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Apartments for Rent in Boston, MA
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    3611 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02130
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    • $2,134+
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    • $2,903+
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    735 Truman Parkway, Hyde Park, MA 02136
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    725-735 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA 02122
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    61 Eutaw Street, E. Boston, MA 02128
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    • $2,250+
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    5 Fan Pier Blvd, Boston, MA 02210
    43 Units available
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    • $2,857+
    • $3,350+
    • $5,248+
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    1235 VFW Parkway, West Roxbury, MA 02132
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    • $2,600+
    • $3,450
    • $3,500
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    1410 Columbia Road, Boston, MA 02127
    14 Units available
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    • $2,800+
    • $3,700+
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    3611 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02130
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    • $2,134+
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    • $2,903+
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    45 East Newton Street, Boston, MA 02118
    10 Units available
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    • 2 BEDS
    • $3,170+
    • $2,955+
    • $3,835+
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    501 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
    26 Units available
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    • $2,735+
    • $3,524+
    • $5,019
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    22 Fleet St, Boston, MA 02113
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    • $3,350+
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    110 Beverly St, Boston, MA 02114
    13 Units available
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    • 2 BEDS
    • $2,795+
    • $3,125+
    • $3,680+
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    735 Truman Parkway, Hyde Park, MA 02136
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    1335 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215
    12 Units available
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    • 1 BED
    • $3,017+
    • $3,943+
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    505 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
    22 Units available
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $3,090+
    • $4,210+
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    4, 8, 12 Elko Street, Brighton, MA 02135
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    • $3,450
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    25 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210
    27 Units available
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    • $3,437+
    • $4,221+
    • $5,631+
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    725-735 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA 02122
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    75 West School Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
    11 Units available
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $3,180+
    • $3,270+
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    1220 Adams Steet, Dorchester, MA 02124
    7 Units available
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    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $2,211+
    • $2,386+
    • $2,931+
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    320 D Street, Boston, MA 02127
    15 Units available
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    • $3,095+
    • $3,795+
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    3686 Washington St., Boston, MA 02130
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    • $2,350+
    • $2,835
    • $3,500
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    37 North Beacon Street, Allston, MA 02134
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    219 Western Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
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    • 1 BED
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    • $2,870+
    • $3,741+
    • $4,672+
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    1330 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215
    21 Units available
    • 1 BED
    • 2 BEDS
    • $3,994+
    • $5,626+
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    286 & 288 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Brighton, MA 02135
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    • $1,800+
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    899 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
    19 Units available
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    • $2,595+
    • $4,050+
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    131 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA 02210
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    • 3 BEDS
    • $8,544+
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    50 West Broadway, Boston, MA 02127
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    • $3,060+
    • $3,424+
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    150 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115
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    161 South Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02130
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    • $3,255+
    • $3,965+
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    126 Border Street, Boston, MA 2128
    11 Units available
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    • $2,450
    • $2,550
    • $3,300
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    25 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125
    25 Units available
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    • $2,117+
    • $2,432+
    • $3,922+
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    300 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
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    • $2,713+
    • $3,878+
    • $4,643+
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    5120 Washington Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132
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    • $1,695+
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    26 W Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127
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    • $3,850+
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    15 Bismarck Street, Mattapan, MA 02126
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    103 Ninth Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
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    9 Miner Street, Fenway, MA 02215
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    1943 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02124
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    • $2,895
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    461 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
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    401 Mount Vernon Street,, Boston, MA 02125
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    • $2,253+
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    30 Rockingham Avenue, West Roxbury, MA 02132
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    3,7,11,15 Carol Avenue, Brighton, MA 02135
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    • $2,295+
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    65 Brainerd Rd,, Allston, MA 02134
    22 Units available
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    • 2 BEDS
    • $2,920+
    • $3,018+
    • $4,661+
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    123A Hutchings Street, Boston, MA 02121
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    76 Gordon Street, Brighton, MA 02135
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    201 S. Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
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    • $2,960
    • $3,190
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    50 Park Vale Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
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    1200 Commonwealth Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Prices and availability in Boston, MA were last updated on 29 Nov 2021.

What are the best apartments in Boston, MA?

The best apartments in Boston, MA are: 735 Truman, MetroMark, Adams Village, Chapman House and Via Seaport Residences.

What is the average rent in Boston, MA?

The average rent in Boston, MA is $3,549. 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 $1,405 and $9,460. 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 $2,200 and $9,966. 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 $1,800 and $15,939. 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 $2,117 and $14,317. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Boston, MA.

Renter's Guide to Boston

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.

Boston, MA Demographics

  • Total Population684,379
  • Female 328,503
    Male 355,876
  • Median Age32.2

Cost of Living in Boston, MA

The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, commonly referred to as The T services the vast majority of public transportation routes within the Boston metropolitan area. This includes buses, subways, commuter rails, and ferry routes. Many Bostonians use public transportation to get around the city, with the buses and subway being the most popular. The subway is made up of three heavy rail rapid transit lines and two light rail lines which are set up in a spoke-hub distribution with central Boston as the hub.

A regular bus or subway fare in Boston costs $2.75 for an adult and up to three children 44 inches tall can ride free with a fare-paying adult. The average commute time in Boston is around 25 minutes, which is on par with the U.S. average of 25.7 minutes.

A meal for two people in a mid-range Boston restaurant can cost anywhere between $35 and $80, while a regular cappuccino goes for around $3.75. Massachusetts state sales tax in restaurants is 6.25%.

Boston residents spend, on average, between $250 and $330 on utilities such as electricity, heating, water or garbage – depending on the time of year.

Average Rent in Boston, MA

  • Boston, MA Average Rental Price, October 2021 $3,549 /mo

Boston, MA Apartment Rent Ranges

Boston, MA Rent Trends

Average Rent Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jul / 2021 Oct / 2021
Boston, MA $3,377 $3,298 $3,330 $3,528 $3,408 $3,444 $3,254 $3,144 $3,083 $3,392 $3,549
National $1,331 $1,340 $1,344 $1,376 $1,384 $1,387 $1,379 $1,383 $1,393 $1,476 $1,572

Living in Boston

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.

Things to do in Boston

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.

Working in Boston

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.

Boston, MA Households

  • Total Number of Households269,522
  • Family 129,542
    Non-family 139,980
  • Children 58,322
    No Children 211,200
  • Average People Per Household2.36
  • Median Household Income$71,115
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,739

Top Colleges in Boston

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

Tips for Renting in Boston

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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