49 Apartments under 1700 for rent in Boston, MA

Last updated June 23 at 3:18am UTC
365 Beacon St
Back Bay
Boston, MA
Updated June 23 at 2:48am UTC
1 Bedroom
$975
329 Savin Hill Ave
Columbia Point
Boston, MA
Updated June 22 at 11:21pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,600
141 Englewood Ave
Commonwealth
Boston, MA
Updated June 22 at 5:31pm UTC
Studio
$1,600
15 Glenville Ave
Commonwealth
Boston, MA
Updated June 22 at 5:31pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,695
56 Park Vale Ave
Commonwealth
Boston, MA
Updated June 22 at 5:30pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,650
4 Ransom Rd
St. Elizabeth's
Boston, MA
Updated June 22 at 5:30pm UTC
Studio
$1,600
652 Hyde Park Ave
Lower Washington - Mount Hope
Boston, MA
Updated June 22 at 5:30pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,600
137 Peterborough St Apt 10
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
Boston, MA
Updated June 22 at 10:23am UTC
Studio
$1,675
1677 Commonwealth Ave Apt 12
St. Elizabeth's
Boston, MA
Updated June 20 at 10:38am UTC
Studio
$1,550
11 Joseph
St. Marks
Boston, MA
Updated June 19 at 10:06pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,500
907 Beacon St Apt 1B
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
Boston, MA
Updated June 5 at 11:22am UTC
Studio
$1,500
69 Park Dr Apt 22
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
Boston, MA
Updated June 5 at 11:18am UTC
Studio
$1,600
11 Portina Rd # 3
St. Elizabeth's
Boston, MA
Updated June 1 at 11:00am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,650
90 Brainerd Rd
Coolidge Corner
Boston, MA
Updated May 31 at 1:44am UTC
Studio
$1,495
Results within 1 miles of Boston, MA
74 Campbell Ave
Crescent Beach
Revere, MA
Updated June 22 at 5:31pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,550
1509 North Shore Road
Crescent Beach
Revere, MA
Updated June 17 at 6:03pm UTC
Studio
$1,050
Results within 5 miles of Boston, MA

June 2018 Boston Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2018 Boston Rent Report. Boston rents increased 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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June 2018 Boston Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2018 Boston Rent Report. Boston rents increased 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 increased significantly over the past month

Boston rents have increased 0.4% over the past month, but have been relatively flat at 0.3% 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 fifth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in December of last year. Boston's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.7%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

Rents rising across the Boston Metro

While rents have remained steady in the city of Boston throughout the past year, cities across the metro have seen a different trend. Rents have risen in 8 of of the largest 10 cities in the Boston metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Lowell has the least expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,520; the city has also seen rents fall by 0.4% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
  • Haverhill has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 7.8%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,540, while one-bedrooms go for $1,240.

Comparable cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Boston

Rent growth in Boston has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. 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 $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Boston.
  • While rents in Boston remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Atlanta (+2.0%), Los Angeles (+1.9%), San Francisco (+1.5%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,170, $1,750, and $3,070 respectively.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Boston than most similar 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 $1,680 $2,080 0.4% 0.3%
Lowell $1,230 $1,520 0.1% -0.4%
Cambridge $1,810 $2,240 0.9% 3.1%
Brockton $1,320 $1,640 0.3% 0.4%
Quincy $1,490 $1,850 0.7% 0.0%
Newton $1,840 $2,280 -1.8% 2.2%
Lawrence $1,360 $1,680 0.1% 3.4%
Somerville $1,680 $2,090 0.8% -0.2%
Framingham $1,500 $1,850 -0.8% 0.4%
Haverhill $1,240 $1,540 0.7% 7.8%
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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.