86 Apartments under 1600 for rent in Brookline, MA

Last updated November 25 at 9:43am UTC
Results within 1 miles of Brookline, MA
65 Strathmore Rd Apt 33
Commonwealth
Boston, MA
Updated November 4 at 1:11pm UTC
Studio
$1,595
138 Chiswick Rd
St. Elizabeth's
Boston, MA
Updated November 24 at 5:15pm UTC
Studio
$1,550
1615 Commonwealth Avenue
St. Elizabeth's
Boston, MA
Updated November 25 at 9:43am UTC
Studio
$1,550
1629 Commonwealth Avenue
St. Elizabeth's
Boston, MA
Updated November 24 at 5:14pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,525
1455 Commonwealth Avenue
St. Elizabeth's
Boston, MA
Updated November 24 at 5:14pm UTC
Studio
$1,500
2 Ayr Rd
Commonwealth
Boston, MA
Updated November 25 at 9:43am UTC
Studio
$1,475
1330 Commonwealth Avenue
Allston
Boston, MA
Updated November 24 at 5:14pm UTC
Studio
$1,400
64 Brighton Ave # 20
Commonwealth
Boston, MA
Updated November 15 at 11:39am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,550
97 Chester St
Allston
Boston, MA
Updated November 25 at 9:43am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,450
46 S Huntington Ave Apt 2
Mission Hill
Boston, MA
Updated October 30 at 10:41am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,550
97 Chester St
Allston
Boston, MA
Updated November 24 at 5:14pm UTC
Studio
$1,525
168 North Beacon St Apt 3
Oak Square
Boston, MA
Updated November 16 at 12:12pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,450
Results within 5 miles of Brookline, MA
19 Beechcroft St
Oak Square
Boston, MA
Updated November 24 at 5:17pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,500
979 Chestnut St # B
Newton Upper Falls
Newton, MA
Updated November 23 at 12:21pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,500
30 Beechcroft St Apt 3
Oak Square
Boston, MA
Updated November 16 at 12:23pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,425
144 Bremen St
Jeffries Point
Boston, MA
Updated October 27 at 1:58am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,495
17 Keswick St Apt 6
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
Boston, MA
Updated October 25 at 10:08am UTC
Studio
$1,525
319 Allston St
Commonwealth
Boston, MA
Updated November 18 at 2:05am UTC
Studio
$1,460
23 Bradlee St
Codman Square - East Codman Hill
Boston, MA
Updated September 29 at 6:51pm UTC
Studio
$700
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November 2017 Brookline Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 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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November 2017 Brookline Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 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 declined over the past month

Brookline rents have declined 0.7% over the past month, and are down moderately by 0.8% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Brookline stand at $2,090 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,600 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in July. Brookline's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.7%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

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.

  • Brookline has the most expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,600; however, the city has also seen rents fall by 0.8% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
  • Haverhill has the least expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,470; additionally, the city has seen rent growth of 0.7% over the past month, the fastest in the metro.

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 $2,600 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 0.8% decline in Brookline.
  • While rents in Brookline fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Seattle (+4.2%), Los Angeles (+3.9%), and Baltimore (+2.5%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Brookline than most large cities. For example, Philadelphia has a median 2BR rent of $1,160, 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% 1.3%
Lowell $1,210 $1,500 -1.0% 1.9%
Cambridge $1,780 $2,200 -1.4% -0.2%
Quincy $1,500 $1,860 -0.3% 3.8%
Somerville $1,650 $2,050 -3.0% 3.2%
Framingham $1,500 $1,870 -0.3% 2.4%
Haverhill $1,180 $1,470 0.7% 3.7%
Waltham $1,660 $2,060 -0.8% 0.9%
Brookline $2,090 $2,600 -0.7% -0.8%
Marlborough $1,200 $1,500 -0.7% 1.1%

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.