These newer listings in Allston, Beacon Hill, Dorchester, and elsewhere tend to be on the smaller side

Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, a regular column that explores what one can rent or buy for a set dollar amount (or thereabouts) in the Boston area. Is one woman’s studio another woman’s townhouse? Let’s find out! Next up is $2,250 a month in Boston.

South Boston

Unit 1 at 1 Schrepel Place in Southie’s Telegraph Hill area runs to 575 square feet, and includes one bedroom, one bathroom, and a private roof deck.

South End

Photos via Engel & Volkers

The 460-square-foot Unit G at 28 Dartmouth Street near Tremont Street is a recently renovated studio. It includes an enclosed patio.

Beacon Hill

Photos via Compass

Unit 6 at 32 Grove Street runs to 385 square feet.


A washer-dryer comes with 180 Telford Street’s Unit 405, which is a 480-square-foot studio, part of a complex finished in 2018.


Unit 2 at 98 Topliff Street in the Meeting House Hill-Fields Corner borderlands of Dorchester runs to 1,100 square feet and includes three bedrooms and one bathroom. The apartment was recently renovated too.

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