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What $1,850 a month rents around Boston now

Including in Allston, Brighton, Beacon Hill, and Dorchester

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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 $1,850 a month in Boston.


Photos via Coldwell Banker

In Dot’s Meeting House Hill area, Unit 1 at 54 Percival Street runs to 995 square feet, and includes two bedrooms and one bathroom. There’s a dishwasher in the apartment and laundry in the building.


Photos via Guang Sha Realty

The 477-square-foot Unit 6 at 1840 Commonwealth Avenue near Boston College is for rent for $1,850 with a flexible starting date. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom includes three closets and remote-control lighting.

Beacon Hill

Photos via Core Property Group

Unit 5 at 50 Phillips Street is a 400-square-foot studio a stone’s throw from the Massachusetts State House. Laundry is being installed in its building.


Another condo for rent, Unit 1 at 90 Brainerd Road runs to 563 square feet and comes with one bedroom as well as one bathroom. There is laundry in the building.

South Boston

Photos via Keller Williams

Unit 1 at 131 M Street includes one bedroom and one bathroom over its 600 square feet. There’s laundry in the building, and tenants would have access to a patio.


Which one would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 37%
    Unit 1 at 54 Percival in Dorchester
    (55 votes)
  • 17%
    Unit 6 at 1840 Commonwealth in Brighton
    (25 votes)
  • 21%
    Unit 5 at 50 Phillips in Beacon Hill
    (31 votes)
  • 2%
    Unit 1 at 90 Brainerd in Allston
    (3 votes)
  • 22%
    Unit 1 at 131 M Street in Southie
    (33 votes)
147 votes total Vote Now