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Apartments for Rent in Boston, MA
604 Rentals Available

  • 505 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
    $3,775 - $7,027
    • 1-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Windsor Property Management Co.
    20 Units available Today
    (833) 214-5062
  • (1)
    899 Congress Street, Boston, MA 02210
    $2,120 - $9,460
    • Studio-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    LPC RentCafe CRM
    31 Units available Today
    (857) 233-0653
  • 75 West School Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
    $3,350 - $5,614
    • 1-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Berkshire Communities
    9 Units available Today
    (833) 866-8635
  • (3)
    3611 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02130
    $2,232 - $6,380
    • Studio-3 Beds
    • 1-2.5 Baths
    Corcoran Management Company
    Contact for availability Today
    (617) 541-1818
  • 286 & 288 Chestnut Hill Avenue, Brighton, MA 02135
    $1,800 - $2,700
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Akelius Real Estate Management LLC
    Contact for availability Today
    (857) 930-3900
  • 25 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210
    $4,419 - $13,072
    • Studio-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Berkshire Communities
    13 Units available Today
    (833) 866-6768
  • 1410 Columbia Road, Boston, MA 02127
    $2,800 - $4,495
    • 1-3 Beds
    • 1-1.5 Baths
    Akelius Real Estate Management LLC
    12 Units available Today
    (857) 244-1789
  • 1505 Commonwealth Ave, Brighton, MA 02135
    $1,597 - $3,250
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    LBC Boston
    1 Unit available Today
    (833) 819-2185
  • (2)
    1330 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215
    $5,156 - $13,365
    • 1-3 Beds
    • 1-3 Baths
    Samuels & Associates, Inc.
    6 Units available Today
    (844) 489-3829
  • 1220 Adams Steet, Dorchester, MA 02124
    $2,284 - $5,448
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1-1.5 Baths
    Chartwell Holdings, LLC
    9 Units available Today
    (844) 387-7221
  • 37 North Beacon Street, Allston, MA 02134
    • Studio-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Mount Vernon Company
    Contact for availability Today
    (855) 736-8223
  • 110 Beverly St, Boston, MA 02114
    $3,005 - $6,865
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Windsor Property Management Co.
    17 Units available Today
    (844) 861-9874
  • (4)
    4, 8, 12 Elko Street, Brighton, MA 02135
    $2,470 - $3,450
    • 1-3 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Akelius Real Estate Management LLC
    Contact for availability Today
    (857) 930-3900
  • 5 Fan Pier Blvd, Boston, MA 02210
    $2,702 - $7,880
    • Studio-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Berkshire Communities
    32 Units available Today
    (833) 402-7636
  • 888 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111
    $3,200 - $4,500
    • 1-4 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Maloney Properties
    Contact for availability 367 days ago
    (617) 350-0362
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    25 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125
    $2,472 - $5,803
    • Studio-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Gables Residential
    23 Units available Today
    (617) 812-7094
  • 126 Border Street, Boston, MA 2128
    $3,393 - $5,200
    • Studio-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Greystar Real Estate Partners, LLC
    5 Units available Today
    (844) 817-8883
  • (4)
    31-35 South Street, Boston, MA 02135
    $2,220 - $4,300
    • 1-3 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Akelius Real Estate Management LLC
    Contact for availability Today
    (857) 930-3900
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    501 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
    $2,787 - $5,768
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Gables Residential
    50 Units available Today
    (857) 304-9484
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    320 D Street, Boston, MA 02127
    $2,995 - $4,295
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Akelius Real Estate Management LLC
    7 Units available Today
    (857) 244-1789
  • 123A Hutchings Street, Boston, MA 02121
    • 1-4 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Federal Management Co., Inc.
    3 Units available Today
    (617) 445-9500
  • 71-75 Kilsyth Road, Brighton, MA 02135
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    $1,450 - $2,495
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Chestnut Hill Realty
    1 Unit available Today
    (617) 734-7300
  • 30 Rockingham Avenue, West Roxbury, MA 02132
    $2,025 - $2,840
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Beacon Residential Mgmt.
    1 Unit available Today
    (617) 819-0480
  • 1200 Commonwealth Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1 Bath
    Micozzi Management Inc.
    Contact for availability Today
    (617) 254-5576
  • 9 Miner Street, Fenway, MA 02215
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    Contact for Pricing
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Chestnut Hill Realty
    Contact for availability Today
    (617) 566-1443
  • 85 Myrtle St, Boston, MA 02114
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  • 4236 Washington Street, Roslindale, MA 02131
    $2,175
    • Studio-2 Beds
    Contact for availability Today
  • 100 Kilsyth Road, Brighton, MA 02135
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    $1,450 - $3,195
    • Studio-3 Beds
    1 Unit available Today
  • 431 Melnea Cass Boulevard, Boston, MA 02119
    $3,129 - $3,630
    • Studio-2 Beds
    1 Unit available Today
  • 76 Gordon Street, Brighton, MA 02135
    • Studio-2 Beds
    Contact for availability Today
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    1335 Boylston St., Boston, MA 02215
    $5,236 - $10,385
    • Studio-2 Beds
    3 Units available Today
  • 201 S. Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02130
    $2,805 - $3,030
    • Studio-3 Beds
    Contact for availability Today
  • 5120 Washington Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132
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    $1,405 - $3,005
    • Studio-2 Beds
    15 Units available Today
  • 50 Park Vale Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
    $1,895
    • Studio-1 Bed
    1 Unit available Today
  • 111-115 Kilsyth Road, Brighton, MA 02135
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    • 1-3 Beds
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    103 Ninth Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
    • Studio-1 Bed
    Contact for availability Today
  • 259 Independence Drive, Brookline, MA 02445
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    $1,920 - $3,680
    • 1-2 Beds
    25 Units available Today
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    3,7,11,15 Carol Avenue, Brighton, MA 02135
    $2,195
    • Studio-2 Beds
    3 Units available Today
  • 40 East Pier Drive, East Boston, MA 02128
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    $2,442 - $4,837
    • Studio-2 Beds
    22 Units available 24 days ago
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    735 Truman Parkway, Hyde Park, MA 02136
    $1,999 - $2,350
    • Studio-2 Beds
    2 Units available Today
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    19 Vinal Street, Brighton, MA 02135
    $2,395 - $2,495
    • 2-3 Beds
    3 Units available Today
  • Top Rated for Location
    144-188 Newton Street, Brighton, MA 02135
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    • 2-3 Beds
    Contact for availability Today
  • Top Rated for Location
    26 W Broadway, South Boston, MA 02127
    $2,332 - $11,799
    • Studio-2 Beds
    1 Unit available Today
  • Top Rated for Location
    39,41 Shepard Street, Brighton, MA 02135
    • Studio-3 Beds
    Contact for availability Today
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    1943 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02124
    • Studio-2 Beds
    Contact for availability Today
  • 725-735 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA 02122
    $1,765
    • Studio-2 Beds
    Contact for availability Today
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    36-44 Quint Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
    $1,795 - $2,095
    • Studio-2 Beds
    3 Units available Today
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    339 D Street, Boston, MA 02127
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  • 50 West Broadway, Boston, MA 02127
    $4,683 - $5,003
    • Studio-2 Beds
    1 Unit available Today
  • 100 Kilsyth Road, Brighton, MA 02135
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    • Studio-2 Beds
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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 3 Aug 2021.

What are the best apartments in Boston, MA?

The best apartments in Boston, MA are: NOVA Brighton, Arthaus, The Benjamin Seaport Residences, The Victor by Windsor and 286 & 288 Chestnut Hill Avenue.

What is the average rent in Boston, MA?

The average rent in Boston, MA is $3,294. 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 $1,450 and $4,404. 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 $1,450 and $10,275. 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 $1,450 and $13,324. 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 $1,450 and $16,736. 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, June 2021 $3,294 /mo

Boston, MA Apartment Rent Ranges

Boston, MA Rent Trends

Average Rent Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Mar / 2020 Jul / 2020 Nov / 2020 Mar / 2021 Jun / 2021
Boston, MA $3,247 $3,377 $3,298 $3,330 $3,528 $3,408 $3,444 $3,254 $3,144 $3,083 $3,294
National $1,348 $1,357 $1,362 $1,394 $1,401 $1,403 $1,394 $1,397 $1,404 $1,482
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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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