Apartments in the Boston Area

Boston Area Apartment Facts

Average Apartment Rent

Vacancy Rate

$2,400

5.7%

Median Rent 1-Bedroom

Median Rent 2-Bedroom

$2,150

$2,610

Most Expensive Areas

Back Bay, Waterfront, Seaport, Downtown, Brookline, Belmont, Financial District, Chinatown

Most Affordable Areas

Allston Brighton, Sommerville, East Boston, Chelsea, Dorchester, Mattapan, Dorchester, Roxbury, Hyde Park, Roslindale

The Boston apartment market has been very dynamic with rents increasing steadily for the last years. This basically reflects the strong job market in the Boston area where many world-class organizations in science, medicine and education reside.

Although Boston is one of the most expensive markets in the US, there is some relief in site. Prices have been leveling off and there are some signs of a moderation in rents. Particularly at the upper end of the market there has been increased competition among landlords as many high-end apartment building are being constructed in the city and there are even some incentives being offered for renters.

Competition for apartments usually peaks with the end of summer where over 200,000 students return to the city for another school year.

Some renters are finding that lower rents area available outside of the center of the city following the MBTA routes such as the Red Line and Blue Line.

 

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Search For Properties Allston Medium Property Prices Low Income Area Low MCAS Score Small Community Urban CommunityDiverse CommunityStudent CommunityCultural Options in CommunityWaterfront CommunityShopping available in CommunityCommunity with many RestaurantsCommunity with Subway access
Search For Properties Arlington Medium Property Prices High Income Area High MCAS Score Medium Size Community Suburban Community
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