recent listings in the South End, Back Bay, South Boston, 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 $4,000 a month in Boston proper.

Back Bay

A newly done kitchen with a fan over the gas stove.
A living room’s entryway with shelves, and the entryway leads to a kitchen.
A modern living room with furniture and a fireplace with a fire going. Photos via Coldwell Banker
A bedroom with a bed taking up most of it.

The 590-square-foot Unit 3 at 60 Commonwealth Avenue is available furnished or unfurnished for the same rent. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom on the parlor level includes central air and an in-unit washer-dryer.

South Boston

A living room with a sectional couch and a massage chair.
A bedroom with a bed and two end tables.
A small kitchen with a table and chairs as well as a standing cabinet. Photos via Coldwell Banker
A kitchen with cabinetry and a microwave.

Unit 1 at 37 Telegraph Street runs to 1,400 square feet on two levels, and includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The spread comes fully furnished at no additional charge, and the rent covers wifi as well as use of the in-unit W/D.

Beacon Hill

A living room-dining room area with furniture.
A dining room with a table and chairs, and the dining room is viewed from the living room.
A spacious living room-dining room area with four windows and furniture. Photos via Coldwell Banker
A bedroom with a bed.

A washer-dryer also comes with Unit 2 at 71 Chestnut Street. The 1,180-square-footer comes with two bedrooms and two bathrooms.

Downtown

Unit 18A at the W Boston at 100 Stuart Street includes one bedroom and one bathroom within its 878 square feet. The rent covers use of an entertainment console and a surround system—and a tenant would be entitled to the W’s suite of amenities as well as to valet parking (albeit the latter for an additional $400 a month).

South End

We end with Unit 1 at 87 Waltham Street. It’s a newly redone 1,500-square-foot duplex with two bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as a private garden and deck out back.

Poll

Which one would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    Unit 3 at 60 Commonwealth in Back Bay
    (12 votes)
  • 3%
    Unit 1 at 37 Telegraph in Southie
    (2 votes)
  • 13%
    Unit 2 at 71 Chestnut in Beacon Hill
    (9 votes)
  • 27%
    Unit 18A at the W in downtown
    (18 votes)
  • 36%
    Unit 1 at 87 Waltham in the South End
    (24 votes)
65 votes total Vote Now