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55 Cheap Apartments for rent in Boston, MA

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Last updated December 5 at 07:08pm
Coolidge Corner
4 Units Available
1144 Commonwealth Avenue
1144 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
Studio
$1,625
250 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$1,800
625 sqft
Situated on a shady tree-lined block of Commonwealth Avenue on the Brookline/Boston border, The Commonwealth Apartments offer city convenience in an attractive package.
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Last updated December 5 at 01:19pm
Southern Mattapan
11 Units Available
SoMa Apartments
15 Bismarck St, Boston, MA
Studio
$1,500
468 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,700
780 sqft
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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Last updated December 5 at 01:18pm
West Roxbury Center
10 Units Available
Ridgecrest Village
5120 Washington St, Boston, MA
Studio
$1,495
356 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,795
741 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,050
1033 sqft
Excellent location for commuters, close to Routes 1, 1A, 93, 128, and I-95. Luxurious homes have energy-efficient appliances, water saving toilets, and chandeliers. Community has on-site management, 24-hour maintenance, and more.
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Last updated December 5 at 12:01pm
Commonwealth
2 Units Available
Commonwealth Gardens
1131 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
Studio
$1,600
286 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$3,365
990 sqft
Offering spacious studio, one, two and three-bedroom residences and a superb Packard’s Corner location that’s convenient to the MBTA Green Line and the Boston University campus.
Last updated December 5 at 11:05am
Commonwealth
1 Unit Available
200 Kelton St 24
200 Kelton Street, Boston, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,650
470 sqft
Condo+Laundry+Location+Greenline T Stop+Avail Now - Property Id: 184026 Pet: No Pets Rent Includes: Hot Water Parking:: None $1650 - LEASE AVAILABLE NOW UNTIL AUGUST 31, 2020 1 bedroom apartment in the heart of Allston.
Last updated December 5 at 11:05am
Back Bay
1 Unit Available
164 Saint Botolph St
164 Saint Botolph Street, Boston, MA
Studio
$1,575
275 sqft
NO BROKER FEE!!!!! Amazing modern studio in a prime Back Bay location. Modern kitchenette and bath. heat hot water and electricity included! Close to Back Bay T station, Fenway, South End, Prudential Center, etc. Cats welcome. Sorry, no undergrads.
Last updated December 5 at 11:05am
St. Elizabeth's
1 Unit Available
80 Gordon St 11
80 Gordon Street, Boston, MA
Studio
$1,425
1 Bedroom
Ask
Heat and hot water included, near T (Green line B) - Property Id: 180706 - Available January 1st - THIS IS A STUDIO - Heat and hot water included - Close to T (Green Line B) - Close to Boston College and Boston University - Call or text if you have
Last updated December 5 at 11:05am
Oak Square
1 Unit Available
168 North Beacon St. 1-1A
168 North Beacon St, Boston, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,650
500 sqft
Unit 1-1A Available 02/01/20 BRIGHTON 1 BEDROOM at STUDIO PRICE! - Property Id: 175469 Available FEBRUARY 1. ** (ONLY 1/2 FEE!) ** BRIGHTON 1 BEDROOM at the PRICE of a STUDIO. SUNNY and WELL MAINTAINED. HEAT and HOT WATER INCLUDED.
Last updated December 5 at 11:05am
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
1 Unit Available
907 Beacon St # 11
907 Beacon Street, Boston, MA
Studio
$1,550
1 Bedroom
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Available now! Excellent recently renovated studio apartment in Audubon Circle! Right by the Green C and D lines, Whole Foods, Target, Star Market, Landmark Center, area schools, the Emerald Necklace greenway, Timeout Market, and much more! Heat
Last updated December 5 at 11:05am
Commonwealth
1 Unit Available
148 Sutherland Rd # 1
148 Sutherland Rd, Boston, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,650
call tim centre realty group 617-206-3165 (RLNE5085749)
Last updated December 5 at 11:05am
Eagle Hill
1 Unit Available
65 Condor St Apt 3
65 Condor Street, Boston, MA
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
call tim centre realty group 617-206-3165 (RLNE5085289)
Last updated December 5 at 05:44pm
Coolidge Corner
1 Unit Available
1160 Commonwealth Ave
1160 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
Studio
$1,600
999 sqft
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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Location! Minutes to BU and MBTA. Enjoy all the restaurants that Allston has to offer! Large studio with alcove at a convenient location. Clean kitchen and bathroom, available now until 8/31/20 or longer. Heat and hot water included in rent.
Last updated December 5 at 05:44pm
Commonwealth
1 Unit Available
70 Strathmore Road
70 Strathmore Road, Boston, MA
Studio
$1,550
335 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Make this darling parlor level two room studio your own! Situated close to the Brookline border and just minutes from the B, C and D line, one can take advantage of the shops and restaurants in both Brookline and Brighton! High ceilings and tall
Last updated December 5 at 07:06pm
Dudley - Brunswick King
1 Unit Available
79 Devon Street - 2-1
79 Devon St, Boston, MA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$750
1300 sqft
SINGLE ROOM, NOT A STUDIO. Victorian home shared space style rooming. This is a private bedroom with a shared bathroom. No dogs allowed. All utilities included. Kitchen with refrigerator plenty cabinet space. Assigned dedicated space for each room.
Results within 1 mile of Boston
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Last updated December 5 at 01:19pm
Soldiers Home
14 Units Available
Parkside Commons
100 Stockton St, Chelsea, MA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,662
719 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,150
1002 sqft
Pet-friendly apartments have oversized floor plans. Fully-equipped kitchens feature efficient appliances. The complex has a pool and a recently renovated fitness center. Located by Paul A. Dever Park.
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Last updated August 15 at 08:58pm
Downtown Watertown
3 Units Available
Riverside Street
20 Riverside Street, Watertown Town, MA
Studio
$1,650
1 Bedroom
$1,850
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
Recently revamped homes with carpeting, spacious floor plans and modern kitchens. Residents enjoy access to on-site laundry and free parking, among other amenities. Three blocks from Watertown Square.
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Last updated December 5 at 06:46pm
Montclair
12 Units Available
The Point North Quincy
95 W Squantum St, Quincy, MA
Studio
$1,648
483 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,925
689 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Located near the Neponset River and dining and shopping options, this community also boasts easy access to most of Massachusetts thanks to the North Quincy station. Units include balcony, hardwood flooring and walk in closets.
Last updated December 5 at 11:04am
East Watertown
1 Unit Available
168 North Beacon St Apt 11 A
168 North Beacon Street, Watertown Town, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,650
Available 02/01/20 Available FEBRUARY 1. BRIGHTON. Only 1/2 Fee. GREAT VALUE! Well Maintained 1 BEDROOM at the PRICE of a STUDIO. Heat & Hot Water Included. Hardwood Floors. On-Site Laundry. Resident superintendent.
Last updated December 5 at 06:57pm
East Watertown
1 Unit Available
164 North Beacon Street
164 North Beacon Street, Watertown Town, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,600
999 sqft
164 North Beacon Street Apt #24, Boston, MA 02135 - 1 BR 1 BA Apartment. Listing uploaded and marketed by Carl Stephens, Red Tree Real Estate, (617) 602-5499. Available from: 12/02/2019. No pets allowed.
Last updated December 5 at 05:44pm
Oakdale
1 Unit Available
33 Milton St
33 Milton St, Dedham, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,450
670 sqft
One bedroom apartment with office in East Dedham. This 2nd floor unit has a spacious dine in kitchen with gas cooking. Separate living room. Rent includes heat, hot water, and electricity. No laundry in the building. No smoking.
Last updated December 5 at 09:40am
Washington Square
1 Unit Available
736 Washington St
736 Washington Street, Brookline, MA
Studio
$1,300
250 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Single Occupancy ONLY Comfortable furnished studio room with private bath, private entry on lower level in a beautifully maintained Queen Anne Victorian home convenient to two metro stops to BU, BC Longwood Medical and downtown.
Results within 5 miles of Boston
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Last updated December 5 at 06:46pm
South Quincy
25 Units Available
Lincoln Heights
175 Centre St, Quincy, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,610
746 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,350
1044 sqft
Located right off I-93 and within just minutes of downtown Quincy. These luxury apartments include ceramic floors, granite countertops, in-unit washer-dryer and walk-in closets. Residents have full access to clubhouse, gym and pool.
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Last updated December 5 at 01:18pm
Quincy Point
6 Units Available
Faxon Commons
1037 Southern Artery, Quincy, MA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,679
638 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,918
897 sqft
Bright and spacious apartment homes just outside of Boston and conveniently located right on the MBTA Red Line. Swimming pool, fitness center and media lounge. Modern apartments with private patio/balcony and big walk-in closets.
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Last updated June 29 at 01:51am
Brattle
2 Units Available
Dudley Street
11 Dudley Street, Arlington, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,600
Located just off Massachusetts Avenue in bustling downtown Arlington, the residences at Dudley & Grove offer unique single-level living with private entrances and convenient on-site parking.

December 2019 Boston Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2019 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 2019 Boston Rent Report

Welcome to the December 2019 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 decline sharply over the past month

Boston rents have declined 0.6% over the past month, but are up slightly by 1.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Boston stand at $1,720 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,133 for a two-bedroom. Boston's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.2%, but exceeds the national average of 1.4%.

    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.

    • Brockton has the least expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,532; the city has also seen rents fall by 1.0% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
    • Somerville has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.5%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,193, while one-bedrooms go for $1,768.
    • Cambridge has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,309; rents grew 0.1% over the past month and 2.9% over the past year.

    Comparable cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Boston

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

    • Rents increased slightly in other cities across the state, with Massachusetts as a whole logging rent growth of 2.2% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.3% in Worcester.
    • Boston's median two-bedroom rent of $2,133 is above the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.9% rise in Boston.
    • While Boston's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Seattle (+1.6%), DC (+1.4%), and Atlanta (+1.4%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Boston than most other large cities. For example, Philadelphia has a median 2BR rent of $1,177, 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
    $1,720
    $2,130
    -0.6%
    1.9%
    Lowell
    $1,240
    $1,540
    -0.3%
    0.9%
    Cambridge
    $1,860
    $2,310
    0.1%
    2.9%
    Brockton
    $1,240
    $1,530
    -2.1%
    -1%
    Quincy
    $1,540
    $1,910
    -0.5%
    2.8%
    Newton
    $1,800
    $2,230
    -0.3%
    3.1%
    Lawrence
    $1,440
    $1,780
    0.8%
    2.4%
    Somerville
    $1,770
    $2,190
    0.2%
    4.5%
    Framingham
    $1,550
    $1,920
    -0.6%
    2.5%
    Haverhill
    $1,240
    $1,540
    -0.9%
    0.6%
    Waltham
    $1,750
    $2,170
    -0.5%
    2.2%
    Malden
    $1,550
    $1,920
    0.8%
    6.6%
    Brookline
    $2,140
    $2,650
    1.2%
    0.8%
    Medford
    $1,750
    $2,170
    -2.2%
    1.7%
    Revere
    $1,400
    $1,740
    -1.9%
    2.4%
    Peabody
    $1,540
    $1,910
    0
    2.6%
    Salem
    $1,450
    $1,800
    0.5%
    5.6%
    Beverly
    $1,350
    $1,680
    1.8%
    1.5%
    Marlborough
    $1,340
    $1,680
    -2%
    6%
    Woburn
    $1,630
    $2,020
    -0.4%
    2.9%
    Chelsea
    $1,640
    $2,030
    1.7%
    4.1%
    Melrose
    $1,450
    $1,800
    -0.4%
    2.8%
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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.

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