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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®.

AVA Back Bay - Boston, MA 02199
42

Boston, MA 02199

$2585 - $8815

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Prudential)


$2585 - $8815

271 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Axiom Apartment Homes - Cambridge, MA 02142
13
(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

Waverly Apartments - Brighton, MA 02135
13
(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

Avalon at Prudential Center - Boston, MA 02199
25
(719)

Boston, MA 02199

$2865 - $4415

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay)

(719)

$2865 - $4415

781 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Parkside Place - Cambridge, MA 02138
23

Cambridge, MA 02138

$2097 - $4545

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (Strawberry Hill)


$2097 - $4545

251 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Avalon North Point Lofts - Cambridge, MA 02141
6

Cambridge, MA 02141

$1920 - $2650

0 Beds 1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)


$1920 - $2650

103 Units 0 Beds 1 Bath

AVA Somerville - Somerville, MA 02145
21

Somerville, MA 02145

$2400 - $2965

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River)


$2400 - $2965

250 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

315 on A - Boston, MA 02210
28

Boston, MA 02210

$2725 - $4420

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Fort Point, South Boston...)


$2725 - $4420

202 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Piano Craft Guild - Boston, MA 02118
26
(3)

Boston, MA 02118

$2300 - $4400

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Mission Hill, South End)

(3)

$2300 - $4400

177 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Vanguard At Waterfront Square - Revere, MA 02151
5

Revere, MA 02151

$1900 - $3900

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$1900 - $3900

191 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

One Greenway - Boston, MA 02111
5

Boston, MA 02111

$2450 - $8230

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Chinatown)


$2450 - $8230

217 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Burbank Apartments - Boston, MA 02115
14

Boston, MA 02115

$1735 - $3560

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Boston, MA (Fenway)


$1735 - $3560

173 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Axis Admirals Hill - Chelsea, MA 02150
30

Chelsea, MA 02150

$1698 - $3600

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chelsea, MA (Chelsea)


$1698 - $3600

160 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Parkside Luxury Apartments - Boston, MA 02115
7
(4)

Boston, MA 02115

$1550 - $3600

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Fenway Diamond at 9 Miner Street - Boston, MA 02215
1

Boston, MA 02215

$2515 - $4835

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Fenway, Kenmore)


$2515 - $4835

48 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Lofts at Atlantic Wharf - Boston, MA 02210
7

Boston, MA 02210

$2900 - $5025

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown, Fort Point)


$2900 - $5025

86 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

460 Harrison Avenue - Boston, MA 02118
10

Boston, MA 02118

$3200 - $3850

2 Beds 2 Baths

Boston, MA (South End)


$3200 - $3850

87 Units 2 Beds 2 Baths

Fuse Cambridge - Cambridge, MA 02140
5

Cambridge, MA 02140

$2305 - $3075

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (North Cambridge)


$2305 - $3075

255 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

50 West Broadway - Boston, MA 02127
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(2)

Boston, MA 02127

$2503 - $7431

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)

(2)

$2503 - $7431

139 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Vox on Two - Cambridge, MA 02140
26

Cambridge, MA 02140

$2380 - $4375

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (North Cambridge)


$2380 - $4375

228 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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