87 Apartments under 1600 for rent in Cambridge, MA

Last updated November 25 at 2:45am UTC
Results within 1 miles of Cambridge, MA
1330 Commonwealth Avenue
Allston
Boston, MA
Updated November 24 at 5:14pm UTC
Studio
$1,400
168 North Beacon St Apt 3
Oak Square
Boston, MA
Updated November 16 at 12:12pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,450
97 Chester St
Allston
Boston, MA
Updated November 25 at 1:31am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,450
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 24 at 5:14pm UTC
Studio
$1,525
17 Keswick St Apt 6
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
Boston, MA
Updated October 25 at 10:08am UTC
Studio
$1,525
Results within 5 miles of Cambridge, MA
144 Bremen St
Jeffries Point
Boston, MA
Updated October 27 at 1:58am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,495
46 S Huntington Ave Apt 2
Mission Hill
Boston, MA
Updated October 30 at 10:41am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,550
2 Ayr Rd
Commonwealth
Boston, MA
Updated November 25 at 1:31am UTC
Studio
$1,475
9 Williams
Lower Roxbury
Boston, MA
Updated October 31 at 2:41am UTC
Studio
$1,500
138 Chiswick Rd
St. Elizabeth's
Boston, MA
Updated November 24 at 5:15pm UTC
Studio
$1,550
70 Garland Rd
Newton Highlands
Newton, MA
Updated November 9 at 2:04am UTC
Studio
$1,285
1 Lawrence Road
West Revere
Revere, MA
Updated November 8 at 11:31am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,350
1455 Commonwealth Avenue
St. Elizabeth's
Boston, MA
Updated November 24 at 5:14pm UTC
Studio
$1,500
30 Beechcroft St Apt 3
Oak Square
Boston, MA
Updated November 16 at 12:23pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,425
65 Strathmore Rd Apt 33
Commonwealth
Boston, MA
Updated November 4 at 1:11pm UTC
Studio
$1,595
1629 Commonwealth Avenue
St. Elizabeth's
Boston, MA
Updated November 24 at 5:14pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,525
23 Bradlee St
Codman Square - East Codman Hill
Boston, MA
Updated September 29 at 6:51pm UTC
Studio
$700
35 Prospect St. Unit 305
Downtown Woburn
Woburn, MA
Updated November 12 at 10:32am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,425
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November 2017 Cambridge Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Cambridge Rent Report. Cambridge rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Cambridge rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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Cambridge

November 2017 Cambridge Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Cambridge Rent Report. Cambridge rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Cambridge rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Cambridge rents declined over the past month

Cambridge rents have declined 1.4% over the past month, and have decreased slightly by 0.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Cambridge stand at $1,780 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,200 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in August. Cambridge'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 Cambridge 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 seen rents fall by 0.8% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It's also the most expensive city in the Boston metro with a two-bedroom median of $2,600.
  • Haverhill has the least expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,470; additionally, the city has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro over the past year (0.7%).

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Cambridge

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

  • Cambridge's median two-bedroom rent of $2,200 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 0.2% decline in Cambridge.
  • While rents in Cambridge fell slightly 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 Cambridge than most large cities. For example, Philadelphia has a median 2BR rent of $1,160, where Cambridge is more than one-and-a-half times 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.