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1494 Apartments for rent in Boston, MA

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South End
Back Bay
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Last updated August 14 at 02:33 PM
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124 Units Available
Chinatown - Leather District
62 on the Park
62 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,050
419 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,550
507 sqft
An impressive location, modern apartments and first-class tenant services combine to make 62 Boylston Street one of Boston's most convenient locations to experience true city living.
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Last updated August 14 at 02:33 PM
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19 Units Available
Chinatown - Leather District
40 Boylston St
40 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
1 Bedroom
$2,400
455 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,200
838 sqft
An extraordinary opportunity to live on the edge of beautiful Boston Common! The residences at 40 Boylston Street offer all the style and convenience of downtown living.
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Last updated August 14 at 01:45 PM
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43 Units Available
Downtown Boston
One Canal Apartment Homes
1 Canal Sreet, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,296
585 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,785
825 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,779
1148 sqft
Ideally situated apartments in historic district. Excellent links to the rest of Boston. Parking and car charging available. Units feature laundry facilities, walk-in closets, balconies and fireplaces. Rooftop swimming pool and round-the-clock concierge service.
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Last updated August 14 at 01:45 PM
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10 Units Available
Allston
Waverly Apartments
9 Bronsdon St, Boston, MA
2 Bedrooms
$2,376
800 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,095
1025 sqft
Recently renovated units with ceramic tile kitchens, granite counters and a patio/balcony. Parking and laundry available on site. Easy access to I-90. Close to Portsmouth Street Playground.
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121 Units Available
Downtown Boston
Devonshire
1 Devonshire Place, Boston, MA
1 Bedroom
$2,750
803 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,426
1238 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$8,400
2225 sqft
Modern apartments. Curated amenity spaces. Unrivaled customer service. Rising from the heart of the city is Devonshire; a landmark of vibrant living atop downtown Boston.
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Last updated August 14 at 01:37 PM
67 Units Available
Forest Hills - Woodbourne
Velo
3686 Washington Street, Boston, MA
Studio
$1,895
513 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,225
672 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,795
1030 sqft
Take the fast track to Boston, Cambridge, and beyond. Relax in luxury and convenience at home. Velo offers apartment living that’s just your speed—only steps from the Forest Hills station in Jamaica Plain.
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Last updated August 14 at 01:37 PM
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65 Units Available
The Sudbury
100 Sudbury Street, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,880
537 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,759
796 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,230
1145 sqft
There’s a new definition for downtown Boston luxury apartments—The Sudbury. Featuring breath-taking, unprecedented views, The Sudbury soars skyward, offering a new style of living within the vibrant Bulfinch Crossing neighborhood.
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Last updated August 14 at 01:37 PM
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35 Units Available
Medford Street - The Neck
The Harvey
50 Hood Park Drive, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,250
484 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,530
665 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
984 sqft
The Harvey is as unique as you are. Located in Hood Park, the newest neighborhood in Boston, The Harvey is a short subway or bike ride from downtown Boston and Cambridge.
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Last updated August 14 at 01:37 PM
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14 Units Available
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
The Harlo
1350 Boylston St, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,595
475 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,399
721 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,715
1149 sqft
A stylish, urban location featuring private storage, an onsite Hubway station, and concierge service. Dog spa, car charging stations, and an expansive rooftop terrace. Fitness center and bbq area provided.
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72 Units Available
Chinatown - Leather District
The Kensington
665 Washington St, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,616
730 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,813
742 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,103
1149 sqft
Residents love this complex for its Chinatown location close to many of Boston's best restaurants and theaters. Boston Common is a block away, and nearby subway stations give easy access to the city's other attractions.
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17 Units Available
Back Bay
30 Dalton
30 Dalton St, Boston, MA
1 Bedroom
$3,838
780 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$5,300
1182 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$11,099
2362 sqft
1-3 bedroom apartments available in centrally located complex, near I-90, Highway 9, Boston Common, Fenway Park and Green Line MBTA stops. In-unit laundry and air conditioning. Parking available.
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51 Units Available
D Street - West Broadway
Park Lane Seaport
1 Park Ln, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,238
651 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,568
839 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,335
1063 sqft
Located moments away from the Massachusetts Turnpike, this community is a short drive from shopping and dining options. Recently renovated units feature hardwood flooring. Amenities include gym, clubhouse and beautiful view of the waterfront.
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18 Units Available
D Street - West Broadway
Flats on D
411 D St, Boston, MA
Studio
$1,970
461 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,640
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,680
1138 sqft
Short walk gets you to Seaport and South Boston. Pet-friendly studios and 1-3 bedroom apartments with hardwood floors, granite counters, in-unit laundry, patio/balcony. Covered, gated parking. Walk to Silver Line and Convention Center.
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42 Units Available
Downtown Boston
One Greenway
99 Kneeland St, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,617
535 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,652
717 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,066
1163 sqft
Pet-friendly studios and 1-3 bedroom apartments where Leather District, Chinatown and Theater District come together in Boston, MA. Modern kitchens, granite counters, hardwood floors, in-unit laundry, patio/balcony. Fitness center and terrace.
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Last updated August 14 at 01:11 PM
11 Units Available
Allston
83 GARDNER ST
79 Gardner Street, Boston, MA
1 Bedroom
Ask
2 Bedrooms
$3,780
934 sqft
3 Bedrooms
Ask
One of Allston's newest developments, 83 Gardner St. Apartments is located in the historic "Mahogany Row" truly embracing a Victorian-era charm with modernized design. 83 Gardner St.
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Last updated August 14 at 01:11 PM
12 Units Available
Mission Hill
The Longwood
1575 Tremont St, Boston, MA
1 Bedroom
$2,600
775 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,265
1122 sqft
The Longwood offers one and two bedroom apartment homes which boast inspiring views of downtown Boston and the Longwood Medical Area.
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Last updated August 14 at 01:06 PM
18 Units Available
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
MBH Apartments
1126 Boylston Street, Boston, MA
Studio
$1,700
375 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,750
550 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,100
1270 sqft
Located one block from the intersection of Massachusetts Avenue and Boylston Street at the crossroads of the Back Bay and Fenway neighborhoods, the residences at MBH apartments are perfectly situated between two of the most desirable and dynamic
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Last updated August 14 at 01:04 PM
11 Units Available
Oak Square
Dustin Street Apartments
122 Dustin Street, Boston, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,800
725 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,275
1000 sqft
An ideal blend of quality, convenience, and value awaits at Dustin Street Apartments.
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Last updated August 14 at 01:01 PM
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59 Units Available
D Street - West Broadway
100 Pier 4
100 Pier 4 Blvd., Boston, MA
Studio
$2,502
499 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,799
767 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,467
1034 sqft
Rising 21 stories above the Boston Seaport, 100 Pier 4 is the must-have address near downtown.
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Last updated August 14 at 01:01 PM
14 Units Available
Allston
34 Gardner Street Apartments
34 Gardner Street, Boston, MA
Studio
$1,500
392 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,950
604 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
800 sqft
These one- and two-bedroom homes feature spacious floor plans and in-unit dishwashers. Residents have access to 24-hour emergency maintenance services. Brighton Avenue is just a block away.
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Last updated August 14 at 01:01 PM
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29 Units Available
Back Bay
Garrison Square
32 Garrison St, Boston, MA
1 Bedroom
$3,226
787 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,889
1025 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$7,098
1356 sqft
A luxury community in trendy Back Bay. On-site amenities include a rooftop lounge, intimate courtyard gardens and elegant lobby amenities. Apartments feature satin wood flooring, wood-burning fireplaces and a high-end kitchen.
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Last updated August 14 at 01:01 PM
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122 Units Available
South End
345 Harrison Avenue
345 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,449
474 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,759
698 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,015
1019 sqft
Never-lived-in apartment community featuring a sky deck, a resort-style pool, a dog park and an on-site CVS pharmacy. Interiors boast chef's kitchens, keyless entry, in-unit laundry and California closets. Near South End's "Restaurant Row."
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Last updated August 14 at 12:59 PM
17 Units Available
St. Elizabeth's
Washington Heights
127-135 Washington Street, Boston, MA
Studio
$1,500
400 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,750
515 sqft
2 Bedrooms
Ask
Heights Apartments. Where Luxury Meets Living.
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Last updated August 14 at 12:59 PM
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10 Units Available
South End
601 Albany St
601 Albany Street, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,725
565 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,925
744 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,550
1164 sqft
Constructed in 2009 and boasting a desirable South End location close to Boston Medical Center, the Boston University medical campus, and Route 93, the residences at 601 Albany Street offer the very best in city living.

Median Rent in Boston

Last updated Jul. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Boston is $1,690, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,095.
Studio
$1,481
1 Bed
$1,690
2 Beds
$2,095
3+ Beds
$2,633
City GuideBoston
"Boston is actually the capital of the world. You didn't know that? We breed smart-ass, quippy, funny people." (-John Krasinski).

Boston is on the A-list of American History, the site of seminal showdowns in the revolutionary and evolutionary charge for American independence. Go ahead, ask any Bostonian, they'll tell you. After they spend the first 45 minutes talking about the Red Sox. Beantown, as it is called by so many (not one of them a local) is small by world-class standards, but titanic in offerings. Of course one could get by on clam chowder (cream based - mention the other kind and you'll start a fight) and lobster rolls seven days a week, but the restaurant scene is kaleidoscopically magical. The Boston Symphony, The Pops, the Theatre District, the beach, the sports, and the sites are all in remarkably manageable, compact reach. You’ve made a good choice with Boston, let’s get you into an apartment.

Having trouble with Craigslist Boston? Can't find that special apartment for rent on Apartment Finder or Zillow? Apartment List is here to help!

Zakim Bridge crosses the Charles River in Boston

Harvard Yard

What to Expect:

Big complexes with sprawling courtyards, dog parks, and pools? Nope; Bostonians, and even those in neighboring suburbs would scoff at that vision. It’s high rises, duplexes, triplexes, and multi-unit buildings comprising dozens of architectural styles that illuminate the Boston renter's scene. Like many historic cities, these buildings often possess some features that would be considered outdated by many of today's construction standards, but are grandfathered under historic commission rules and/or practical limitations. With such an array of rental choices, policies vary widely. Terms, deposits, pets, and inclusions are anybody's guess and can diverge even within an individual building. Ask, ask again, and then make sure you get it in writing. Bostonians are a colorful folk with a deserved reputation for…let’s just say, “business playfulness”.

Parking: One word of wisdom - fugeddaboutit. If your building includes parking, it's probably going to be for a vehicle that sees the valet more than its owner, so bully for you. The rest of Boston must jostle, cajole, sneak, and strategize for their rare parking pearls. Thus, Boston is one of the nation's premier cities in which to ditch the ride. Between the costs of renting a space, the meters and tickets if you don't, the snow removal, the traffic, and the higher than average automobile user fees (inspection, registration, and that festering little disease called excise tax - a recurring annual charge based on you car's estimated value), and an exceptional and far reaching public transportation system, get rid of it - more money for Sam Adams and steamers.

Boston's Wicked Cool Neighborhoods

Boston is not a large city geographically, but like any major metropolis, it houses a lot of hoods. Home to a (measly) forty-three colleges and universities, you can plan on your neighbors being students, really smart, or both. Using the diminutive downtown as the "hub" (that's the single word real Bostonians call their city) and in basic descending order of price (with as many exceptions as there are politicians with cocktails), here’s a renter’s look at Boston’s historic nabes:

Back Bay: Nestled between the public garden (Boston Common), The Charles, and Kenmore Square, the Back Bay is home to Newbury Street, Boston's most fashionable district. Take a leisurely two-mile stroll from the western outskirts of the Back Bay and you'll reach Brookline, the very tony, upscale "village" where you can expect to pay around $1,750 - $2,500 for a 1 BR apartment. The Fenway and The South End are subsets of the Back Bay and are exciting urban areas with just as much in the way of public transit. Expect to pay around $200 - $700 less for comparably sized apartments.

Charlestown: Possibly Boston's most insular neighborhood. Charlestown steadfastly holds on to its roots in history and is the home to Bunker Hill and The U.S.S. Constitution - the U.S. Navy's oldest commissioned ship. Charlestown wasn't always the most welcoming place but has seen fierce upscale redevelopment in the past two decades. Now Charlestown is a sort of bedroom community to Downtown Boston - which happens to be just about a mile away. $1,700 - $2,400 for a 1 BR.

Beacon Hill: Home to some of Boston's most exclusive addresses. Private parks, gas lamps, wrought iron gates, tree lined streets, and meticulously maintained homes really do exude the "George Washington Slept Here" feel of America's earliest days. Think Epcot meets The American Revolution. $1,600 - $2,200 for a 1 BR.

Cambridge: Harvard, MIT and Squares galore (of both the library lounger and geometric variety – we’re referring mostly to the latter). That's how Cambridge is divided - Harvard Square, Kendall Square, Inman Square, and Central Square. The Cambridge neighborhoods are the most ethnically diverse in all of Boston, with throngs of the world’s brightest students and teachers mingling with one another in America's intellectual Hippodrome. As such, expect the widest variety of food, markets, cultural activities, and languages spoken. $1,600 - $2,200 for a 1 BR. Inman and Central squares are nominally less as they are slightly farther from their respective mega-institutes of higher learning.

South Boston: The home of the best Bawstuhn accents and many legendary and/or infamous members of Boston's political, religious and business realms, South Boston is a tough yet forgiving place. Its roots are mostly Irish, and Southie is supremely proud of that heritage. Churches, corner shops, kids playing in small parks and the iconic working class life you know from the movies – these are the pictures of Southie. These images are quickly changing though as gentrification is having it’s way with Southie at a rate more rapid than in any other Boston ‘hood. $1,500 - $2,100 for a 1 BR. 2 BR apartments here are comparatively more reasonable than most other sections of Boston.

North End: Boston's predominantly Italian neighborhood, where the language can still be heard on street corners and in the dozens upon dozens of Italian specialty shops, cafés, and restaurants. The North End is quaint and is within easy walking distance to Boston's financial district, Faneuil Hall, and City Hall. $900 - $1,100 for a studio (common in the North End), $1,400 - $1,900 for a 1 BR.

East Boston: Located close to the airport with easy access to Massachusetts' North Shore, Eastie has long been the spot where Boston's newest immigrants first settle. This part of the city has less entertainment and dining than the other ‘hoods, but boasts wonderful views of the harbor and skyline as well as some of the most affordable rents in the city. $1,000 - $1,400 for a 1 BR.

Last bits of advice

Until you learn the neighborhoods, don't talk politics, sports, or religion. Once you do, talk away, you're expected to have an opinion - as long as it's the right one.

August 2020 Boston Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2020 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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August 2020 Boston Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2020 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, and are down significantly by 2.6% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Boston stand at $1,690 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,096 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in April. Boston's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of -1.4%, as well as the national average of 0.2%.

    Rents falling across the Boston Metro

    Rent prices have been decreasing not just in Boston over the past year, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities in the Boston metro for which we have data, 7 of them have seen prices drop. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Cambridge has the most expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,246; however, the city has also seen rents fall by 3.5% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
    • Lawrence has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 1.3%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,814, while one-bedrooms go for $1,463.
    • Lowell has the least expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,535; rents grew 0.2% over the past month but decreased 0.8% over the past year.

    Similar cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Boston

    As rents have fallen significantly in Boston, a few other large cities nationwide have also seen prices fall, in some cases substantially. Compared to most similar cities across the country, Boston is less affordable for renters.

    • Although rents across cities in Massachusetts have been slightly on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.4% in Worcester.
    • Boston's median two-bedroom rent of $2,096 is above the national average of $1,193. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While rents in Boston fell significantly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw decreases, including San Francisco (-4.0%), New York (-2.4%), and Atlanta (-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 $1,181, 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 Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Boston
    $1,690
    $2,100
    -0.6%
    -2.6%
    Lowell
    $1,240
    $1,530
    0.2%
    -0.8%
    Cambridge
    $1,810
    $2,250
    -1%
    -3.5%
    Brockton
    $1,250
    $1,550
    0.7%
    -0.6%
    Quincy
    $1,550
    $1,920
    0.5%
    -1.1%
    Newton
    $1,810
    $2,250
    -0.4%
    -1.4%
    Lawrence
    $1,460
    $1,810
    0.2%
    1.3%
    Somerville
    $1,770
    $2,190
    0
    1.1%
    Framingham
    $1,570
    $1,940
    -0.2%
    1.1%
    Haverhill
    $1,250
    $1,550
    -0.4%
    -1.4%
    Waltham
    $1,740
    $2,160
    0.1%
    -3.1%
    Malden
    $1,530
    $1,900
    -0.3%
    2.6%
    Brookline
    $2,180
    $2,700
    -0.3%
    1.9%
    Medford
    $1,680
    $2,090
    -0.3%
    -6.8%
    Revere
    $1,360
    $1,680
    1.8%
    -5.6%
    Peabody
    $1,560
    $1,940
    0.1%
    1.1%
    Salem
    $1,440
    $1,790
    0.4%
    -0.3%
    Beverly
    $1,380
    $1,710
    0.2%
    3%
    Marlborough
    $1,310
    $1,640
    0.1%
    -3.7%
    Woburn
    $1,590
    $1,970
    0.1%
    -2%
    Chelsea
    $1,630
    $2,030
    -0.5%
    -2.1%
    Melrose
    $1,390
    $1,720
    0.3%
    -9.1%
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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:

    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.

    Renter Confidence Survey

    Apartment List has released Boston’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

    "Boston renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "Howe...

    View full Boston Renter Survey

    Here’s how Boston ranks on:

    A
    Overall satisfaction
    A
    Safety and crime rate
    A
    Jobs and career opportunities
    A+
    Recreational activities
    D
    Affordability
    C+
    Quality of schools
    A+
    Social Life
    D
    Weather
    A-
    Commute time
    C+
    State and local taxes
    A+
    Public transit
    B-
    Pet-friendliness

    Overview of Findings

    Apartment List has released Boston’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

    "Boston renters expressed general satisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "However, ratings varied greatly across different categories, indicating that even though renters love Boston, some aspects can be better."

    Key findings in Boston include the following:

    • Boston renters gave their city an A overall.
    • The highest-rated categories for Boston were public transit, social life and recreational activities, which all received A+ grades.
    • The areas of concern to Boston renters are affordability and weather, which both received D grades.
    • Millennial renters are very satisfied with their city, giving it an overall grade of A-.
    • Boston did relatively well compared to other cities in New England, including New York, NY (C+), Philadelphia, PA (C+) and New Haven, CT (D).

    • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

    Renters say:

    • "Boston is a city with a sense of community I haven’t seen anywhere else. It takes a while to make friends with the locals because they’re such a tight group, but it’s a great place." – Jonathan M.
    • "It’s clean, safe, has great restaurants, and is accessible to all of New England." – Nicole C.
    • "Love the culture of the city. It’s very walkable and there’s lots to do. My one dislike is that the city’s too cold!" – Kieran
    • "I love the convenience to everything like bars and transportation. But the cost of rent keeps going up without apartments getting upgraded, and there’s a disappointing lack of dog-friendly places." – Shaun K.

    For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at rentonomics@apartmentlist.com.

    View our national survey results here.

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    How much is rent in Boston?
    In Boston, the median rent is $1,481 for a studio, $1,690 for a 1-bedroom, $2,095 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,633 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Boston, check out our monthly Boston Rent Report.
    What are the most popular neighborhoods in Boston?
    Some of the most popular neighborhoods in Boston include Allston, South End, Back Bay, D Street West Broadway, and Fenway Kenmore Audubon Circle Longwood.
    How pet-friendly is Boston?
    According to our Annual Renter Survey, Boston received a letter grade of B- for pet-friendliness.
    What is the job market like in Boston?
    According to our Annual Renter Survey, Boston received a letter grade of A for satisfaction with jobs and career opportunities.
    How good are the schools in Boston?
    Boston renters gave their city a letter grade of C+ when asked to rate their satisfaction with schools in the area. To see how Boston did in other categories, check out the results of our Annual Renter Survey.
    What is social life like in Boston?
    Boston renters gave their city a letter grade of A+ when asked to rate their satisfaction with social life and dating opportunities. To see how Boston did in other categories, check out the results of our Annual Renter Survey.
    What colleges and universities are located in or around Boston?
    Some of the colleges located in the Boston area include Berklee College of Music, Boston University, Bunker Hill Community College, Emerson College, and Emmanuel College. If you are looking for off-campus housing near your school, follow the links above to see apartment listings in the area.
    What cities do people live in to commute to Boston?
    Some of the nearby cities that people commute to Boston from include Cambridge, Quincy, Lowell, Worcester, and Providence.

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