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66 Apartments under 1700 for rent in Boston, MA

Last updated December 14 at 9:20pm UTC
Centre Street Apartments
1799 Centre Street
Boston, MA
Updated November 22 at 12:40am UTC
Studio
$1,350
1 Bedroom
$1,450
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
26 Allston Street Apartments
26 Allston Street
Boston, MA
Updated November 22 at 12:40am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,600
2 Bedrooms
$2,045
1234 Commonwealth Ave.
Commonwealth
Boston, MA
Updated December 14 at 9:44am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,650
36 Brock St Apt 2L
Oak Square
Boston, MA
Updated December 13 at 11:25am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,650
34 Spaulding
Neponset - Port Norfolk
Boston, MA
Updated December 14 at 9:20pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
166 Colorado Street
Southern Mattapan
Boston, MA
Updated December 14 at 9:20pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,600
63 Roanoke Rd
West Street - River Street
Boston, MA
Updated December 14 at 9:20pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,600
111 Park Dr Apt 33
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
Boston, MA
Updated December 7 at 11:01am UTC
Studio
$1,675
370 Chestnut Hill Ave Apt 2
Commonwealth
Boston, MA
Updated December 2 at 11:25am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,650
64 Brighton Ave Apt 204
Commonwealth
Boston, MA
Updated December 1 at 11:39am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,600
171 South Street
Jamaica Central - South Sumner
Boston, MA
Updated December 1 at 11:38am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,475
25 Wainwright st 3
St. Marks
Boston, MA
Updated November 29 at 11:24am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$850
1246 Commonwealth Ave # 20
Commonwealth
Boston, MA
Updated November 29 at 11:24am UTC
Studio
$1,325
42 Long Ave
Commonwealth
Boston, MA
Updated November 28 at 10:34am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,550
164 Saint Botolph St
Back Bay
Boston, MA
Updated November 15 at 11:56am UTC
Studio
$1,650
Results within 1 miles of Boston, MA
17 Clark
Brookline Village
Brookline, MA
Updated December 14 at 9:44am UTC
Studio
$1,500
Results within 5 miles of Boston, MA
The Chase at Overlook Ridge
12 Quarry Ln
Malden, MA
Updated December 14 at 7:11pm UTC
Studio
$1,555
1 Bedroom
$1,830
2 Bedrooms
$1,970
Alterra at Overlook Ridge
4 Stone Lane
Malden, MA
Updated December 14 at 7:11pm UTC
Studio
$1,505
1 Bedroom
$1,685
2 Bedrooms
$1,995
54 Hollander Street
Washington Park
Boston, MA
Updated December 14 at 9:44am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,600

December 2018 Boston Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Boston Rent Report. Boston rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Boston rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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December 2018 Boston Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2018 Boston Rent Report. Boston rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Boston rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Boston rents declined slightly over the past month

Boston rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, but are up slightly by 1.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Boston stand at $1,690 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,090 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in September. Boston's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 3.0%, but exceeds the national average of 1.3%.

Rents rising across the Boston Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Boston, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Boston metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Newton has the most expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,460; the city has also seen rent growth of 10.3% over the past year, the fastest in the metro.
  • Over the past month, Brockton has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.0%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,640, while one-bedrooms go for $1,320.
  • Lowell has the least expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,530; rents fell 0.3% over the past month but rose 1.9% over the past year.

Other large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Boston

As rents have increased slightly in Boston, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most similar cities across the country, Boston is less affordable for renters.

  • Boston's median two-bedroom rent of $2,090 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.3% over the past year compared to the 1.8% rise in Boston.
  • While Boston's rents rose slightly over the past year, some cities nationwide saw decreases, including Baltimore (-1.2%) and Seattle (-0.4%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Boston than most other large cities. For example, Philadelphia has a median 2BR rent of $1,170, where Boston is more than one-and-a-half times that price.

For more information check out our national report. You can also access our full data for cities and counties across the U.S. at this link.
City Median 1BR price Median 2BR price M/M price change Y/Y price change
Boston $1,690 $2,090 -0.2% 1.8%
Lowell $1,230 $1,530 -0.3% 1.9%
Cambridge $1,810 $2,240 -0.5% 3.0%
Brockton $1,320 $1,640 -1.0% 1.7%
Quincy $1,500 $1,860 -0.3% 1.4%
Newton $1,980 $2,460 2.6% 10.3%
Lawrence $1,360 $1,690 -0.1% 1.7%
Somerville $1,690 $2,100 -0.1% 4.8%
Framingham $1,510 $1,880 -0.1% 2.1%
Haverhill $1,240 $1,530 0.4% 4.4%
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Methodology - Recent Updates:

Data from private listing sites, including our own, tends to skew toward luxury apartments, which introduces sample bias when estimates are calculated directly from these listings. To address these limitations, we’ve recently made major updates to our methodology, which we believe have greatly improved the accuracy and reliability of our estimates.

Read more about our new methodology below, or see a more detailed post here.

Methodology:

Apartment List is committed to making our rent estimates the best and most accurate available. To do this, we start with reliable median rent statistics from the Census Bureau, then extrapolate them forward to the current month using a growth rate calculated from our listing data. In doing so, we use a same-unit analysis similar to Case-Shiller’s approach, comparing only units that are available across both time periods to provide an accurate picture of rent growth in cities across the country.

Our approach corrects for the sample bias inherent in other private sources, producing results that are much closer to statistics published by the Census Bureau and HUD. Our methodology also allows us to construct a picture of rent growth over an extended period of time, with estimates that are updated each month.

Read more about our methodology here.

About Rent Reports:

Apartment List publishes monthly reports on rental trends for hundreds of cities across the U.S. We intend these reports to be a source of reliable information that help renters and policymakers make sound decisions, and we invest significant time and effort in gathering and analyzing rent data. Our work is covered regularly by journalists across the country.

We are continuously working to improve our methodology and data, with the goal of providing renters with the information that they need to make the best decisions.