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What $5,000 a month rents around Boston now

Including in Charlestown, South Boston, and the South End

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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 $5,000 a month in Boston.

The South End

Photos via Steve Cohen Team

Unit 1 at 94 West Springfield Street comes furnished. The 1,380-square-foot two-bedroom, two-bathroom on two levels also includes private outdoor space.

South Boston

Photos via SouthieMap LLC

In Southie’s Telegraph Hill area, Unit 1 at 525 East Sixth Street runs to 1,000 square feet and includes four bedrooms as well as two bathrooms. There is a private deck too.

The North End

Photos via CL Properties

Unit 401 in the concierge-serviced 350 North Street includes two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The rent for the 1,115-square-foot apartment also covers one parking space.

Beacon Hill

This is another furnished spread, with two bedrooms and one bathroom in its 920 square feet. Unit C at 100 Charles Street also comes with an in-unit washer/dryer.


Unit 1 at 37 Rutherford Avenue has a private entrance, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and two parking spaces. The 1,400-square-foot apartment also comes with 12 skylights.


Which one would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 26%
    Unit 1 a 94 West Springfield in the South End
    (17 votes)
  • 1%
    Unit 1 at 525 East Sixth in South Boston
    (1 vote)
  • 15%
    Unit at 350 North in the North End
    (10 votes)
  • 10%
    Unit C at 100 Charles in Beacon Hill
    (7 votes)
  • 45%
    Unit 1 at 37 Rutherford in Charlestown
    (29 votes)
64 votes total Vote Now