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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 - $3860

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlestown, MA (Bunker Hill, Charlestown)


$2788 - $3860

99 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Mezzo Design Lofts - Charlestown, MA 02129
16

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

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

The Anchorage Apartments - Charlestown, MA 02129
15

Charlestown, MA 02129

$1900 - $2250

0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Charlestown, MA (Bunker Hill, Charlestown)


$1900 - $2250

112 Units 0-1 Bed 1 Bath

Twenty 20 - Cambridge, MA 02141
4

Cambridge, MA 02141

$2220 - $7950

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)


$2220 - $7950

355 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Alta Stone Place - Melrose, MA 02176
28

Melrose, MA 02176

$2122 - $4600

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Melrose, MA (Fells, Wyoming)


$2122 - $4600

212 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Kensington - Boston, MA 02111
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(4)

Boston, MA 02111

$3370 - $5365

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)

(4)

$3370 - $5365

381 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waterside Place Apartments - Boston, MA 02210
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(116)

Boston, MA 02210

$2909 - $7861

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)

(116)

$2909 - $7861

236 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

West Square - Boston, MA 02127
28

Boston, MA 02127

$2562 - $7041

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)


$2562 - $7041

255 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Auburn Court - Cambridge, MA 02139
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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

The Batch Yard - Everett, MA 02149
19

Everett, MA 02149

$2030 - $4290

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Flats on D - Boston, MA 02210
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(3)

Boston, MA 02210

$2229 - $5097

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)

(3)

$2229 - $5097

197 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Atmark Cambridge - Cambridge, MA 02138
17

Cambridge, MA 02138

$2197 - $3696

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge Highlands)


$2197 - $3696

260 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waverly Apartments - Brighton, MA 02135
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(177)

Brighton, MA 02135

$1999 - $4757

2-3 Beds 1 Bath

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

(177)

$1999 - $4757

103 Units 2-3 Beds 1 Bath

AVA Somerville - Somerville, MA 02145
21

Somerville, MA 02145

$2390 - $3290

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River)


$2390 - $3290

250 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

AVA Theater District - Boston, MA 02116
9

Boston, MA 02116

$2639 - $6400

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)


$2639 - $6400

398 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Axiom Apartment Homes - Cambridge, MA 02142
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(3)

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2529 - $5913

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)

(3)

$2529 - $5913

115 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon North Point - Cambridge, MA 02141
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(233)

Cambridge, MA 02141

$2501 - $7030

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)

(233)

$2501 - $7030

426 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Exeter - Boston, MA 02116
7

Boston, MA 02116

$2840 - $11780

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Prudential)


$2840 - $11780

187 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

AVA Back Bay - Boston, MA 02199
42

Boston, MA 02199

$2490 - $8835

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Prudential)


$2490 - $8835

271 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

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