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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.

To find your next apartment in Charlestown, take a look at our listings on Rent.com®.

Gatehouse 75 - Charlestown, MA 02129
24

Charlestown, MA 02129

$2788 - $5105

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlestown, MA (Bunker Hill, Charlestown)


$2788 - $5105

99 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mezzo Design Lofts - Charlestown, MA 02129
25

Charlestown, MA 02129

$2300 - $3100

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlestown, MA (Charlestown, The Neck)


$2300 - $3100

146 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Anchorage Apartments - Charlestown, MA 02129
22

Charlestown, MA 02129

$1850 - $2400

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Charlestown, MA (Bunker Hill, Charlestown)


$1850 - $2400

112 Units 0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Navy Yard 33 - Charlestown, MA 02129
10

Charlestown, MA 02129

$2050 - $3350

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Charlestown, MA (Bunker Hill, Charlestown)


$2050 - $3350

47 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

1440 Beacon - Brookline, MA 02446
21

Brookline, MA 02446

$1950 - $2850

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Brookline, MA (Coolidge Corner, Cory Hill)


$1950 - $2850

136 Units 0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Continuum - Boston, MA 02134
4

Boston, MA 02134

$1190 - $5295

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Allston-Brighton, Brighton...)


$1190 - $5295

325 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Vox on Two - Cambridge, MA 02140
26

Cambridge, MA 02140

$2270 - $5155

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (North Cambridge)


$2270 - $5155

228 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Lofts at Atlantic Wharf - Boston, MA 02210
7

Boston, MA 02210

$3050 - $7700

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown, Fort Point)


$3050 - $7700

86 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Fenway Diamond at 9 Miner Street - Boston, MA 02215
8

Boston, MA 02215

$3345 - $4695

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Fenway, Kenmore)


$3345 - $4695

48 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

460 Harrison Avenue - Boston, MA 02118
10

Boston, MA 02118

$2400 - $3675

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South End)


$2400 - $3675

87 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Twenty 20 - Cambridge, MA 02141
14

Cambridge, MA 02141

$2470 - $7950

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)


$2470 - $7950

355 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

One Greenway - Boston, MA 02111
5

Boston, MA 02111

$2600 - $8340

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Chinatown)


$2600 - $8340

217 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chroma - Cambridge, MA 02139
12

Cambridge, MA 02139

$2300 - $4700

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport)


$2300 - $4700

96 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Square - Boston, MA 02127
28

Boston, MA 02127

$2291 - $7443

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)


$2291 - $7443

255 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Troy Boston - Boston, MA 02118
6

Boston, MA 02118

$2125 - $4666

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South End)


$2125 - $4666

378 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Fuse Cambridge - Cambridge, MA 02140
5

Cambridge, MA 02140

$2140 - $3745

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (North Cambridge)


$2140 - $3745

255 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Kensington - Boston, MA 02111
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(16)

Boston, MA 02111

$3530 - $5375

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)

(16)

$3530 - $5375

381 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Vanguard At Waterfront Square - Revere, MA 02151
11

Revere, MA 02151

$2100 - $3900

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Revere, MA (Belle Circle, Crescent Beach...)


$2100 - $3900

191 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Auburn Court - Cambridge, MA 02139
31

Cambridge, MA 02139

$2300 - $3700

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport, Central Square)


$2300 - $3700

137 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Alta Stone Place - Melrose, MA 02176
28

Melrose, MA 02176

$2105 - $4600

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Melrose, MA (Fells, Wyoming)


$2105 - $4600

212 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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