80 Furnished Apartments for rent in Boston, MA

Last updated May 24 at 3:47pm UTC
27 Bowdoin St
Beacon Hill
Boston, MA
Updated May 23 at 5:28pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,000
483 Beacon St
Back Bay
Boston, MA
Updated May 23 at 5:28pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,700
65 E India Row
North End
Boston, MA
Updated May 23 at 5:28pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,000
42 8th st.
Thompson Square - Bunker Hill
Boston, MA
Updated May 23 at 10:01am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,600
68 Phillips St
Beacon Hill
Boston, MA
Updated May 23 at 1:23am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,500
73 Waverly St
Sav-Mor
Boston, MA
Updated May 21 at 11:18pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
1501 Commonwealth Ave # 305
St. Elizabeth's
Boston, MA
Updated May 16 at 11:56am UTC
Studio
$2,800
567 Tremont Street
South End
Boston, MA
Updated May 10 at 2:41am UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,500
2 Hawthorne Place #14l
West End
Boston, MA
Updated May 6 at 2:29am UTC
Studio
$2,200
2 Hawthorne Place
West End
Boston, MA
Updated May 5 at 1:08am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,500
90 Brainerd Rd
Coolidge Corner
Boston, MA
Updated April 27 at 1:48am UTC
Studio
$1,570
329 W 4th St
D Street - West Broadway
Boston, MA
Updated May 23 at 5:28pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$4,750
3 Avery
Chinatown - Leather District
Boston, MA
Updated April 29 at 10:12pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,590
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May 2018 Boston Rent Report

Welcome to the May 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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May 2018 Boston Rent Report

Welcome to the May 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 remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased slightly by 1.0% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Boston stand at $1,670 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,080 for a two-bedroom. Boston's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.2%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

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

  • Newton has the most expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,320; the city has also seen rent growth of 2.4% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.
  • Over the past month, Brockton has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 0.5%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,640, while one-bedrooms go for $1,320.
  • Lowell has the least expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,520; rents rose 0.7% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

Comparable 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 similar 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 1.0% increase in Boston.
  • While Boston's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw more substantial increases, including Los Angeles (+2.1%), Atlanta (+1.9%), and San Francisco (+1.3%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Boston than most other large 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 $1,670 $2,080 0.3% 1.0%
Lowell $1,220 $1,520 -0.0% 0.7%
Cambridge $1,790 $2,220 1.0% 3.3%
Brockton $1,320 $1,640 -0.5% 1.5%
Quincy $1,480 $1,840 0.3% 0.2%
Newton $1,870 $2,320 2.4% 5.2%
Lawrence $1,360 $1,680 0.7% 4.6%
Somerville $1,670 $2,070 0.5% 1.8%
Framingham $1,510 $1,870 -0.1% 2.4%
Haverhill $1,230 $1,530 1.6% 7.1%
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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:

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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.