Renting

5 Back Bay rentals on the market for below the typical price

Rents in this neighborhood are on the high-end, but they slipped a bit in September.

A bedroom with white walls, two windows, wood flooring, and a four-poster bed.
This parlor-level one-bedroom condo on Marlborough Street in the Back Bay comes furnished. -- Via MLS Via MLS

Back Bay, home to Newbury Street and Copley Square, is a huge draw for shoppers and people looking to live in historic homes. Rents in this neighborhood are on the high-end, but they slipped a little bit in September, according to a report from Apartment Advisor: The median rent for a studio on the market that month ($2,800) was down 6.67%, while the going rate for a one-bedroom ($3,500) reflected a 5.71% drop. Two bedroom listings had a median rent of $5,686, a 4.31% drop, and apartments with three or more bedrooms had a median rent of $7,495, reflecting a 6.72% decrease.

We found five pretty apartments listed for at or below those median rents:

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362 Commonwealth Ave., Unit 5D

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. – – Via MLS
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. – – Via MLS
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. – – Via MLS

$3,500 a month 

1 bedroom, 1 full bath 

689 square feet 

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381 Marlborough St., Unit 1

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. – – Via MLS
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. – – Via MLS
381 Marlborough St Back Bay Kitchen
. – – Via MLS

$3,400 a month 

1 bedroom, 1 full bath

709 square feet 

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109 Beacon St., Unit 2

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. – – Via MLS
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. – – Via MLS
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. – – Via MLS

$4,800 a month 

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath, 1 half bath

1,192 square feet 

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481 Beacon St.

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. – – Via MLS
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. – – Via MLS
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. – – Via MLS
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. – – Via MLS

$4,500 a month

2 bedrooms, 1 full bath 

852 square feet 

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148 Commonwealth Ave, Unit 201

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. – – Via MLS
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. – – Via MLS
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. – – Via MLS

$7,195 a month

3 bedrooms, 2 full baths

1,390 square feet 

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