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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

$2470 - $4008

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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


$2470 - $4008

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Charlestown, MA 02129

From $2350

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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


From $2350

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Charlestown, MA 02129

$2000 - $2300

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

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


$2000 - $2300

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
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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 $1930

Studio-3 Beds1 Bath

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Brookline, MA 02446

$2545 - $5750

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Brookline, MA (Coolidge Corner)


$2545 - $5750

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Cambridge, MA 02141

From $2425

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)

(9)

From $2425

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Boston, MA 02114

From $2250

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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(234)

Cambridge, MA 02141

From $2622

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)

(234)

From $2622

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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(52)

Cambridge, MA 02141

From $2310

Studio1 Bath

19

Boston, MA 02114

From $2895

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

37

Boston, MA 02114

$2230 - $4755

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (West End)


$2230 - $4755

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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(44)

Boston, MA 02114

$2349 - $12708

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)

(44)

$2349 - $12708

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Boston, MA 02114

$2325 - $5200

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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(71)

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2821 - $12222

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)

(71)

$2821 - $12222

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Boston, MA 02128

From $1750

1-4 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Central Maverick Square - Paris Street, East Boston)


From $1750

1-4 Beds1-2 Baths
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Chelsea, MA 02150

$1580 - $4130

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Chelsea, MA (Admirals Hill)


$1580 - $4130

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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(14)

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2349 - $8846

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)

(14)

$2349 - $8846

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Cambridge, MA 02142

From $2408

Studio-4 Beds1-3 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Kendall Square)


From $2408

Studio-4 Beds1-3 Baths