54 Apartments under 1700 for rent in Boston, MA

Last updated November 23 at 11:05am UTC
25 Mattapan Street
Wellington Hill
Boston, MA
Updated October 26 at 2:32am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
17 Keswick St Apt 6
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
Boston, MA
Updated October 25 at 10:08am UTC
Studio
$1,525
46 S Huntington Ave Apt 2
Mission Hill
Boston, MA
Updated October 30 at 10:41am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,550
15 Waverly St Apt 150
North Allston
Boston, MA
Updated October 28 at 11:14am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,650
1 Cumberland St
Back Bay
Boston, MA
Updated November 21 at 1:45am UTC
Studio
$1,600
72 Surrey St # 3
Oak Square
Boston, MA
Updated November 7 at 11:59am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,600
65 Strathmore Rd Apt 33
Commonwealth
Boston, MA
Updated November 4 at 1:11pm UTC
Studio
$1,595
9 Williams
Lower Roxbury
Boston, MA
Updated October 31 at 2:41am UTC
Studio
$1,500
1687 Commonwealth Ave Apt 20
St. Elizabeth's
Boston, MA
Updated September 26 at 3:52am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,695
138 Chiswick Rd
St. Elizabeth's
Boston, MA
Updated November 22 at 5:18pm UTC
Studio
$1,550
206 Chestnut Hill Ave
St. Elizabeth's
Boston, MA
Updated November 22 at 5:17pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,625
17 Highgate St
Allston
Boston, MA
Updated November 22 at 5:16pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,675
19 Beechcroft St
Oak Square
Boston, MA
Updated November 23 at 9:37am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,500
9 Williams
Lower Roxbury
Boston, MA
Updated November 23 at 11:05am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,625
1330 Commonwealth Avenue
Allston
Boston, MA
Updated November 22 at 5:17pm UTC
Studio
$1,400
168 North Beacon St Apt 3
Oak Square
Boston, MA
Updated November 16 at 12:12pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,450
144 Bremen St
Jeffries Point
Boston, MA
Updated October 27 at 1:58am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,495
15 Aberdeen St # 401
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
Boston, MA
Updated October 12 at 10:32am UTC
Studio
$1,600
409 Huntington Ave Apt 11
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
Boston, MA
Updated November 16 at 12:18pm UTC
Studio
$1,625
319 Allston St
Commonwealth
Boston, MA
Updated November 18 at 2:05am UTC
Studio
$1,460
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November 2017 Boston Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 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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November 2017 Boston Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 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 over the past month

Boston rents have declined 0.4% over the past month, but are up slightly by 1.3% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Boston stand at $1,680 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,080 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in August. Boston's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.7%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

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, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Brookline has the most expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,600; however, the city has also seen rents fall by 0.8% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
  • Haverhill has the least expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,470; additionally, the city has seen rent growth of 0.7% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.

Similar 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 other large cities across the country, Boston is less affordable for renters.

  • Boston's median two-bedroom rent of $2,080 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 1.3% rise in Boston.
  • While Boston's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw more substantial increases, including Seattle (+4.2%), Los Angeles (+3.9%), and Baltimore (+2.5%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Boston than most similar cities. For example, Philadelphia has a median 2BR rent of $1,160, 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 $1,680 $2,080 -0.4% 1.3%
Lowell $1,210 $1,500 -1.0% 1.9%
Cambridge $1,780 $2,200 -1.4% -0.2%
Quincy $1,500 $1,860 -0.3% 3.8%
Somerville $1,650 $2,050 -3.0% 3.2%
Framingham $1,500 $1,870 -0.3% 2.4%
Haverhill $1,180 $1,470 0.7% 3.7%
Waltham $1,660 $2,060 -0.8% 0.9%
Brookline $2,090 $2,600 -0.7% -0.8%
Marlborough $1,200 $1,500 -0.7% 1.1%

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.