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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®.

50 West Broadway - Boston, MA 02127
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(2)

Boston, MA 02127

$2503 - $7351

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)

(2)

$2503 - $7351

139 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Continuum - Allston, MA 02134
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Allston, MA 02134

$2455 - $5345

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$2455 - $5345

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Carson Tower - Boston, MA 02127
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Boston, MA 02127

$2115 - $4270

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston)


$2115 - $4270

153 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Residences at Rivers Edge - Medford, MA 02155
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Medford, MA 02155

$2451 - $5333

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Medford, MA (Wellington)


$2451 - $5333

222 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Garrison Square - Boston, MA 02116
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(167)

Boston, MA 02116

$3796 - $9868

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Prudential)

(167)

$3796 - $9868

160 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Loft23 - Cambridge, MA 02139
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Cambridge, MA 02139

$3068 - $5773

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport)


$3068 - $5773

51 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

CityView at Longwood - Boston, MA 02120
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Boston, MA 02120

$2205 - $4845

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Fenway, Medical Center Area...)


$2205 - $4845

295 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

James Court - Boston, MA 02118
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Boston, MA 02118

$2360 - $3795

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South End)


$2360 - $3795

136 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Longwood Towers - Brookline, MA 02446
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Brookline, MA 02446

$3095 - $4895

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Brookline, MA (Longwood)


$3095 - $4895

66 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

$2865 - $5281

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Fenway, West Fens)


$2865 - $5281

172 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Park Lane Seaport - Boston, MA 02210
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(295)

Boston, MA 02210

$2622 - $6494

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)

(295)

$2622 - $6494

465 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Longwood - Boston, MA 02120
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(27)

Boston, MA 02120

$2480 - $3450

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Boston, MA (Fenway, Medical Center Area...)

(27)

$2480 - $3450

147 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

808 Memorial Drive - Cambridge, MA 02139
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Cambridge, MA 02139

$2050 - $2750

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport)


$2050 - $2750

301 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Church Corner - Cambridge, MA 02139
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Cambridge, MA 02139

$3150 - $3400

2-3 Beds 2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport, Central Square)


$3150 - $3400

85 Units 2-3 Beds 2 Baths

KBL - Cambridge, MA 02139
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Cambridge, MA 02139

$2585 - $3399

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport, Central Square)


$2585 - $3399

142 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

100 Landsdowne - Cambridge, MA 02139
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Cambridge, MA 02139

$2958 - $8926

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport)


$2958 - $8926

203 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

91 Sidney - Cambridge, MA 02139
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Cambridge, MA 02139

$2770 - $5668

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport)


$2770 - $5668

135 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

160 Pleasant Street - Malden, MA 02148
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Malden, MA 02148

$1825 - $2725

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Malden, MA (Edgeworth, North Medford...)


$1825 - $2725

206 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lumiere - Medford, MA 02155
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Medford, MA 02155

$1829 - $3250

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Medford, MA (Wellington)


$1829 - $3250

164 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Towers at Longfellow - Boston, MA 02114
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Boston, MA 02114

$2255 - $5590

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)


$2255 - $5590

710 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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