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What $3,500 a month rents around Boston now

Including Dorchester, South Boston, 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 $3,500 a month in rent in Boston.

Fort Point

Photos via Coldwell Banker

Unit 424 at 21 Wormwood Street is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom loft running to 1,350 square feet and with 11-foot ceilings. The rent covers one garaged parking space.


Photos via Coldwell Banker

The townhouse at 420 Medford Street is 1,291 square feet, and includes two bedrooms, one and a half bathrooms, and a deck. The rent also covers one parking space.

Back Bay

Photos via Coldwell Banker

Unit 2G at 270 Beacon Street is a 960-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom with views of the Charles River Esplanade.

South Boston

Photos via Senne Residential

The 1,150-square-foot Unit 309 at 2 West Sixth Street includes two bedrooms and one bathroom, and the rent covers a garaged parking space.


Photos via Great Spaces ERA

We end with the townhouse at 13 Downer Court, a 1,657-square-footer with three bedrooms and two bathrooms—and two parking spaces. There’s also a patio.


Which home would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 29%
    Unit 424 at 21 Wormwood in Fort Point
    (33 votes)
  • 7%
    420 Medford in Charlestown
    (8 votes)
  • 20%
    Unit 2G at 270 Beacon in Back Bay
    (23 votes)
  • 22%
    Unit 309 at 2 West Sixth in South Boston
    (25 votes)
  • 20%
    13 Downer in Dorchester
    (23 votes)
112 votes total Vote Now