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107 Condos for rent in Boston, MA

Last updated September 25 at 5:03am UTC
42 8Th St
Thompson Square - Bunker Hill
Boston, MA
Updated September 25 at 5:03am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,850
20 Penniman
Allston
Boston, MA
Updated September 25 at 5:03am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,100
50 Athens Street
D Street - West Broadway
Boston, MA
Updated September 25 at 5:01am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,495
45 West Third St
D Street - West Broadway
Boston, MA
Updated September 25 at 5:01am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$4,250
130 Union Park Street
South End
Boston, MA
Updated September 25 at 5:01am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,500
97 Kilsyth Rd Apt 203
Commonwealth
Boston, MA
Updated September 24 at 2:34pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,200
221 W 5th St
D Street - West Broadway
Boston, MA
Updated September 22 at 8:51am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,100
3 Union Park
South End
Boston, MA
Updated September 21 at 6:33am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,450
22 Concord Sq
South End
Boston, MA
Updated September 21 at 6:32am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
85 Lexington Street
Eagle Hill
Boston, MA
Updated September 21 at 2:46am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
330 Dorchester St
Columbus Park - Andrew Square
Boston, MA
Updated September 21 at 2:46am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,300
2 Hawthorne Place
West End
Boston, MA
Updated September 20 at 4:48pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,450
8 Whittier Pl
West End
Boston, MA
Updated September 20 at 4:48pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,295
488 Columbus Ave
South End
Boston, MA
Updated September 20 at 12:55pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
7 Cass St
Upper Washington - Spring Street
Boston, MA
Updated September 20 at 1:01am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,600
104 Union Park St # 16
South End
Boston, MA
Updated September 19 at 12:32pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,700
1091 Boylston St Apt 2
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
Boston, MA
Updated September 19 at 12:32pm UTC
Studio
$1,750
10 Roach St
Columbia Point
Boston, MA
Updated September 19 at 5:27am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,900
350 West Fourth St
D Street - West Broadway
Boston, MA
Updated September 19 at 5:27am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,600
483 Beacon Street #81
Back Bay
Boston, MA
Updated September 24 at 4:50am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,750
26 Greenville #3
Sav-Mor
Boston, MA
Updated September 23 at 8:44pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,650
47 Joy St
Beacon Hill
Boston, MA
Updated September 21 at 4:53pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,600
504 Massachusetts Ave
South End
Boston, MA
Updated September 19 at 5:27am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,500
30 Hawthorne St
Highland Park
Boston, MA
Updated September 18 at 2:42am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,000

September 2018 Boston Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2018 Boston Rent Report. Boston rents remained steady 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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September 2018 Boston Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2018 Boston Rent Report. Boston rents remained steady 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 rent trends were flat over the past month

Boston rents have increased 0.1% over the past month, and have increased marginally by 0.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Boston stand at $1,700 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,100 for a two-bedroom. Boston's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.1%, as well as the national average of 1.0%.

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.

  • Haverhill has the least expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,520; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.0%.
  • Newton has seen rents fall by 0.1% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro. It's also the most expensive city in the Boston metro with a two-bedroom median of $2,330.

Comparable cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Boston

As rents have increased in Boston, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most similar cities across the country, Boston is less affordable for renters.

  • Boston's median two-bedroom rent of $2,100 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.0% over the past year compared to the 0.5% increase in Boston.
  • While Boston's rents rose over the past year, many cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-2.4%), Baltimore (-2.1%), and Chicago (-1.6%).
  • 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 $1,700 $2,100 0.1% 0.5%
Lowell $1,240 $1,540 0.4% 0.0%
Cambridge $1,820 $2,260 0.2% -0.0%
Brockton $1,330 $1,650 0.6% 0.8%
Quincy $1,510 $1,870 0.2% 0.6%
Newton $1,880 $2,330 -0.1% 1.7%
Lawrence $1,370 $1,690 0.3% 1.8%
Somerville $1,700 $2,110 0.3% 0.0%
Framingham $1,520 $1,880 0.5% 1.7%
Haverhill $1,230 $1,520 0.2% 4.0%
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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.