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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®.

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Charlestown, MA 02129

$2800 - $4108

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$2800 - $4108

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Charlestown, MA 02129

$2200 - $2500

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

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


$2200 - $2500

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
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Charlestown, MA 02129

From $2400

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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


From $2400

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Charlestown, MA 02129

$2250 - $3750

1-2 Beds1 Bath

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


$2250 - $3750

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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Cambridge, MA 02138

From $2145

Studio-3 Beds1 Bath

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Cambridge, MA 02141

From $2470

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)

(9)

From $2470

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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(234)

Cambridge, MA 02141

From $2664

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)

(234)

From $2664

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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(52)

Cambridge, MA 02141

From $2390

Studio1 Bath

25

Boston, MA 02114

From $2640

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

37

Boston, MA 02114

From $1965

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

33

Boston, MA 02114

$2669 - $12839

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

44

Boston, MA 02114

$2085 - $5770

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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(46)

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2729 - $11277

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)

(46)

$2729 - $11277

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Chelsea, MA 02150

$1711 - $3689

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Chelsea, MA (Admirals Hill)


$1711 - $3689

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Cambridge, MA 02142

$2399 - $7554

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)


$2399 - $7554

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
34

Cambridge, MA 02142

From $2498

Studio-4 Beds1-3 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Kendall Square)


From $2498

Studio-4 Beds1-3 Baths
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Cambridge, MA 02142

From $2740

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

11

Cambridge, MA 02142

From $2325

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Kendall Square)


From $2325

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Somerville, MA 02145

From $2225

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River)


From $2225

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths