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What $3,200 rents around Boston now

Find out what the monthly sum leases in neighborhoods such as South Boston, Dorchester, Charlestown, and Back Bay

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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 $3,200 a month in rent in different Boston neighborhoods.

Waterfront

The view from a narrow balcony of skyscrapers in the distance.
A small bathroom with a sink next to a glass-door shower.
A living room with a sectional couch. Listed by: Coldwell Banker
A bedroom with a bed.

We start with a 933-square-foot condo for rent at the Harbor Towers complex. Unit 8G at 65 East India Row has one bedroom and one bathroom as well as central air and a balcony.

Back Bay

A living room with a couch facing a mounted TV.
An open kitchen with the corner with stools at the counter.
Another angle on the living room toward the kitchen in the corner. Listed by: Coldwell Banker
The front ledge of a building along one floor, and it’s curved.

Unit 2B at 234 Beacon Street is a 700-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom with central air-conditioning and access to a shared roof deck.

Dorchester

A kitchen with a U-shaped counter and a stove and oven at the bow.
An open living room with an easel holding up a TV, and there’s a fireplace in the corner.
A bedroom with a bed in front of a bay window. Listed by: Senne
A bathroom with a vanity next to a toilet next to a shower with the curtain pulled closed.

Two decks, front and back, as well as central air and in-unit laundry come with this two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo for rent. The $3,200 rent for the 1,100-square-foot Unit 3 at 6 Dorset Street includes a parking spot too.

South Boston

An open and empty garage beneath a deck and next to some waste bins.
A bedroom with a bed angled across from a TV on shelves.
An open kitchen with an island, and there’s a living room with furniture visible beyond it. Listed by: Gibson Sotheby’s
A bedroom with a bed next to a set of closed closet doors.

Unit 7 at 134 West Ninth Street also comes with central air and in-unit laundry as well as a parking spot—garage in this case. The 710-square-footer has two bedrooms and one bathroom, and there are two outdoor spaces.

Charlestown

A bedroom with a bed alongside a dresser.
An open kitchen with an L-shaped counter and a living room with furniture visible beyond it.
An open dining room with a table and chairs and a ceiling fan above the able. Listed by: Gibson Sotheby’s
That living room, with two couches perpendicular to one another and facing a mounted TV.

We end right near the Bunker Hill Monument. Unit 1A at 66 Chestnut Street is an 820-square-foot condo for rent. It’s got two bedrooms and one bathroom, and includes access to a shared roof deck.

Poll

Which $3,200 Boston spread would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 20%
    Unit 8G at 65 East India on the Waterfront
    (4 votes)
  • 55%
    Unit 2B at 234 Beacon in Back Bay
    (11 votes)
  • 10%
    Unit 3 at 6 Dorset in Dorchester
    (2 votes)
  • 10%
    Unit 7 at 134 West Ninth in Southie
    (2 votes)
  • 5%
    Unit 1A at 66 Chestnut in Charlestown
    (1 vote)
20 votes total Vote Now