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Overview of Charlestown

Boston's second-oldest neighborhood of Charlestown is nestled on the northern banks of the city's famous harbor and is one of the fastest-growing communities near Charlestown apartments for rent. This quaint Irish-American neighborhood is home to significant historical landmarks and its own Naval yard, but has been attracting a new wave of immigrants and young professionals because of its fantastic local restaurants and storefronts in the city square. According to information from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Suffolk County has grown in recent years to an estimated population of more than 730,000 residents, making Charlestown apartments for rent a much sought-after amenity in the Boston area.

Living in Charlestown, MA

Thomas Graves came to the Charlestown area as early as 1629 to lay down the town plan for a group of English settlers. The city grew steadily in population until the Revolutionary War, when the Battle of Bunker Hill caused the oldest section of Charlestown to burn to the ground.

Residents living in Charlestown apartments for rent have a cost of living index that is 2.2 percent greater than the rest of the Boston area and 40.2 percent greater than the nation's average cost of living, as recorded on AreaVibes.

The top ranking industries located in the greater city of Boston include finance, advertising and marketing, tourism and real estate. The largest employers near Charlestown apartments are Analysis Group, Hill Holliday, Wequassett Resort and Golf Club and the Fairmont Copley Plaza.

Charlestown Attractions and Special Events

One of the most hallowed places near apartments for rent in Charlestown, the Bunker Hill Monument, is also one of Charlestown's most visited. Part of the community since 1823, the 221-foot-tall granite obelisk honors the many men who fell to British troops in Charlestown in 1775, and is now a National Historic Park.

Nicknamed "Old Ironsides," the U.S.S. Constitution has had its home in the waters near Charlestown since 1797, and remains undefeated in battle to this day. Refurbished after an inspirational poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes raised funds for her repair, this boat is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world.

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Charlestown, MA 02129

$2,681 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Charlestown, MA (Charlestown, Thompson Square - Bunker Hill)


$2,681 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Charlestown, MA 02129

$2,289 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Charlestown, MA (Charlestown, Medford Street - The Neck)


$2,289 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Charlestown, MA 02129

$2,110 and up

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

Charlestown, MA (Charlestown, Thompson Square - Bunker Hill)

(1)

$2,110 and up

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
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Charlestown, MA 02129

$2,800 and up

2 Beds1 Bath

Charlestown, MA (Charlestown, Thompson Square - Bunker Hill)


$2,800 and up

2 Beds1 Bath
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191

Boston, MA 02114

$2,803 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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53

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2,439 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, East Cambridge)

(53)

$2,439 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Malden, MA 02148

$1,925 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Malden, MA (Malden, Malden Center)


$1,925 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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9

Cambridge, MA 02141

$2,440 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, East Cambridge)

(9)

$2,440 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
53

Boston, MA 02114

$2,530 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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234

Cambridge, MA 02141

$2,650 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, East Cambridge)

(234)

$2,650 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
31

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, East Cambridge)

(52)

$2,600 and up

Studio1 Bath
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Boston, MA 02114

$2,340 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (West End)


$2,340 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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113

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2,609 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, East Cambridge)

(113)

$2,609 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
39

Chelsea, MA 02150

$1,736 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Chelsea, MA (Admirals Hill, Chelsea)

(39)

$1,736 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Somerville, MA 02145

$2,147 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River, Somerville)


$2,147 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Somerville, MA 02145

$2,580 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River, Somerville)


$2,580 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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302

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2,732 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge, Kendall Square)

(302)

$2,732 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Somerville, MA 02145

$2,645 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River, Somerville)


$2,645 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths