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What $2,250 rents around Boston now

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These newer listings in Allston, Beacon Hill, Dorchester, and elsewhere tend to be on the smaller side

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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 $2,250 a month in Boston.

South Boston

Unit 1 at 1 Schrepel Place in Southie’s Telegraph Hill area runs to 575 square feet, and includes one bedroom, one bathroom, and a private roof deck.

South End

Photos via Engel & Volkers

The 460-square-foot Unit G at 28 Dartmouth Street near Tremont Street is a recently renovated studio. It includes an enclosed patio.

Beacon Hill

Photos via Compass

Unit 6 at 32 Grove Street runs to 385 square feet.


A washer-dryer comes with 180 Telford Street’s Unit 405, which is a 480-square-foot studio, part of a complex finished in 2018.


Unit 2 at 98 Topliff Street in the Meeting House Hill-Fields Corner borderlands of Dorchester runs to 1,100 square feet and includes three bedrooms and one bathroom. The apartment was recently renovated too.


Which one would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 39%
    Unit 2 at 98 Topliff in Dorchester
    (19 votes)
  • 8%
    Unit 405 at 180 Telford in Allston
    (4 votes)
  • 8%
    Unit 6 at 32 Grove in Beacon Hill
    (4 votes)
  • 27%
    Unit G at 28 Dartmouth in the South End
    (13 votes)
  • 16%
    Unit 1 at 1 Schrepel in South Boston
    (8 votes)
48 votes total Vote Now