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Average Rent in Waltham, MA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Waltham Studio - $2,875+130%
Waltham 1 Bed - $2,996-6%
Waltham 2 Beds - $4,0670%
Last updated 6/19/2024

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Last updated 6/19/2024

*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.

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Average rent in Downtown, Waltham, MA

In Waltham, MA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $2,875 to $4,067. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Downtown, Waltham, MA is $2,875. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $2,996. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $4,067.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+130%

Changed from $1,250 to $2,875
1 Bed

-6%

Changed from $3,187 to $2,996
2 Beds

0%

Changed from $4,067 to $4,067
Last updated 6/19/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

0.2%

Compared to National Average

38.8%

The cost of living in Downtown, Waltham, MA is 0.2% higher than the state average and 38.8% higher than the national average. Downtown, Waltham, 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 Downtown, Waltham, 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 Downtown, Waltham, 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

Lakeview

$2,495

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Bank Square

$3,024

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Downtown

$3,055

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Waltham, MA?

For renters in Waltham seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Lakeview, Bank Square, and Downtown, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $2,495, $3,024, and $3,055 respectively. Additional areas offering value are South Side and West End, where the rents are $3,107 and $3,251, a favorable comparison to Waltham's overall 1-bedroom average of $2,996.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Waltham, MA?

In Waltham, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are West End, South Side, and Downtown. A 1-bedroom apartment in West End averages at $3,251, in South Side it averages $3,107, and in Downtown, the average is $3,055. For additional high-end living options, Bank Square offers 1-bedroom apartments at $3,024, and Lakeview at $2,495. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $2,996 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Waltham, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Waltham, MA?

In Waltham, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include South Side, Downtown, and Bank Square. In South Side, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $3,107. Downtown sees average rents of $3,055 for a 1-bedroom unit. Bank Square offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $3,024. For those seeking other popular areas, Lakeview presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,495, and West End at $3,251. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $2,996 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Waltham, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
West End$2,875+8%
Downtown$1,250--
South Side$1,250--
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
West End$3,251--
South Side$3,107-6%
Downtown$3,055-4%
Bank Square$3,024-4%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown$4,076-1%
West End$4,035+36%
South Side$4,032-2%
Bank Square$3,983-2%

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Find Houses in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Waltham, MA 0 miles$2,996$4,067
Boston, MA 9 miles$3,939$5,267
East Watertown, MA 3.8 miles------
Allston, MA 5.7 miles$2,675$4,925
Brighton, MA 4.4 miles$3,262$4,638
Harvard Square, MA 6.7 miles------
Chestnut Hill, MA 4.7 miles$3,380$4,460
Mission Hill, MA 7.8 miles------
Roxbury, MA 8 miles$3,750$3,966
South Boston, MA 9.9 miles$2,937$3,447

Find Houses in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Downtown$3,055$4,076
South Side 0.7 miles$3,107$4,032
Bank Square 0.6 miles$3,024$3,983
West End 1.5 miles$3,251$4,035