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What $2,000 a month rents in Boston now

Discover how far the sum goes in Roxbury, Back Bay, Jamaica Plain, and elsewhere

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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’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Next up is $2,000 a month in different Boston neighborhoods.

Back Bay

A studio apartment with a bed and an office chair as well as an ornamental fireplace.
A small kitchen with cabinets and a microwave on the counter.
An empty living room area in a studio, with bay windows. Listed by: Coldwell Banker

Unit 510 at 160 Commonwealth Avenue is a 431-square-foot studio in an elevator building with concierge services and shared laundry.

Jamaica Plain

The 750-square-foot Unit 3 at 25 Woodlawn Street comes with its own private deck. There are two bedrooms and one bathroom.


Unit 3 at 32 Clarence Street runs to 800 square feet, and includes two bedrooms and one bathroom. The kitchen has been remodeled.


An empty living room through an entryway, and there’s a hutch with drawers in the background.
A largely empty kitchen with a fridge.
A small roof deck with two storage compartments and some chairs, and there’s a city skyline in the distance. Listed by: Compass

A private roof deck and a parking spot come with Unit 3 at 49 Rosemont Street. The two-bedroom, one-bathroom is 1,200 square feet.

East Boston

A long bathroom with a washer-dryer side by side next to a toilet.
An empty bedroom with a closed closet door.
Closeup of the faucet of a new kitchen sink. Listed by: Charlesgate

In-unit laundry comes with the recently renovated Unit 1 at 50 Princeton Street. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom is 450 square feet.


Which $2,000/month Boston spread would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 18%
    Unit 510 at 160 Commonwealth in Back Bay
    (15 votes)
  • 11%
    Unit 3 at 25 Woodlawn in Jamaica Plain
    (9 votes)
  • 2%
    Unit 3 at 32 Clarence in Roxbury
    (2 votes)
  • 53%
    Unit 3 at 49 Rosemont in Dorchester
    (43 votes)
  • 14%
    Unit 1 at 50 Princeton in East Boston
    (12 votes)
81 votes total Vote Now