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Average rent in Somerville, MA

$3,318/mo Somerville, MA average rental price, November 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Somerville, MA is $3,318.

Somerville, MA apartment rent ranges

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Getting around in Somerville, MA

92 /100
Walker's Paradise
57 /100
Good Transit
79 /100
Very Bikeable
Walk Score®: 92, Transit Score®: 57, Bike Score®: 79

Frequently asked questions

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

Prices and availability in Somerville, MA were last updated on 8 Dec 2022.

What are the best apartments in Somerville, MA?

The best apartments in Somerville, MA are: 136 & 138 Highland Avenue, 315 Broadway Place Apartments, 123 Highland Avenue, 625 McGrath Apartments and 162 Summer Street.

What is the average rent in Somerville, MA?

The average rent in Somerville, MA is $3,318. Start your search for apartments in Somerville, MA now.

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

The price range for a studio apartment in Somerville, MA is between $1,144 and $4,485. View all studio apartments in Somerville, MA.

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

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Somerville, MA is between $1,274 and $5,515. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Somerville, MA now.

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

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Somerville, MA is between $1,531 and $6,390. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Somerville, MA.

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

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Somerville, MA is between $1,724 and $10,995. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Somerville, MA.

What type of rental buildings are in Somerville, MA?

In Somerville, 66% of the residents are renting compared to 34% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 12% of Somerville’s rentals, 85% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 3% are single-family rentals.

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

The average age of rental buildings in Somerville is 0 years old, with none being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 0 stories, of which none are garden-style apartment communities, none are mid-sized buildings, and none are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in Somerville, MA?

Rental apartments in Somerville 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 Somerville. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

Living in Somerville, MA

Widely considered one of the best suburbs in Boston is the small town of Somerville. It’s located in Middlesex County northwest of good old “Bean Town,” which is about four miles away. For those who rent and want to live outside of Boston, Somerville is a popular place with access to an urban and suburban mix of amenities. There are also great restaurants, pubs, and coffee shops that make it fun for both young professionals and renters with families. The weather in this part of the country is typically seasonal with chilly winters that get some snow, as well as summers that can get pretty humid and hot. A city with a rich history, Somerville is a place where renters will love all of the walkable locations near rental apartments. You also won’t have to go far to get daily goods and services, like banks, salons, and grocery stores, which are also located near apartments in Somerville.

Renting in Somerville, MA

Because renting is so popular in this area, it’s estimated that three-quarters of the residents rent their homes. The type of rental apartments available are usually in five- to six-story apartment buildings with tons of competitive amenities that renters will enjoy. That includes technology centers, pools and fitness rooms. As a friendly and artistic community, renters will also enjoy the camaraderie of neighbors and an active nightlife scene nearby. There’s also an abundance of music venues, dining options, and clubs all around town, especially near Davis Square, which makes it a vibrant place for renters to live.

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Somerville, MA demographics

Somerville, MA has a population of 81,175 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 40,758 of Somerville’s residents are women and 40,417 are men. The median age of those who live in Somerville, MA is 31.5.

Shopping in Somerville, MA

One of the best parts of shopping in Somerville is the abundance of local shops and stores. Notably, there’s a real drive for independent business here, so renters will find a lot of unique places that aren’t your typical big-box or chain stores. Specifically, Assembly Row and Assembly Square are sister locations that are both open-air shopping plazas with a variety of home goods, antiques and gift shops. Both are located near the waterfront of Somerville and include entertainment options like an AMC movie theater, Legoland Discovery Center and Lucky Strike Social. For grocery stores around the area, renters can choose from Market Basket, Whole Foods Market, and Stop & Shop, just to name a few.

Somerville, MA households

  • 13,554 Family
    20,492 Non-family
  • 5,427 Children
    28,619 No Children
  • 34,046Total Number of Households
  • 2.29Average People Per Household
  • $102,311Median Household Income

According to U.S. Census data, there are 34,046 households in Somerville, MA. 13,554 are family households and 20,492 are non-family households. There are 5,427 households with children in Somerville and 28,619 households without children. On average, about 2.29 people live in a household in Somerville, MA.

Transportation in Somerville, MA

The public transportation near rental apartments in Somerville is ideal. Additionally, the number of renters who don’t have a car is high here, thanks to the option around every corner to jump on a rail or bus. To that end, the local public transportation is run by the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA). It has two rails that go through Somerville that many renters use to commute into Boston for work. The buses run all around town, as well, for access to many locations in Somerville. Otherwise, the McGrath Highway and Massachusetts Route 28 are both major highways that run through Somerville near rental apartments. For air travel, renters can utilize Logan International Airport in Boston, which is only five miles away.

Somerville, MA education statistics

The level of education of the population of Somerville, MA is as follows: 4% have no high school education, 19% completed some high school, 10% partially completed college, 3% have an Associate Degree, 37% have a Bachelor Degree, and 28% have a Graduate Degree.

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