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Overview of Charlestown

Boston's second-oldest neighborhood of Charlestown is nestled on the northern banks of the city's famous harbor and is one of the fastest-growing communities near Charlestown apartments for rent. This quaint Irish-American neighborhood is home to significant historical landmarks and its own Naval yard, but has been attracting a new wave of immigrants and young professionals because of its fantastic local restaurants and storefronts in the city square. According to information from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Suffolk County has grown in recent years to an estimated population of more than 730,000 residents, making Charlestown apartments for rent a much sought-after amenity in the Boston area.

Living in Charlestown, MA

Thomas Graves came to the Charlestown area as early as 1629 to lay down the town plan for a group of English settlers. The city grew steadily in population until the Revolutionary War, when the Battle of Bunker Hill caused the oldest section of Charlestown to burn to the ground.

Residents living in Charlestown apartments for rent have a cost of living index that is 2.2 percent greater than the rest of the Boston area and 40.2 percent greater than the nation's average cost of living, as recorded on AreaVibes.

The top ranking industries located in the greater city of Boston include finance, advertising and marketing, tourism and real estate. The largest employers near Charlestown apartments are Analysis Group, Hill Holliday, Wequassett Resort and Golf Club and the Fairmont Copley Plaza.

Charlestown Attractions and Special Events

One of the most hallowed places near apartments for rent in Charlestown, the Bunker Hill Monument, is also one of Charlestown's most visited. Part of the community since 1823, the 221-foot-tall granite obelisk honors the many men who fell to British troops in Charlestown in 1775, and is now a National Historic Park.

Nicknamed "Old Ironsides," the U.S.S. Constitution has had its home in the waters near Charlestown since 1797, and remains undefeated in battle to this day. Refurbished after an inspirational poem by Oliver Wendell Holmes raised funds for her repair, this boat is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world.

To find your next apartment in Charlestown, take a look at our listings on Rent.comĀ®.

51
The Towers at Longfellow

Boston, MA 02114

$2,230+

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

The Towers at Longfellow

Boston, MA (West End)


$2,230+

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
Grid Boston

Boston, MA 02128

$1,700+

1-4 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Grid Boston

Boston, MA


$1,700+

1-4 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
4
Boston East

East Boston, MA 02128

$2,001+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

1 Unit Available

Boston East

East Boston, MA


$2,001+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
1 Unit Available
17
Axiom Apartment Homes
133

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2,920+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

9 Units Available

Axiom Apartment Homes

Cambridge, MA

(133)

$2,920+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
9 Units Available
Axis Admirals Hill
52

Chelsea, MA 02150

$1,736+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Axis Admirals Hill

Chelsea, MA (Admirals Hill)

(52)

$1,736+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
35
Montaje
5

Somerville, MA 02145

$2,072+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Montaje

Somerville, MA (Mystic River)

(5)

$2,072+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
27
Avalon at Assembly Row

Somerville, MA 02145

$2,760+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Avalon at Assembly Row

Somerville, MA (Mystic River)


$2,760+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
15
Watermark
323

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2,725+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

Watermark

Cambridge, MA (Kendall Square)

(323)

$2,725+

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
32
AVA Somerville

Somerville, MA 02145

$2,185+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

AVA Somerville

Somerville, MA (Mystic River)


$2,185+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
15
The Batch Yard
14

Everett, MA 02149

$2,048+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

The Batch Yard

Everett, MA

(14)

$2,048+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
55
The Lofts at Atlantic Wharf
25

Boston, MA 02210

$2,725+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

4 Units Available

The Lofts at Atlantic Wharf

Boston, MA (Downtown)

(25)

$2,725+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
4 Units Available
25
62 On the Park

Boston, MA 02116

$1,900+

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

62 On the Park

Boston, MA


$1,900+

Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
78
The Kensington
139

Boston, MA 02111

$2,528+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

The Kensington

Boston, MA

(139)

$2,528+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
62
AVA Theater District
130

Boston, MA 02116

$2,779+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

AVA Theater District

Boston, MA

(130)

$2,779+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
23
VIA Seaport Residences

Boston, MA 02210

$2,782+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

VIA Seaport Residences

Boston, MA (D Street - West Broadway, Seaport District)


$2,782+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
9
The Benjamin Seaport Residences

Boston, MA 02210

$2,896+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

The Benjamin Seaport Residences

Boston, MA (D Street - West Broadway, Seaport District)


$2,896+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
35
One North Of Boston

Chelsea, MA 02150

$1,795+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

One North Of Boston

Chelsea, MA


$1,795+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
26
One Greenway
8

Boston, MA 02111

$2,445+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

10+ Units Available

One Greenway

Boston, MA (Downtown)

(8)

$2,445+

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
10+ Units Available
The Box District

Chelsea, MA 02150

$1,414+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

4 Units Available

The Box District

Chelsea, MA (Broadway)


$1,414+

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
4 Units Available
29
100 Pier 4
140

Boston, MA 02210

$2,999+

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

10+ Units Available

100 Pier 4

Boston, MA (D Street - West Broadway, Seaport District)

(140)

$2,999+

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
10+ Units Available