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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 6/21/2024

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Local Reviews

Housing is green. I like going to the ocean. Oh cool another minim sentence count. That's really dumb

My neighborhood has a free gym for the building and is very pet friendly to all dogs in the area. They love to give treats

The location and proximity to bars and restaurants. Also the closeness to the beach and castle island walking path is great.

It is in the city but has a suburban feel. I like the Centerpiece Flower Shop and Recreo Coffee Roasters a lot and I like going there with friends. Also Los Amigos burritos is really good.

It is close to public transit and stores close by. People who live there have been there a long time so most people know each other.

I like being near a hospital if I need to see a doctor. I like that there are several restaurants within walking distance. I like that there is an arena that hosts events nearby.

Demographics

Education

High School

34%

Associate's

19%

Bachelor's

28%

Master's

15%

Doctorate

4%

Family Size

2 people

45%

3 people

25%

4 people

17%

5 people

8%

6+ people

5%

Household Income

0-50k

39%

50-100k

23%

100-150k

16%

150-200k

9%

200k+

13%

Age

0-10

9%

10-20

11%

20-45

47%

45-65

21%

65+

12%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/21/2024

*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 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 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 6/21/2024

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
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6%
93%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Chestnut Hill$3,090-26%
Cambridge$3,0690%
Brighton$2,971+56%
Jamaica Plain$2,971+15%
West Roxbury$2,429+69%
Allston$2,350+9%
Quincy$2,209-7%
Merrimack$2,200+19%
Roxbury$1,9000%
Nashua$1,860+20%
Newton$1,8500%
Providence$1,725+31%
Manchester$950-37%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Roxbury$3,750+26%
Cambridge$3,671+4%
Chestnut Hill$3,380-10%
Jamaica Plain$3,279+8%
Brighton$3,262+30%
South Boston$2,937+1%
Newton$2,750-12%
Quincy$2,740+2%
West Roxbury$2,726+6%
Allston$2,675-15%
Merrimack$2,273+4%
Nashua$2,075+19%
Providence$2,022-1%
Manchester$1,750-4%
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Allston$4,925+16%
Cambridge$4,772+1%
Brighton$4,638+72%
Chestnut Hill$4,460-7%
Roxbury$3,966+7%
Jamaica Plain$3,962+13%
West Roxbury$3,889+7%
South Boston$3,447-2%
Quincy$3,417+8%
Newton$3,000-20%
Roslindale$2,800--
Merrimack$2,669+4%
Nashua$2,312+6%
Providence$2,165-9%
Manchester$2,130+5%

Compare Neighborhoods

Brook Farm

$1,950

1 Bed Avg. Rent

North Allston

$2,300

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Commonwealth

$2,300

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, North Allston, and Commonwealth, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $1,950, $2,300, and $2,300 respectively. Additional areas offering value are East Watertown and Watertown West End, where the rents are $2,400 and $2,730, 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, Central, and South End. A 1-bedroom apartment in D Street - West Broadway averages at $4,226, in Central it averages $4,055, and in South End, the average is $3,997. For additional high-end living options, Fenway - Kenmore offers 1-bedroom apartments at $3,877, and St. Elizabeth's at $3,578. 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 North Allston, St. Elizabeth's, and Oak Square. In North Allston, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $2,300. St. Elizabeth's sees average rents of $3,578 for a 1-bedroom unit. Oak Square offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $2,897. For those seeking other popular areas, Commonwealth presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,300, and East Watertown at $2,400. 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
Central$3,3660%
D Street - West Broadway$3,319-4%
South End$3,205-1%
Fenway - Kenmore$3,141-6%
St. Elizabeth's$2,971+49%
North Allston$2,850--
Watertown West End$2,548+5%
Oak Square$2,300+31%
East Watertown$2,250+34%
Commonwealth$1,600-56%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
D Street - West Broadway$4,226+3%
Central$4,055-2%
South End$3,997+7%
Fenway - Kenmore$3,877-5%
St. Elizabeth's$3,578-1%
Oak Square$2,897+18%
Watertown West End$2,730+2%
East Watertown$2,400+23%
North Allston$2,300+6%
Commonwealth$2,300-50%
Brook Farm$1,950--
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Central$5,383+9%
D Street - West Broadway$5,352-2%
South End$5,249+13%
Fenway - Kenmore$5,171+2%
St. Elizabeth's$4,705+11%
Watertown West End$3,612+5%
Oak Square$3,500+30%
North Allston$3,200+106%
Commonwealth$2,900-54%
East Watertown$2,700-16%
Brook Farm$2,350--

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

15%

15-30 Mins

31%

30-40 Mins

24%

40-60 Mins

18%

60+ Mins

12%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 8989

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 93 of 146 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 108 of 146 renters

Percentage: 7777

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 75 of 146 renters

Percentage: 7979

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 111 of 146 renters

Need A Car

Yes

Say 81 of 146 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There are some super markets around here.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 53% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Great service and no need for reservations. A great place for food.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 12% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're full of beans for Boston's coffee shop scene.

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

Nightlife

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Get your dance shoes on, Boston looks good for nightlife.

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

Parks

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Boston is team green. Parks get a high score.

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

Retail Shops

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A shopaholic favorite. Boston has a lot of style.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 17% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Pumped and lifting a solid 4.5 stars for fitness.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. Significantly more gyms than average
  3. 21% more gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Boston is real pawsitive for your pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 65% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

This place gets the picture when it comes to art.

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

Medical Care

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The great medical care here is just what the doctor ordered.

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

Gas Stations

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Filling stations in Boston are at full-throttle!

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 74% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 120 of 146 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 116 of 146 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 114 of 146 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 108 of 146 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 105 of 146 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 103 of 146 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 94 of 146 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 90 of 146 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 87 of 146 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 82 of 146 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 79 of 146 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 73 of 146 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 79 of 146 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 81 of 146 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 85 of 146 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 89 of 146 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 90 of 146 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 94 of 146 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 101 of 146 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 114 of 146 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Boston

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About

Boston, MA

Overview of Boston

Townhouses for rent abound in Beantown, giving new residents and growing families many options. Boston, Massachusetts, is home to a number of historical sites that include Paul Revere's house, the Freedom Trail and Old North Church. Those who want to catch a ballgame can visit Fenway Park during the summer season to see the Red Sox play or even take a boat tour of the Boston Harbor for views of the city. Notable restaurants in the area include Franklin Cafe for modern comfort food and The Barking Crab for fresh seafood choices. The location also welcomes visitors and locals to tour the New England Aquarium and The Museum of Science for an educational experience that the whole family can enjoy. With so many townhouses to choose from in the city, Rent.com will make the process easier to find the perfect one with easy search tools.

Searching for Apartments for Rent in Boston

Whether you're looking to start a family or want to downsize with your significant other when it's time to retire, there are plenty of townhouses to choose from in the Boston area in different neighborhoods. If you want to settle down in a quiet suburban area that has more families in the neighborhood, Weymouth or Bridgewater are ideal options. Both locations are low-key and just miles from the downtown area. If you want to enjoy the nightlife scene and need a short commute to work, check out the downtown area for modern townhouses that offer sleek designs.

The average rental cost for a townhouse each month ranges from $1,300 to $2,000 depending on the size and neighborhood.

For more resources on what you can expect to find when beginning your search, you can find articles at Rent.com's helpful blog about apps that will make your search easier.

Typical Layout for Townhouses in Boston

The typical layout for most townhouses in Boston depends on the neighborhood but often includes open floor plans with a kitchen that connects to the living room on the first level. The bedrooms of the home are typically located on the second floor of the home. Some of the townhomes come with covered patios or balconies on both floors. Many properties also come with appliances that can be used during the lease.

The average square foot of townhouses in the city ranges from 800 to 1100 square feet for one and two bedroom units.

Find Townhouses in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
East Boston, MA 1.6 miles------
South Boston, MA 1.8 miles$2,937$3,447
Mission Hill, MA 2.5 miles------
Charlestown, MA 1.4 miles$4,708$7,745
Allston, MA 3.4 miles$2,675$4,925
Harvard Square, MA 3.5 miles------
East Cambridge, MA 1.2 miles------
Roxbury, MA 2.9 miles$3,750$3,966
Brighton, MA 5 miles$3,262$4,638
Cambridge, MA 2.6 miles$3,671$4,772

Find Townhouses in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Oak Square$2,897$3,500
Brook Farm$1,950$2,350