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What $2,500 a month rents around Boston right now

Including in Back Bay, Dorchester, and Charlestown

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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 $2,500 a month in Boston proper.

Chestnut Hill

Photos via Coldwell Banker

Unit 516 at 50-56 Broadlawn Park in Chestnut Hill is a fully renovated two-bedroom, two-bathroom with parking for two cars.


Photos via Coldwell Banker

At the Parris Landing complex at 42 Eighth Street in Charlestown, Unit 2316 is asking $2,500 for its 672 square feet, which contains one bedroom and one bathroom. The rent on the duplex also covers one parking space.

Jamaica Plain

Photos via Coldwell Banker

Unit 1 at 9 Parkwood Terrace in the Jamaica Plain-Mission Hill borderlands includes 2,000 square feet, two bedrooms, and one bathroom. The apartment is on offer with one free month of rent.


Photos via At Home Boston

In Dorchester’s Uphams Corner, there’s Unit 1 at 3 Hartford Terrace. The three-bedroom, one-bathroom with 1,300 square feet was recently renovated. It comes with parking and a washer-dryer.

Back Bay

Photos via Forbes Real Estate

We end with a cozy number at 7 Hereford Street. Unit 3 here stretches to 386 square feet, and includes one bedroom and one bathroom. There is a washer-dryer in the apartment, which comes furnished.


Which apartment would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 36%
    Unit 516 at 50-56 Broadlawn in Chestnut Hill
    (22 votes)
  • 6%
    Unit 2316 at 42 Eighth in Charlestown
    (4 votes)
  • 25%
    Unit 1 at 9 Parkwood in Jamaica Plain
    (15 votes)
  • 13%
    Unit 1 at 3 Hartford in Dorchester
    (8 votes)
  • 18%
    Unit 3 at 7 Hereford in Back Bay
    (11 votes)
60 votes total Vote Now