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179 Cheap Apartments for rent in Arlington, MA

Finding cheap apartments in Arlington takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, lett... Read Guide >
Brattle Drive Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
3 Units Available
Studio
$1,800
374 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,975
702 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,275
775 sqft
A tranquil, suburban feel in the heart of the city. Homes include modern kitchens with dining areas, tiled bathrooms and wall-to-wall carpeting. On-site parking and laundry facility. Emergency maintenance available.
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27 N. Union Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,825
47 Mystic Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,200
10 Arizona Ter. Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,100
610 sqft
APL52640886 - Modern 1 Bed 1 Bath Condo in association with a pool! Heat and Hot water included, HW floors, Granite counters and dishwasher.
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34 Grafton St. Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,200
APL51585209 - No description added
15 Old Colony Ln Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,000
610 sqft
Available 09/01/22 15 Old Colony unit 8 - Property Id: 677746 AVAIL 9/1! Arlington spacious 1bed within a beautiful condo community. This unit locates right off Mass Ave, it has ton of sunlight; modern eat in kitchen with stainless steel appliances & dishwasher; oversized bedroom with three closets in the room; window AC, gleaming hardwood floor, extra storage cubby space, in-building laundry and picnic area. HEAT AND HOT WATER INCLUDED. Public transportation is a breeze and this complex is close to everything. Please email or text to schedule a showing. NO CALLS PLEASE. EMAIL OR TEXT ONLY. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/15-old-colony-ln-arlington-ma/677746 Property Id 677746 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7607658)
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Results within 1 mile of Arlington
131 Rindge Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,650
500 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Don't miss out on this opportunity as it will go quickly. This garden-level one-bedroom is located in the heart of North Cambridge with easy access to three MBTA Red Line stations, as well as bus lines, and the Porter Square Commuter Rail Station; it's a commuter's dream location. Plus, the rent INCLUDES heat, electricity, water, and gas. In addition, there's one OFF STREET parking slot and a storage room that has doubled as a rustic office. This apartment will be move-in ready on September 1st.
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32 Magoun Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,150
495 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Available September 1st! Bright 2nd floor unit with a picture window in the living room. The unit features a rear spiral staircase added as second means of egress and easy access to a large brick paver patio and the large, shared yard. This unit is in a prime location close to Alewife, Tufts University, Davis Sq, public transit, restaurants, shops, and much more!
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115 Playstead Rd. Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,750
1200 sqft
APL52380600 - Available September 1st! Tenants to Pay Oil Heating! Hot Water and Cooking is Gas Tenant to pay. Electric to Tenants. No Laundry in Building! Now the good stuff! Amazingly Green, Tree Lined but the quiet location right across from Playstead Park! Super ease of commute using one of the many bus lines right across the street to Sullivan Station, Haymarket (Express bus) or a Short walk to the West Medford Train Station Commuter Rail and Bus to Davis Square!! Classic, Huge Apartment! Dining Room, Living Room, Den, Sun Parlor, Two Large Bedrooms, Eat-in Kitchen, Pantry, Nice upper floor Porch. Two large bedrooms w/great closet space. Great Space to enjoy! Lovely dining room for dinners. Living room, plus Den and One large Enclosed porch as well as One outdoor porch as well. Kitchen w/lots of space and a great Pantry!! You MUST See this GREAT apartment. ****NOTE: NO LAUNDRY IN BUILDING. Laundromat right in West Medford Square w/IN .4 Mi of the House! Laundry pick up and drop off service available as well. No Dishwasher in the Kitchen. Strict No Pet Policy. No Undergrads. Dining Room Eat-in Kitchen Hardwood Floors High Ceiling Large Rooms Pantry Private Deck! 95 Bus to Sullivan right across the street. 8 Minute walk to West Medford Train Station 94 Bus to Davis Square. Haymarket Express Bus to Downtown
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18 Sylvia St. Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,900
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34 Capen St Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
1 Bedroom
$1,900
672 sqft
Available 09/01/22 TUFTS - Furnished One Bedroom Apt w/All Included - Property Id: 956865 This apartment is available for one single full-time Tufts Graduate student only (no couples/shares or undergrads). YOU MUST state you are a Tufts Grad for a response to this ad. This apt is located in a quiet academic house. House rules and limited guests apply. Furnished One Bedroom Apt with all Included located four houses from the Tufts University Medford Campus near the Fletcher Law School. Private entrance, private laundry, all utilities, Wifi, and furniture are included. The large eat-in kitchen has all appliances, microwave, dishes and cookware provided. No driveway parking. Street parking only with a Medford City Resident parking sticker is required. No in-person house visits are provided. There is a virtual tour available upon request for Tufts Grads only. NOTE: AGAIN--YOU MUST state that you are a full-time Tufts University Grad student or above for a response to this ad. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/34-capen-st-medford-ma/956865 Property Id 956865 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7628683)
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Results within 5 miles of Arlington
The Batch Yard Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
14 Units Available
Studio
$2,021
510 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,380
562 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Upscale studios and 1-3 bedroom apartments just five minutes to downtown Boston and ten minutes to North Station. Modern kitchens, granite counters, hardwood floors, in-unit laundry, Nest thermostats, patio/balcony. Pool, rooftop deck with grilling.
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Mystic Place Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
10 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,285
584 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,780
897 sqft
Medford's best value is Mystic Place! Ideally located in Medford, just minutes to downtown Boston along the banks of the Mystic River. Choose a newly updated one or two bedroom apartment with plus all utilities included in the rent! Many apartments feature outdoor patio or balcony with views of Boston skyline. Enjoy expansive green space with patio and "Fenway Bark" dog park, work from home lounge with WiFi, fitness center and surface or garage parking options. Mystic Place is Medford's best value! We look forward to meeting you. Schedule an in person or virtual tour today!
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34 Gardner Street Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,000
392 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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These one- and two-bedroom homes feature spacious floor plans and in-unit dishwashers. Residents have access to 24-hour emergency maintenance services. Brighton Avenue is just a block away.
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Courtyard at Westgate Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,150
865 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Welcome home to the Courtyard at Westgate, a small 20-residence community located in a tranquil wooded setting. Enjoy your own private entrance and over-sized patio or balcony. All residences feature spacious floor plans, high ceilings, modern kitchens with ceramic tile, over-sized ceramic tile baths, and bedrooms with large walk-in closets and French doors. Washer/dryer hook-ups are available in townhomes; other residents may use the card-operated laundry facilities conveniently located in each building.Located in an ideal area, our community provides easy access to major highways Routes 93 and 95 and is only 12 miles from Boston. Public transportation is available via MBTA bus #134 (North Woburn) and the Anderson Commuter Rail Station. Fine dining and numerous shopping malls are just minutes away.Visit our on-site office, located at One Westgate Drive, or call our leasing office at (781) 349-7446 for a personalized tour.Rents are subject to market change.All apartments are subject to availability.
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Westgate Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
9 Units Available
1 Bedroom
$2,100
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,350
850 sqft
Welcome to Westgate Apartments, where you will find more than just a place to live; you will find a place to call home. Westgate Apartments is a community comprised of 10 buildings, located in an expansive and beautifully landscaped residential setting.The unit layouts are standardized with a few minor variations. Each residence contains ample square footage with a combined living/dining room area, modern kitchen, large walk-in hallway closet and full size bedrooms with deep closets. Each residence also featured a patio or balcony.Our distinctive community includes a fitness center, two outdoor swimming pools (over-sized and children’s), barbecue area, colorful children’s playground and lighted tennis court. When you live at Westgate Apartments, you also enjoy the convenience of 24-hour on-site emergency maintenance service, providing timely and professional response. Lastly, the community offers card-operated laundry facilities and individually assigned storage bins in every building.Located in a central area, our community provides immediate access to major highways, including Routes 93 and 95, and is only 12 miles from Boston. Public transportation is available via MBTA bus #134 (North Woburn) and the Anderson Commuter Rail Station.Visit our on-site office, located at One Westgate Drive, or call our leasing office at (781) 524-7106 for a personalized tour. Studios starting at $1550One Bedroom units $1650-$1850Two Bedroom units $1850-$1995Rents are subject to market change.All apartments are subject to availability.Sorry! No pets.
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Hamilton Place Photo Gallery 1
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3 Units Available
Studio
$1,985
600 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,300
900 sqft
A modern community with an on-site fitness center, laundry facilities and green space. Homes feature updated appliances, walk-in closets and private balconies. Lots of parking. Close to the universities and parks.
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Riverside Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
Studio
$1,850
450 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Recently revamped homes with carpeting, spacious floor plans and modern kitchens. Residents enjoy access to on-site laundry and free parking, among other amenities. Three blocks from Watertown Square.
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Elmwood Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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3 Units Available
Studio
$1,750
265 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Located in a charming older building in an affluent community. This pet-friendly community offers spacious interiors. Homes offer wood flooring, newer appliances and updated fixtures. Close to downtown.
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Longfellow Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,950
325 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,200
520 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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With a prime location across the street from Harvard Yard, Longfellow Apartments provides the premier opportunity to live and immerse yourself in the vibrant and eclectic Harvard Square neighborhood. At Longfellow Apartments, hundreds of world-class shops, restaurants, and theaters are just outside your door. Offering a variety of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom floor plans, plus on-site laundry facilities, a serene interior courtyard, and newly renovated common areas, Longfellow apartments is sure to have the perfect home for you. **DUE TO SCHEDULED RENOVATIONS, WE ARE OFFERING FLEXIBLE LEASE TERMS - please inquire for details and specific terms available**
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1144 Commonwealth Avenue Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,200
250 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,300
525 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Situated on a shady tree-lined block of Commonwealth Avenue on the Brookline/Boston border, The Commonwealth Apartments offer city convenience in an attractive package. These stately buildings are located just two blocks from Packard’s Corner station on the MBTA Green Line (B), three blocks from the 110,000 Square foot Star Supermarket, and 1/4 mile from Boston University.Inside, the Commonwealth Apartments offer a variety of studio, alcove-studio and one-bedroom residences with plenty of closet space and modern kitchens and bathrooms. Many units feature bay windows and separate dining areas. Additional building amenities include elevator access, on-site laundry, 24-hour emergency maintenance, and available on-site parking.Heat, hot water and cooking fuel included in rent.Rents are subject to market change.All apartments are subject to availability.
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Elan Union Market Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,096
545 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,855
720 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,953
1046 sqft
Community features a sparkling pool with sundeck, top-of-the-line fitness center and bike storage. Apartment homes have stylish kitchens, hardwood flooring and Nest thermostats.
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Princeton on Beacon Street Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
1 Unit Available
Studio
$2,205
335 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Princeton on Beacon Street will meet your demand for a comfortable apartment home in a superior location, The heart of Brookline! Set in Coolidge Corner, the Green Line (at Brandon Hall) is steps from our entrance. Swipe yourself into the building using your smart phone with our sophisticated video intercom system. Live worry free as our on-site management & maintenance team take care of your service requests! Thoughtful upgrades highlight our building’s character while high ceilings, traditional woodwork, and hardwood floors transport you to another time! We look forward to welcoming you home! Conveniently located near Boston College, Boston University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Harvard University, and the Longwood Medical Area.
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62 Homer Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,150
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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A charming community in a historic region. Close to area colleges and entertainment. Spacious interiors with stainless steel appliances, wood-like flooring and granite countertops. Lots of storage built in.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Arlington?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Arlington is $1,800.

How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Arlington?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Arlington is $2,211.

How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Arlington?

The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Arlington is $2,689.
City Guide for Arlington, MA

"And I'm proud to be on this peaceful piece of property, I'm on sacred ground and I'm in the best of company, I'm thankful for those thankful for the things I've done, I can rest in peace, I'm one of the chosen ones, I made it to Arlington." - (Trace Adkins, "Arlington")

Long before Arlington would become a desireable suburb of Boston, it served as the hunting ground for the Massachusetts tribe, who called it "Menotomy", or "swift running water" due to its location near the Mystic River. The colonists, settled the area by 1635, making it one of the oldest continuously inhabited towns in the country. With its balmy summers, a location by the edge of the Massachusetts Bay, peaceful neighborhoods and rich history, it now serves as a retreat from the city for nearby Bostonians. Arlington is relatively exclusive, boasting a median household income nearly $20,000 higher than the state median for its 42,844 residents. A great urban-village lifestyle evokes Cambridge, which is probably why Bostonians flock to this town like flies to a honey factory explosion!

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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Arlington, MA

Finding cheap apartments in Arlington takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Arlington by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Arlington in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Arlington.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Arlington. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Arlington.