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What $3,000 a month rents in Boston now

Explore what the sum commands in neighborhoods such as Hyde Park, Dorchester, South Boston, and Charlestown

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’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Next up is $3,000 a month in five different neighborhoods.

South Boston

A kitchen with a counter with stools in front of it, and there’s a washer-dryer stacked next to the oven.
A bedroom with a bed.
A small deck empty except for a small table. Photos via Coldwell Banker

Unit 3 at 589 East Eighth Street includes two parking spaces, one in a garage. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom condo for rent runs to 900 square feet. There’s a private deck and an in-unit washer-dryer too.


A dining room-living room area with a table and chairs as well as a big stone fireplace.
A bedroom with a bed and bow window.
An empty living room with a bow window and a fireplace. Photos via Coldwell Banker
An empty living room with two doors leading out of it, and there’s a big stone fireplace.

There’s no parking with Unit 2 at 49 Monument Square, but it does come with views of the Bunker Hill Monument. The 1,200-square-footer includes two bedrooms—including one big enough to fit a king-size bed—and one bathroom.

North End

A small living room with furniture and a New York Rangers banner on the wall.
A small kitchen with two counters meeting at a right angle.
Another shot of the living room with the windows and TV prominent. Photos via Coldwell Banker
Another shot of the living room with the Rangers banner prominent.

Unit 4 at 101 Fulton Street is just on the edge of the North End, and includes two bedrooms and one bathroom in its 800 square feet.


A modern spacious kitchen as viewed from the ceiling.
A large living room with a couch facing a large stone fireplace.
Another shot of that living room, but now there’s a staircase from it visible. Photos via In Realty
An empty bedroom with a ceiling fan.

The townhouse at 14 Downer Court in Dot’s Jones Hill area includes two parking spots. The 1,656-square-foot spread comes with three bedrooms and two bathrooms as well as in-unit washer-dryer.

Hyde Park

Unit 2 at 41 Westminster Street was recently renovated, and includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms. The 1,200-square-foot spread also comes with laundry hookups and two off-street parking spaces.


Which $3,000 spread would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 16%
    Unit 3 at 589 East Eighth in Southie
    (6 votes)
  • 8%
    Unit 2 at 49 Monument in Charlestown
    (3 votes)
  • 24%
    Unit 4 at 101 Fulton in the North End
    (9 votes)
  • 45%
    14 Downer in Dot
    (17 votes)
  • 5%
    Unit 2 at 41 Westminster in Hyde Park
    (2 votes)
37 votes total Vote Now