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Average Rent in Boston, MA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Boston Studio - $3,197-4%
Boston 1 Bed - $3,939-4%
Boston 2 Beds - $5,267+6%
Last updated 6/23/2024

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Local Reviews

In the neighborhood my family and i like to stay at home and go on walks. My friends and i like to go out.

There are 3 groceries stores within 5 minutes. Many options for coffee shops. Also there are many parks

The neighborhood has many families and dog owners. There is a park nearby and a couple of restaurants/bars.

Demographics

Education

High School

6%

Associate's

7%

Bachelor's

47%

Master's

32%

Doctorate

7%

Family Size

2 people

73%

3 people

19%

4 people

6%

5 people

2%

6+ people

0%

Household Income

0-50k

26%

50-100k

16%

100-150k

20%

150-200k

12%

200k+

26%

Age

0-10

4%

10-20

11%

20-45

58%

45-65

18%

65+

9%

Rent Trends

Average rent in Back Bay West, Boston, MA

In Boston, MA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $3,197 to $5,267. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Back Bay West, Boston, MA is $3,197. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $3,939. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $5,267.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-4%

Changed from $3,330 to $3,197
1 Bed

-4%

Changed from $4,103 to $3,939
2 Beds

+6%

Changed from $4,969 to $5,267
Last updated 6/23/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

0.2%

Compared to National Average

38.8%

The cost of living in Back Bay West, Boston, MA is 0.2% higher than the state average and 38.8% higher than the national average. Back Bay West, Boston, MA housing is 119.5% more expensive than the U.S average, while utilities are about 37.5% more pricey. When it comes to basic necessities such as food and clothing, groceries are around 5.1% more in Back Bay West, Boston, MA than in the rest of the country.

Healthcare services such as doctor check-ups and dentistry cost 15.2% more here compared to the U.S. average.
Cost of Living in Back Bay West, Boston, MACompared to State AverageCompared to National Average
Housing
0.5%
119.5%
Utilities
0.3%
37.5%
Food
0%
5.1%
Transportation
0.1%
16.9%
Healthcare
0%
15.2%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Boston$3,197-4%
Chestnut Hill$3,090-26%
Cambridge$3,0690%
Jamaica Plain$2,971+15%
Brighton$2,971+56%
Brookline$2,788+13%
Somerville$2,750+28%
Allston$2,350+9%
Dorchester$2,288--
Quincy$2,209-7%
Roxbury$1,9000%
Newton$1,8500%
Providence$1,725+31%
Worcester$1,611+1%
Manchester$950-37%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Charlestown$4,708-13%
Boston$3,939-4%
Roxbury$3,750+26%
Cambridge$3,671+4%
Chestnut Hill$3,380-10%
Jamaica Plain$3,279+8%
Brighton$3,262+30%
Dorchester$3,166--
Somerville$2,995-4%
South Boston$2,937+1%
Brookline$2,886+7%
Newton$2,750-12%
Quincy$2,740+2%
Allston$2,675-15%
Providence$2,022-1%
Worcester$1,812+15%
Manchester$1,750-4%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Boston$5,267+6%
Allston$4,925+16%
Cambridge$4,772+1%
Brighton$4,638+72%
Chestnut Hill$4,460-7%
Brookline$4,032+10%
Roxbury$3,966+7%
Jamaica Plain$3,962+13%
Somerville$3,637-2%
Dorchester$3,464--
South Boston$3,447-2%
Quincy$3,417+8%
Newton$3,000-20%
Worcester$2,174+12%
Providence$2,165-9%
Manchester$2,130+5%

Compare Neighborhoods

Brook Farm

$1,950

1 Bed Avg. Rent

St. Marks

$2,150

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Hyde Square

$2,200

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Boston, MA?

For renters in Boston seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Brook Farm, St. Marks, and Hyde Square, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,950, $2,150, and $2,200 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Greater Mattapan and Commonwealth, where the rents are $2,298 and $2,300, a favorable comparison to Boston's overall 1-bedroom average of $3,939.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Boston, MA?

In Boston, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are West End, D Street - West Broadway, and Harrison Lenox. A 1-bedroom apartment in West End averages at $4,262, in D Street - West Broadway it averages $4,226, and in Harrison Lenox, the average is $4,205. For additional high-end living options, Shawmut offers 1-bedroom apartments at $4,177, and Fort Point at $4,177. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $3,939 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Boston, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Boston, MA?

In Boston, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Kenmore, Fenway, and Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood. In Kenmore, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $2,325. Fenway sees average rents of $3,075 for a 1-bedroom unit. Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $3,075. For those seeking other popular areas, West Fens presents 1-bedroom apartments at $3,000, and Back Bay at $3,735. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $3,939 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Boston, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Fort Point$3,585+3%
West End$3,535+3%
Downtown$3,437+52%
Central$3,3660%
Prudential - St. Botolph$3,3520%
Columbia Point$3,337+9%
D Street - West Broadway$3,319-4%
Financial District$3,217--
South End$3,205-1%
Kenmore$3,177+11%
Fenway - Kenmore$3,141-6%
Shawmut$3,122-5%
Seaport District$3,075-10%
St. Elizabeth's$2,971+49%
North Allston$2,850--
City Point$2,850--
North End$2,730--
Harrison Lenox$2,5500%
Watertown West End$2,548+5%
West Fens$2,500+34%
Fenway$2,350-30%
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood$2,350-30%
Back Bay$2,300-30%
Oak Square$2,300+31%
East Watertown$2,250+34%
Commonwealth$1,600-56%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
West End$4,262-1%
D Street - West Broadway$4,226+3%
Harrison Lenox$4,205+15%
Shawmut$4,177+6%
Fort Point$4,177-1%
Seaport District$4,156+1%
Financial District$4,087+9%
Central$4,055-2%
Downtown$4,052-3%
South End$3,997+7%
Back Bay East$3,900-11%
Fenway - Kenmore$3,877-5%
Columbia Point$3,823+4%
Back Bay$3,735-1%
Prudential - St. Botolph$3,735-3%
St. Elizabeth's$3,578-1%
Sudbury$3,360+19%
Columbus$3,200-7%
South Braintree$3,185+3%
Fenway$3,075-31%
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood$3,075-31%
North End$3,075+4%
Waterfront$3,075+3%
West Fens$3,000-24%
Telegraph Hill$2,937+1%
Oak Square$2,897+18%
Watertown West End$2,730+2%
City Point$2,600--
Beacon Hill$2,4900%
Jeffries Point$2,425--
East Watertown$2,400+23%
Ashmont$2,400--
Kenmore$2,325-49%
Commonwealth$2,300-50%
North Allston$2,300+6%
Fort Hill$2,300--
Highland Park$2,300--
Greater Mattapan$2,298--
Hyde Square$2,200--
St. Marks$2,150--
Brook Farm$1,950--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Seaport District$5,938-7%
Fort Point$5,925+13%
Shawmut$5,769+9%
West End$5,625+2%
Harrison Lenox$5,522+30%
Central$5,383+9%
Downtown$5,382+4%
D Street - West Broadway$5,352-2%
South End$5,249+13%
Back Bay$5,200+2%
Prudential - St. Botolph$5,200+2%
Fenway - Kenmore$5,171+2%
Kenmore$4,850-14%
Financial District$4,755-1%
Columbia Point$4,725+7%
St. Elizabeth's$4,705+11%
West Fens$4,600+167%
Sudbury$4,590+14%
Fenway$4,100-26%
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood$4,100-26%
City Point$4,100--
Columbus$4,000--
Waterfront$4,000+5%
South Braintree$3,892+5%
Jeffries Point$3,750--
Watertown West End$3,612+5%
Oak Square$3,500+30%
Telegraph Hill$3,447-2%
Eagle Hill$3,400--
North End$3,300-23%
North Allston$3,200+106%
Fort Hill$3,200--
Highland Park$3,200--
Forest Hills - Woodbourne$3,200--
Commonwealth$2,900-54%
Frederick Douglass Square Historic District$2,850--
Moreland Street Historic District$2,800--
Ashmont$2,800--
Greater Mattapan$2,747+4%
East Watertown$2,700-16%
Hyde Square$2,600--
Egleston Square$2,600--
St. Marks$2,500--
Brook Farm$2,350--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

24%

15-30 Mins

37%

30-40 Mins

25%

40-60 Mins

9%

60+ Mins

5%

Area Amenities

Top Score

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 95% more shops than average
  3. 82% more shops than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 83% more grocery stores than average
  3. 67% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Back Bay West Boston serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 89% more restaurants than average
  3. 52% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Back Bay West Boston.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 90% more coffee shops than average
  3. 65% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Back Bay West Boston is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 66% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 83% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 91% more gyms than average
  3. 80% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Back Bay West Boston could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 81% more pet facilities than average
  3. 43% more pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Back Bay West Boston's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 37% more medical facilities than average
  3. 17% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Parks

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Room for improvement. More parks please.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. An average number of parks
  3. A standard number of parks compared to areas of a similar size

Childcare

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Calling all caregivers: childcare options around here are a bit scarce.

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. An average number of daycares
  3. A standard number of daycares compared to areas of a similar size

Theaters

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Intermission much? Back Bay West Boston is low on theater choices.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. An average number of theaters
  3. A standard number of theaters compared to areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An all around mediocre performance for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. An average number of fine art centers
  3. A standard number of fine art centers compared to areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Amusement park merriment is in free fall in Back Bay West Boston.

  1. Few amusement parks per resident
  2. An average number of amusement parks
  3. A standard number of amusement parks compared to areas of a similar size

Hospitals

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll work yourself into a fever to find a hospital in this area.

  1. Few hospitals per resident
  2. An average number of hospitals
  3. A standard number of hospitals compared to areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Fasten your seat belt, it's a long way to get gas.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. An average number of gas stations
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Schools

Top Schools in Back Bay West Boston

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Find Apartments in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Boston, MA 1.5 miles$3,939$5,267
Mission Hill, MA 1.3 miles------
Allston, MA 2.1 miles$2,675$4,925
South Boston, MA 2.3 miles$2,937$3,447
Roxbury, MA 1.9 miles$3,750$3,966
Harvard Square, MA 2.1 miles------
East Boston, MA 2.9 miles------
Charlestown, MA 2.2 miles$4,708$7,745
Cambridge, MA 1.9 miles$3,671$4,772
Jamaica Plain, MA 3.3 miles$3,279$3,962

Find Apartments in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Fenway - Kenmore 0.5 miles$3,877$5,171
Back Bay 0.3 miles$3,735$5,200
Fenway 0.7 miles$3,075$4,100
South End 1 miles$3,997$5,249
Kenmore 0.7 miles$2,325$4,850
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood 0.7 miles$3,075$4,100
Beacon Hill 1 miles$2,490---
West Fens 0.7 miles$3,000$4,600
North End 1.9 miles$3,075$3,300
Downtown 1.5 miles$4,052$5,382

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