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Average Rent in Somerville, MA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Somerville Studio - $2,750+28%
Somerville 1 Bed - $2,995-4%
Somerville 2 Beds - $3,637-2%
Last updated 6/22/2024

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Local Reviews

we are on public transport line and another is very near. I like that we have a walking path and people using it are more often than not v friendly

It's really close to Porter Square, Davis Square, and Harvard Square, which means that public transit is super accessible and there's a ton of restaurants, cafes, grocery stores, etc. within a 20-30 minute walk.

It is one of two of the best cities in the country. President Barack Obama lived in this city when he was a college student.

Near a library and grocery store close enough to walk to. ALso down the street and within walking distance is a creek and alongside it is a pathway which is paved for walking.

My partner and I met and fell in love here, and also gave birth to the crystallization of our love, it is a wonderful place for me

People have green lawns, neighbors say hi to each other, and every evening people are walking their dogs, going for family bike rides, etc. It's very nice.

Demographics

Education

High School

24%

Associate's

13%

Bachelor's

34%

Master's

22%

Doctorate

6%

Family Size

2 people

49%

3 people

23%

4 people

19%

5 people

6%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

25%

50-100k

27%

100-150k

21%

150-200k

13%

200k+

14%

Age

0-10

7%

10-20

7%

20-45

59%

45-65

17%

65+

9%

Affordability

Percentage: 2/52/5

Renters gave this area a 2 out of 5 for affordability

Last updated 6/22/2024

*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 Somerville, MA

In Somerville, MA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $2,750 to $3,637. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Somerville, MA is $2,750. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $2,995. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $3,637.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+28%

Changed from $2,148 to $2,750
1 Bed

-4%

Changed from $3,120 to $2,995
2 Beds

-2%

Changed from $3,711 to $3,637
Last updated 6/22/2024

Rent Ranges

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Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Boston$3,197-4%
Chestnut Hill$3,090-26%
Cambridge$3,0690%
Brighton$2,971+56%
Jamaica Plain$2,971+15%
Brookline$2,788+13%
Allston$2,350+9%
Dorchester$2,288--
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
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%
Allston$2,675-15%
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%
Roslindale$2,800--

Compare Neighborhoods

Ten Hills

$2,225

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Powder House

$2,400

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Ball Square

$2,400

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Somerville, MA?

For renters in Somerville seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Ten Hills, Powder House, and Ball Square, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $2,225, $2,400, and $2,400 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Spring Hill and Winter Hill, where the rents are $2,475 and $2,537, a favorable comparison to Somerville's overall 1-bedroom average of $2,995.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Somerville, MA?

In Somerville, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Prospect Hill, East Somerville, and Winter Hill. A 1-bedroom apartment in Prospect Hill averages at $2,700, in East Somerville it averages $2,550, and in Winter Hill, the average is $2,537. For additional high-end living options, Spring Hill offers 1-bedroom apartments at $2,475, and Powder House at $2,400. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $2,995 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Somerville, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Somerville, MA?

In Somerville, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Prospect Hill, East Somerville, and Spring Hill. In Prospect Hill, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $2,700. East Somerville sees average rents of $2,550 for a 1-bedroom unit. Spring Hill offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $2,475. For those seeking other popular areas, Winter Hill presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,537, and Powder House at $2,400. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $2,995 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Somerville, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Prospect Hill$2,700+29%
East Somerville$2,550+28%
Winter Hill$2,5370%
Spring Hill$2,475-6%
Powder House$2,400+4%
Ball Square$2,400-9%
Ten Hills$2,2250%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
East Somerville$3,700+19%
Prospect Hill$3,300--
Teele Square$3,200--
Ward Two$3,050--
Spring Hill$3,000+2%
West Somerville$3,000--
Winter Hill$2,8500%
Ten Hills$2,750+2%
Powder House$2,500-17%
Ball Square$2,500-17%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

11%

15-30 Mins

28%

30-40 Mins

25%

40-60 Mins

26%

60+ Mins

10%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 9090

Walk Score®

Walkable

Yes

Say 32 of 41 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 36 of 41 renters

Percentage: 9090

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 28 of 41 renters

Percentage: 6565

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 32 of 41 renters

Need A Car

Yes

Say 22 of 41 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Grocery Stores

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Things are looking up, there's supermarkets to be found 'round here.

  1. A high number of grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 70% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's pawsible that your pets will fall in love with Somerville.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 21% fewer pet facilities 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. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. 53% more restaurants 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. A high number of coffee shops per resident
  2. Significantly more coffee shops than average
  3. 6% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Somerville.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 93% 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. Significantly more shops than average
  3. 14% 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 Somerville.

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

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. A high number of fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 11% more fine art centers 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 Somerville.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. 43% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in Somerville.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 100% fewer parks than average
  3. 100% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Somerville's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 25% more medical facilities than average
  3. 60% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 38 of 41 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 37 of 41 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 36 of 41 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 33 of 41 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 33 of 41 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 32 of 41 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 30 of 41 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 29 of 41 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 28 of 41 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 27 of 41 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 27 of 41 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 24 of 41 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 23 of 41 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 21 of 41 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 22 of 41 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 23 of 41 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 24 of 41 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 26 of 41 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 32 of 41 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 35 of 41 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Somerville

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