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  • Resident Rated
    a kitchen with a large center island with a breakfast bar a bedroom with a bed and two windows
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    3611 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02130
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    1 BED $2,853+
    2+ BEDS $3,825+
    Property reviews
    5/5 Chuyang Z. on Oct 5, 2022

    Really good living experience

    5/5 Anonymous on Feb 23, 2022

    Me encanta metro mark!!! Lo recomiendo

  • Top Rated for Location
    Adams Village apartments view of big bedrooms Adams Village apartments in Dorchester, MA hardwood floors
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    725-735 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA 02122
    Available
    Studio $2,005
    1 BED $2,245
    2 BEDS $2,660
    Property reviews
    5/5 Rose k. on Jul 17, 2022

    I really cant say any thing else except its perfect.

    4.5/5 Anonymous on Jun 3, 2022

    Nice place to live

  • Top Rated for Maintenance
    a kitchen with a stove and a microwave a bedroom with a bed and a bookshelf in front of it
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    1943 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02124
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    Studio $2,225
    1 BED $2,595
    2 BEDS Ask for Pricing
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    4.5/5 Sarah C. on Jul 1, 2020

    I have only lived here two and a half weeks but I am loving it so far. The apartment is BEAUTIFUL and clean. I feel safe and all appliances work great! I sleep soundly as there is no noise in my apartment. Other residents are friendly and Katt has been super responsive and helpful.

    4/5 Sarah C. on Apr 6, 2022

    I have lived here for 2 years. Management has been amazing since day 1 and maintenance is responsive. You can tell the apartment itself is cheaply made as I have had a doorknob fall off and a door get unhinged, but my issues are always quickly resolved. Amenities are amazing and the apartment is beautiful and modern. The gym has everything you need. The trash room gets messy sometimes but that’s just because some of the other residents are lazy. Rent (like everything else) increased last month, $200 to be specific. For that reason only, I won’t be renewing next year. But I have loved living here!

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    a kitchen with a large counter top and a sink Bedroom Parkside on Adams Roslindale MA Apartments
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    4236 Washington Street, Roslindale, MA 02131
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    Studio $2,345
    1 BED $2,695
    2 BEDS Ask for Pricing
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    5/5 David B. on Mar 26, 2024

    Overall the experience is great. Awesome variety of food around. A great library, incredible location for public transportation.

    4.5/5 gred on Mar 21, 2024

    the place is nice and clean, the management help any time do you need any services is good people berry friendly open mind is good to live in this complex apt. I loved

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    35-43 Braintree St, Allston, MA 02134
    Available
    Studio $2,758+
    1 BED $3,432+
    2+ BEDS $4,681
    Amenities
    • Washer/Dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Pets Allowed
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    72 Gardner Street, Allston, MA 02134
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    3+ BEDS $4,595+
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    1260 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215
    Studio $3,057+
    1 BED $4,248+
    2 BEDS $5,435+
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    461 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02118
    Studio $2,387+
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    339 D Street, Boston, MA 02127
    1 BED Ask for Pricing
    2 BEDS $4,200
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    3611 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02130
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    1 BED $2,853+
    2+ BEDS $3,825+
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    179 St. Botolph St, Boston, MA 02115
    Studio $1,800+
    1 BED $2,500+
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    89 Brighton Avenue, Allston, MA 02134
    Studio $2,975+
    1 BED $3,392+
    2 BEDS $4,695
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    25 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA 02125
    Studio $2,622+
    1 BED $2,797+
    2+ BEDS $4,002+
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    1550 Soldiers Field Road, Boston, MA 02135
    Studio $2,907+
    1 BED $2,663+
    2 BEDS $3,301+
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    725-735 Adams Street, Dorchester, MA 02122
    Studio $2,005
    1 BED $2,245
    2 BEDS $2,660
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    71-75 Kilsyth Road, Brighton, MA 02135
    Studio $2,595+
    1 BED $2,670+
    2 BEDS $3,485
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    40 East Pier Drive, East Boston, MA 02128
    Studio $2,995+
    1 BED $3,518+
    2 BEDS $4,629+
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    31-35 South Street, Boston, MA 02135
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    3 BEDS $3,750+
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    75 West School Street, Charlestown, MA 02129
    1 BED $3,478+
    2 BEDS $4,533+
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    1943 Dorchester Ave, Boston, MA 02124
    Studio $2,225
    1 BED $2,595
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    61 Eutaw Street, E. Boston, MA 02128
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    2 BEDS $2,830
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    505 Congress St, Boston, MA 02210
    1 BED $3,465+
    2 BEDS $5,050+
    3 BEDS $6,525+
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    525 Lincoln Street, Allston, MA 02134
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    4 BEDS $1,900+
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    110 Beverly St, Boston, MA 02114
    Studio $3,325+
    1 BED $4,175+
    2 BEDS $4,655+
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    4236 Washington Street, Roslindale, MA 02131
    Studio $2,345
    1 BED $2,695
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Average rent in Boston, MA

$3,842/mo Boston, MA average rental price, March 2024
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Boston, MA is $3,842.

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Walk Score®: 80, Transit Score®: 73, Bike Score®: 77

Frequently asked questions

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

Prices and availability in Boston, MA were last updated on 18 Jun 2024.

What are the best apartments in Boston, MA?

The best apartments in Boston, MA are: 1943 DOT Ave, Adams Village, Parkside on Adams, MetroMark and The Indie.

What is the average rent in Boston, MA?

The average rent in Boston, MA is $3,842. 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 $13,961. 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 $1,150 and $20,238. 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 $1,400 and $18,667. 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 $1,400 and $20,238. 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, 77% 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 43 years old, on average. Of these, 37% 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 10 stories. About 53% of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, 46% are mid-rises, and 32% 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?

Studio apartments in Boston are around 10% of rentals, while 1-bedroom floor plans represent 46% of the total stock. For those in search of larger rentals, 2-bedroom floorplans make up 31% of all rentals. More generous apartments with 3 bedrooms or more are also available in this city for those in search of more space.

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Living in Boston, MA

Living in location

Situated in the far eastern part of the state along the Massachusetts Bay is Boston, one of the oldest mid-sized cities in the U.S. Home of the Red Sox, Celtics and Patriots, monumental museums, live theater and concert performances, the renters in Boston quickly become part of a longstanding tradition of cultural education and excellence. Students, young professionals, families, retirees and other renters are attracted to educational opportunities and career placement within the city's health care, finance and insurance, government and education sectors. Here, the University of Massachusetts, Raytheon Technologies and Amazon are just three of the major employers that make renting in Boston an attractive career move for many. Additionally, the Boston Public Schools grows the minds of young renters with more than 100 schools.

Boston's rich history is interwoven with the modern innovations that propel it into the future. As a seat of learning, the city is surrounded by world-renowned institutions like Harvard, MIT, and Boston College, making it a magnet for intellectual growth and discovery. The city's cultural landscape is dotted with landmarks like the Freedom Trail and the Boston Common, offering residents a tangible connection to America's founding. Boston's commitment to sustainability and green spaces is evident in its parks, such as the Emerald Necklace and the Rose Kennedy Greenway, providing residents with an urban oasis.

Renting in Boston, MA

Here, the neighborhood of Beacon Hill (made famous by the hit TV sitcom "Cheers") boasts luxury brownstone apartments for rent. Or, downtown Boston has luxury high-rise apartments; historic apartment rentals with fireplaces and exposed brick; loft apartments for rent; and more, whereas the apartments for rent in south Boston are where young professionals and families have the best cafes. Otherwise, Back Bay showcases grand brownstone buildings and high-end shopping destinations, while Jamaica Plain has apartment rentals and single-family homes by the lovely Boston Public Garden. And, while the North End has historic Italian architecture and cafes, the South End has Victorian rentals near upscale boutiques. Or, for nightlife and a youthful atmosphere, try renting at Allston-Brighton, or check out Roslindale rentals, which have a village-like, suburban feel. Finally, the Seaport District showcases modern high-rise residential and commercial properties, and Roxbury boasts a rich cultural heritage with a variety of rental options.

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Shopping in Boston, MA

The Back Bay neighborhood is where renters go to upscale luxury shopping malls, such as Copley Place (for Gucci and Louis Vuitton) and Prudential Center (home to Saks Fifth Avenue, Tiffany & Co. and Versace). Or, Newbury Street is famous for its trendy boutiques, art galleries and luxury brands (like Galerie d'Orsay, Crush Boutique and Chanel). Otherwise, the Downtown Crossing area is home to a mix of department stores, budget-friendly shops and local vendors (such as Macy's, Primark and farm-fresh foods at Boston Public Market). And, in the historic Faneuil Hall Marketplace, renters shop at stores like Ann Taylor, Boston Pewter Company and Yankee Candle. Renters also cross the Charles River to visit CambridgeSide Galleria (Apple Store, H&M and Sephora) and Harvard Square (Urban Outfitters, The Harvard Shop and Black Ink gift shop).

Transportation in Boston, MA

When renting in Boston, the local rail, buses and paratransit services (for renters with disabilities) are all controlled by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority. In fact, there are more than 30 bus routes connecting renters to Boston and surrounding areas. Likewise, the subway system - known to renters as the "T" - has the Red Line, which takes renters to Cleveland Hopkins International Airport and downtown Cleveland; the Green Line that takes renters across Brookline, Newton and other neighborhoods; and the Blue Line, which takes renters to Revere, Chelsea and other North Shore neighborhoods. Or, the Orange Line takes renters from the neighborhood of Jamaica Plan into downtown Boston. There's also a wide variety of ridesharing apps when renting in Boston, including Uber, Lyft, Blackline, Zemcar, Arro and Curb.

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