92 Furnished Apartments for rent in Boston, MA

Last updated July 23 at 2:51pm UTC
323 Beacon St Apt 3
Back Bay
Boston, MA
Updated July 23 at 2:26pm UTC
Studio
$2,300
29 Brainerd
Commonwealth
Boston, MA
Updated July 22 at 9:57am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
1543-1545 River St
Georgetown
Boston, MA
Updated July 22 at 6:50am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,950
141 Arlington St
Bay Village
Boston, MA
Updated July 20 at 10:50am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,300
429 Beacon St # 44
Back Bay
Boston, MA
Updated July 18 at 10:20am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,600
2 Hawthorne Place #15m
West End
Boston, MA
Updated July 13 at 2:47pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,650
21 Beacon Street #2g
Beacon Hill
Boston, MA
Updated July 13 at 2:47pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,500
8 Lovis St
D Street - West Broadway
Boston, MA
Updated July 6 at 7:31am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,600
21 Temple St Apt 4
Beacon Hill
Boston, MA
Updated July 12 at 9:35am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,400
567 Tremont Street
South End
Boston, MA
Updated July 12 at 3:00am UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,300
65 E India Row
North End
Boston, MA
Updated July 23 at 1:06am UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,000
329 W 4th St
D Street - West Broadway
Boston, MA
Updated July 23 at 1:06am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$4,750
16 Wadsworth St
Allston
Boston, MA
Updated July 23 at 1:06am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$5,400

July 2018 Boston Rent Report

Welcome to the July 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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July 2018 Boston Rent Report

Welcome to the July 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 moderately over the past month

Boston rents have increased 0.3% over the past month, but have been relatively flat in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Boston stand at $1,690 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,090 for a two-bedroom. This is the sixth 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 and national averages, which both stand at 1.4%.

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 7 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 1.8% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
  • Newton has the most expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,330; the city has also seen rent growth of 2.4% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.

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 $2,090 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% 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 (+1.9%), Miami (+1.8%), New York (+1.7%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,180, $1,370, and $2,520 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 $1,690 $2,090 0.3% 0.0%
Lowell $1,230 $1,520 0.0% -1.8%
Cambridge $1,820 $2,250 0.6% 2.0%
Brockton $1,320 $1,630 -0.5% -1.2%
Quincy $1,500 $1,860 0.6% 0.8%
Newton $1,880 $2,330 2.4% 3.8%
Lawrence $1,360 $1,690 0.4% 2.8%
Somerville $1,690 $2,090 0.3% -0.1%
Framingham $1,490 $1,850 -0.4% 0.1%
Haverhill $1,230 $1,520 -1.0% 4.7%
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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.