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560 Apartments for rent in Boston, MA

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South End
27 Units Available
Ink Block
300 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,706
553 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,166
763 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,010
1073 sqft
Commuter's Paradise. Near the intersection of I-90 and I-93. Walkable, with easy public transit. Covered access to Zipcar and grocery stores. Smoke-free and pet-friendly with parking, pool, in-unit laundry, and dog park.
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West End
14 Units Available
Emerson Place
1 Emerson Place Suite 8N, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,505
638 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,750
851 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Building is on the Charles River with views of Charlesbank Park. Offers community basketball court, bocce court, tennis court and more. Conveniently located next to the Longfellow Bridge and the Massachusetts General Hospital.
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Last updated January 27 at 04:15am
Beacon Hill
2 Units Available
85 Myrtle Street
85 Myrtle Street, Boston, MA
1 Bedroom
$2,400
397 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Situated on a historic street in Beacon Hill, this 9-unit brownstone is full of charm. Steps from the State House, Boston Public Garden and multiple forms of public transit.
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Last updated January 27 at 04:15am
Southern Mattapan
10 Units Available
SoMa Apartments
15 Bismarck St, Boston, MA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,000
923 sqft
Just two blocks from the center of Mattapan Square and its many restaurants and shops. Air conditioned apartments with fully-equipped kitchens, wall-to-wall carpeting and private balconies. Online rent payments and 24-hour emergency maintenance available.
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Jamaica Hills - Pond
14 Units Available
Bell Olmsted Park
161 S Huntington Ave, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,360
541 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,580
698 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,815
974 sqft
Beautiful apartments with great location. Adjacent to Olmstead Park, Jamaica Pond and downtown Centre Street shopping. Spacious units with stainless steel appliances and granite counters. On-site amenities include specialty concierge services, gym and cyber cafe.
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North End
19 Units Available
The Victor by Windsor
110 Beverly St, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,975
573 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,035
772 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,030
1117 sqft
Ideally located in Boston's famed West End, these apartment homes feature luxury finishes, full-size washers and dryers, an indoor sports court, and a residents lounge. The pet-friendly apartments are surrounded by trails and parks.
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Columbia Point
19 Units Available
HUB 25
25 Morrissey Blvd, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,087
536 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,607
682 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,382
975 sqft
Convenient location next to I-93, Red Line and JFK rail stop. Units have in-unit laundry and a private patio or balcony. Game room with pool table and media room. Swimming pool and 24-hour gym.
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Coolidge Corner
30 Units Available
E3 Apartments
65 Brainerd Rd, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,661
559 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,683
778 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,583
963 sqft
Smoke-free units available. Recently renovated, furnished apartments with in-unit laundry, hardwood floors and private balcony. Swimming pool, 24-hour gym and outdoor grill. Green community with gardens and dog park.
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Last updated January 27 at 04:39am
Chinatown - Leather District
22 Units Available
The Kensington
665 Washington St, Boston, MA
Studio
$3,173
730 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,295
742 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,181
1149 sqft
Residents love this complex for its Chinatown location close to many of Boston's best restaurants and theaters. Boston Common is a block away, and nearby subway stations give easy access to the city's other attractions.
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Last updated January 27 at 04:39am
D Street - West Broadway
12 Units Available
Flats on D
411 D St, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,315
461 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,740
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,000
1138 sqft
Short walk gets you to Seaport and South Boston. Pet-friendly studios and 1-3 bedroom apartments with hardwood floors, granite counters, in-unit laundry, patio/balcony. Covered, gated parking. Walk to Silver Line and Convention Center.
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Chinatown - Leather District
28 Units Available
660 Washington
660 Washington St, Boston, MA
Studio
$3,525
557 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,075
830 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,060
1037 sqft
Recently renovated residences with walnut flooring, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Enjoy a gym, indoor pool and massage room on site. Close to Orange and Green T-stops and I-90. Right near Boston Common.
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West End
10 Units Available
The West End Apartments-Asteria, Villas and Vesta
4 Emerson Pl, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,725
564 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,170
833 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,325
1252 sqft
Convenient location near the Thoreau Path. Apartments offer sweeping views of the Charles River and Boston Harbor through large windows and from private balconies. Prepare meals at the kitchen's island while enjoying the scenery.
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West End
15 Units Available
Avenir
101 Canal St, Boston, MA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,771
959 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,465
1184 sqft
Granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and walk-in closets in every unit. On-site amenities include clubhouse, gym, hot tub and coffee bar. Conveniently located just off I-93 and within blocks of Boston Common.
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West End
35 Units Available
Towers at Longfellow
72 Staniford St., Boston, MA
Studio
$2,325
650 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,840
982 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,730
1422 sqft
Walking distance from the Massachusetts General Hospital. Units are pet-friendly. Includes gym, pool, washer/dryer and on-site laundry. Located close to Charles River and close to bus stations.
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D Street - West Broadway
8 Units Available
315 ON A
315 A St, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,960
565 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,985
761 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,495
1130 sqft
Modern, loft-style apartments with great features including laundry, dishwasher, air-con and walk-in closets. Boston Fire Museum and lots of restaurants, like Pastoral and Menton, are along nearby Congress Street.
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South End
18 Units Available
Troy Boston
55 Traveler St, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,755
445 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,825
631 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,785
871 sqft
South End location near theaters, dining and nightlife. Walkable to Tufts Medical Center and transit. Pet-friendly community with dog park. New construction features pool, yoga, game room, bike storage. Granite counters, hardwood floors, walk-in closets.
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Downtown Boston
5 Units Available
One India Street Apartments
1 India Street, Boston, MA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$3,160
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,105
1000 sqft
An elegant newly renovated community with views of the Boston Harbor. On-site fitness center, package service, concierge, and Tiki Rock. Apartments feature walk-in closets, stainless steel appliances, and a washer and dryer.
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South End
7 Units Available
Girard
50 Malden St, Boston, MA
1 Bedroom
$3,235
662 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,890
935 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$6,600
1644 sqft
Centrally located 1-3 bedroom apartments in contemporary style. Common spaces feature rotating exhibits from Boston's top modern artists. Gym, garage, bike storage and parking available. Smoke-free community.
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Last updated January 27 at 04:10am
Downtown Boston
15 Units Available
One Canal Apartment Homes
1 Canal Sreet, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,707
585 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,973
825 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,166
1148 sqft
Ideally situated apartments in historic district. Excellent links to the rest of Boston. Parking and car charging available. Units feature laundry facilities, walk-in closets, balconies and fireplaces. Rooftop swimming pool and round-the-clock concierge service.
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Last updated January 27 at 04:10am
Allston
3 Units Available
Waverly Apartments
9 Bronsdon St, Boston, MA
2 Bedrooms
$2,699
800 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Recently renovated units with ceramic tile kitchens, granite counters and a patio/balcony. Parking and laundry available on site. Easy access to I-90. Close to Portsmouth Street Playground.
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Last updated January 26 at 02:02pm
South End
41 Units Available
345 Harrison Avenue
345 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,699
477 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,135
701 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,398
1015 sqft
Never-lived-in apartment community featuring a sky deck, a resort-style pool, a dog park and an on-site CVS pharmacy. Interiors boast chef's kitchens, keyless entry, in-unit laundry and California closets. Near South End's "Restaurant Row."
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Last updated January 27 at 05:04am
Chinatown - Leather District
12 Units Available
Radian
120 Kingston St, Boston, MA
Studio
$3,142
564 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,295
743 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Modern high-rise living near Downtown Crossing and Chinatown. New apartments are bright and feature modern kitchens and hardwood floors. Pet-friendly community with garage, gym and conference room. Green community.
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Last updated January 26 at 12:53pm
Downtown Boston
24 Units Available
Avalon North Station
1 Nashua St, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,715
504 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,345
726 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,045
1116 sqft
Studio, one- and two-bedroom apartments centrally located to I-93, highways 28 and 3, and North Station commuter rail. In-unit laundry. Patio and balcony views of downtown skyline. Extra storage available.
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Last updated January 26 at 12:53pm
Downtown Boston
31 Units Available
AVA Theater District
45 Stuart St, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,865
576 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,764
709 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,840
1109 sqft
Apartment homes with stunning views, stainless steel appliances and modern hard surface flooring. Fitness center, outdoor patio and rooftop lounge with grilling and entertaining areas.

Average Rent in Boston

Last updated Dec. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Boston is $1,713, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,124.
Studio
$1,502
1 Bed
$1,713
2 Beds
$2,124
3+ Beds
$2,670
City GuideBoston
"Boston is actually the capital of the world. You didn't know that? We breed smart-ass, quippy, funny people." (-John Krasinski).

Boston is on the A-list of American History, the site of seminal showdowns in the revolutionary and evolutionary charge for American independence. Go ahead, ask any Bostonian, they'll tell you. After they spend the first 45 minutes talking about the Red Sox. Beantown, as it is called by so many (not one of them a local) is small by world-class standards, but titanic in offerings. Of course one could get by on clam chowder (cream based - mention the other kind and you'll start a fight) and lobster rolls seven days a week, but the restaurant scene is kaleidoscopically magical. The Boston Symphony, The Pops, the Theatre District, the beach, the sports, and the sites are all in remarkably manageable, compact reach. You’ve made a good choice with Boston, let’s get you into an apartment.

Having trouble with Craigslist Boston? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Zakim Bridge crosses the Charles River in Boston

Harvard Yard

What to Expect:

Big complexes with sprawling courtyards, dog parks, and pools? Nope; Bostonians, and even those in neighboring suburbs would scoff at that vision. It’s high rises, duplexes, triplexes, and multi-unit buildings comprising dozens of architectural styles that illuminate the Boston renter's scene. Like many historic cities, these buildings often possess some features that would be considered outdated by many of today's construction standards, but are grandfathered under historic commission rules and/or practical limitations. With such an array of rental choices, policies vary widely. Terms, deposits, pets, and inclusions are anybody's guess and can diverge even within an individual building. Ask, ask again, and then make sure you get it in writing. Bostonians are a colorful folk with a deserved reputation for…let’s just say, “business playfulness”.

Parking: One word of wisdom - fugeddaboutit. If your building includes parking, it's probably going to be for a vehicle that sees the valet more than its owner, so bully for you. The rest of Boston must jostle, cajole, sneak, and strategize for their rare parking pearls. Thus, Boston is one of the nation's premier cities in which to ditch the ride. Between the costs of renting a space, the meters and tickets if you don't, the snow removal, the traffic, and the higher than average automobile user fees (inspection, registration, and that festering little disease called excise tax - a recurring annual charge based on you car's estimated value), and an exceptional and far reaching public transportation system, get rid of it - more money for Sam Adams and steamers.

Boston's Wicked Cool Neighborhoods

Boston is not a large city geographically, but like any major metropolis, it houses a lot of hoods. Home to a (measly) forty-three colleges and universities, you can plan on your neighbors being students, really smart, or both. Using the diminutive downtown as the "hub" (that's the single word real Bostonians call their city) and in basic descending order of price (with as many exceptions as there are politicians with cocktails), here’s a renter’s look at Boston’s historic nabes:

Back Bay: Nestled between the public garden (Boston Common), The Charles, and Kenmore Square, the Back Bay is home to Newbury Street, Boston's most fashionable district. Take a leisurely two-mile stroll from the western outskirts of the Back Bay and you'll reach Brookline, the very tony, upscale "village" where you can expect to pay around $1,750 - $2,500 for a 1 BR apartment. The Fenway and The South End are subsets of the Back Bay and are exciting urban areas with just as much in the way of public transit. Expect to pay around $200 - $700 less for comparably sized apartments.

Charlestown: Possibly Boston's most insular neighborhood. Charlestown steadfastly holds on to its roots in history and is the home to Bunker Hill and The U.S.S. Constitution - the U.S. Navy's oldest commissioned ship. Charlestown wasn't always the most welcoming place but has seen fierce upscale redevelopment in the past two decades. Now Charlestown is a sort of bedroom community to Downtown Boston - which happens to be just about a mile away. $1,700 - $2,400 for a 1 BR.

Beacon Hill: Home to some of Boston's most exclusive addresses. Private parks, gas lamps, wrought iron gates, tree lined streets, and meticulously maintained homes really do exude the "George Washington Slept Here" feel of America's earliest days. Think Epcot meets The American Revolution. $1,600 - $2,200 for a 1 BR.

Cambridge: Harvard, MIT and Squares galore (of both the library lounger and geometric variety – we’re referring mostly to the latter). That's how Cambridge is divided - Harvard Square, Kendall Square, Inman Square, and Central Square. The Cambridge neighborhoods are the most ethnically diverse in all of Boston, with throngs of the world’s brightest students and teachers mingling with one another in America's intellectual Hippodrome. As such, expect the widest variety of food, markets, cultural activities, and languages spoken. $1,600 - $2,200 for a 1 BR. Inman and Central squares are nominally less as they are slightly farther from their respective mega-institutes of higher learning.

South Boston: The home of the best Bawstuhn accents and many legendary and/or infamous members of Boston's political, religious and business realms, South Boston is a tough yet forgiving place. Its roots are mostly Irish, and Southie is supremely proud of that heritage. Churches, corner shops, kids playing in small parks and the iconic working class life you know from the movies – these are the pictures of Southie. These images are quickly changing though as gentrification is having it’s way with Southie at a rate more rapid than in any other Boston ‘hood. $1,500 - $2,100 for a 1 BR. 2 BR apartments here are comparatively more reasonable than most other sections of Boston.

North End: Boston's predominantly Italian neighborhood, where the language can still be heard on street corners and in the dozens upon dozens of Italian specialty shops, cafés, and restaurants. The North End is quaint and is within easy walking distance to Boston's financial district, Faneuil Hall, and City Hall. $900 - $1,100 for a studio (common in the North End), $1,400 - $1,900 for a 1 BR.

East Boston: Located close to the airport with easy access to Massachusetts' North Shore, Eastie has long been the spot where Boston's newest immigrants first settle. This part of the city has less entertainment and dining than the other ‘hoods, but boasts wonderful views of the harbor and skyline as well as some of the most affordable rents in the city. $1,000 - $1,400 for a 1 BR.

Last bits of advice

Until you learn the neighborhoods, don't talk politics, sports, or religion. Once you do, talk away, you're expected to have an opinion - as long as it's the right one.

Renter Confidence Survey

Apartment List has released Boston’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

"Boston renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Howe...

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Here’s how Boston ranks on:

A
Overall satisfaction
A
Safety and crime rate
A
Jobs and career opportunities
A+
Recreational activities
D
Affordability
C+
Quality of schools
A+
Social Life
D
Weather
A-
Commute time
C+
State and local taxes
A+
Public transit
B-
Pet-friendliness

Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Boston’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

"Boston renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even though renters love Boston, some aspects can be better."

Key findings in Boston include the following:

  • Boston renters gave their city an A overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for Boston were public transit, social life and recreational activities, which all received A+ grades.
  • The areas of concern to Boston renters are affordability and weather, which both received D grades.
  • Millennial renters are very satisfied with their city, giving it an overall grade of A-.
  • Boston did relatively well compared to other cities in New England, including New York, NY (C+), Philadelphia, PA (C+) and New Haven, CT (D).

  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

Renters say:

  • "Boston is a city with a sense of community I haven’t seen anywhere else. It takes a while to make friends with the locals because they’re such a tight group, but it’s a great place." – Jonathan M.
  • "It’s clean, safe, has great restaurants, and is accessible to all of New England." – Nicole C.
  • "Love the culture of the city. It’s very walkable and there’s lots to do. My one dislike is that the city’s too cold!" – Kieran
  • "I love the convenience to everything like bars and transportation. But the cost of rent keeps going up without apartments getting upgraded, and there’s a disappointing lack of dog-friendly places." – Shaun K.

For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

View our national survey results here.

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