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285 1 Bedroom Apartments for rent in Brookline, MA

Last updated June 23 at 3:18am UTC
20 Chapel St
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA
Updated June 23 at 2:47am UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,000
35 Vernon St
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA
Updated June 23 at 1:13am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,845
123 Sewall Ave
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA
Updated June 22 at 5:30pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,200
101 Monmouth St Apt 614
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA
Updated June 22 at 10:23am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,700
20 Chapel St Apt C601
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA
Updated June 16 at 10:06am UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,400
32 Winchester St
Washington Square
Brookline, MA
Updated June 12 at 12:12am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,800
77 Pond Ave
Brookline Village
Brookline, MA
Updated June 6 at 9:30am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,550
1748 Beacon St Apt 10
Washington Square
Brookline, MA
Updated May 22 at 12:29pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,350
25 Garrison Rd Apt 4
Washington Square
Brookline, MA
Updated May 18 at 10:43am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,875
1477 Beacon St Apt 33
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA
Updated May 17 at 10:12am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,900
15 University Rd
Washington Square
Brookline, MA
Updated April 27 at 1:48am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,130
1443 Beacon St # 16
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA
Updated June 22 at 10:23am UTC
1 Bedroom
$3,195
91 Harvard Ave
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA
Updated June 19 at 6:01pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,400
60 Longwood Ave
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA
Updated June 15 at 6:04am UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,950

June 2018 Brookline Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2018 Brookline Rent Report. Brookline rents increased 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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June 2018 Brookline Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2018 Brookline Rent Report. Brookline rents increased 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 increase sharply over the past month

Brookline rents have increased 1.2% over the past month, but have remained steady at 0.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Brookline stand at $2,100 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,600 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in March. Brookline's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.7%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

Rents rising across the Boston Metro

While rents have remained steady in the city of Brookline throughout the past year, cities across the metro have seen a different trend. Rents have risen in 8 of of the largest 10 cities in the Boston metro for which we have data. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Lowell has seen rents fall by 0.4% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It also has the least expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,520.
  • Haverhill has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 7.8%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,540, while one-bedrooms go for $1,240.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Brookline

Rent growth in Brookline has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Compared to most large cities across the country, Brookline is less affordable for renters.

  • Brookline's median two-bedroom rent of $2,600 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Brookline.
  • While rents in Brookline remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Atlanta (+2.0%), Los Angeles (+1.9%), San Francisco (+1.5%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,170, $1,750, and $3,070 respectively.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Brookline than most large cities. For example, Philadelphia has a median 2BR rent of $1,170, where Brookline is more than twice 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 $1,680 $2,080 0.4% 0.3%
Lowell $1,230 $1,520 0.1% -0.4%
Cambridge $1,810 $2,240 0.9% 3.1%
Brockton $1,320 $1,640 0.3% 0.4%
Quincy $1,490 $1,850 0.7% 0.0%
Newton $1,840 $2,280 -1.8% 2.2%
Lawrence $1,360 $1,680 0.1% 3.4%
Somerville $1,680 $2,090 0.8% -0.2%
Framingham $1,500 $1,850 -0.8% 0.4%
Haverhill $1,240 $1,540 0.7% 7.8%
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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.