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$2K Rent in a Boston High-Rise? A New Housing Option in the South End

7INK is a new concept in the South End that allows you to rent spaces by the room, instead of a full apartment, in a high-rise building that you share with the community

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Just as Boston rents reach record levels a new building has opened in the South End, with an alternative housing option called "inclusive living."

With Boston rents at an all-time high this may be the perfect time for 7INK.  It's a brand new concept in the South End.  

"The latest data is an apartment averages over $3,000 a month in the city.  And you can come here and we can actually put you into the building for under $2,000 a month with every included," Ted Tye of National Development explained.

It can be a good option if you don't mind roommates.  There are 180 apartments from studios to four bedrooms, which you rent by the bedroom. You'll share community spaces, including a big kitchen and a roof deck.  There are private workspaces, and the old Boston Garden scoreboard overlooks the lobby.

"It's a high-tech building, with some low-tech classics. Each room features a murphy bed to offer sofa space and a sleep space.

It's like house sharing, but in a gleaming high-rise.  They plan events constantly and even help find compatible roommates.

For more information on the community, click here.

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