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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®.

Emerson Place - Boston, MA 02114
37

Boston, MA 02114

$2200 - $4415

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)


$2200 - $4415

444 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Third Square - Cambridge, MA 02142
21

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2206 - $5756

0-4 Beds 1-3 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)


$2206 - $5756

292 Units 0-4 Beds 1-3 Baths

Walden Park - Cambridge, MA 02140
16

Cambridge, MA 02140

$1805 - $2930

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (Avon Hill, Neighborhood Nine)


$1805 - $2930

232 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

160 Pleasant Street - Malden, MA 02148
7

Malden, MA 02148

$1825 - $2625

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$1825 - $2625

206 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Ink Block - Boston, MA 02118
25

Boston, MA 02118

$2604 - $4654

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South End)


$2604 - $4654

315 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

50 West Broadway - Boston, MA 02127
25
(2)

Boston, MA 02127

$2056 - $6599

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (South Boston, West Broadway)

(2)

$2056 - $6599

139 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

CHR - Cambridge MA Apartments - Cambridge, MA 02138
8

Cambridge, MA 02138

$1825 - $4385

0-3 Beds 1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (Larchwood, Neighborhood Nine)


$1825 - $4385

296 Units 0-3 Beds 1 Bath

CityView at Longwood - Boston, MA 02120
19

Boston, MA 02120

$2510 - $3290

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$2510 - $3290

295 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Loft23 - Cambridge, MA 02139
21

Cambridge, MA 02139

$2866 - $6672

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport)


$2866 - $6672

51 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

100 Landsdowne - Cambridge, MA 02139
21

Cambridge, MA 02139

$3086 - $6630

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport)


$3086 - $6630

203 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lofts at Kendall Square - Cambridge, MA 02142
18

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2435 - $3412

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)


$2435 - $3412

186 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

Somerville, MA 02144

$2135 - $4730

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Powderhouse/Powder House)


$2135 - $4730

184 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

660 Washington - Boston, MA 02111
17

Boston, MA 02111

$2770 - $6588

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)


$2770 - $6588

420 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Brandywyne Village - East Boston, MA 02128
15

East Boston, MA 02128

$1466 - $2608

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

East Boston, MA (East Boston, Harbor View)


$1466 - $2608

402 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

480 Main At Malden Square - Malden, MA 02148
11

Malden, MA 02148

$1840 - $3200

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$1840 - $3200

195 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

100 Memorial Drive Apts. - Cambridge, MA 02142
12

Cambridge, MA 02142

$1880 - $3860

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Kendall Square, MIT)


$1880 - $3860

262 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

808 Memorial Drive - Cambridge, MA 02139
25

Cambridge, MA 02139

$2050 - $2800

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport)


$2050 - $2800

301 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

CHR Brookline Properties - Brookline, MA 02446
12

Brookline, MA 02446

$1540 - $2850

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Brookline, MA (Egmont Tenants)


$1540 - $2850

281 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Parkside Commons - Chelsea, MA 02150
20
(5)

Chelsea, MA 02150

$1831 - $2288

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chelsea, MA (Chelsea)

(5)

$1831 - $2288

238 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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