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What $2,500 a month rents in Boston now

The sum can command quite a bit of space, depending on where you look in the city—here are options in Dorchester, Mission Hill, the North End, and elsewhere

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 $2,500 a month in five Boston neighborhoods.

South Boston

A colorful living room with two couches and a stairway leading into the room.
A small kitchen with counters meeting at a right angle.
A bedroom with a bed and a curtain drawn across the window. Photos via Coldwell Banker
A bathroom with a sliding door on the tub.

Unit B at 287 Dorchester Avenue comes furnished and with the rent covering utilities, including wifi and laundry. The 600-square-foot apartment with one bedroom and one bathroom also has a private patio.


A small open kitchen with two perpendicular, unconnected counters. Photos via Coldwell Banker
An open living room-dining room area separated by French doors, and the doors are open.

Located in Dot’s St. Marks area, Unit 3 at 46 Semont Road includes three bedrooms and one bathroom within its 1,125 square feet. There’s also central air, in-unit laundry, front and back porches, and a private yard.

Mission Hill

An airy living room-kitchen area with furniture and a large island delineating the two rooms. Photo via Burns Realty & Investment

Unit 305 at 1457 Tremont Street is part of a new development opening this year. The 489-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom includes a washer-dryer.


The recently renovated Unit 1 at 3 Westminster Avenue includes four bedrooms and four and a half bathrooms. The 1,100-square-foot apartment also includes a washer-dryer.

North End

The 650-square-foot Unit 1 at 79 Prince Street includes two bedrooms and one bathroom.


Which $2,500 Boston apartment would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 13%
    Unit B at 287 Dorchester in Southie
    (10 votes)
  • 16%
    Unit 3 at 46 Semont in Dot
    (12 votes)
  • 26%
    Unit 305 at 1457 Tremont in Mission Hill
    (19 votes)
  • 5%
    Unit 1 at 3 Westminster in Roxbury
    (4 votes)
  • 37%
    Unit 1 at 79 Prince in the North End
    (27 votes)
72 votes total Vote Now