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What $2,900 rents in Boston now

Check out how far the sum stretches per month in South Boston, Dorchester, Beacon Hill, 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 $2,900 a month in different Boston neighborhoods.

North End

A living room with furniture arranged around a TV.
The same living room from a different angle, one leading to the condo’s front door.
A corner of a condo with a table and four chairs. Listed by: Coldwell Banker
A narrow kitchen with counters on two sides and a closed door at the end.

Unit 3H at 100 Fulton Street is a 676-square-foot condo for rent, and includes one bedroom and one bathroom as well as central air. Its building—Fulton Court—has a fitness room and concierge services.

Charlestown

An empty, narrow living room with large windows at the end.
The same living room, but facing toward the open kitchen.
An empty bedroom with an empty open closet. Listed by: Coldwell Banker
A bathroom with a large shower with glass doors.

A garage parking spot is included in the rent for Unit 3213 at 42 Eighth Street, a condo for lease that runs to 688 square feet and includes one bedroom and one bathroom as well as central air. Its Parris Landing complex includes a pool and a fitness center.

Beacon Hill

Unit 4A at 31 Pinckney Street is a condo for rent that’s the product of a recent gut-renovation. It’s 450 square feet, and includes one bedroom and one bathroom. There’s central air and an in-unit washer-dryer.

Dorchester

A small living room with a couch against a bay window.
Part of a kitchen with a small counter and a mounted microwave.
A bedroom with an unkempt bed and a stand with a TV right in front of it. Listed by: City Realty
The kitchen, but with a view over the counter to the fridge.

There are washer-dryer hookups in Unit 3 at 33 Dix Street, a four-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment on the top floor of a three-story building. It runs to 1,200 square feet.

South Boston

Unit 111 at 154 West Second Street includes a washer-dryer and central air. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom is relatively spacious, too, at 1,021 square feet. The $2,900 rent also covers a garage parking space.

Poll

Which $2,900 Boston spread would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 5%
    Unit 3H at 100 Fulton in the North End
    (4 votes)
  • 30%
    Unit 3213 at 42 Eighth in Charlestown
    (22 votes)
  • 23%
    Unit 4A at 31 Pinckney in Beacon Hill
    (17 votes)
  • 12%
    Unit 3 at 33 Dix in Dot
    (9 votes)
  • 26%
    Unit 111 at 154 West Second in Southie
    (19 votes)
71 votes total Vote Now