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230 Houses

Average Rent in Boston, MA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Boston Studio - $3,334-2%
Boston 1 Bed - $4,107-2%
Boston 2 Beds - $5,587+6%

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Local Reviews

I like to walk every morning outside my house with my son and go to the store every morning and buy him many things

Friendly neighborhood, honest neighborhood. Bars are cheap and many different cuisines to choose from when picking a restaurant.

There is beautiful trees during fall, there is restaurants in the neighborhood making it local and as well as its great.

I love living near Fenway park, and therefore don't mind the crowds that come with. There are a multitude of restaurants within walking distance and I love the bar scene.

Demographics

Education

High School

14%

Associate's

6%

Bachelor's

48%

Master's

20%

Doctorate

11%

Family Size

2 people

84%

3 people

16%

4 people

0%

5 people

0%

6+ people

0%

Household Income

0-50k

57%

50-100k

15%

100-150k

13%

150-200k

9%

200k+

7%

Age

0-10

0%

10-20

34%

20-45

59%

45-65

6%

65+

1%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

*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 Kenmore, Boston, MA

In Boston, MA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $3,334 to $5,587. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Kenmore, Boston, MA is $3,334. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $4,107. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $5,587.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-2%

Changed from $3,402 to $3,334
1 Bed

-2%

Changed from $4,191 to $4,107
2 Beds

+6%

Changed from $5,271 to $5,587

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

0.2%

Compared to National Average

38.8%

The cost of living in Kenmore, Boston, MA is 0.2% higher than the state average and 38.8% higher than the national average. Kenmore, 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 Kenmore, 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 Kenmore, 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$3,334-2%
Cambridge$3,299+17%
Chestnut Hill$3,160-9%
Jamaica Plain$2,900+2%
Brighton$2,811+41%
Dorchester$2,288--
Quincy$2,285-1%
Allston$2,275-1%
Roxbury$1,9000%
Haverhill$1,599-32%
Providence$1,437+10%
Worcester$1,425-11%
Lowell$1,350-5%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Charlestown$5,169-6%
Boston$4,107-2%
Cambridge$3,816+1%
Roxbury$3,700+28%
Chestnut Hill$3,610+4%
Brighton$3,363+35%
Jamaica Plain$3,222+9%
South Boston$2,937+1%
Quincy$2,700-1%
Allston$2,675-24%
Dorchester$2,519--
Haverhill$2,282+8%
Providence$2,075+1%
Lowell$1,977+1%
Worcester$1,8120%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Boston$5,587+6%
Allston$4,925+9%
Cambridge$4,860-1%
Chestnut Hill$4,645-2%
Brighton$4,642+68%
Roxbury$4,145+2%
Jamaica Plain$3,950+4%
Quincy$3,560+10%
South Boston$3,447-2%
Dorchester$3,199--
Providence$2,800+17%
Haverhill$2,736+4%
Lowell$2,4150%
Worcester$2,179+9%

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 Greater Mattapan, where the rents are $2,200 and $2,298, a favorable comparison to Boston's overall 1-bedroom average of $4,107.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Boston, MA?

In Boston, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Seaport District, D Street - West Broadway, and Shawmut. A 1-bedroom apartment in Seaport District averages at $4,390, in D Street - West Broadway it averages $4,319, and in Shawmut, the average is $4,319. For additional high-end living options, Fort Point offers 1-bedroom apartments at $4,265, and Central at $4,189. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $4,107 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 Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood, Fenway, and West Fens. In Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $3,300. Fenway sees average rents of $3,300 for a 1-bedroom unit. West Fens offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $3,000. For those seeking other popular areas, Back Bay West presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,700, and Back Bay at $3,722. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $4,107 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Boston, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Fort Point$3,755+3%
South End$3,557+6%
Columbia Point$3,555+13%
Back Bay$3,475+10%
Prudential - St. Botolph$3,475+7%
Seaport District$3,439-4%
Shawmut$3,424-6%
D Street - West Broadway$3,423-2%
Fenway - Kenmore$3,413-1%
Downtown$3,237+5%
Central$3,208-1%
City Point$2,850--
St. Elizabeth's$2,811+37%
North End$2,730--
West Fens$2,650--
Harrison Lenox$2,5500%
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood$2,350-32%
Fenway$2,350-32%
Oak Square$2,300+31%
Back Bay West$2,300-4%
Watertown West End$2,300+2%
Beacon Hill$2,250--
East Watertown$2,250+34%
North Allston$2,212--
Downtown Watertown$2,000+8%
Commonwealth$1,600-64%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Seaport District$4,390+1%
D Street - West Broadway$4,3190%
Shawmut$4,319+7%
Fort Point$4,265+1%
Central$4,189+2%
Harrison Lenox$4,147+21%
South End$4,067+3%
Downtown$4,004-6%
Fenway - Kenmore$3,973-3%
Columbia Point$3,948+5%
Back Bay East$3,900-11%
Back Bay$3,722-2%
Prudential - St. Botolph$3,722-2%
St. Elizabeth's$3,556-2%
Sudbury$3,360+19%
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood$3,300-27%
Fenway$3,300-27%
Columbus$3,200-7%
North End$3,075+4%
Waterfront$3,075+3%
South Braintree$3,065+1%
West Fens$3,000-24%
Telegraph Hill$2,937+1%
Watertown West End$2,7640%
Oak Square$2,725+9%
Back Bay West$2,700+23%
City Point$2,600--
Weymouth Landing$2,507-1%
North Braintree$2,450+4%
Jeffries Point$2,425--
East Watertown$2,400+23%
Ashmont$2,400--
Commonwealth$2,300-58%
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--
Downtown Watertown$2,100+20%
Brook Farm$1,950--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Fort Point$6,142+5%
Shawmut$6,092+11%
Harrison Lenox$5,757+35%
Downtown$5,592+2%
Central$5,542+2%
Back Bay$5,500+2%
Prudential - St. Botolph$5,500+2%
Fenway - Kenmore$5,369+3%
South End$5,362+6%
Columbia Point$5,086+13%
St. Elizabeth's$4,829+14%
West Fens$4,600+167%
Sudbury$4,590+14%
Seaport District$4,435-31%
D Street - West Broadway$4,353-27%
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood$4,100-26%
Fenway$4,100-26%
City Point$4,100--
Waterfront$4,000+5%
Columbus$4,000--
South Braintree$3,826+8%
Jeffries Point$3,750--
Watertown West End$3,714+8%
Back Bay West$3,500-22%
Telegraph Hill$3,447-2%
Oak Square$3,400+25%
Eagle Hill$3,400--
Weymouth Landing$3,301-1%
North End$3,300-23%
North Allston$3,200+106%
Fort Hill$3,200--
Highland Park$3,200--
North Braintree$3,200+4%
Forest Hills - Woodbourne$3,000--
Commonwealth$2,900-55%
Moreland Street Historic District$2,900-12%
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--
Meeting House Hill$2,500--
Downtown Watertown$2,400+19%
Brook Farm$2,350--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

43%

15-30 Mins

31%

30-40 Mins

15%

40-60 Mins

7%

60+ Mins

5%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 9494

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Percentage: 9191

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Percentage: 9191

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Need A Car

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

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. An average number of grocery stores
  3. A standard number of grocery stores compared to areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Kenmore Boston serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 78% more restaurants than average
  3. 10% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Kenmore Boston.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 87% more coffee shops than average
  3. 38% 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. Kenmore Boston is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 77% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 9% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Kenmore Boston.

  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

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Kenmore 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. 18% fewer daycares than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Kenmore Boston.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 70% more shops than average
  3. 13% fewer shops 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. An average number of gyms
  3. A standard number of gyms compared to areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Kenmore Boston could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

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

Theaters

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. A high number of theaters per resident
  2. 94% more theaters than average
  3. 76% more theaters than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else 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

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

In need of a lift: Kenmore 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

Hospitals

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Be patient when looking for a hospital around here.

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

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 37% more medical facilities than average
  3. Far fewer 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. An average number of gas stations
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Busy Streets

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Kenmore Boston

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