Rent in Boston for Under $3,500

We started Rental Beast to help real estate agents of all experience levels take working simply and profitably renters and build a sustainable pipeline of first time homebuyers. Our first goal was to create the MLS of the rental world–a comprehensive database of rental listings sourced directly from property owners and managers. And, since Rental Beast’s inception, we’ve expanded greatly and are now active in markets across the United States. But, we’ve got a special space in our hearts for own hometown–Boston. We might not have a lot of love for its prices, though. Average rent in Boston is $3,429. That’s nearly triple the national average, and poses serious affordability problems for many Bostonians. With our unparalleled visibility, our database can help you work with clients of all budgets. Check out 5 properties you can rent in Boston this January for around the average price.

Studio in Back Bay for $2935

Ok–it might be normal for a renter to recoil at the prospect of spending nearly $3000 for a studio space, but living in one of the Back Bay’s most desirable areas doesn’t come cheap. And, this apartment offers unbeatable amenities, including a 24-hour fitness center with cardio and strength equipment, studio, indoor chill spaces with WiFi, business center, flat screens, Xbox, ping pong table, and seating; covered bike storage available, package acceptance, package notification screen with community announcements; 24-hour emergency maintenance, on-site management, pet care services including sitting, walking, and grooming; on-site recycling, on-site Zipcar, guest suites available and WiFi access in common areas.

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1 Bedroom in Bunker Hill for $2100

If you’ve got renters hoping to rent in Boston with a a bit of a tighter budget, try this one bedroom in Bunker Hill. Located right on the Charles River, this quiet area allows ample access to public parks, restaurants, and grocery stores. Community amenities include controlled access, a cyber cafe, resident lounge, elevator, fitness center, bike shed, and on-site management. Card-op laundry on-site. First come, first serve on-street parking; Off-street parking available for an additional fee.

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3 Bedroom in Allston for $3500

Renting’s becoming more and more viable for families hoping to enjoy more flexibility, affordability, in their housing choices. With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and three elementary schools within walking distance, this Allston apartment might check off some big “must haves” from a family hoping to rent in Boston’s wishlist.

Related: A Guide to Renting for Families 

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2 Bedroom in East Cambridge for $3150

Divided from Boston proper by the Charles River, Cambridge is a hot spot for young professionals, students, and seasoned tech gurus alike. Of course, like Boston, Cambridge prices are still steep. But, for renters hoping to live in Cambridge, this East Cambridge

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Studio in Chinatown for $2100

Get right in the heart of Boston for far below average price with this gorgeous studio in Chinatown. Apartment features kitchen with stainless steel appliances, tile in the bathrooms, hardwood floors, A/C, and living area. Community amenities include a 24-hour concierge desk, 24-hour security, on-site management office, package delivery receiving services, and laundry facilities on each floor. On-street parking is available. Minutes drive to I-90 and minutes walk to Chinatown MBTA station.

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Want to see more than these five listings to rent in Boston? Hopeful renters can browse our database at anytime to try to find their ideal homes. To learn more about the Rental Beast platform or to request a no-obligation demo visit Rental Beast for Real Estate Agents.


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