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530 Apartments for rent in Boston, MA

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Last updated January 17 at 03:28pm
Wellington Hill
1 Unit Available
140 Wellington Hill 16
140 Wellington Hill Street, Boston, MA
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
650 sqft
140 Wellington Hill #16 - Property Id: 204561 Newly renovated two bedroom apartment. Only hot water is included in the rent. New cabinets, countertops and appliances and updated bathroom. First, full security and agent fee due by tenant.
Last updated January 17 at 03:28pm
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
1 Unit Available
89 Park Dr 25
89 Park Drive, Boston, MA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,975
633 sqft
Unit 25 Available 04/01/20 89 PARK DR #25 - FENWAY - BOSTON - Property Id: 204425 Hardwood Floors Stainless Steel Appliances Pet Friendly Laundry in Building Rent Includes Hot Water, Heat 4/1 Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.
Last updated January 17 at 03:28pm
Commonwealth
1 Unit Available
1157 Commonwealth Ave 6
1157 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
2 Bedrooms
$2,600
Heat/hot water inc, Walk to BU, Near T(Green B) - Property Id: 204386 - Available 9/1/2020 - Heat and hot water included - Near T (Green Line B) - Walk to Boston University - Text/email if you have a question or to schedule a showing Apply at
Last updated January 17 at 03:28pm
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
1 Unit Available
24 Clearway St 7
24 Clearway St, Boston, MA
1 Bedroom
$2,675
400 sqft
Unit 7 Available 05/01/20 24 CLEARWAY ST #7 -BOSTON - FENWAY - Property Id: 204414 Hardwood Floors Stainless Steel Appliances No Pets Washer/Dryer In Unit Rent Includes Hot Water 5/1 Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.
Last updated January 17 at 03:28pm
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
1 Unit Available
124 Park Dr 24
124 Park Drive, Boston, MA
1 Bedroom
$2,650
500 sqft
121 PARK DR #24 - FENWAY - BOSTON - Property Id: 204434 Hardwood Floors Stainless Steel Appliances Pet Friendly Laundry in Building Available NOW Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/properties/204434 Property Id 204434 (RLNE5465553)
Last updated January 17 at 03:28pm
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
1 Unit Available
58 Queensberry St 8
58 Queensberry St, Boston, MA
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
750 sqft
58 QUEENSBERRY ST #8 - FENWAY - BOSTON - Property Id: 204175 AVAILABLE NOW!! HARDWOOD FLOORS LAUNDRY IN BUILDING DISHWASHER CAT OK RENT INCLUDES GAS,HEAT, HOT WATER PARKING AVAILABLE AVAILABLE NOW!!! Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.
Last updated January 17 at 03:28pm
Jeffries Point
1 Unit Available
117 Orleans St 8
117 Orleans St, Boston, MA
2 Bedrooms
$2,350
700 sqft
NEWLY GUT RENOVATED 2 BED, PET FRIENDLY - Property Id: 185975 2 BED UNIT WALKING DISTANCE TO MAVERICK SQUARE. STUDENTS OK, PET FRIENDLY, WASHER/DRYER IN UNIT. GAS HEATING WITH GRANITE COUNTER TOPS.
Last updated January 17 at 03:28pm
Columbia Point
1 Unit Available
17 PLAYSTEAD DRIVE 1
17 Playstead Road, Boston, MA
4 Bedrooms
$4,000
1200 sqft
Unit 1 Available 02/01/20 17 PLAYSTEAD RD - BOSTON - DORCHESTER - Property Id: 204472 HARDWOOD FLOORS STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES GRANITE COUNTER TOPS PRIVATE DECK AVAILABLE 2/1 Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.
Last updated January 17 at 03:28pm
Commonwealth
1 Unit Available
21 Chester St 1
21 Chester St, Boston, MA
3 Bedrooms
$3,400
4 Bedrooms
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Heat/hot water inc, Walk to BU, near T (Green B) - Property Id: 204650 - Available 9/1/2020 - Heat and hot water included - Pet Friendly!!! - Near T (Green Line B) - Walk to Boston University - Text/email if you have a question or to schedule a
Last updated January 17 at 03:28pm
Central Maverick Square - Paris Street
1 Unit Available
61 Lewis St 536
61 Lewis Street, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,689
Perfect Studio in East Boston's Newest Community - Property Id: 166120 Be the first to live in this meticulously designed high end studio apartment! Hardwood floors, sleek finishings with stainless steel appliances, in-unit laundry and more!
Last updated January 17 at 03:28pm
Downtown Boston
1 Unit Available
15 Northern Ave Unit 22
15 Northern Ave, Boston, MA
Studio
$3,075
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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NO BROKER FEE! NO UNDERGRADS! PARKING: $425/MONTH UTILITIES: $100 - $150/MONTH CAT FEE: $45/MONTH DOG FEE: $80/MONTH CREDIT: 650 OR HIGHER (NO EXCEPTIONS) Apartment Features Contemporary chefs kitchens 42 custom flat-panel, soft close cabinets
Last updated January 17 at 03:28pm
D Street - West Broadway
1 Unit Available
200 Pier 4 Blvd Unit 41
200 Pier Four Boulevard, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,900
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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NO BROKER FEE! NO UNDERGRADS! PARKING: $395/MONTH UTILITIES: $100 - $150/MONTH CAT FEE: $50/MONTH DOG FEE: $125/MONTH CREDIT: 650 OR HIGHER (NO EXCEPTIONS) Apartment Features California Closets available European-style cabinetry Granite
Last updated January 17 at 03:28pm
D Street - West Broadway
1 Unit Available
89 Seaport Blvd Unit 17
89 Seaport Boulevard, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,750
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
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NO BROKER FEE! NO UNDERGRADS! PARKING: $465/MONTH UTILITIES: $100 - $150/MONTH CAT FEE: $50/MONTH DOG FEE: $100/MONTH CREDIT: 650 OR HIGHER (NO EXCEPTIONS) Apartment Features Oversized windows Hardwood floors Granite countertops Stainless steel,
Last updated January 17 at 03:28pm
D Street - West Broadway
1 Unit Available
9 Fan Pier Blvd Unit 35
9 Fan Pier Boulevard, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,675
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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NO BROKER FEE! NO UNDERGRADS! PARKING: $425/MONTH UTILITIES: $100 - $150/MONTH CAT FEE: $50/MONTH DOG FEE: $80/MONTH CREDIT: 650 OR HIGHER (NO EXCEPTIONS) Apartment Features Kitchens styled for the foodie - contemporary cabinets, undermount
Last updated January 17 at 03:28pm
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
1 Unit Available
63 Burbank St 10
63 Burbank St, Boston, MA
Studio
$1,850
Walk to Berklee and BU, Near T, Heat/hot water inc - Property Id: 203749 - Available September 1st - Studio close to BU and Northeastern - Heat and hot water included - Text/email if you have questions or to schedule a showing Apply at TurboTenant:
Last updated January 17 at 03:28pm
Commonwealth
1 Unit Available
1325 Commonwealth Ave 21
1325 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
1 Bedroom
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3 Bedrooms
$3,150
Heat/hot water inc, Near T, BU, BC, Bus 66 - Property Id: 203717 - Available 9/1/2020 - Heat and hot water included - Pet friendly - Across street to the T (Green Line B) and bus 66 (goes to Harvard) - Close to Whole Foods - Text/email if you have
Last updated January 17 at 03:28pm
Jamaica Central - South Sumner
1 Unit Available
97 Williams Street 3
97 Williams Street, Boston, MA
2 Bedrooms
$2,250
1000 sqft
Unit 3 Available 02/01/20 Spacious 2 Bedroom 1 bath Jamaica Plain apartment - Property Id: 203634 Spacious 2 bedroom 1 bath, top floor of a three unit property. Private front and rear porches. Freshly painted. Walk in pantry.
Last updated January 17 at 03:28pm
South End
1 Unit Available
460 Harrison Avenue
460 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,850
GORGEOUS modern 2 bed/2 bath in a trendy professionally managed loft style building! This unit is a stunner and convenient to Whole Foods, BSC, BMC, 93 South, Financial District, farmers markets, tons of amazing restaurants and so much more! Cats ok
Last updated January 17 at 03:28pm
Medford Street - The Neck
1 Unit Available
32 Cambridge St
32 Cambridge Street, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,475
533 sqft
Spacious studio with High Ceilings, tons of light! - Property Id: 163725 Move into a never lived in before, brand new industrial-chic loft style studio apartment with huge windows, tons of natural light, sleek and updated finishings and appliances,
Last updated January 17 at 03:28pm
Back Bay
1 Unit Available
261 Commonwealth Ave 2
261 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA
1 Bedroom
$2,950
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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261 COMMONWEALTH AVE #2 - BOSTON - BACK BAY - Property Id: 203256 Renovated three bedroom one bathroom apartment located just outside of Cleveland Circle in Brighton.
Last updated January 17 at 03:28pm
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
1 Unit Available
108 PETERBOROUGH ST. 6S
108 Peterborough St, Boston, MA
2 Bedrooms
$3,550
875 sqft
RENOVATED 2 BEDROOM FENWAY CONDO - Property Id: 201837 Available JANUARY 15. Fenway / Longwood Area. Spacious, Renovated 2 Bedroom Condo. Available Unfurnished or Partially Furnished (At No Extra Charge). 900+ Square Feet of Living Area.
Last updated January 17 at 03:28pm
Central Maverick Square - Paris Street
1 Unit Available
40 East Pier Drive
40 East Pier Drive, Boston, MA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$3,115
744 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Portside - Property Id: 193613 No Fee!! Come home, relax, and put your feet up in this spacious 1Br/1Bth apartment with a full service community that offers everything you would need at your fingertips.
Last updated January 17 at 03:28pm
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
1 Unit Available
107 Queensberry St Apt 9B
107 Queensberry Street, Boston, MA
1 Bedroom
$2,300
2 Bedrooms
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Available 04/01/20 Professionally managed unit includes heat and hot water, and laundry on site. Kitchen is updated with stainless appliances, the unit has hardwood floors and an open concept.
Last updated January 17 at 03:28pm
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
1 Unit Available
451 Park Dr 4C
451 Park Dr, Boston, MA
2 Bedrooms
$3,000
Heat/hot water inc, Walk to BU, near T (Green C) - Property Id: 201193 - Available 9/1/2020 - Heat/hot water included - Walk to BU - Longwood Medical - Text/email if you have questions or to schedule a showing Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.

Average Rent in Boston

Last updated Dec. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Boston is $1,713, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,124.
Studio
$1,502
1 Bed
$1,713
2 Beds
$2,124
3+ Beds
$2,670
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.

January 2020 Boston Rent Report

Welcome to the January 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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January 2020 Boston Rent Report

Welcome to the January 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 declined significantly over the past month

Boston rents have declined 0.4% over the past month, but are up slightly by 1.5% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Boston stand at $1,714 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,125 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in October. Boston's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.1%, 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, 8 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 $1,496; the city has also seen rents fall by 1.4% 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 $2,195, while one-bedrooms go for $1,770.
    • Cambridge has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,309; rents rose 3.2% over the past year but remained flat month-over-month.

    Other large 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 2.1% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.7% in Worcester.
    • Boston's median two-bedroom rent of $2,125 is above the national average of $1,192. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.4% over the past year compared to the 1.5% rise in Boston.
    • While Boston's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including Seattle (+1.8%), DC (+1.6%), and Chicago (+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 $1,179, 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
    $1,710
    $2,120
    -0.4%
    1.5%
    Lowell
    $1,240
    $1,540
    -0.1%
    1.2%
    Cambridge
    $1,860
    $2,310
    0
    3.2%
    Brockton
    $1,210
    $1,500
    -2.3%
    -1.4%
    Quincy
    $1,540
    $1,910
    0
    2.9%
    Newton
    $1,800
    $2,230
    0.2%
    2.8%
    Lawrence
    $1,450
    $1,800
    0.9%
    2.8%
    Somerville
    $1,770
    $2,200
    0.1%
    4.5%
    Framingham
    $1,540
    $1,910
    -0.5%
    2.1%
    Haverhill
    $1,230
    $1,530
    -0.8%
    -0.1%
    Waltham
    $1,760
    $2,180
    0.7%
    2.8%
    Malden
    $1,570
    $1,950
    1.5%
    8.1%
    Brookline
    $2,150
    $2,670
    0.7%
    1.1%
    Medford
    $1,720
    $2,130
    -1.7%
    0.1%
    Revere
    $1,380
    $1,710
    -1.5%
    1.2%
    Peabody
    $1,550
    $1,920
    0.5%
    1.8%
    Salem
    $1,450
    $1,800
    0.1%
    5.6%
    Beverly
    $1,370
    $1,700
    1.4%
    2%
    Marlborough
    $1,330
    $1,660
    -1%
    4.9%
    Woburn
    $1,620
    $2,010
    -0.5%
    2%
    Chelsea
    $1,660
    $2,060
    1.4%
    4.5%
    Melrose
    $1,410
    $1,740
    -3.3%
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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.

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