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 $2,800 a month in different Boston neighborhoods.
Unit 3 at 20 Raven Street near the Red Line’s JFK/UMass stop is a two-bedroom, one-bathroom condo for rent. It’s 931 square feet, and includes central air as well as in-unit laundry and a private deck. The rent covers a parking spot too.
The 663-square-foot Unit 2 ta 603 East Fifth Street comes with shared laundry in the building’s basement. The one-bedroom, one-bathroom also has a private deck.
This single-family at 5 Whiting Street comes with the kitchen table that’s pictured. The 1,467-square-footer has three bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms, and features a finished lower level with a separate heating zone.
The 700-square-foot Unit 3 at 49 Chestnut Street includes a private deck, and there’s laundry in the building. The apartment has two bedrooms and one bathroom.
Unit 102 at 251 Heath Street is in a building that was once a brewery—hence its many lofts. This condo for rent runs to 814 square feet and includes one bedroom as well as one and a half bathrooms. The rent also covers a parking spot.
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Unit 3 at 20 Raven in Dot
Unit 2 at 603 East Fifth in Southie
5 Whiting in Roxbury
Unit 3 at 49 Chestnut in Charlestown
Unit 102 at 251 Heath in Mission Hill