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    725-735 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA 02122
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    3611 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02130
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    1943 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02124
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    22 Fleet St, Boston, MA 02113
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    19 Vinal Street, Brighton, MA 02135
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    1200 Commonwealth Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
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    501 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
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    725-735 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA 02122
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    1235 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132
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    61 Eutaw Street, E. Boston, MA 02128
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    76 Gordon Street, Brighton, MA 02135
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    40 East Pier Drive, East Boston, MA 02128
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    3611 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02130
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    259 Independence Drive, Brookline, MA 02445
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    • $2,000+
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    30 Rockingham Avenue, West Roxbury, MA 02132
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    1505 Commonwealth Ave, Brighton, MA 02135
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    230 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116
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    1943 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02124
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    39,41 Shepard Street, Brighton, MA 02135
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    5120 Washington Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132
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    217 Albany Street, Boston, MA 02118
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    1260 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215
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    1410 Columbia Road, Boston, MA 02127
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    270 Babcock St, Boston, MA 02215
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    1550 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02135
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    3,7,11,15 Carol Avenue, Brighton, MA 02135
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    219 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
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    50 West Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127
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    103 Ninth Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
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    50 Park Vale Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
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    150 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
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    1330 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215
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    100 Kilsyth Road, Brighton, MA 02135
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    65 Brainerd Rd,, Allston, MA 02134
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    110 Beverly St, Boston, MA 02114
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    300 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
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    36-44 Quint Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
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    4236 Washington Street, Roslindale, MA 02131
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    1335 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215
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    735 Truman Parkway, Hyde Park, MA 02136
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    401 Mount Vernon Street, Boston, MA 02125
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    431 Melnea Cass Boulevard, Boston, MA 02119
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    755 Truman Parkway, Hyde Park, MA 02136
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    339 D Street, Boston, MA 02127
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    31-35 South Street, Boston, MA 02135
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    45 East Newton Street, Boston, MA 02118
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    461 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
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    126 Border Street, Boston, MA 02128
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    150 St. Botolph Street, Boston, MA 02115
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    123A Hutchings Street, Boston, MA 02121
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$3,772/mo Boston, MA average rental price, July 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Boston, MA is $3,772.

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When were prices and availability in Boston, MA last updated?

Prices and availability in Boston, MA were last updated on 2 Oct 2022.

What are the best apartments in Boston, MA?

The best apartments in Boston, MA are: Adams Village, 1943 DOT Ave, MetroMark, 286 & 288 Chestnut Hill Avenue and St. Botolph.

What is the average rent in Boston, MA?

The average rent in Boston, MA is $3,772. Start your search for apartments in Boston, MA now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in Boston, MA?

The price range for a studio apartment in Boston, MA is between $1,004 and $17,846. View all studio apartments in Boston, MA.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Boston, MA?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Boston, MA is between $1,100 and $12,153. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Boston, MA now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Boston, MA?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Boston, MA is between $1,455 and $21,669. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Boston, MA.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Boston, MA?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Boston, MA is between $1,620 and $17,846. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Boston, MA.

What type of rental buildings are in Boston, MA?

In Boston, 65% of the residents are renting compared to 35% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 20% of Boston’s rentals, 78% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 2% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in Boston, MA?

The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Boston are about 0 years old, on average. Of these, none have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 0 stories. About none of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, none are mid-rises, and none are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

What apartment floorplans are common in Boston, MA?

Rental apartments in Boston come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 0% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 0% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 0% of all rentals in Boston. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

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Renter's guide to Boston, MA

Boston is best known for its sports teams and the world-renowned Boston Symphony Orchestra. In 2016, it was named one of the top 10 cities for millennials, largely due to its stable but affordable housing market, vast educational system, and the abundance of job opportunities – particularly in the booming tech sector. Even though it is an urban environment, there are plenty of parks and green spaces throughout the city.

Boston is about the same size as Washington, DC in land area and population density. Compared to New York City, Boston is over six times smaller with ten times less residents. But don’t let that trick you, as Boston is not only the largest city in the state of Massachusetts, but also the largest city in all of New England.  

Boston is a four-hour drive from New York City and six-hour drive from Philadelphia. However, the high speed train can get you to Philadelphia in about two and a half hours.

In the summertime, the average temperature is 80ºF but can drop to 60 ºF at night. The city gets humid, especially in August, and random thunderstorms are not uncommon. During winter time, the average temperature is 32ºF. The city sees large amounts of snow from December through March, with temperatures rarely getting above freezing in January and February. Autumn and spring tend to be crisp, but not particularly prone to rainfall.

Tips for renting in Boston, MA

If you’re looking to move to Boston, particularly from somewhere outside of New England, you will notice that people are very driven and successful, largely due to the expansive educational and professional opportunities. Rental laws are governed by Massachusetts state law.

In Boston, landlords and tenants are required to give a minimum of 30 days’ notice of termination of a year-to-year lease contract, unless otherwise specified in the lease. A month-to-month agreement continues until either the landlord or tenant gives the other party a written notice at least 30 days before the end of the rental period. There is a 14-day notice if a landlord wishes to terminate an at-will tenant for nonpayment of rent.

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Boston, MA demographics

Boston, MA has a population of 689,326 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 358,766 of Boston’s residents are women and 330,560 are men. The median age of those who live in Boston, MA is 32.4.

Living in Boston, MA

Like any other major city, Boston has its pros and cons. Boston is surrounded by a bevy of cultural opportunities, including the Boston Symphony Orchestra, dozens of museums and historical sites (some dating back to the Colonial Era), as well as several successful professional and collegiate sports teams. It has a very active nightlife, with a burgeoning restaurant and bar scene that appeals to all ages and demographics. Half of the population of Boston is comprised of people of African-American, Asian, and Hispanic descent.

There are 54 colleges and universities in the Boston metropolitan area, providing endless educational opportunities for students of all ages. As a result, the city attracts many well-educated young people so visitors or new residents should find plenty of occasions to network both professionally and personally. Additionally, its per capita crime rate is much lower than New York, Washington, DC, and Philadelphia’s. Unfortunately, Boston is infamous for its unfriendly population (this is particularly problematic for those unfamiliar with the New England ethos), its sustained winter weather, and the high cost of living.

Boston, MA households

  • 130,052 Family
    143,136 Non-family
  • 58,495 Children
    214,693 No Children
  • 273,188Total Number of Households
  • 2.35Average People Per Household
  • $76,298Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 273,188 households in Boston, MA. 130,052 are family households and 143,136 are non-family households. There are 58,495 households with children in Boston and 214,693 households without children. On average, about 2.35 people live in a household in Boston, MA.

Things to do in Boston, MA

One of the best things about Boston is its ability to combine rich historical traditions and architecture with present-day activities. If you’ve got children to entertain, the Franklin Park Zoo, Boston Science Museum, and New England Aquarium are excellent places to explore. Additionally, the Boston Public Garden Park provides a peaceful and green oasis in the middle of the city – be sure to stop by the famous “Make Way for Ducklings” statues.

The biggest annual events to take place in the city include Patriots Day/the Boston Marathon, St. Patrick’s Day Parade, Independence Day festivities and St. Anthony’s Feast – held in the North End of the city, famous for its large Italian population. You can also catch a sporting event almost any night of the week. With all of its parades, events and history, Boston provides some of the best cultural opportunities in the country.

Boston, MA employment & economy

Banking, technology, and health services are the largest industries operating out of Boston. The city is home to the headquarters of multiple major insurance companies, as well as MITRE, Massachusetts General Hospital, and several mid-sized banks. As a result, it is one of the top 30 most economically powerful cities in the world and is the sixth-largest economy in the country.

Education in Boston, MA

Boston is home to some of the most notorious colleges in the country – and of world fame – like Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Amherst College.

Boston, MA education statistics

The level of education of the population of Boston, MA is as follows: 6% have no high school education, 26% completed some high school, 15% partially completed college, 4% have an Associate Degree, 28% have a Bachelor Degree, and 21% have a Graduate Degree.

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