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What $1,750 rents around Boston now

Discover what the sum commands in Roslindale, Hyde Park, South Boston, the South End, 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 $1,750 a month in different Boston neighborhoods.


A studio apartment with a large bed taking up a lot of it. Listed by: Mariel Yovino
A narrow, long kitchen with counters on either side.

Unit 8 at 28 Sidlaw Street is a studio with a kitchen alcove. The 449-square-foot, second-floor spread includes a dishwasher, and there’s laundry in the building.

Hyde Park

In Boston’s southernmost neighborhood, $1,750 a month rents an apartment like Unit A at 10 Washington Street: a 591-square-foot one-bedroom with one bathroom, a washer-dryer, basement storage, a porch, and two parking spaces. There’s also central AC.

South Boston

Unit B at 317 Silver Street includes a bed nook in its 500 square feet on the building’s garden level. There’s no laundry in the building but a laundromat nearby.

South End

Facing an open kitchen that’s small. Listed by: Jorge Andres Zea
An empty foyer just beyond a closed front door.

Central air comes with the garden-level Unit 1 at 147 Worcester Street. The 350-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom has a dishwasher.


We end in Roslindale, where Unit 1 at 276 Belgrade Avenue runs to 1,000 square feet and contains one bedroom and one bathroom.


Which $1,750 apartment would you rent?

This poll is closed

  • 6%
    Unit 8 at 28 Sidlaw in Brighton
    (2 votes)
  • 63%
    Unit A at 10 Washington in Hyde Park
    (19 votes)
  • 13%
    Unit B at 317 Silver in South Boston
    (4 votes)
  • 6%
    Unit 1 at 147 Worcester in the South End
    (2 votes)
  • 10%
    Unit 1 at 276 Belgrade in Roslindale
    (3 votes)
30 votes total Vote Now