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  • 286 Chestnut Hill Ave
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    286 Chestnut Hill Ave

    286 Chestnut Hill Ave, Brighton, MA 02135

    Studio–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    (781) 318-8546
  • Reservoir Towers
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    $2,300+

    Reservoir Towers

    1925 Commonwealth Ave, Brighton, MA 02135

    1–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    1 Unit Available
    (617) 206-4996
  • Avalon Brighton
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    $2,570+

    Avalon Brighton

    139 Washington St, Boston, MA 02135

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–3 Baths

    10+ Units Available
    (617) 238-6425
  • 31-35 South Street
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    31-35 South Street

    31-35 South Street, Boston, MA 02135

    1–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    (617) 606-9815
  • Barclay on Beacon
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    $2,400+

    Barclay on Beacon

    1530 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    (617) 553-1825
  • Gardner Street Apartments
    • Gardner Street Apartments - Allston, MA
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    $2,150+

    Gardner Street Apartments

    75-90 Gardner St, Allston, MA 02134

    1–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    1 Unit Available
    (617) 344-3550
  • 83 Gardner Street
    • Building - 83 Gardner Street - Allston, MA
    • 83 Gardner Street - Allston, MA
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    $2,975+

    83 Gardner Street

    83 Gardner St, Allston, MA 02134

    1–3 Beds • 1–3 Baths

    1 Unit Available
    (617) 360-3398
  • 1440 Beacon
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    $2,460+

    1440 Beacon

    1440 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446

    Studio–1 Bed • 1 Bath

    2 Units Available
    (617) 213-9944
  • Watertown Square
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    $2,545+

    Watertown Square

    20 Watertown St, Watertown, MA 02472

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    9 Units Available
    (781) 208-7475
  • Charlesbank Apartment Homes
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    Charlesbank Apartment Homes

    120 Pleasant St, Watertown, MA 02472

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    (781) 488-1220
  • Hamilton Place
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    $1,525+

    4/5 stars based on 4 reviews
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    Hamilton Place

    233 Main St, Watertown, MA 02472

    Studio–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    (781) 214-7879
  • Avalon At Chestnut Hill
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    $3,286+

    4/5 stars based on 217 reviews
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    Avalon At Chestnut Hill

    160 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    10+ Units Available
    (617) 213-9946
  • 929 Mass
    • Building - 929 Mass - Cambridge, MA
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    $2,385+

    929 Mass

    929 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    4 Units Available
    (617) 344-3272
  • Church Corner
    • Building - Church Corner - Cambridge, MA
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    $3,190+

    Church Corner

    10 Magazine St, Cambridge, MA 02139

    2–3 Beds • 2 Bath

    4 Units Available
    (617) 344-3494
  • Walden Park
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    $2,230+

    Walden Park

    205 Walden St, Cambridge, MA 02140

    Studio–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    8 Units Available
    (617) 344-3216
  • The Baldwin
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    The Baldwin

    49 Worthington St, Roxbury, MA 02120

    Studio–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    (617) 274-8961
  • The Longwood
    • Building - The Longwood - Roxbury, MA
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    • The Longwood - Roxbury, MA

    $2,625+

    4.5/5 stars based on 28 reviews
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    The Longwood

    1575 Tremont St, Roxbury, MA 02120

    1–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    (617) 712-3401
  • Blair Pond Estates
    • Building - Blair Pond Estates - Cambridge, MA
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    • Blair Pond Estates - Cambridge, MA

    $1,795+

    Blair Pond Estates

    30 Normandy Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138

    1–3 Beds • 1 Bath

    4 Units Available
    (617) 402-5586
  • 4,8,12 Elko
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    4,8,12 Elko

    4,8,12 Elko Street, Brighton, MA 02135

    1–3 Beds • 1 Bath

    (617) 415-5421
  • Washington Heights
    • Washington Heights - Brighton, MA
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    $1,575+

    Washington Heights

    127-135 WASHINGTON ST, Brighton, MA 02135

    Studio–2 Beds • 1 Bath

    2 Units Available
    (617) 362-2003
  • Hamilton Union
    • Building - Hamilton Union - Allston, MA
    • Hamilton Union - Allston, MA
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    $1,350+

    Hamilton Union

    Barrows at Cambridge, Allston, MA 02134

    Studio–4 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    1 Unit Available
    (617) 272-2129
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  • Commonwealth Apartments
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    $1,900+

    Commonwealth Apartments

    1144-1160 Commonwealth Ave, Allston, MA 02134

    Studio–1 Bed • 1 Bath

    3 Units Available
    (617) 415-2066
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  • The Atrium on Commonwealth
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    $2,200+

    The Atrium on Commonwealth

    1079 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02215

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    3 Units Available
    (617) 404-3694
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  • Dexter Park
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    $2,700+

    Dexter Park

    175 Freeman St, Brookline, MA 02446

    1–3 Beds • 1 Bath

    6 Units Available
    (617) 344-3013
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  • TRIO Newton
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    $3,180+

    TRIO Newton

    845 Washington St, Newton, MA 02460

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    6 Units Available
    (617) 272-8882
  • 334 Harvard
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    334 Harvard

    334 Harvard St, Cambridge, MA 02139

    Studio–3 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    (617) 606-5468
  • Bower
    • Recreation Area - Bower - Boston, MA
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    $2,313+

    Bower

    771 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    10+ Units Available
    (617) 606-4013
  • Huntington Apartments
    • Huntington Apartments - Boston, MA
    • Huntington Apartments - Boston, MA
    • Huntington Apartments - Boston, MA

    $1,800+

    2.5/5 stars based on 5 reviews
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    Huntington Apartments

    706 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

    Studio–1 Bed • 1 Bath

    4 Units Available
    (781) 484-0209
  • Parker Hill
    • Parker Hill - Roxbury, MA
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    $1,900

    Parker Hill

    170 Parker Hill Ave, Roxbury, MA 02120

    Studio • 1 Bath

    (781) 277-4817
  • 95 Saint
    • Building - 95 Saint - Boston, MA
    • 95 Saint - Boston, MA
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    $3,174+

    95 Saint

    95 Saint Alphonsus St, Boston, MA 02120

    Studio–2 Beds • 1–2 Baths

    1 Unit Available
    (617) 586-4883

Brighton Apartment Options

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Studio - $1,5750%
1 Bed - $2,425+20%
2 Beds - $2,800+17%
Last updated 1/27/2023

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Overview of Brighton

Families flock to Brighton, one of the most welcoming and desirable neighborhoods in Boston. Brighton, located on the Charles River, is a thriving area that is home to families, college students and plenty of small businesses.

Because this neighborhood is known for being a residential area within the city, there are plenty of Brighton apartments for rent for those seeking rental properties.

Living in Brighton, MA

Brighton was not always part of Boston. This community has a long and rich history dating back to the 1600s. English settlers came to the area and called it Little Cambridge, after the much larger and established town of Cambridge located nearby.

Little Cambridge chose to separate from Cambridge in 1807, when the Cambridge government failed to repair an important bridge that connected the two communities. Residents named their new community Brighton, and it quickly became an important business center for agriculture and horticulture.

Brighton continued to grow through the 1870s, and residents saw the opportunity to profit from more housing developments. A brand new streetcar made it easy for locals to get to and from neighboring Boston, adding to the community's appeal.

But Brighton would not remain a suburb for long. In 1874 the growing community was integrated into Boston, making it a part of the city. Because of the area's commitment to providing more residential housing, it grew substantially after it was absorbed by Boston, and it has remained an important and historic community within the city. Boston is home to more than 625,000 residents, and many reside in the Brighton neighborhood.

Brighton Work and Study

Residents of Brighton looking to advance their education will have plenty of opportunities to do so within Boston. Boston College is a popular institution in the city, with nearly 15,000 enrolled students. With a range of academic programs and graduate degrees, students will find it easy to discover subject matter that suits their interests and skills. Boston College was also named in the Forbes 2012 list of America's Top Colleges.

Boston University has a long history with the city, dating back more than 150 years. This school is an option for students looking for a campus with a large, diverse student body and plenty of degree options.  From undergraduate degrees to graduate programs and professional studies, Boston University offers instruction in a range of academic fields.

Northeastern University also has historic roots in Boston. This school was founded in 1898, and this private research institution offers students the opportunity to explore a range of subjects. Northeastern attracts students from across the country and around the globe, with more than 20,000 pupils making up the student body at this diverse and selective university.

In a city like Boston, there are a number of large organizations that hire many locals. Some of the largest employers in the city include Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston University, Children's Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Rentals in Brighton, MA, and Cost of Living

Those looking for Brighton apartments will find that living in Boston may be a bit more expensive than they are accustomed to. Rents across the city range from $1,000 to more than $2,000 per month. The median gross rent in Boston is $1,238, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Brighton residents can cut back on their monthly expenses by choosing more affordable forms of transportation. Much of Boston is easily walkable, and those living in Brighton shouldn't have a problem getting to many places on foot. For longer treks across the city, the public transportation system can shuttle residents all over town.

Brighton Attractions and Special Events

There's plenty to do in Boston, and athletes may want to get involved in the Boston Marathon. For more than 100 years, this race has had a special place in Boston history. With thousands of runners participating yearly, the event is one of the most well-known in the city. Those who don't wish to participate can still watch the marathon and cheer on friends, family and neighbors.

Museum lovers will find that living in Brighton gives them the opportunity to easily explore Boston's best museums. The Boston Children's Museum is great for families, while the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum or Museum of Fine Arts may attract older adults. Kids and their parents will both appreciate the New England Sports Museum, where they can explore the history of their favorite games.

On warmer days, residents can enjoy the outdoors and head to the Public Garden. This botanical garden was the first of its kind in the country when it was opened in 1837. Today, visitors can stroll through unique plants and relax near the fountains. The famous Swan Boats are also available for those who feel like taking a ride on the water.

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