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The most affordable apartments for rent in East Cambridge, Cambridge

Jacobs Street. | Photo: Zumper
By Hoodline - Published on June 17, 2020.

According to rental site Zumper, median rents for a one bedroom in East Cambridge are hovering around $2,635, compared to a $2,400 one-bedroom median for Cambridge as a whole.

So how does the low-end pricing on an East Cambridge rental look these days — and what might you get for your money?

We took a look at local listings from Zumper and Apartment Guide to find out what price-conscious apartment seekers can expect to find in the neighborhood, which, according to Walk Score ratings, is a "walker's paradise," is great for biking and has excellent transit.

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

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660 Cambridge St.

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

This studio apartment, situated at 660 Cambridge St., is listed for $1,875/month.

In the unit, the listing promises granite countertops, hardwood flooring, a dishwasher, air conditioning and high ceilings. The building features on-site laundry. 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 complete listing here.)

Jacobs Street

Photo: Zumper

Then there's this apartment at Jacobs Street, listed at $2,067/month.

The apartment features in-unit laundry, a dishwasher, carpeted floors, a fireplace and a walk-in closet. For those with furry friends in tow, this rental is pet-friendly. The building offers garage parking.

(See the listing here.)

257 Cambridge St.

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Check out this one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment at 257 Cambridge St., listed at $2,150/month.

The building includes additional storage space. You can also expect to find central heating, large windows, a dishwasher and hardwood flooring in the furnished apartment. Neither cats nor dogs are welcome.

(Here's the listing.)

3 Earhart St.

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

And here's a one-bedroom, one-bathroom living space at 3 Earhart St., which, with 668 square feet, is going for $3,278/month.

The building features a gym. The residence comes furnished and features in-unit laundry and a dishwasher. Good news for animal lovers: This property is both dog-friendly and cat-friendly. The rental doesn't require a leasing fee.

(Check out the listing here.)

Hurley and Fifth streets

Photo: Zumper
Photo: Zumper

Lastly, over at Hurley and Fifth streets, there's this 500-square-foot one-bedroom, one-bathroom apartment, going for $2,300/month.

In the unit, expect high ceilings, central heating, granite countertops, hardwood flooring and a dishwasher. Cats and dogs are not welcome. Be prepared for a broker's fee equal to one month's rent.

(View the listing here.)


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