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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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Local Reviews

I love that things are close by. I love the coffee shops nearby, I love going to the parks around me on the weekend.

I like the location of my home, as I live near a great grocery store and pharmacy and a 10-15 minute walk to all the city sights I enjoy. It's close to alot of restaurants also.

My neighborhood is very convenient for shopping with schools and large shopping malls nearby, and there are several bars within walking distance, which is a good place for me and my family to take a break.

Close to work. Close to friends. Close to hospital in case of an emergency. Close to public transportation. Close to airport

Being close to the hospital and public transportation and the police department . I love the multi cultural environment

Demographics

Education

High School

30%

Associate's

14%

Bachelor's

31%

Master's

20%

Doctorate

5%

Family Size

2 people

59%

3 people

23%

4 people

11%

5 people

5%

6+ people

2%

Household Income

0-50k

41%

50-100k

17%

100-150k

10%

150-200k

10%

200k+

23%

Age

0-10

8%

10-20

10%

20-45

47%

45-65

23%

65+

12%

Affordability

Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for 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 South End, 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 South End, 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 South End, Boston, MA is 0.2% higher than the state average and 38.8% higher than the national average. South End, 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 South End, 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 South End, 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%
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

22%

15-30 Mins

37%

30-40 Mins

20%

40-60 Mins

13%

60+ Mins

8%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 9797

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Percentage: 9090

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Percentage: 9595

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Need A Car

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

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. 96% more restaurants than average
  3. 25% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Childcare

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

South End Boston earns a gold star for childcare.

  1. A high number of daycares per resident
  2. 95% more daycares than average
  3. 18% more daycares than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

South End Boston has the right frame of mind for art.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. 98% more fine art centers than average
  3. 78% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Hospitals

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are looking healthy in South End Boston for hospitals.

  1. A high number of hospitals per resident
  2. 98% more hospitals than average
  3. 47% more hospitals than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. South End Boston gets an average rating.

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

Coffee

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too cold, not too hot. An average town for coffee.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 94% more coffee shops than average
  3. 14% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in South End Boston.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 94% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 16% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The shopping scene here is a size medium.

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

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in South End Boston.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 91% more gyms than average
  3. 70% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? South End Boston doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 89% more pet facilities than average
  3. Far fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Theaters

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

South End Boston sits in the middle of the pack for theater.

  1. A high number of theaters per resident
  2. 95% more theaters than average
  3. 40% more theaters than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not exactly a Tilt-a-Whirl, but there's fun to be had.

  1. Few amusement parks per resident
  2. 89% more amusement parks than average
  3. 7% fewer amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in South End Boston doesn't tip the scales.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 93% more medical facilities than average
  3. 34% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in South End Boston.

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

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in South End 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

Area Features

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Nice Views

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Busy Streets

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Near Schools

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Quiet Area

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in South End Boston

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