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What $2,800 Per Month Rent in Boston Can Get You In Various Neighborhoods

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​Boston is an incredible metropolis. It’s also an expensive place to live. The good news is that the Covid pandemic has reduced rents across the city. The vast majority of college students have been staying at home instead of renting apartments. This may not be good news for the students or their parents. However, it could be a great opportunity for you to rent in Boston at a more affordable price point. It may even be the difference for many people being able to afford an apartment in Boston. It’s certainly great news that the Covid pandemic is coming to an end.

However, it will also mean that rent prices will be going back up in the near future. So, if you truly want to rent in Boston now is the perfect time to do it. In addition, we are currently in the middle of the spring season. The weather is starting to warm up. The flowers are starting to bloom. The city is blossoming. These circumstances make for excellent apartment hunting conditions. Speaking of which, you may be wondering about the apartments that are available to rent in Boston. You may also be curious as to how far your rent money will spread in different neighborhoods of Boston.

On that note we have decided to provide you with some information regarding just that. The data includes some actual examples of apartments that are currently available on the rental market. Since $2,800 per month covers many rents in Boston, we decided to base the examples on that figure. So, what does up to $2,800 per month rent actually get you in various neighborhoods of Boston? Let’s take a look at a few.


An Apartment In The Downtown Neighborhood

Downtown Boston is the central business district of the city. For $2,800 per month, you can rent a luxurious 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment. The apartment that we’re using for our example is absolutely gorgeous. The high-end kitchen features an efficient, open concept with the living room. The refrigerator, stove, dishwasher and built-in microwave are all in stainless steel. The high ceilings are incredible and open up the space well. It’s truly an eye-catching design.

This incredible apartment is nearby Emerson College, Hult International Business School, and Suffolk University. It’s also located close to a bunch of restaurants. For example, Casa Razdora, Flat Black Coffee, Max’s Deli Cafe, Subway, and Wheelhouse are all close to the unit. As far as public transportation, there are many options. The Boston South Station train station is located 0.5 mile from the apartment. The Cambridge Street at Saltonstall Building/Bowdoin Square Bus Stop is also 0.5 mile away. The Haymarket Station Bus Stop is 0.4 mile. The Sleeper Street at Seaport Boulevard Bus Stop is located 0.5 mile from the apartment. The Sooth Station Silver Line Inbound Bus Stop is 0.4 mile away.


An Apartment In The Allston Neighborhood

Allston, MA is located on the outskirts of Boston. For $2,700 per month, you can rent a 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment. The apartment that we are using as our example includes parking. It also has a recently renovated eat in kitchen with stained wood cabinets, granite countertops, and new stainless-steel appliances. It even includes a dishwasher and refrigerator. This Allston apartment has wood floors throughout. The bathroom has a high-quality, tiled shower/tub combination and a newer vanity. The three (3) bedrooms are large and spacious. There is plenty of room for multiple adults and or adults and children. The high ceilings and abundance of windows give this apartment an even bigger feel.

In addition, there are closets in every room. As an added bonus, there is a washer and dryer combo in the unit. This is a NO FEE apartment that you can move into as soon as this weekend. The apartment is located near multiple colleges and universities. They include Berklee College of Music, Boston College, and Boston University. Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are close by as well. Transportation options include the Brighton Ave at Chester Street Bus Stop, which is 0.1 mile away. The Brighton Ave at Linden Street Bus Stop is also 0.1 mile away. The Harvard Ave at Commonwealth Ave Bus Stop is also 0.1 mile away.

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An Apartment In The Back Bay Neighborhood

Bay Bay is in the heart of Boston. For the same $2,700 per month, you can rent in Boston, but the apartment will be a bit smaller. For example, you can rent this 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment. Our example apartment includes street parking. The kitchen includes pretty white cabinets with a matching countertop. The kitchen appliances, including the dishwasher, refrigerator, and microwave are stainless steel. There is even a disposal for your convenience. This particular Bay Bay unit has hardwood floors throughout the apartment. The updated bathroom includes a tiled tub/shower with glass shower surround. There is even a dining room, which is great for people who like to host dinners. The apartment has been freshly painted.

This beautiful apartment is located near some of Boston’s most prestigious colleges and universities. Northeastern University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Simmons University are close. So is Emerson College, Emmanuel College, Boston University, and Berklee College of Music. There are multiple public transportation options available as well. For example, The Brookline Ave at Newbury Street Bus Stop is within 0.2 mile. The Commonwealth Ave at Blanford Street Bus Stop is within 0.3 mile. The Kenmore Station Busway Bus Stop is located 0.1 mile away. Train options are available as well. The Lansdowne Station train station is located within 0.3 mile from the apartment.

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An Apartment In The East Boston Neighborhood

East Boston, nicknamed Eastie by residents, is an amazing neighborhood of Boston with over 45,000 residents. For $2,600 (recently lowered from $2,775) per month, you can rent a 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment. Our example apartment is large and spacious. The open kitchen has white cabinets that look amazing with the newer countertop and newer stainless-steel appliances. Speaking of kitchen appliances, this unit includes a refrigerator, dishwasher, microwave, and gas stove. The floors are hardwood, and there is in the wall air conditioning. As an added bonus there is a stackable washer and dryer in the unit. This is a NO FEE apartment. The monthly rent and the security deposit have been recently reduced.

Our amazing East Boston example apartment is conveniently located near Emerson College, Hult International Business School, and Suffolk University. It is also located close to many eating establishments. For example, the Eagle Hill Cafe, La Hacienda Restaurant and Bar, Mi Rancho, and Topasio are nearby. In addition, the East Boston Farm Stand is close to the apartment. The East Boston neighborhood offers a few public transportation options. The Maverick Street at Lawson Bus Stop is 0.6 mile away. The 345 Maverick Street Bus Stop is 0.7 mile from the apartment. The Sumner Street at Lamson Street Bus Stop is 0.6 mile from the unit.


An Apartment In The Jamaica Plain Neighborhood

Jamaica Plain is a tight knit yet incredibly diverse neighborhood that is famous for its green spaces such as Jamaica Pond. For $2,700 per month, you can rent a large 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom apartment. The apartment that we’re using in our example features lots of natural light and tons of closet space. The open kitchen has crisp and clean white cabinets with modern silver tone hardware. The white marble countertops add a nice high-end touch. The stainless-steel appliances, including a refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, and built-in microwave complete the design. There is even a disposal. The combination of wood floors and wall to wall carpet provides a comfortable and homey feel. The in-unit laundry is also a very nice convenience.

This awesome apartment is conveniently located near Emmanuel College, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and Northeastern University. It’s also close by to Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Simmons University, and Wentworth Institute of Technology. The Jamaica Plain neighborhood is chock full of nearby places such as Chilacates, Jamaia Mi Hungry, Lucy Parsons Center, Old Havanna, and Star Fish. There are plenty of public transportation options. The Amory Street at Bragdon Street Bus Stop is 0.1 mile away from the apartment. The Amory Street at W Walnut Park Bus Stop is 0.1 mile from the unit. The Columbus Ave at Academy Road Bust Stop is 0.1 mile away. The Columbus Ave at Dimock Street Bus Stop is also 0.1 mile from this particular apartment.

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Please contact Boston Pads if you would like to tour any of the apartments listed above. We have plenty of other options as well if you would like to rent in Boston. Boston Pads is where your Boston Real Estate specialists are. We look forward to working with you.

Daniela Alvarado

Daniela Alvarado

Published May 10, 2021

Daniela Alvarado began her real estate career while still attending Northeastern University, during the summer of 2016. She started with the intention of being a part real estate time agent while she went to school, but almost immediately found her true passion in real estate. Daniela is a quick study, motivating and managing teams in innovative ways to benefit their financial growth and increase their overall efficiency and branding. Her true passion is cutting edge marketing and luxury leasing and sales. Daniela’s relentless drive to seeing projects advance through tight deadlines earned her a rapid ascension to the Vice- President of Marketing for Boston Pads.