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Average Rent in Worcester, MA

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Worcester Studio - $1,611+1%
Worcester 1 Bed - $1,812+15%
Worcester 2 Beds - $2,174+12%
Last updated 6/13/2024

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Demographics

Education

High School

61%

Associate's

21%

Bachelor's

13%

Master's

4%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

39%

3 people

29%

4 people

13%

5 people

12%

6+ people

7%

Household Income

0-50k

71%

50-100k

18%

100-150k

8%

150-200k

2%

200k+

2%

Age

0-10

7%

10-20

18%

20-45

44%

45-65

19%

65+

11%

Affordability

Last updated 6/13/2024

*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 Central City, Worcester, MA

In Worcester, MA, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $1,611 to $2,174. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Central City, Worcester, MA is $1,611. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $1,812. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $2,174.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

+1%

Changed from $1,595 to $1,611
1 Bed

+15%

Changed from $1,576 to $1,812
2 Beds

+12%

Changed from $1,941 to $2,174
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 Central City, Worcester, MA is 0.2% higher than the state average and 38.8% higher than the national average. Central City, Worcester, 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 Central City, Worcester, 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 Central City, Worcester, 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%
Somerville$2,750+28%
Allston$2,350+9%
Dorchester$2,288--
Quincy$2,209-7%
Roxbury$1,9000%
Newton$1,8500%
Providence$1,725+31%
Worcester$1,611+1%
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--
Somerville$2,995-4%
South Boston$2,937+1%
Brookline$2,886+7%
Newton$2,750-12%
Quincy$2,740+2%
Allston$2,675-15%
Providence$2,022-1%
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%
Somerville$3,637-2%
Dorchester$3,464--
South Boston$3,447-2%
Quincy$3,417+8%
Newton$3,000-20%
Lowell$2,324-1%
Worcester$2,174+12%
Providence$2,165-9%

Compare Neighborhoods

North Worcester

$950

1 Bed Avg. Rent

North Lincoln Street

$950

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Institution Park

$1,450

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Worcester, MA?

For renters in Worcester seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are North Worcester, North Lincoln Street, and Institution Park, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $950, $950, and $1,450 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Grafton and East Worcester, where the rents are $1,500 and $1,597, a favorable comparison to Worcester's overall 1-bedroom average of $1,812.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Worcester, MA?

In Worcester, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Downtown Worcester, West Worcester, and West Tatnuck. A 1-bedroom apartment in Downtown Worcester averages at $2,975, in West Worcester it averages $2,895, and in West Tatnuck, the average is $2,895. For additional high-end living options, Downtown Auburn offers 1-bedroom apartments at $2,202, and Burncoat at $1,974. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $1,812 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Worcester, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Worcester, MA?

In Worcester, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include East Worcester, Shrewsbury Street, and Green Island. In East Worcester, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $1,597. Shrewsbury Street sees average rents of $1,616 for a 1-bedroom unit. Green Island offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $1,800. For those seeking other popular areas, Downtown Worcester presents 1-bedroom apartments at $2,975, and Broadmeadow Brook at $1,812. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $1,812 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Worcester, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
North Worcester$1,625+2%
Burncoat$1,625+2%
South Worcester$1,622-1%
Broadmeadow Brook$1,622-1%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown Worcester$2,975+194%
West Worcester$2,895--
West Tatnuck$2,895--
Downtown Auburn$2,202--
Burncoat$1,9740%
South Worcester$1,812+15%
Broadmeadow Brook$1,812+15%
Green Island$1,800--
Shrewsbury Street$1,616+2%
East Worcester$1,597+12%
Grafton$1,500+25%
Institution Park$1,450--
North Worcester$9500%
North Lincoln Street$9500%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
West Worcester$3,750--
West Tatnuck$3,750--
Green Island$2,850--
Downtown Worcester$2,825-1%
Webster Square$2,800--
Downtown Auburn$2,737--
South Worcester$2,150+12%
Broadmeadow Brook$2,150+10%
East Worcester$2,079+22%
Burncoat$2,0740%
Beaver Brook$2,000--
Grafton Hill$2,000--
University Park$1,900--
Shrewsbury Street$1,870+4%
Salisbury Street$1,8000%
Grafton$1,800+29%
Bell Hill$1,700--
Institution Park$1,650--
Vernon Hill$1,550-6%
North Worcester$1,2000%
North Lincoln Street$1,2000%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

35%

15-30 Mins

37%

30-40 Mins

17%

40-60 Mins

6%

60+ Mins

5%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 8787

Walk Score®

Percentage: 5151

Bike Score®

Percentage: 4040

Transit Score®

Area Amenities

Top Score

Childcare

4.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

What a whippersnapper! Central City Worcester is crawling with childcare options.

  1. A high number of daycares per resident
  2. 93% more daycares than average
  3. 46% more daycares than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Solid grocery game.

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

Retail Shops

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Central City Worcester's retail scene is in the bag.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 70% more shops than average
  3. 93% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

A strong score for fitness in Central City Worcester.

  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

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll labra-adore Central City Worcester.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 52% more pet facilities than average
  3. Far fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Amusement Parks

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Ride on! Central City Worcester has a dizzying number of 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

Gas Stations

4/5 stars based on undefined reviews

FIll 'er up! Central City Worcester has plenty of gas stations.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 88% more gas stations than average
  3. 48% fewer gas stations than areas of a similar size

Parks

3.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll be living the park life in Central City Worcester.

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

Medical Care

3/5 stars based on undefined reviews

More of a gem than germ, this Central City Worcester is not too bad for medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 82% more medical facilities than average
  3. 70% fewer medical 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. 90% more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to 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. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 87% more coffee shops than average
  3. 27% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in Central City Worcester.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. 91% more bars and clubs than average
  3. 29% more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Theaters

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Central City Worcester sits in the middle of the pack for theater.

  1. Few theaters per resident
  2. 82% more theaters than average
  3. 40% fewer theaters than 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. 83% more fine art centers than average
  3. 7% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Hospitals

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Central City Worcester gets the all clear for hospitals.

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

Schools

Top Schools in Central City Worcester

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Find Apartments in Nearby Cities

City1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Worcester, MA 0.8 miles$1,812$2,174
Framingham, MA 20.5 miles$1,990$2,100
Shrewsbury, MA 5.9 miles$2,342$2,672
Framington, MA 20.5 miles------
Marlborough, MA 14.8 miles$2,585$3,143
Ashland, MA 18.1 miles$1,400$3,300
Westborough, MA 10.3 miles$2,413$2,005
Leominster, MA 18.7 miles$1,500$1,650
Auburn, MA 4.5 miles$2,202$2,737
Millbury, MA 5.3 miles$1,500$1,675

Find Apartments in Nearby Neighborhoods

Neighborhood1 Bed Price2 Beds Price
Downtown Worcester 1 miles$2,975$2,825
Institution Park 0.9 miles$1,450$1,650
Shrewsbury Street 1.8 miles$1,616$1,870
University Park 0.8 miles---$1,900
Vernon Hill 1.5 miles---$1,550
Green Island 0.9 miles$1,800$2,850
Bell Hill 1.8 miles---$1,700
Tatnuck 1.7 miles------