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The most affordable apartments for rent in Downtown, Boston

Kneeland Street. | Photo: Zumper
By Hoodline - Published on June 19, 2020.

Need a budget-friendly new spot? Though apartment hunting can be challenging, don't despair just yet — there are deals to be had. So what does an affordable price on a rental in Downtown look like these days — and what might you get for your money?

According to Walk Score, the neighborhood is a "walker's paradise," is very bikeable and boasts excellent transit options. It also features median rents for a one bedroom that hover around $3,191, compared to a $2,300 one-bedroom median for Boston as a whole.

A look at local listings in Downtown via rental sites Zumper and Apartment Guide offers an overview of what budget-minded apartment seekers can expect to find in this Boston neighborhood.

Read on for the cheapest listings available right now. (Note: Prices and availability are subject to change.)

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Atlantic Avenue

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Listed at $2,380/month, this studio apartment, located at Atlantic Avenue, is 10.2% less than the $2,650/month median rent for a studio in Downtown.

Building amenities include a gym and garage parking. The unit also has hardwood flooring and a dishwasher. Pet owners, take heed: This rental is both dog-friendly and cat-friendly.

(See the complete listing here.)

30 Devonshire St.

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

This one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, situated at 30 Devonshire St., is listed for $2,500/month.

Building amenities include assigned parking, additional storage space and a resident lounge. Pet lovers are in luck: This rental is both dog-friendly and cat-friendly.

(See the complete listing here.)

Kneeland Street

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Photo: Zumper

Here's a studio apartment at Kneeland Street, which, at 572 square feet, is going for $2,632/month.

The building includes garage parking. The apartment also includes a dishwasher, in-unit laundry and hardwood flooring. Pet owners, take heed: This rental is both dog-friendly and cat-friendly.

(See the full listing here.)

45 Broad St.

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Photo: Zumper

Then there's this apartment with one bedroom and one bathroom at 45 Broad St., listed at $2,675/month.

In the unit, look for central heating. For those with furry friends in tow, this property is pet-friendly.

(See the listing here.)

65 E. India Row

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Photo: Zumper

Check out this 750-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment at 65 E. India Row, listed at $2,700/month.

Amenities offered in the building include garage parking, outdoor space, secured entry and a swimming pool. You can also expect large windows in the furnished apartment. Pet owners, inquire elsewhere: This spot doesn't allow cats or dogs. There's no leasing fee required for this rental.

(Here's the listing.)


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, if you’re an agent or a broker, read on for real estate marketing ideas to promote your local listing.

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