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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

Convenient to the major high way. Very friendly neighborhood. Close to the subway station . Los of park nearly

Overall, I like the safety aspect that I feel. I also like the old charm that accompanies the older buildings and infrastructure.

Low crime rate, quiet, friendly neighbors, short walk to most places I frequent such as parks and stores.

Demographics

Education

High School

8%

Associate's

9%

Bachelor's

44%

Master's

31%

Doctorate

7%

Family Size

2 people

78%

3 people

12%

4 people

7%

5 people

2%

6+ people

1%

Household Income

0-50k

28%

50-100k

18%

100-150k

15%

150-200k

11%

200k+

28%

Age

0-10

4%

10-20

8%

20-45

54%

45-65

20%

65+

15%

Affordability

Percentage: 4/54/5

Renters gave this area a 4 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/23/2024

*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 Back Bay, 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, 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, Boston, MA is 0.2% higher than the state average and 38.8% higher than the national average. Back Bay, 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, 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, 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%
Allston$2,350+9%
Dorchester$2,288--
Quincy$2,209-7%
Roxbury$1,9000%
Worcester$1,611+1%
Haverhill$1,599-32%
Lowell$1,350-5%
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--
South Boston$2,937+1%
Brookline$2,886+7%
Quincy$2,740+2%
Allston$2,675-15%
Haverhill$2,292+9%
Lowell$2,009+6%
Worcester$1,812+15%
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%
Dorchester$3,464--
South Boston$3,447-2%
Quincy$3,417+8%
Haverhill$2,713+6%
Lowell$2,324-1%
Worcester$2,174+12%

Compare Neighborhoods

Brook Farm

$1,950

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Downtown Watertown

$2,100

1 Bed Avg. Rent

St. Marks

$2,150

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, Downtown Watertown, and St. Marks, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,950, $2,100, and $2,150 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Hyde Square and Commonwealth, where the rents are $2,200 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 D Street - West Broadway, Harrison Lenox, and Shawmut. A 1-bedroom apartment in D Street - West Broadway averages at $4,226, in Harrison Lenox it averages $4,205, and in Shawmut, the average is $4,177. For additional high-end living options, Fort Point offers 1-bedroom apartments at $4,177, and Seaport District at $4,156. 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%
Downtown$3,437+52%
Central$3,3660%
Prudential - St. Botolph$3,3520%
Columbia Point$3,337+9%
D Street - West Broadway$3,319-4%
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%
Back Bay West$2,300-4%
Oak Square$2,300+31%
East Watertown$2,250+34%
Downtown Watertown$2,000+8%
Commonwealth$1,600-56%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
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%
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%
Weymouth Landing$2,684+10%
City Point$2,600--
Beacon Hill$2,4900%
North Braintree$2,450+4%
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--
Hyde Square$2,200--
St. Marks$2,150--
Downtown Watertown$2,100+20%
Brook Farm$1,950--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Seaport District$5,938-7%
Fort Point$5,925+13%
Shawmut$5,769+9%
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%
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%
Back Bay West$3,500-22%
Oak Square$3,500+30%
Telegraph Hill$3,447-2%
Weymouth Landing$3,4110%
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--
North Braintree$3,200+3%
Commonwealth$2,900-54%
Ashmont$2,800--
East Watertown$2,700-16%
Egleston Square$2,600--
Hyde Square$2,600--
St. Marks$2,500--
Meeting House Hill$2,500--
Downtown Watertown$2,400+19%
Brook Farm$2,350--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

24%

15-30 Mins

40%

30-40 Mins

23%

40-60 Mins

9%

60+ Mins

4%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 9898

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 3 of 3 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Percentage: 8787

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Percentage: 9898

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Need A Car

Yes

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Area Amenities

Top Score

Retail Shops

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Back Bay Boston's retail scene is in the bag.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 98% more shops than average
  3. 67% more shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Looking good! Back Bay Boston scores high for health and fitness.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. 98% more gyms than average
  3. 65% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The restaurant scene here is really cooking with gas.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 97% more restaurants than average
  3. 34% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are heating up. Back Bay Boston gets a solid score for coffee.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 97% more coffee shops than average
  3. 47% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Happy hour starts at six around here.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 95% more bars and clubs than average
  3. A standard number of bars and clubs compared to areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. Back Bay Boston gets an average rating.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 91% more grocery stores than average
  3. 7% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 80% more parks than average
  3. Far fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Childcare

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Back Bay Boston is taking baby steps toward having ample childcare options.

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. 84% more daycares than average
  3. Far fewer daycares than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? Back Bay Boston doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. A high number of pet facilities per resident
  2. 88% more pet facilities than average
  3. 30% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Theaters

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Back Bay Boston sits in the middle of the pack for theater.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. 91% more theaters than average
  3. Far fewer theaters than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 94% more fine art centers than average
  3. 44% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Hospitals

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Back Bay Boston gets the all clear for hospitals.

  1. Few hospitals per resident
  2. 93% more hospitals than average
  3. Far fewer hospitals than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in Back Bay Boston doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 94% more medical facilities than average
  3. A standard number of medical facilities compared to areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

In need of a lift: Back Bay Boston is light on amusement parks.

  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

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 40% more gas stations than average
  3. Far fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 3 of 3 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 3 of 3 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 3 of 3 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 3 of 3 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 3 of 3 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 2 of 3 renters

Near Grocery Stores

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Safe For Families

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 2 of 3 renters

Busy Streets

Yes

Say 3 of 3 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Near Schools

No

Say 3 of 3 renters

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Back Bay Boston

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