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Budget apartments for rent in Allston, Boston

Budget apartments for rent in Allston, Boston
Brighton Avenue. | Photo: Zumper
By Hoodline - Published on June 24, 2020.

Housing costs got you down? Though apartment hunting can be frustrating, there are deals to be had. So what does the low-end price on a rental in Allston look like these days — and what might you get for the price?

Walk Score indicates that the neighborhood is a "walker's paradise," is bikeable and has good transit options. It also features median rents for a one bedroom that hover around $1,920, compared to a $2,300 one-bedroom median for Boston as a whole.

A look at local listings in Allston via rental sites Zumper and Apartment Guide yields a look at what price-conscious apartment seekers can expect to find in this Boston neighborhood.

Take a look at the cheapest listings available right now, below. (Note: Prices and availability are subject to change.)

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1387 Commonwealth Ave.

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Photo: Zumper

Listed at $1,425/month, this studio apartment, located at 1387 Commonwealth Ave., is 14.5% less than the $1,668/month median rent for a studio in Allston.

The building features on-site laundry; you'll also find high ceilings, hardwood flooring and central heating in the unit. The listing is cat-friendly.

(See the complete listing here.)

97 Chester St.

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Here's a studio apartment at 97 Chester St., which, at 465 square feet, is going for $1,500/month.

Expect to see hardwood flooring, an eat-in kitchen and central heating in the apartment. Pets are not allowed.

(See the full listing here.)

Brighton Avenue

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Check out this studio apartment at Brighton Avenue, listed at $1,525/month.

Expect to see hardwood flooring, central heating and high ceilings in the unit. The listing is cat-friendly. Look out for a broker's fee equal to one month's rent.

(Here's the listing.)

150 Brighton Ave.

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Photo: Zumper

This studio apartment, situated at 150 Brighton Ave., is also listed for $1,525/month.

The listing promises hardwood flooring in the unit. Pet owners, inquire elsewhere: This spot doesn't allow cats or dogs. Be prepared for a broker's fee equal to one month's rent.

(See the listing here.)

Commonwealth Avenue

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

And here's a studio apartment at Commonwealth Avenue, which is going for $1,550/month.

The building features on-site laundry. The unit also comes with hardwood flooring and a dishwasher. Pets are not welcome. Expect a broker's fee equal to one month's rent.

(Check out the listing here.)


This story was created automatically using local real estate data from Zumper and Apartment Guide, then reviewed by an editor. Click here for more about what we're doing. Additionally, read on for five marketing tips for real estate agents to showcase local market expertise.

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