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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 6/12/2024

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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

12%

Associate's

13%

Bachelor's

41%

Master's

19%

Doctorate

15%

Family Size

2 people

76%

3 people

14%

4 people

1%

5 people

9%

6+ people

0%

Household Income

0-50k

48%

50-100k

25%

100-150k

10%

150-200k

7%

200k+

10%

Age

0-10

5%

10-20

5%

20-45

75%

45-65

11%

65+

5%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/12/2024

*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 West Fens, 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 West Fens, 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 6/12/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

0.2%

Compared to National Average

38.8%

The cost of living in West Fens, Boston, MA is 0.2% higher than the state average and 38.8% higher than the national average. West Fens, 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 West Fens, 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 West Fens, 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 - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood, and Fenway. In Kenmore, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $2,325. Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood sees average rents of $3,075 for a 1-bedroom unit. Fenway 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 - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood$2,350-30%
Fenway$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 - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood$3,075-31%
Fenway$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 - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood$4,100-26%
Fenway$4,100-26%
City Point$4,100--
Waterfront$4,000+5%
Columbus$4,000--
South Braintree$3,892+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%
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

22%

15-30 Mins

40%

30-40 Mins

22%

40-60 Mins

13%

60+ Mins

4%

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Suffice to say, this place is great for groceries.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. 83% more grocery stores than average
  3. 33% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Childcare

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

No need for a tantrum - childcare options abound in West Fens Boston.

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

Retail Shops

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You can shop till you drop in West Fens Boston.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 70% more shops than average
  3. 53% more shops than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. A high number of restaurants per resident
  2. 86% more restaurants than average
  3. 60% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in West Fens Boston.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 91% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 76% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Cardio is hale and hardy in West Fens Boston.

  1. A high number of gyms per resident
  2. 83% more gyms than average
  3. 60% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Healthcare in West Fens Boston doesn't tip the scales.

  1. A high number of medical facilities per resident
  2. 84% more medical facilities than average
  3. 40% more medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in West Fens Boston.

  1. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. 87% more coffee shops than average
  3. 67% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

In need of a lift: West Fens 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. A high number of gas stations per resident
  2. 70% more gas stations than average
  3. 27% more gas stations 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

Pet Services

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're not mutts about West Fens Boston.

  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

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Intermission much? West Fens 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

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

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

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Noise Late At Night

No

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Near Grocery Stores

Yes

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Area Has Potholes

No

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Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

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Busy Streets

Yes

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Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

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Near Downtown

Yes

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Near Highways

Yes

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Nearby Parks

Yes

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Near Schools

Yes

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Nice Views

Yes

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Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

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Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Well Lit

Yes

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Mostly Newer Buildings

No

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Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

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Quiet Area

No

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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 West Fens Boston

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