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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 6/16/2024

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Demographics

Education

High School

25%

Associate's

13%

Bachelor's

41%

Master's

17%

Doctorate

4%

Family Size

2 people

38%

3 people

21%

4 people

26%

5 people

11%

6+ people

5%

Household Income

0-50k

30%

50-100k

26%

100-150k

26%

150-200k

10%

200k+

9%

Age

0-10

4%

10-20

12%

20-45

64%

45-65

15%

65+

6%

Affordability

Last updated 6/16/2024

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in North Allston, 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 North Allston, 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 6/16/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

0.2%

Compared to National Average

38.8%

The cost of living in North Allston, Boston, MA is 0.2% higher than the state average and 38.8% higher than the national average. North Allston, 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 North Allston, 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 North Allston, 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%
Brighton$2,971+56%
Jamaica Plain$2,971+15%
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 West at $2,700. 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%
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%
Back Bay West$2,300-4%
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%
Back Bay West$2,700+23%
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%
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--
Waterfront$4,000+5%
Columbus$4,000--
South Braintree$3,892+5%
Jeffries Point$3,750--
Watertown West End$3,612+5%
Oak Square$3,500+30%
Back Bay West$3,500-22%
Telegraph Hill$3,447-2%
Eagle Hill$3,400--
North End$3,300-23%
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

16%

15-30 Mins

33%

30-40 Mins

29%

40-60 Mins

18%

60+ Mins

5%

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. North Allston Boston gets an average rating.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 91% more grocery stores than average
  3. 83% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in North Allston Boston.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 87% more coffee shops than average
  3. 67% 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. North Allston Boston is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 66% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 7% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Childcare

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

North Allston Boston is low on childcare options so get on the waiting list early.

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. 73% more daycares than average
  3. 38% more daycares 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

Theaters

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Hiding in the dressing room? North Allston Boston has a quiet theater scene.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. 82% more theaters than average
  3. 67% more theaters than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

In need of a lift: North Allston Boston is light on amusement parks.

  1. A high number of amusement parks per resident
  2. 89% more amusement parks than average
  3. 93% more amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this North Allston Boston's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 75% more medical facilities than average
  3. 43% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 80% more gas stations than average
  3. 56% more gas stations than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Better stock your pantry because the restaurant scene is paltry.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 34% more restaurants than average
  3. 82% fewer restaurants 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

Retail Shops

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place is great for recovering shopaholics - a low retail score.

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

Pet Services

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're not mutts about North Allston Boston.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. An average number of pet facilities
  3. 87% fewer pet facilities than 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

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

Schools

Top Schools in North Allston Boston

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Find Apartments in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Allston, MA 0.4 miles$2,675$4,925
Boston, MA 3.6 miles$3,939$5,267
Brighton, MA 1.7 miles$3,262$4,638
Harvard Square, MA 2.2 miles------
East Watertown, MA 1.7 miles------
Mission Hill, MA 2.8 miles------
Cambridge, MA 1.5 miles$3,671$4,772
Roxbury, MA 3.2 miles$3,750$3,966
South Boston, MA 4.6 miles$2,937$3,447
East Boston, MA 4.7 miles------

Find Apartments in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Commonwealth 1.9 miles$2,300$2,900
Kenmore 1.8 miles$2,325$4,850
Coolidge Corner 1.5 miles$2,600$3,968
St. Elizabeth's 1.6 miles$3,578$4,705
North Brookline 1.2 miles$2,600$3,968
Oak Square 1.8 miles$2,897$3,500
Washington Square 1.7 miles$2,886$4,300
Riverside 0.9 miles$2,500$4,000
Mid-Cambridge 1.2 miles$3,182$3,242
Neighborhood Nine 1.5 miles$3,284$3,933

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