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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®.

Parkside Commons - Chelsea, MA 02150
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(5)

Chelsea, MA 02150

$1705 - $2345

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chelsea, MA (Chelsea)

(5)

$1705 - $2345

238 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

315 on A - Boston, MA 02210
28

Boston, MA 02210

$2385 - $4805

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$2385 - $4805

202 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

Boston, MA 02115

$1550 - $3600

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Waverly Apartments - Brighton, MA 02135
13
(167)

Brighton, MA 02135

$2222 - $5149

2-3 Beds 1 Bath

Brighton, MA (Allston-Brighton, Brighton...)

(167)

$2222 - $5149

103 Units 2-3 Beds 1 Bath

The Box District - Chelsea, MA 02150
36

Chelsea, MA 02150

$1400 - $1950

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chelsea, MA (Chelsea)


$1400 - $1950

46 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avenir Apartments - Boston, MA 02114
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Boston, MA 02114

$3315 - $4341

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)


$3315 - $4341

241 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Longwood Towers - Brookline, MA 02446
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Brookline, MA 02446

$3295 - $4895

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Brookline, MA (Longwood)


$3295 - $4895

66 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Van Ness - Boston, MA 02215
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Boston, MA 02215

$2730 - $5461

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Fenway, West Fens)


$2730 - $5461

172 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge Park - Cambridge, MA 02140
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Cambridge, MA 02140

$2343 - $3345

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (North Cambridge)


$2343 - $3345

312 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Park Lane Seaport - Boston, MA 02210
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(279)

Boston, MA 02210

$2594 - $7509

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)

(279)

$2594 - $7509

465 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Windsor at Oak Grove - Melrose, MA 02176
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Melrose, MA 02176

$1990 - $3830

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Melrose, MA (Fells, North Medford...)


$1990 - $3830

550 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Vox on Two - Cambridge, MA 02140
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Cambridge, MA 02140

$2275 - $5290

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (North Cambridge)


$2275 - $5290

228 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Walden Park - Cambridge, MA 02140
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Cambridge, MA 02140

$2015 - $2865

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (Avon Hill, Neighborhood Nine)


$2015 - $2865

232 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Windsor at Maxwell's Green - Somerville, MA 02144
34

Somerville, MA 02144

$2530 - $4640

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Powderhouse/Powder House)


$2530 - $4640

184 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

1443 Beacon Street - Brookline, MA 02446
16

Brookline, MA 02446

$3090 - $4885

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Brookline, MA (Griggs Park)


$3090 - $4885

115 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Loft23 - Cambridge, MA 02139
21

Cambridge, MA 02139

$3064 - $5416

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport)


$3064 - $5416

51 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Towers at Longfellow - Boston, MA 02114
39

Boston, MA 02114

$2320 - $5385

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)


$2320 - $5385

710 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lofts at Kendall Square - Cambridge, MA 02142
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Cambridge, MA 02142

$3532 - $3662

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)


$3532 - $3662

186 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Third Square - Cambridge, MA 02142
21

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2666 - $5574

0-4 Beds 1-3 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)


$2666 - $5574

292 Units 0-4 Beds 1-3 Baths

Portside at East Pier - East Boston, MA 02128
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East Boston, MA 02128

$2025 - $5075

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

East Boston, MA (East Boston, Maverick Sq)


$2025 - $5075

181 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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