Boston’s median one-bedroom rent is $2,340. Check out these apartments in every neighborhood.

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This one-bedroom in Jamaica Plain goes for $2,400 per month, which is more than the city median.
This one-bedroom in Jamaica Plain goes for $2,400 per month. via

This may not come as a shock, but Boston is one of the most expensive places in the country to rent a one-bedroom apartment.

At a median cost of $2,340 per month, Boston ranks as the No. 4 most expensive city to rent a one-bedroom, trailing just San Francisco ($3,500 per month), New York ($2,900 per month), and San Jose ($2,550 per month), according to a new report from real estate site Zumper. Nationally, the median price for a one-bed is $1,208 per month.

We scoured real estate listings to find one-bedroom apartments at this price point across the city. Four neighborhoods do not have any apartments for rent at the median; those are noted below. Check them out:


$2,400 per month
59 Brainerd Road, No. 511

via MLS

Located in the Vicomte building, this unit has laminate flooring along with a renovated kitchen featuring stainless-steel appliances and granite finishes. Large windows throughout the unit stream in natural light, and a common roof deck is located atop the building. Other amenities include an in-unit washer/dryer, central air, and elevator access to one parking space.


$2,300 per month
18 Elko St., Unit 4R


This unit offers a white-clad kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and lots of counter space. There are also hardwood floors and lots of windows providing plenty of natural light. It’s close to the MBTA Green Line, too.

Back Bay

$2,495 per month
416 Commonwealth Ave., Unit 114

via MLS

This loft-style unit, which is located in the Somerset building, features historic charm. Building amenities include an outside pool, a fitness room, central air-conditioning, and a full-time doorman.

Bay Village

$2,500 per month
16 Winchester St., Apt. 3

via MLS

Located in a brownstone, this apartment offers a living room with an ornamental fireplace, in-unit laundry, and hardwood floors. The tenant has access to a common roof deck with city views.

Beacon Hill

$2,500 per month
29 Grove St., No. 7

via MLS

Renovated in 2011, this apartment boasts a kitchen with stone countertops and stainless-steel appliances. The bathroom has also been fully updated with marble. The building is professionally managed.


$2,500 per month
13 Park St., No. 2

via MLS

Enter this historic apartment to find a fireplace and wide pine floors. Other amenities include a renovated bathroom and a kitchen with new stainless-steel appliances.

Chinatown/Leather District

$2,550 per month
151 Tremont St., Apt. 26T


This unit offers a private balcony, along with other building amenities, such as a 24-hour concierge, a library/club room, a seasonal pool, and a fitness center. Inside the unit, you’ll find a large living room with lots of natural light and a kitchen with plenty of cabinet space.


$2,300 per month
17 Washburn, No. 3

via MLS

Located in Andrew Square, this penthouse unit offers hardwood floors, crown molding, and recessed lighting. The unit, which comes furnished, also has a kitchen boasting a skylight, maple cabinets, granite countertops, and stainless-steel appliances.


$2,400 per month
153 Milk St., Apt. 6F


Set in the Fidi Lofts, a boutique building, this unit has white cabinetry, hardwood floors, and stainless-steel appliances. The bathroom is also completely renovated, and there’s lots of natural light throughout.

East Boston

$2,400 per month
156 Porter, Unit 239

via MLS

An open loft space, this unit boasts details like exposed brick, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a steel staircase. In the kitchen, you’ll find stainless counters, gas cooking, and a new refrigerator. Central air and one parking space are also included.


$2,300 per month
74 Fenway, No. 45

via MLS

This newly renovated apartment boasts 9-foot ceilings, refinished hardwood floors, an open layout, and bay windows. The building has bike storage and a common laundry space, too.

Hyde Park

$1,725 per month (no one-bedrooms at the city’s median are currently listed)
112 Warren Ave., No. 5007


This cat-friendly apartment offers lots of natural light through the three windows in the living area. There are hardwood floors throughout the living area and bedroom, while there is tile in the kitchen.

Jamaica Plain

$2,400 per month
2 Sunnyside St., No. 16


This top-floor loft unit is located in an old school house and features walls of windows that stream in natural light. Other amenities include wood flooring, stainless-steel appliances, air-conditioning, and an in-unit washer/dryer.


$1,300 per month (no one-bedrooms at the city’s median are currently listed)
876 Cummins Highway, No. 3


This studio boasts lots of windows and hardwood floors throughout the living area and bedroom. The bathroom is bright with teal-tiled walls, and the kitchen has a window.

Mission Hill

$2,200 per month
390 Riverway, No. 19


This third-floor unit has exposed brick, hardwood floors, high ceilings throughout, and recessed lighting. The kitchen offers lots of cabinet space. Laundry facilities are also in the building.

North End

$2,300 per month
6 N. Hudson St., No. 2

via MLS

This newly renovated apartment has built-ins, a fireplace, and exposed brick. The bedroom is big enough to fit a king bed, and there is also air-conditioning and in-unit laundry.


$1,600 per month (no one-bedrooms at the city’s median are currently listed)
540 Hyde Park Ave., No. 3


Set on the top floor of a three-family home, this unit has unique, sloping ceiling lines. The ceilings are high, making the space feel more open.


$2,250 per month
38 Highland Park Ave., No. 1


One parking space is included with this spacious one-bedroom apartment. Inside, you’ll find a kitchen with a center island, an open-concept living area, and a deck off of the living room.

South Boston

$2,400 per month
100 Old Harbor St., Unit 2

via MLS

This apartment has been recently renovated to include dark cabinetry, stainless-steel appliances, and granite countertops. There are hardwood floors throughout, along with central air-conditioning. The unit also comes with a private deck.

South End

$2,475 per month
263 Shawmut Ave., No. 4

via MLS

Located in a pet-friendly building, this unit has a large kitchen with a breakfast bar. Lots of natural light streams through the windows in the kitchen and bedroom.

West End

$2,500 per month
2 Hawthorne Place, No. 6C

via MLS

Located in the Hawthorne Place building, this unit comes with amenities such as a concierge, elevators, and available garage parking. Inside the unit, you’ll find a large living/dining area along with a private, enclosed balcony.

West Roxbury

$1,900 per month (no one-bedrooms at the city’s median are currently listed)
40 Manthorne Road, No. 3


This loft-style unit is set on the top floor of a multi-family home. Inside, you’ll find cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors, lots of natural light, and central air conditioning.