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    5120 Washington Street, West Roxbury, MA 02132
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    $1,370 - $2,960
    • Studio-2 Beds
    • 1-2 Baths
    Chestnut Hill Realty
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    (617) 469-3505

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Renting a Cheap Apartment in Boston

Storied, beloved, historic ... Boston is the Eastern Seaboard city that most closely rivals New York when it comes to assigning descriptive hyperbolic adjectives. From the Revolutionary War to the present, Boston has been a place where things are happening. The city’s well-known professional sports teams (Red Sox, Celtics, New England Patriots) have worldwide followings, and each April thousands of qualifying runners take to the streets for the famous Boston Marathon. With more than 100 colleges, Boston sees a near-constant of bright young residents moving into the area to pursue higher education, and many stay to make their homes in this vibrant city and pursue challenging or innovative careers. The depth of commercial and cultural opportunities is too vast to summarize, suffice to say that Boston offers something for everyone, as long as you do not mind a very cold winter each year. Driving and parking in the city can be challenging, so many residents choose to forgo private cars and rely on public transportation and car share options.

Boston, MA Demographics

  • Total Population669,158
  • Female 321,703
    Male 347,455
  • Median Age32

Average Rent in Boston, MA

  • Boston, MA Average Rental Price, December 2019 $3,438 /mo

Boston, MA Apartment Rent Ranges

  • $1,501-$2,0005%
  • > $2,00095%

Boston, MA Rent Trends

Average Rent Nov / 2016 Mar / 2017 Jul / 2017 Nov / 2017 Mar / 2018 Jul / 2018 Nov / 2018 Mar / 2019 Jul / 2019 Nov / 2019 Dec / 2019
Boston, MA $3,214 $3,180 $3,280 $3,263 $3,247 $3,377 $3,298 $3,330 $3,528 $3,408 $3,438
National $1,354 $1,350 $1,382 $1,385 $1,388 $1,423 $1,431 $1,434 $1,469 $1,473 $1,474
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Average rent is projected to grow by 3% in 2019 compared to 2018.

Please note that projected rent growth is calculated at city level.

Check out the average rent prices in Boston by neighborhood.

Boston, MA Households

  • Total Number of Households263,229
  • Family 126,885
    Non-family 136,344
  • Children 60,251
    No Children 202,978
  • Average People Per Household2.36
  • Median Household Income$62,021
  • Median Housing Costs Per Month$1,588

Boston, MA Education Statistics

  • No High School7%
  • Some High School29%
  • Some College15%
  • Associate Degree4%
  • Bachelor Degree26%
  • Graduate Degree19%

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