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What $1,500 a month rents around Boston now

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Including in Dorchester, Brighton, and Allston

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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 $1,500 a month in Boston.

Allston

Photos via Centre Realty Group

Unit 1 at 10 Appian Way in lower Allston runs to 550 square feet, and has one bedroom and one bathroom. All utilities are included in the rent except cable TV and internet.

Dorchester

Photos via Great Spaces ERA

The 750-square-foot Unit 3 at 14 Jerome Street in Dot’s Jones Hill area includes one bedroom and one bathroom, and just got a fresh coat of paint.

Brighton

Photos via Compass

Unit B2 at 65 Colborne Road in Brighton’s Aberdeen area is a 470-square-foot studio. The rent covers an off-street parking spot and access to a pool.

Dorchester

Photos via United Brokers

Back in Dot—this time in Uphams Corner. Unit 3 at 62 Alexander Street here runs to 600 square feet, and has one bedroom and one bathroom. There’s a fresh paint job too.

Dorchester

Unit B at 98 Topliff Street where Fields Corner meets Meeting House Hill has two bedrooms and one bathroom. The 700-square-foot garden-level apartment was recently renovated.

Poll

Which one would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 8%
    Unit 1 at 10 Appian in Allston
    (6 votes)
  • 32%
    Unit 3 at 14 Jerome in Dorchester
    (24 votes)
  • 10%
    Unit B2 at 65 Colborne in Brighton
    (8 votes)
  • 8%
    Unit 3 at 62 Alexander in Dorchester
    (6 votes)
  • 41%
    Unit B at 98 Topliff in Dorchester
    (31 votes)
75 votes total Vote Now