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What $2,500 rents in South Boston now

It looks like the sum rents at least one bedroom in enclaves such as Telegraph Hill and City Point, though not much else

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’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Next up is $2,500 a month in South Boston.

Telegraph Hill

An empty room off some narrow stairs.
An empty, narrow deck with a high fence.
An empty deck beyond a screen door. Photos via Jay Alberino
An empty living room with a fireplace.

Unit 1 at 54 H Street is a duplex starting on the first floor, and includes one bedroom and one and a half bathrooms in its 925 square feet. There are also two private outdoor spaces—one on each floor.

D Street corridor

A private deck comes with Unit 2 at 227 West Third Street as does one bedroom and one bathroom. The renovated unit runs to 500 square feet.

Dorchester Avenue corridor

A small, slightly cluttered kitchen with an L-shaped counter.
A small living room with a sectional couch facing a TV mounted on the wall.
A small bedroom with a bed and a desk with a chair. Photos via Gibson Sotheby’s
A bathroom with an oval sink.

A shared roof deck is part of the package with the 800-square-foot Unit 1A at 99 West Fourth Street, which includes two bedrooms and one bathroom. Hot water is included in the rent; and the owner is currently working on updating the bathroom and the kitchen as well as repainting the entire spread.

Dorchester Avenue corridor

Unit 1 at 16 Emerson Street is a condo for rent that includes a private deck. It runs to 600 square feet, and includes one bedroom and one bathroom. The $2,475 in rent covers basement storage too.

City Point

A small living room with a coffee table and a couch.
A small kitchen with a U-shaped counter. Photos via Boston Residential

Free laundry in the building comes with Unit 2 at 3 Grace Court, which is asking $2,450 a month. The 650-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom is the product of a recent renovation.

Poll

Which Southie spread would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 4%
    Unit 1 at 54 H in Telegraph Hill
    (2 votes)
  • 19%
    Unit 2 at 227 West Third in the D Street corridor
    (8 votes)
  • 4%
    Unit 1A at 99 West Fourth in the Dot. Ave. corridor
    (2 votes)
  • 64%
    Unit 1 at 16 Emerson in the Dot. Ave. corridor
    (27 votes)
  • 7%
    Unit 2 at 3 Grace at City Point
    (3 votes)
42 votes total Vote Now