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Boston Apartments
Last updated March 3 2024 at 1:48 AM

Boston, MA
1,202 Apartments for Rent

Boston Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 692,600
Population Density: 14,328 people/sq mile
Median Age: 33
Percentage of Family Households: 45%
Median Annual Income: $79,283 / year
Median Rent: $1,808 / month

What locals are saying

"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.

Big complexes with sprawling courtyards, dog parks, and pools? Nope; Bostonians, and even those in neighboring suburbs would scoff at that vision

Boston Demographics


How diverse is Boston?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Boston is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Boston are White (43.7%), Hispanic Or Latino (20.5%), Black Or African American (19.2%), Asian (9.5%), Two Or More (6.1%), Other (1%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Boston residents?

The median age in Boston is 33 while the most populous age group of residents is the 25 to 34 group.

How diverse is Boston?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Boston is higher than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Boston are White (43.7%), Hispanic Or Latino (20.5%), Black Or African American (19.2%), Asian (9.5%), Two Or More (6.1%), Other (1%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Boston residents?

The median age in Boston is 33 while the most populous age group of residents is the 25 to 34 group.

Boston Crime


Overall Crime

Below Average
Overall crime in Boston is below average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Above Average
The level of violent crime in Boston is above average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Below Average
The level of property crime in Boston is below average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Boston


Elementary Schools

8 /10
Edward Brooke Charter School
Charter
K-9
Charter
K-9
1,736 Students
8 Reviews
1,736
Students
8 Reviews
7 /10
Boston Collegiate Charter School
Charter
5-12
Charter
5-12
700 Students
7 Reviews
700
Students
7 Reviews
7 /10
Bradley Elementary School
Public
PK-5
Public
PK-5
295 Students
3 Reviews
295
Students
3 Reviews

Middle Schools

9 /10
O'bryant School Math/Science
Public
7-12
Public
7-12
1,562 Students
8 Reviews
1,562
Students
8 Reviews
8 /10
Boston Latin Academy
Public
7-12
Public
7-12
1,781 Students
17 Reviews
1,781
Students
17 Reviews
8 /10
Boston Latin School
Public
7-12
Public
7-12
2,453 Students
27 Reviews
2,453
Students
27 Reviews

High Schools

9 /10
O'bryant School Math/Science
Public
7-12
Public
7-12
1,562 Students
8 Reviews
1,562
Students
8 Reviews
8 /10
Boston Latin Academy
Public
7-12
Public
7-12
1,781 Students
17 Reviews
1,781
Students
17 Reviews
8 /10
Boston Latin School
Public
7-12
Public
7-12
2,453 Students
27 Reviews
2,453
Students
27 Reviews

What Renters Say about Boston


Apartment List has released the results for Boston from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
"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."
77%
Public Transit
75%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
72%
Safety and Crime Rate
69%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
66%
Social Life
61%
Quality of Schools
58%
Pet Friendliness
57%
Commute Time
54%
Dating
38%
Weather
24%
State and Local Taxes
13%
Affordability
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Average rent in Boston, Massachusetts

City Guide
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Boston is $3,382, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $4,272. Rent rates updated 3 days ago
* Averages are based on the rental prices of properties listed on Apartment List
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Find an apartment for rent in Boston, MA


Searching for an apartment for rent in Boston, MA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 1,202 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Boston. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Boston is $2,829 for a studio, $3,382 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $4,272 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Boston apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Boston, MA apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Boston?

In Boston, the average rent is $2,829 for a studio, $3,382 for a 1-bedroom, $4,272 for a 2-bedroom, and $4,454 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Boston, check out our monthly Boston Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Boston?

You can filter cheap apartments in Boston by price: under $1,200, under $1,400, under $1,500, under $1,700.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Boston?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Boston apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Boston?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Boston.

How can I find off-campus housing in Boston?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Boston. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Berklee College of Music, Boston University, Northeastern University, and Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network.