4 Apartments under 1400 for rent in Brookline, MA

Last updated August 14 at 10:34pm UTC
Results within 1 miles of Brookline, MA
Centre Street Apartments
1799 Centre Street
Boston, MA
Updated August 9 at 6:16pm UTC
Studio
$1,350
1 Bedroom
$1,450
2 Bedrooms
$1,700
Results within 5 miles of Brookline, MA
15 Hurd Rd
Cushing Square
Belmont, MA
Updated August 14 at 10:34pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
$995
7 Marcella St #parking
Wellington - Harrington
Cambridge, MA
Updated August 14 at 2:19pm UTC
Studio
$150
365 Beacon St
Back Bay
Boston, MA
Updated August 6 at 6:09am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,050

August 2018 Brookline Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 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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August 2018 Brookline Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 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 1.6% over the past month, and are down moderately by 1.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Brookline stand at $2,090 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,590 for a two-bedroom. Brookline's year-over-year rent growth lags the state and national averages, which both stand at 1.2%.

Rents rising across the Boston Metro

While rent prices have decreased in Brookline over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 8 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.

  • Haverhill has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.6%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,520, while one-bedrooms go for $1,220.
  • Over the past year, Lowell has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.3%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,530, while one-bedrooms go for $1,230.
  • Newton has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,330; rents increased 0.1% over the past month and 2.0% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Brookline

As rents have fallen moderately in Brookline, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Brookline is less affordable for renters.

  • Brookline's median two-bedroom rent of $2,590 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.2% over the past year compared to the 1.8% decline in Brookline.
  • While rents in Brookline fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Atlanta (+1.8%), Los Angeles (+1.3%), and San Francisco (+1.1%).
  • 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 $1,690 $2,100 0.4% 0.5%
Lowell $1,230 $1,530 0.7% -1.3%
Cambridge $1,820 $2,250 0.1% 0.7%
Brockton $1,320 $1,640 0.4% -0.5%
Quincy $1,510 $1,870 0.3% 0.9%
Newton $1,880 $2,330 0.1% 2.0%
Lawrence $1,360 $1,690 -0.1% 1.9%
Somerville $1,690 $2,100 0.3% 0.1%
Framingham $1,510 $1,870 1.5% 1.3%
Haverhill $1,220 $1,520 -0.3% 4.6%
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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:

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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.