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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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Cambridge, MA 02142

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Somerville, MA 02145

From $2180

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River)


From $2180

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Cambridge, MA 02142

From $2927

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Kendall Square)

(226)

From $2927

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Somerville, MA 02145

From $2190

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River)


From $2190

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
56

Boston, MA 02210

$2725 - $5275

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

30

Boston, MA 02111

From $3225

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Chinatown - Leather District)


From $3225

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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(107)

Boston, MA 02111

From $3530

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Chinatown - Leather District)

(107)

From $3530

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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(130)

Boston, MA 02116

From $2394

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Chinatown - Leather District)

(130)

From $2394

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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(8)

Boston, MA 02111

From $2600

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)

(8)

From $2600

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
45

Chelsea, MA 02150

$1795 - $3478

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Chelsea, MA (Addison-Orange)


$1795 - $3478

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Chelsea, MA 02150

From $1540

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

16
(140)

Boston, MA 02210

From $2999

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (D Street - West Broadway, Seaport District...)

(140)

From $2999

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
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Boston, MA 02210

From $2460

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (D Street - West Broadway, South Boston)


From $2460

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
9

Boston, MA 02116

$2250 - $2600

1 Bed1 Bath

Boston, MA (Back Bay, Back Bay East)


$2250 - $2600

1 Bed1 Bath
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Boston, MA 02116

From $2875

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay, Prudential - St. Botolph)


From $2875

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Boston, MA 02118

From $2411

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Shawmut, South End)


From $2411

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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(56)

Boston, MA 02199

From $2695

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay, Prudential - St. Botolph)

(56)

From $2695

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
6

Boston, MA 02115

$1600 - $6500

Studio-4 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay, Back Bay West)


$1600 - $6500

Studio-4 Beds1-2 Baths
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(719)

Boston, MA 02199

From $2760

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay, Prudential - St. Botolph)

(719)

From $2760

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
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(115)

Boston, MA 02210

From $2508

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (D Street - West Broadway, Seaport District...)

(115)

From $2508

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths