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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 6/22/2024

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See what Waltham, MA has to offer.

Local Reviews

The kids can play outside and have playgrounds nearby. You can also walk to restaurants and parks. I like going on walks and hikes.

I like living near a river with lots of wildlife. I also like that it is walkable to restaurants, stores, libraries, etc.

We have a neighborhood association and many event throughout the year. There is a mix of families and singles

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Demographics

Education

High School

35%

Associate's

15%

Bachelor's

28%

Master's

19%

Doctorate

4%

Family Size

2 people

44%

3 people

27%

4 people

13%

5 people

11%

6+ people

5%

Household Income

0-50k

38%

50-100k

24%

100-150k

20%

150-200k

11%

200k+

7%

Age

0-10

8%

10-20

7%

20-45

53%

45-65

22%

65+

10%

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 South Side, 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 South Side, 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 6/22/2024

Cost of Living

Compared to State Average

0.2%

Compared to National Average

38.8%

The cost of living in South Side, Waltham, MA is 0.2% higher than the state average and 38.8% higher than the national average. South Side, 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 South Side, 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 South Side, 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%
South Side$1,250--
Downtown$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%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

22%

15-30 Mins

35%

30-40 Mins

20%

40-60 Mins

17%

60+ Mins

7%

Area Amenities

Top Score

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. An average number of grocery stores
  3. A standard number of grocery stores compared to areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

South Side Waltham serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 85% more restaurants than average
  3. 46% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in South Side Waltham.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 61% more coffee shops than average
  3. 13% 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. South Side Waltham is running dry.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. 66% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 23% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not too many park perks in South Side Waltham.

  1. A high number of parks per resident
  2. 80% more parks than average
  3. 73% more parks than areas of a similar size

Childcare

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

South Side Waltham is low on childcare options so get on the waiting list early.

  1. Few daycares per resident
  2. 60% more daycares than average
  3. 13% fewer daycares than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in South Side Waltham.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 85% more shops than average
  3. 10% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  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

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

South Side Waltham could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. An average number of pet facilities
  3. Far fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Theaters

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Hiding in the dressing room? South Side Waltham has a quiet theater scene.

  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

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else 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

Amusement Parks

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

In need of a lift: South Side Waltham is light on amusement parks.

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

Hospitals

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Be patient when looking for a hospital around here.

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

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this South Side Waltham's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 37% more medical facilities than average
  3. Far fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 40% more gas stations than average
  3. 80% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Area Features

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 4 of 4 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 4 of 4 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Nearby Parks

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 3 of 4 renters

Near Highways

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Tree Lined Streets

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 2 of 4 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 3 of 4 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 4 of 4 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

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

Top Schools in South Side Waltham

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Find Houses in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
South Side$3,107$4,032
Downtown 0.7 miles$3,055$4,076
Watertown West End 2 miles$2,730$3,612
Bank Square 0.8 miles$3,024$3,983
West End 1.8 miles$3,251$4,035