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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®.

Auburn Court - Cambridge, MA 02139
31

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

Parkside Place - Cambridge, MA 02138
23

Cambridge, MA 02138

$2309 - $4707

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (Strawberry Hill)


$2309 - $4707

251 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Atmark Cambridge - Cambridge, MA 02138
17

Cambridge, MA 02138

$2327 - $3611

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge Highlands)


$2327 - $3611

260 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Batch Yard - Everett, MA 02149
19

Everett, MA 02149

$1980 - $4290

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Axis Admirals Hill - Chelsea, MA 02150
30

Chelsea, MA 02150

$1628 - $3605

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chelsea, MA (Chelsea)


$1628 - $3605

160 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon North Point - Cambridge, MA 02141
29
(234)

Cambridge, MA 02141

$2274 - $7040

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)

(234)

$2274 - $7040

426 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

100 Pier 4 - Boston, MA 02210
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(74)

Boston, MA 02210

$2724 - $5957

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)

(74)

$2724 - $5957

369 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Garrison Square - Boston, MA 02116
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(170)

Boston, MA 02116

$3596 - $7854

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Prudential)

(170)

$3596 - $7854

160 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

AVA Theater District - Boston, MA 02116
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(51)

Boston, MA 02116

$2664 - $7010

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)

(51)

$2664 - $7010

398 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

AVA Somerville - Somerville, MA 02145
21

Somerville, MA 02145

$2580

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River)


$2580

250 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

AVA Back Bay - Boston, MA 02199
42

Boston, MA 02199

$3045 - $9075

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Prudential)


$3045 - $9075

271 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

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

Boston, MA 02199

$2800 - $5105

1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Back Bay)

(719)

$2800 - $5105

781 Units 1-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Watermark Kendall East - Cambridge, MA 02142
11

Cambridge, MA 02142

$3515 - $4930

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)


$3515 - $4930

144 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Exeter - Boston, MA 02116
7

Boston, MA 02116

$2815 - $9635

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Prudential)


$2815 - $9635

187 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watermark - Cambridge, MA 02142
11

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2944 - $5459

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)


$2944 - $5459

322 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Parkside Commons - Chelsea, MA 02150
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(5)

Chelsea, MA 02150

$1609 - $2374

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chelsea, MA (Chelsea)

(5)

$1609 - $2374

238 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon at Assembly Row - Somerville, MA 02145
19

Somerville, MA 02145

$2905 - $4290

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River)


$2905 - $4290

195 Units 0-3 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

Axiom Apartment Homes - Cambridge, MA 02142
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(16)

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2499 - $6126

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)

(16)

$2499 - $6126

115 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon North Point Lofts - Cambridge, MA 02141
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(39)

Cambridge, MA 02141

$2385 - $2725

0 Beds 1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)

(39)

$2385 - $2725

103 Units 0 Beds 1 Bath

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