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137 Apartments for rent in Brookline, MA

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Check out 137 verified apartments for rent in Brookline, MA with rents starting as low as $800. Some apartments for rent in Brookline might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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Auburn Harris Courtyard
37 Auburn Street, Brookline, MA
Coolidge Corner
1 Bedroom
$2,595
758 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,700
1109 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:42 AM
Emerson Garden and Village Watch Center are both convenient to this community. Apartments include heat and hot water, hardwood flooring and additional storage space. The property is controlled-access and has a courtyard and on-site laundry.
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16 Units Available
Beacon Fairbanks Manor
1539 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA
Coolidge Corner
Studio
$1,890
277 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,025
445 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,580
615 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:42 AM
Just seconds from Washington Square and Griggs Park, this community offers residents on-site laundry, 24-hour maintenance and online payment options. Apartments include free heat and hot water, internet access and hardwood flooring.
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6 Units Available
Green Street
15 Green Street, Brookline, MA
Coolidge Corner
1 Bedroom
$1,880
507 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,995
605 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:42 AM
Residents of this pet-friendly community have on-site parking, 24-hour maintenance and easy access to public transportation. Apartments include hardwood flooring, free heating and patios/balconies. Property is also convenient to Coolidge Corner Theater and Knyvet Square.
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10 Units Available
St. Paul Gardens
70 Saint Paul Street, Brookline, MA
Coolidge Corner
1 Bedroom
$2,625
493 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,025
740 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:41 AM
Convenient to Parsons Field, Landmark Center and Emmanuel College, this community offers residents on-site laundry, controlled-access, online payment options and Zip Car access. Apartments include hardwood flooring, cable and a full range of appliances.
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13 Units Available
Harvard Terrace
40 Harvard Avenue, Brookline, MA
Coolidge Corner
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,295
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,885
740 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:41 AM
This property provides residents with an on-site courtyard, laundry facilities and access to Zip Car. Apartments have hardwood flooring, free heat and dishwashers. Community is convenient to Linden Park and the Stop & Shop.
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Hamilton Road Apartments
26 Hamilton Road, Brookline, MA
Coolidge Corner
4 Bedrooms
$3,700
1540 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 09:56 PM
The residences at 24-26 Hamilton Road offer a very rare four-bedroom layout with equal sized bedrooms. In addition to their spacious bedrooms, each apartment features two full bathrooms, a large living room, eat-in kitchen and a porch/sun.
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110 Babcock Street
110 Babcock Street, Brookline, MA
Coolidge Corner
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,000
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
814 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 09:56 PM
Proximity, comfort, and convenience define the residences at 110 Babcock and 53-63 Parkman Streets.
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1443 Beacon Street
1443 Beacon St, Brookline, MA
Coolidge Corner
1 Bedroom
$2,895
740 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,195
947 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 22 at 12:42 AM
This luxury apartment community provides residents with a fitness center, pool, sundeck and underground parking. Apartment features include hardwood flooring granite countertops and fireplaces. Just a short drive to Coolidge Corner Theater and Griggs Park.
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Hampton Court
1223 Beacon St, Brookline, MA
Coolidge Corner
Studio
$1,545
299 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,995
551 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,580
748 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:42 AM
Just a short drive to Longwood Mall and Landmark Center, this community features controlled access, on-site parking and access to Zip Car. Apartments have heat included along with tile flooring and full range of appliances.
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Longwood Towers
20 Chapel St, Brookline, MA
Coolidge Corner
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,795
768 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,895
1152 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:42 AM
Units feature Energy Star Appliances, fresh renovations, and more. Community includes 24-hour maintenance, easy access to walkable amenities, and rolling green landscaping. Located close to the Green Line T stop and Longwood Medical.
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222-230 Babcock Street Apartments
230 Babcock Street, Brookline, MA
Coolidge Corner
Studio
$1,700
408 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,200
556 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
700 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:30 AM
Modern garden-style homes with hardwood floors, spacious closets and air conditioning. Residents have access to on-site laundry and free parking. Ten minutes away from Commonwealth Avenue.
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1111 Beacon St. Apartments
1111 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA
Coolidge Corner
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$3,300
850 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 06:26 PM
With on-site amenities including 24-hour security and a prime location between Coolidge Corner & Kenmore Square, the residences at 1111 Beacon Street offer the ultimate blend of luxury and convenience.
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Avalon at Chestnut Hill
160 Boylston St, Brookline, MA
Brookline Village
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,640
1168 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,170
1322 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 12:10 PM
Handsome apartments with elegant interiors, hardwood floors and in-unit laundry. Less than 10 miles outside Boston. 24-hour fitness center, playground and pool. Furnished units available!
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Freeman / Saint Paul Apartments
283 Saint Paul Street, Brookline, MA
Coolidge Corner
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,250
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,700
825 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:17 AM
Located in Greater Boston, next to Knyvet Square Park, these homes feature modern kitchens and high-speed internet. Common amenities include on-site laundry and parking space.
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Dexter Park
175 Freeman St, Brookline, MA
Coolidge Corner
1 Bedroom
$2,050
589 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
818 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,250
1170 sqft
Last updated September 22 at 12:37 AM
If your ideal living environment encompasses a mixture of urban and suburban surroundings, the homes at Dexter Park are exactly what you need.
1 Unit Available
31 Sherman
31 Sherman Road, Brookline, MA
South Brookline
2 Bedrooms
$2,727
950 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 10:50 PM
This unit is located in the beautiful Hancock Village in Chestnut Hill. This renovated unit has so many features that you will enjoy! Only 15 minutes from the Longwood medical area.
1 Unit Available
37 sherman
37 Sherman Road, Brookline, MA
South Brookline
2 Bedrooms
$3,050
912 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 10:50 PM
This unit is located in the beautiful Hancock Village in Chestnut Hill. This renovated Arlington unit has so many features that you will enjoy! Only 15 minutes from the Longwood medical area.
1 Unit Available
27 Parkman
27 Parkman Street, Brookline, MA
Coolidge Corner
2 Bedrooms
$2,250
840 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 10:50 PM
**UPDATED TWO-BEDROOM UNITS IN FABULOUS BUILDING ONE-BLOCK FROM BEACON ST/MBTA, TWO BLOCKS TO COOLIDGE CORNER. QUIET NEIGHBORHOOD ON TREE-LINED STREET.
1 Unit Available
281 Walnut St.
281 Walnut Street, Brookline, MA
Brookline Village
4 Bedrooms
$4,500
2500 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 10:50 PM
No detail was lost on this impeccable renovation. Light-filled custom 2-family home. New windows, insulation, heating, plumbing, electrical, etc..All new high-end appliances; w/d in unit.
1 Unit Available
139 Winthrop Rd.
139 Winthrop Road, Brookline, MA
Washington Square
1 Bedroom
$2,500
1000 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 21 at 10:50 PM
Terms: One year lease
1 Unit Available
222 Freeman
222 Freeman Street, Brookline, MA
Coolidge Corner
3 Bedrooms
$4,150
1000 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 10:50 PM
Terms: One year lease
1 Unit Available
147 Brook St.
147 Brook Street, Brookline, MA
Brookline Village
4 Bedrooms
$3,975
1300 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 10:50 PM
A spacious and sunny 4 bedroom/ 2 bath in Brookline Village. Spacious 4 bedroom plus in Brookline Village loaded with character and light. Spacious bedrooms with plentiful storage. Big open kitchen with a convenient built in breakfast banquet.
1 Unit Available
15 Francis St.
15 Francis St, Brookline, MA
Coolidge Corner
Studio
$1,725
404 sqft
1 Bedroom
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Last updated September 21 at 10:50 PM
Large partly furnished studio condo for rent with sliders to private patio. New laminate floors!Fantastic location near Longwood Medical Area. Steps to Longwood T stop and walk to Coolidge Corner ! Heat and hot water included.
1 Unit Available
15 Alton Ct.
15 Alton Court, Brookline, MA
Coolidge Corner
1 Bedroom
$2,000
600 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 10:50 PM
Terms: One year lease
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How much is rent in Brookline?
In Brookline, the median rent is $1,893 for a studio, $2,159 for a 1-bedroom, $2,678 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,365 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Brookline, check out our monthly Brookline Rent Report.
How much is rent in Brookline?
In Brookline, the median rent is $1,893 for a studio, $2,159 for a 1-bedroom, $2,678 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,365 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Brookline, check out our monthly Brookline Rent Report.
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How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Brookline properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Brookline properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
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How can I find off-campus housing in Brookline?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Brookline. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Becker College, Hult International Business School, Berklee College of Music, Boston College, and Boston University.
How can I find off-campus housing in Brookline?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Brookline. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Becker College, Hult International Business School, Berklee College of Music, Boston College, and Boston University.

Median Rent in Brookline

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Brookline is $2,159, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,678.
Studio
$1,893
1 Bed
$2,159
2 Beds
$2,678
3+ Beds
$3,365
City GuideBrookline
"I’m rich and smart, my home is charming, sense of irony well-honed. I buy used books and Britas, I snack on nuts and wine." (Jonathan Coulton, "Brookline")
"I’m rich and smart, my home is charming, sense of irony well-honed. I buy used books and Britas, I snack on nuts and wine." (Jonathan Coulton, "Brookline")

Overlooking Boston, Brookline, Massachusetts has spent much of its history fighting tooth and nail against attempts to merge with its much larger (and much less refined!) neighbor, a stubbornness that has allowed it to keep its own unique history and develop its own identity. Brookline founded the first private golf club in America in 1882, which helped form the United States Golf Association. JFK was also born and baptized in Brookline. Brookline is also known for its beautiful parks, where residents like to sit back and relax after a hectic day -- when Massachusetts thaws out from winter, that is.

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

Renting a Home in Brookline

The majority of people living in Brookline actually work in Boston, but prefer the feeling of the town life to the bustling city. This has led to a unique housing situation compared to many towns of similar size. Whereas most towns have a lot of single family homes, there are a huge number of apartments in Brookline -- from high-rises to small complexes. So you'll have a lot of choices when trying to find an apartment rental in the area, and you can have as many bedrooms as your heart (and roommates) desires.

The most important thing to consider when planning to get an apartment of any size in Brookline is money. Even by Massachusetts standards, Brookline costs you a hefty heap of dollars (or, in native-speak, "dollahs"). In return, you get lots of trendy shops and restaurants, top-of-the-line services, and you're within spitting distance of Boston. Brookline residents say it's all worth it, but be prepared to shell out some serious dough.

Great apartments are hard to come by, so be sure to have all your paperwork in order before you begin your search--you may need to pounce. Referrals from your employer, last landlord, and any important individuals you may know are necessary (got any senators in your contact list?). Proof of employment, credit checks, pay stubs, and bank statements are also essential in all but the cheapest rentals. Think of it as getting an impromptu audit.

Renting a Home in Brookline
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The majority of people living in Brookline actually work in Boston, but prefer the feeling of the town life to the bustling city. This has led to a unique housing situation compared to many towns of similar size. Whereas most towns have a lot of single family homes, there are a huge number of apartments in Brookline -- from high-rises to small complexes. So you'll have a lot of choices when trying to find an apartment rental in the area, and you can have as many bedrooms as your heart (and roommates) desires.

The most important thing to consider when planning to get an apartment of any size in Brookline is money. Even by Massachusetts standards, Brookline costs you a hefty heap of dollars (or, in native-speak, "dollahs"). In return, you get lots of trendy shops and restaurants, top-of-the-line services, and you're within spitting distance of Boston. Brookline residents say it's all worth it, but be prepared to shell out some serious dough.

Great apartments are hard to come by, so be sure to have all your paperwork in order before you begin your search--you may need to pounce. Referrals from your employer, last landlord, and any important individuals you may know are necessary (got any senators in your contact list?). Proof of employment, credit checks, pay stubs, and bank statements are also essential in all but the cheapest rentals. Think of it as getting an impromptu audit.

Choosing a Neighborhood

Frankly, all of Brookline is nice, but some places are nicer than others, and some areas are more affordable. Here's a brief description of the various 'hoods, with relative price ratings.

Saint Paul Street: Situated in north Brookline, this is the best of the best, filled with high-rise apartments. If you can get a place here, you know you're on top, regardless of what floor you end up on. $$$$$

Westbrook Village: A fairly stable part of town filled with single family homes. Renting a 3 bedroom home or a small studio home (1 to 2 bedrooms) is possible, but there isn't an apartment as far as the eye can see. $$$$

Hellenic College: Filled with historic houses, this old neighborhood is a fantastic snapshot of old style architecture. $$$

Boylston St.: This is the most renter-friendly place in Brookline, with low-rises full of 1 to 2 bedroom apartments. $

Brookline Village: Another affordable neighborhood, Brookline Village always has a few empty units at the small apartment complexes and high-rise apartments that make up the community. $$

Choosing a Neighborhood
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Frankly, all of Brookline is nice, but some places are nicer than others, and some areas are more affordable. Here's a brief description of the various 'hoods, with relative price ratings.

Saint Paul Street: Situated in north Brookline, this is the best of the best, filled with high-rise apartments. If you can get a place here, you know you're on top, regardless of what floor you end up on. $$$$$

Westbrook Village: A fairly stable part of town filled with single family homes. Renting a 3 bedroom home or a small studio home (1 to 2 bedrooms) is possible, but there isn't an apartment as far as the eye can see. $$$$

Hellenic College: Filled with historic houses, this old neighborhood is a fantastic snapshot of old style architecture. $$$

Boylston St.: This is the most renter-friendly place in Brookline, with low-rises full of 1 to 2 bedroom apartments. $

Brookline Village: Another affordable neighborhood, Brookline Village always has a few empty units at the small apartment complexes and high-rise apartments that make up the community. $$

Life in Brookline

Brookline residents tout the peace and quiet of their hometown. But, because of its rich community -- filled with highly educated people and lots of big-city professionals -- it is also a place to connect, learn, and have fun. There are many options for recreation and entertainment in the area, including sports clubs, fancy restaurants, stylish boutiques, and trendy nightclubs.

For people who are more into relaxing than living it up, Brookline is filled with parks, cafes, historical sites, art galleries, and other more sedate activities to fill up your time.

Brookline is often considered one of the best places to live in the entire Northeast. If you can put the price aside, it's a rich and dynamic community to join.

Life in Brookline
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Brookline residents tout the peace and quiet of their hometown. But, because of its rich community -- filled with highly educated people and lots of big-city professionals -- it is also a place to connect, learn, and have fun. There are many options for recreation and entertainment in the area, including sports clubs, fancy restaurants, stylish boutiques, and trendy nightclubs.

For people who are more into relaxing than living it up, Brookline is filled with parks, cafes, historical sites, art galleries, and other more sedate activities to fill up your time.

Brookline is often considered one of the best places to live in the entire Northeast. If you can put the price aside, it's a rich and dynamic community to join.

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City GuideBrookline
"I’m rich and smart, my home is charming, sense of irony well-honed. I buy used books and Britas, I snack on nuts and wine." (Jonathan Coulton, "Brookline")
"I’m rich and smart, my home is charming, sense of irony well-honed. I buy used books and Britas, I snack on nuts and wine." (Jonathan Coulton, "Brookline")

Overlooking Boston, Brookline, Massachusetts has spent much of its history fighting tooth and nail against attempts to merge with its much larger (and much less refined!) neighbor, a stubbornness that has allowed it to keep its own unique history and develop its own identity. Brookline founded the first private golf club in America in 1882, which helped form the United States Golf Association. JFK was also born and baptized in Brookline. Brookline is also known for its beautiful parks, where residents like to sit back and relax after a hectic day -- when Massachusetts thaws out from winter, that is.

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

Renting a Home in Brookline

The majority of people living in Brookline actually work in Boston, but prefer the feeling of the town life to the bustling city. This has led to a unique housing situation compared to many towns of similar size. Whereas most towns have a lot of single family homes, there are a huge number of apartments in Brookline -- from high-rises to small complexes. So you'll have a lot of choices when trying to find an apartment rental in the area, and you can have as many bedrooms as your heart (and roommates) desires.

The most important thing to consider when planning to get an apartment of any size in Brookline is money. Even by Massachusetts standards, Brookline costs you a hefty heap of dollars (or, in native-speak, "dollahs"). In return, you get lots of trendy shops and restaurants, top-of-the-line services, and you're within spitting distance of Boston. Brookline residents say it's all worth it, but be prepared to shell out some serious dough.

Great apartments are hard to come by, so be sure to have all your paperwork in order before you begin your search--you may need to pounce. Referrals from your employer, last landlord, and any important individuals you may know are necessary (got any senators in your contact list?). Proof of employment, credit checks, pay stubs, and bank statements are also essential in all but the cheapest rentals. Think of it as getting an impromptu audit.

Renting a Home in Brookline
+

The majority of people living in Brookline actually work in Boston, but prefer the feeling of the town life to the bustling city. This has led to a unique housing situation compared to many towns of similar size. Whereas most towns have a lot of single family homes, there are a huge number of apartments in Brookline -- from high-rises to small complexes. So you'll have a lot of choices when trying to find an apartment rental in the area, and you can have as many bedrooms as your heart (and roommates) desires.

The most important thing to consider when planning to get an apartment of any size in Brookline is money. Even by Massachusetts standards, Brookline costs you a hefty heap of dollars (or, in native-speak, "dollahs"). In return, you get lots of trendy shops and restaurants, top-of-the-line services, and you're within spitting distance of Boston. Brookline residents say it's all worth it, but be prepared to shell out some serious dough.

Great apartments are hard to come by, so be sure to have all your paperwork in order before you begin your search--you may need to pounce. Referrals from your employer, last landlord, and any important individuals you may know are necessary (got any senators in your contact list?). Proof of employment, credit checks, pay stubs, and bank statements are also essential in all but the cheapest rentals. Think of it as getting an impromptu audit.

Choosing a Neighborhood

Frankly, all of Brookline is nice, but some places are nicer than others, and some areas are more affordable. Here's a brief description of the various 'hoods, with relative price ratings.

Saint Paul Street: Situated in north Brookline, this is the best of the best, filled with high-rise apartments. If you can get a place here, you know you're on top, regardless of what floor you end up on. $$$$$

Westbrook Village: A fairly stable part of town filled with single family homes. Renting a 3 bedroom home or a small studio home (1 to 2 bedrooms) is possible, but there isn't an apartment as far as the eye can see. $$$$

Hellenic College: Filled with historic houses, this old neighborhood is a fantastic snapshot of old style architecture. $$$

Boylston St.: This is the most renter-friendly place in Brookline, with low-rises full of 1 to 2 bedroom apartments. $

Brookline Village: Another affordable neighborhood, Brookline Village always has a few empty units at the small apartment complexes and high-rise apartments that make up the community. $$

Choosing a Neighborhood
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Frankly, all of Brookline is nice, but some places are nicer than others, and some areas are more affordable. Here's a brief description of the various 'hoods, with relative price ratings.

Saint Paul Street: Situated in north Brookline, this is the best of the best, filled with high-rise apartments. If you can get a place here, you know you're on top, regardless of what floor you end up on. $$$$$

Westbrook Village: A fairly stable part of town filled with single family homes. Renting a 3 bedroom home or a small studio home (1 to 2 bedrooms) is possible, but there isn't an apartment as far as the eye can see. $$$$

Hellenic College: Filled with historic houses, this old neighborhood is a fantastic snapshot of old style architecture. $$$

Boylston St.: This is the most renter-friendly place in Brookline, with low-rises full of 1 to 2 bedroom apartments. $

Brookline Village: Another affordable neighborhood, Brookline Village always has a few empty units at the small apartment complexes and high-rise apartments that make up the community. $$

Life in Brookline

Brookline residents tout the peace and quiet of their hometown. But, because of its rich community -- filled with highly educated people and lots of big-city professionals -- it is also a place to connect, learn, and have fun. There are many options for recreation and entertainment in the area, including sports clubs, fancy restaurants, stylish boutiques, and trendy nightclubs.

For people who are more into relaxing than living it up, Brookline is filled with parks, cafes, historical sites, art galleries, and other more sedate activities to fill up your time.

Brookline is often considered one of the best places to live in the entire Northeast. If you can put the price aside, it's a rich and dynamic community to join.

Life in Brookline
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Brookline residents tout the peace and quiet of their hometown. But, because of its rich community -- filled with highly educated people and lots of big-city professionals -- it is also a place to connect, learn, and have fun. There are many options for recreation and entertainment in the area, including sports clubs, fancy restaurants, stylish boutiques, and trendy nightclubs.

For people who are more into relaxing than living it up, Brookline is filled with parks, cafes, historical sites, art galleries, and other more sedate activities to fill up your time.

Brookline is often considered one of the best places to live in the entire Northeast. If you can put the price aside, it's a rich and dynamic community to join.

Rent Report
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September 2020 Brookline Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Brookline Rent Report. Brookline rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Brookline rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Brookline rents decline sharply over the past month

Brookline rents have declined 0.8% over the past month, but have increased moderately by 2.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Brookline stand at $2,160 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,678 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in May. Brookline's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -1.5%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents falling across the Boston Metro

    While rents prices have increased in Brookline over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Boston metro, 7 of them have seen prices fall. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Over the past year, Cambridge has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 4.2%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,224, while one-bedrooms go for $1,794.
    • Lawrence has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,824, while one-bedrooms go for $1,471.
    • Lowell has the least expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,537; rents were up 0.1% over the past month but fell 1.2% over the past year.
    • Newton has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,227; rents decreased 0.8% over the past month and 1.0% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Brookline

    As rents have increased moderately in Brookline, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Brookline is less affordable for renters.

    • Although rents across cities in Massachusetts have been moderately on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.0% in Worcester.
    • Brookline's median two-bedroom rent of $2,678 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.

    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
    $1,680
    $2,080
    -0.7%
    -3.1%
    Lowell
    $1,240
    $1,540
    0.1%
    -1.2%
    Cambridge
    $1,790
    $2,220
    -1%
    -4.2%
    Brockton
    $1,250
    $1,550
    0.4%
    -2.5%
    Quincy
    $1,550
    $1,920
    0
    -1.4%
    Newton
    $1,800
    $2,230
    -0.8%
    -1%
    Lawrence
    $1,470
    $1,820
    0.5%
    2.9%
    Somerville
    $1,750
    $2,170
    -1%
    0.3%
    Framingham
    $1,570
    $1,950
    0.3%
    1.1%
    Haverhill
    $1,250
    $1,550
    0.4%
    -1.3%
    Waltham
    $1,750
    $2,170
    0.5%
    -2%
    Malden
    $1,520
    $1,890
    -0.4%
    2%
    Brookline
    $2,160
    $2,680
    -0.8%
    2.2%
    Medford
    $1,670
    $2,070
    -0.9%
    -9.1%
    Revere
    $1,370
    $1,700
    0.8%
    -6%
    Peabody
    $1,570
    $1,950
    0.7%
    3.6%
    Salem
    $1,460
    $1,810
    1.2%
    1.3%
    Beverly
    $1,380
    $1,710
    0.2%
    4.9%
    Marlborough
    $1,310
    $1,640
    0.2%
    -3.7%
    Woburn
    $1,590
    $1,970
    0
    -1%
    Chelsea
    $1,640
    $2,030
    0.4%
    0
    Melrose
    $1,400
    $1,740
    1.1%
    -9.9%
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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.

    Read More

    September 2020 Brookline Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Brookline Rent Report. Brookline rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Brookline rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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    September 2020 Brookline Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Brookline Rent Report. Brookline rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Brookline rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

    Brookline rents decline sharply over the past month

    Brookline rents have declined 0.8% over the past month, but have increased moderately by 2.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Brookline stand at $2,160 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,678 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in May. Brookline's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -1.5%, as well as the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents falling across the Boston Metro

      While rents prices have increased in Brookline over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Boston metro, 7 of them have seen prices fall. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

      • Over the past year, Cambridge has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 4.2%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $2,224, while one-bedrooms go for $1,794.
      • Lawrence has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 2.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,824, while one-bedrooms go for $1,471.
      • Lowell has the least expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,537; rents were up 0.1% over the past month but fell 1.2% over the past year.
      • Newton has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,227; rents decreased 0.8% over the past month and 1.0% over the past year.

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Brookline

      As rents have increased moderately in Brookline, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Brookline is less affordable for renters.

      • Although rents across cities in Massachusetts have been moderately on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.0% in Worcester.
      • Brookline's median two-bedroom rent of $2,678 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.

      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
      $1,680
      $2,080
      -0.7%
      -3.1%
      Lowell
      $1,240
      $1,540
      0.1%
      -1.2%
      Cambridge
      $1,790
      $2,220
      -1%
      -4.2%
      Brockton
      $1,250
      $1,550
      0.4%
      -2.5%
      Quincy
      $1,550
      $1,920
      0
      -1.4%
      Newton
      $1,800
      $2,230
      -0.8%
      -1%
      Lawrence
      $1,470
      $1,820
      0.5%
      2.9%
      Somerville
      $1,750
      $2,170
      -1%
      0.3%
      Framingham
      $1,570
      $1,950
      0.3%
      1.1%
      Haverhill
      $1,250
      $1,550
      0.4%
      -1.3%
      Waltham
      $1,750
      $2,170
      0.5%
      -2%
      Malden
      $1,520
      $1,890
      -0.4%
      2%
      Brookline
      $2,160
      $2,680
      -0.8%
      2.2%
      Medford
      $1,670
      $2,070
      -0.9%
      -9.1%
      Revere
      $1,370
      $1,700
      0.8%
      -6%
      Peabody
      $1,570
      $1,950
      0.7%
      3.6%
      Salem
      $1,460
      $1,810
      1.2%
      1.3%
      Beverly
      $1,380
      $1,710
      0.2%
      4.9%
      Marlborough
      $1,310
      $1,640
      0.2%
      -3.7%
      Woburn
      $1,590
      $1,970
      0
      -1%
      Chelsea
      $1,640
      $2,030
      0.4%
      0
      Melrose
      $1,400
      $1,740
      1.1%
      -9.9%
      See More

      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.