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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 6/13/2024

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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

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

I feel close to things I enjoy, including coffee shop, library, shopping area, etc. I can walk around and it feels like a quieter community, but it is still feels like I'm close to "city" life.

A neighborhood with mowed lawns, flowers, and freshly painted homes looks like it's cared for, and this alone can help deter crime. A well-kept yard also provides fewer places for suspicious persons to take cover. If there is a certain open lot or abandoned home that is an eyesore, work together as a neighborhood to clean up weeds, plant trees, and do a bit of fixing up on the exterior.

A lot of foreigners nearby. Target near house. A lot of students live around the area. Public transportation is ok.

Demographics

Education

High School

17%

Associate's

8%

Bachelor's

38%

Master's

27%

Doctorate

10%

Family Size

2 people

53%

3 people

29%

4 people

14%

5 people

3%

6+ people

1%

Household Income

0-50k

23%

50-100k

28%

100-150k

20%

150-200k

16%

200k+

13%

Age

0-10

6%

10-20

3%

20-45

69%

45-65

15%

65+

6%

Rent Trends

Average rent in Ward Two, 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 Ward Two, 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 6/13/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

0.2%

Compared to National Average

38.8%

The cost of living in Ward Two, Somerville, MA is 0.2% higher than the state average and 38.8% higher than the national average. Ward Two, Somerville, 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 Ward Two, Somerville, 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 Ward Two, Somerville, 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%
Brighton$2,971+56%
Jamaica Plain$2,971+15%
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

Ten Hills

$2,225

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Magoun Square

$2,300

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Powder House

$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, Magoun Square, and Powder House, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $2,225, $2,300, and $2,400 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Ball Square and Spring Hill, where the rents are $2,400 and $2,475, 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 Mystic River, Prospect Hill, and East Somerville. A 1-bedroom apartment in Mystic River averages at $3,045, in Prospect Hill it averages $2,700, and in East Somerville, the average is $2,550. For additional high-end living options, Winter Hill offers 1-bedroom apartments at $2,537, and Spring Hill at $2,475. 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 Magoun Square at $2,300. 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.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Mystic River$2,750+10%
Winter Hill$2,200--
Spring Hill$2,1450%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Mystic River$3,045-5%
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%
Magoun Square$2,300--
Ten Hills$2,2250%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Mystic River$3,747-4%
East Somerville$3,700+19%
Prospect Hill$3,300--
Teele Square$3,200--
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

17%

15-30 Mins

38%

30-40 Mins

17%

40-60 Mins

20%

60+ Mins

7%

Area Amenities

Top Score

Amusement Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not exactly a Tilt-a-Whirl, but there's fun to be had.

  1. Few amusement parks per resident
  2. 95% more amusement parks than average
  3. 77% more amusement parks than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 83% more grocery stores than average
  3. 53% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Ward Two Somerville serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 71% more restaurants than average
  3. 49% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Ward Two Somerville.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 61% more coffee shops than average
  3. 20% more coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Ward Two Somerville is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 91% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 73% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Childcare

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Ward Two Somerville is low on childcare options so get on the waiting list early.

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. 84% more daycares than average
  3. 49% more daycares than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Ward Two Somerville.

  1. A high number of shops per resident
  2. 85% more shops than average
  3. 53% more shops than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

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

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 58% more medical facilities than average
  3. 16% more medical facilities 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

Health and Fitness

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Do you even lift, bro? Ward Two Somerville is weak on fitness.

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

Pet Services

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We're not mutts about Ward Two Somerville.

  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? Ward Two Somerville 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

Gas Stations

1.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Fasten your seat belt, it's a long way to get gas.

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

Area Features

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 5 of 5 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 4 of 5 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Downtown

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 3 of 5 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 3 of 5 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 4 of 5 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 5 of 5 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in Ward Two Somerville

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Find Houses in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Boston, MA 2.5 miles$3,939$5,267
Cambridge, MA 0.4 miles$3,671$4,772
Allston, MA 1.9 miles$2,675$4,925
Winter Hill, MA 1.2 miles------
East Boston, MA 3.1 miles------
Mission Hill, MA 3.2 miles------
Charlestown, MA 1.9 miles$4,708$7,745
Harvard Square, MA 3.3 miles------
South Boston, MA 4.1 miles$2,937$3,447
Somerville, MA 0.6 miles$2,995$3,637

Find Houses in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
North Allston 1.9 miles$2,300$3,200
Spring Hill 0.7 miles$2,475$3,000
Inman Square 0.5 miles$3,000$2,800
East Somerville 0.9 miles$2,550$3,700
Mid-Cambridge 0.6 miles$3,182$3,242
Neighborhood Nine 1.5 miles$3,284$3,933
Winter Hill 0.8 miles$2,537$2,850
Powder House 1.3 miles$2,400$2,500
Riverside 1.1 miles$2,500$4,000
South Medford 1.9 miles$2,900$2,500