23 Apartments under 1700 for rent in Boston, MA

Last updated January 22 at 3:24pm UTC
81 Strathmore Rd
Commonwealth
Boston, MA
Updated January 20 at 11:48am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,650
650 Dorchester Ave
Columbus Park - Andrew Square
Boston, MA
Updated January 20 at 2:10am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,150
11 Keswick St Apt 3
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
Boston, MA
Updated January 19 at 11:06am UTC
Studio
$1,350
28 Sidlaw Rd Apt 22
St. Elizabeth's
Boston, MA
Updated January 11 at 11:52am UTC
Studio
$1,450
97 Strathmore Rd Apt 2
Commonwealth
Boston, MA
Updated January 11 at 11:57am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,650
62 S Huntington Ave
Mission Hill
Boston, MA
Updated January 22 at 9:57am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,600
17 Keswick St Apt 6
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
Boston, MA
Updated January 1 at 12:10pm UTC
Studio
$1,525
17 Keswick St # 16
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
Boston, MA
Updated January 4 at 12:02pm UTC
Studio
$1,575
324 Chestnut Hill Ave
Commonwealth
Boston, MA
Updated January 18 at 8:11pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,500
17 Keswick St # 14
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
Boston, MA
Updated January 4 at 12:14pm UTC
Studio
$1,575
15 Aberdeen St # 401
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
Boston, MA
Updated January 1 at 12:11pm UTC
Studio
$1,600
833 Beacon St Apt 295
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
Boston, MA
Updated January 22 at 12:54pm UTC
Studio
$1,525
47 Everett St
West Everett
Everett, MA
Updated January 21 at 5:48pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,625
17 Church street1
Downtown Dedham
Dedham, MA
Updated January 16 at 9:32am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,500
20 Hanover Ave
North End
Boston, MA
Updated January 18 at 8:11pm UTC
Studio
$1,650
Results within 1 miles of Boston, MA
64 Brighton Ave # 20
Commonwealth
Boston, MA
Updated January 20 at 11:18am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,550
23 Bradlee St
Codman Square - East Codman Hill
Boston, MA
Updated January 3 at 1:50am UTC
Studio
$700
265 Princeton St
Central Maverick Square - Paris Street
Boston, MA
Updated January 3 at 1:50am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,600
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January 2018 Boston Rent Report

Welcome to the January 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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January 2018 Boston Rent Report

Welcome to the January 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 0.3% over the past month, but have increased slightly by 1.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Boston stand at $1,660 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,050 for a two-bedroom. This is the fourth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in August. Boston's year-over-year rent growth is level with the state average of 1.9%, but lags the national average of 2.8%.

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

  • Lawrence has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 5.3%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,660, while one-bedrooms go for $1,340.
  • Over the past month, Framingham has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 2.1%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,810, while one-bedrooms go for $1,460.
  • Newton has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,210; rents decreased 1.0% over the past month but were up 2.0% over the past year.
  • Haverhill has the least expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,460; rents went down 0.2% over the past month but rose 2.4% over the past year.

Similar cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Boston

As rents have increased slightly in Boston, a few similar 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 $2,050 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.8% over the past year compared to the 1.9% increase in Boston.
  • While Boston's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw more substantial increases, including Los Angeles (+5.4%), Seattle (+3.0%), and Baltimore (+2.9%).
  • 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 $1,660 $2,050 -0.3% 1.9%
Lowell $1,210 $1,500 -0.0% 2.1%
Cambridge $1,760 $2,180 0.0% 1.0%
Brockton $1,300 $1,610 -0.4% -0.2%
Quincy $1,460 $1,810 -1.7% 3.6%
Newton $1,780 $2,210 -1.0% 2.0%
Lawrence $1,340 $1,660 0.4% 5.3%
Somerville $1,610 $1,990 0.0% 2.4%
Framingham $1,460 $1,810 -2.1% 2.0%
Haverhill $1,180 $1,460 -0.2% 2.4%
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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.