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608 Apartments for rent in Chelsea, MA

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Soldiers Home
19 Units Available
Parkside Commons
100 Stockton St, Chelsea, MA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,954
719 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,191
1002 sqft
Pet-friendly apartments have oversized floor plans. Fully-equipped kitchens feature efficient appliances. The complex has a pool and a recently renovated fitness center. Located by Paul A. Dever Park.
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Last updated August 24 at 04:34pm
Admirals Hill
13 Units Available
Axis Admiral's Hill
325 Commandants Way, Chelsea, MA
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1 Bedroom
$2,405
899 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,504
1277 sqft
Luxurious apartment homes with designer amenities. Stainless steel appliances, granite counters, gas fireplaces, and oversized bathrooms with soaking tubs. Easy access to public transit. Covered parking available.
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Last updated August 24 at 01:40pm
Broadway
5 Units Available
One Webster Apartments
1 Webster Ave, Chelsea, MA
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1 Bedroom
$1,940
654 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,225
926 sqft
Provides easy access to commuting routes, such as I-93 and Route 1. One- and two-bedroom apartments with oversized windows, gourmet-style kitchens and carpeted bedrooms. Laundry, resort-style swimming pool and 24-hour fitness center located on-site.
Last updated August 24 at 08:34am
Belingham Square
1 Unit Available
88 Highland St
88 Highland Street, Chelsea, MA
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
1386 sqft
Apartment is bright with lots of natural light. Newly renovated apartment, lot of closet spaces, high ceiling and large bedrooms. New 95% efficiency gas heating/hot water system, new dishwasher and new porch overlooking backyard.
Last updated August 24 at 08:34am
Belingham Square
1 Unit Available
90 Highland St
90 Highland St, Chelsea, MA
4 Bedrooms
$2,450
1500 sqft
Apartment is bright with lots of natural light. Newly renovated apartment, lot of closet spaces, high ceiling and large bedrooms. New 95% efficiency gas heating/hot water system, new dishwasher and new porch overlooking backyard.
Last updated August 24 at 02:34pm
Broadway
1 Unit Available
39 Crescent Ave
39 Crescent Avenue, Chelsea, MA
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
850 sqft
Don't miss out on this gorgeous 2 bedroom apartment. This cozy 2 bedroom comes with AC, balcony, dishwasher, and one parking spot! The building has laundry on-site and heat & hot water is included in the rent. Available 9/1!!
Last updated August 24 at 02:34pm
Broadway
1 Unit Available
48 Washington Ave
48 Washington Avenue, Chelsea, MA
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
1090 sqft
Don't miss this spacious beautifully renovated 2 bed 1.5 bath apartment with super high ceilings.
Last updated August 24 at 04:38pm
Broadway
1 Unit Available
238 Clark Ave - 3
238 Clark Avenue, Chelsea, MA
2 Bedrooms
$1,900
900 sqft
Brand New 2 bedroom unit with high end Appliances, Hardwood floors and decks. Great Unit. Great Location New 2 bedroom unit with high end Appliances, Kitchen, Bath and Hardwood floors.
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Lower Mystic Basin
26 Units Available
The Batch Yard
25 Charlton St, Everett, MA
Studio
$2,311
525 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,458
756 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,912
1089 sqft
Upscale studios and 1-3 bedroom apartments just five minutes to downtown Boston and ten minutes to North Station. Modern kitchens, granite counters, hardwood floors, in-unit laundry, Nest thermostats, patio/balcony. Pool, rooftop deck with grilling.
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Last updated August 24 at 03:21pm
Central Maverick Square - Paris Street
20 Units Available
Boston East
126 Border Street, Boston, MA
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1 Bedroom
$2,452
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,243
1042 sqft
Wireless entry using smartphones, free Wi-Fi in common areas and storage including refrigeration. Walk to the Blue Line Maverick T stop and the water Taxi. Air-conditioned units with contemporary kitchens.
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Lower Mystic Basin
53 Units Available
The Pioneer
1760 Revere Beach Parkway, Everett, MA
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1 Bedroom
$2,245
799 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,941
1099 sqft
Every adventurer needs a home base to rest, relax, and refuel-welcome to yours. Spacious open-concept homes invite small gatherings, while private balconies* offer a quiet place to soak in the Boston skyline.
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Last updated August 24 at 12:11pm
Thompson Square - Bunker Hill
10 Units Available
Harborview at the Navy Yard
250 1st Ave, Boston, MA
Studio
$2,828
560 sqft
1 Bedroom
$3,253
806 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$4,638
1371 sqft
Waterfront apartments, studio to three-bedroom, close to Tobin Memorial Bridge. Great options for commuters, as residents have access to a discounted water taxi, shuttle to Government Center, and MBTA just steps away.
Last updated August 24 at 10:17am
Downtown Revere
1 Unit Available
12 Ridge Road 2
12 Ridge Road, Revere, MA
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
850 sqft
Unit 2 Available 09/01/19 Renovated apartment Available 9/1 - Property Id: 33579 Available September 1. Renovated downstairs apartment in owner-occupied two-family home. Two bedrooms one bathroom. Close to bus and train. 15 minute drive to Boston.
Last updated August 24 at 10:17am
Glendale
1 Unit Available
6 Russell Street
6 Russell Street, Everett, MA
4 Bedrooms
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5 Bedrooms
$900
1400 sqft
Available 09/01/19 Renovated home in Glendale neighborhood. Steps to MBTA bus, shops and restaurants. Looking for young professional. More info & apply online at https://hunt.
Last updated August 24 at 10:17am
Thompson Square - Bunker Hill
1 Unit Available
30 Polk St 207
30 Polk Street, Boston, MA
1 Bedroom
$3,200
816 sqft
Unit 207 Available 09/01/19 1 Bd on Polk St.
Last updated August 24 at 10:17am
Central Maverick Square - Paris Street
1 Unit Available
130 Putnam St # 2
130 Putnam Street, Boston, MA
3 Bedrooms
$2,700
call tim centre realty group 617-206-3165 (RLNE5085419)
Last updated August 24 at 10:17am
Central Maverick Square - Paris Street
1 Unit Available
175 Princeton St # 1
175 Princeton St, Boston, MA
4 Bedrooms
$3,250
call tim centre realty group 617-206-3165 (RLNE5085396)
Last updated August 24 at 10:17am
Eagle Hill
1 Unit Available
79 Eutaw St Apt 3
79 Eutaw Street, Boston, MA
4 Bedrooms
$2,800
call tim centre realty group 617-206-3165 (RLNE5085393)
Last updated August 24 at 10:17am
Eagle Hill
1 Unit Available
207 Trenton St Apt 1
207 Trenton Street, Boston, MA
2 Bedrooms
$1,750
Efficient and sunny two bedroom with coin op laundry and outdoor space! Available for a September move-in, featuring hardwood flooring, eat in kitchen/living room, gas range, common laundry & private storage in the basement.
Last updated August 24 at 10:17am
Jeffries Point
1 Unit Available
260 Bremen St Unit 201
260 Bremen Street, Boston, MA
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
call tim centre realty group 617-206-3165 (RLNE5085223)
Last updated August 24 at 10:17am
Eagle Hill
1 Unit Available
67 Marion St # 3
67 Marion Street, Boston, MA
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
call tim centre realty group 617-206-3165 (RLNE5085334)
Last updated August 24 at 10:17am
Harbor View - Orient Heights
1 Unit Available
120 Gladstone St Apt 2
120 Gladstone Street, Boston, MA
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
call tim centre realty group 617-206-3165 (RLNE5085183)
Last updated August 24 at 10:17am
Eagle Hill
1 Unit Available
65 Condor St Apt 3
65 Condor Street, Boston, MA
2 Bedrooms
$1,550
call tim centre realty group 617-206-3165 (RLNE5085289)
Last updated August 24 at 10:17am
Central Maverick Square - Paris Street
1 Unit Available
218 Havre St Apt 1
218 Havre St, Boston, MA
1 Bedroom
$2,050
call tim centre realty group 617-206-3165 (RLNE5085371)

Average Rent in Chelsea

Last updated Aug. 2019
The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Chelsea is $1,639, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,033.
Studio
$1,437
1 Bed
$1,639
2 Beds
$2,033
3+ Beds
$2,554
City GuideChelsea
Don't let the dark Sean Penn movie scare you away--Mystic River is a beautiful waterway. And with the Boston skyline standing tall just on the other side of it, Chelsea, MA gets a two-for-one dose of beauty.

With 35,177 people packed into a land area of 2.2 square miles, Chelsea is the smallest city in Massachusetts and the 26th densest in the country. The Massachusett tribe that inhabited the area apparently chose the locale for a good reason. They called this land "Winnisimmet," meaning "good spring nearby." This, and the warming influence of the ocean that moderates the climate relative to the hinterland, prompt people to make a beeline to Chelsea. In a nutshell, Chelsea offers the best of both worlds--affordable housing in a quaint, vibrant location minutes away from the big city.

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

Finding an Apartment

If you are lured to Chelsea for its amenities and charm, you are not alone. Hundreds of others are also answering the call of Chelsea, increasing the pressure on housing and making renting an apartment a high-stakes affair. The vacancy rate hovers around 8 to 9 percent, but netting the apartment of your choice depends on three things: timing, timing, and timing. A whopping 68 percent of the city apartments are renter-occupied, not owned.

How much will it cost?
Kiplingers rates Boston as the seventh most expensive city in the USA in terms of cost of living, and this has a spillover effect in Chelsea. Chelsea has a cost of living index of 124, which ranks unfavorably with the national average of 100, but is practically a steal compared with next-door Boston’s rank of 138.

Rentals have been steadily increasing over the years. However, it's nowhere near rents in San Francisco or New York, and still compares favorably to the rental costs of Boston.

What do you need?
As elsewhere, it's good idea to approach apartment hunting the same way as you hunt for a job, complete with credentials, recent pay stubs, credit reports, and references. Treat appointments with landlords seriously, and sport a professional demeanor. Have a checkbook ready to pay the security deposit on the spot to close the deal. It doesn't pay to delay.

Neighborhoods in Chelsea

With an area of just about two square miles, Chelsea is, in fact, a neighborhood in itself, so you won't see much variety among the different areas. Overall, the cost of living is on the high end, but not exorbitant, as compared with other suburbs of major cities.

Admiral Hill: The best neighborhood in Chelsea is arguably Admiral Hill, carved out of the old Chelsea Naval Hospital site, and noted for its row of brick buildings and tree-lined streets. The icing on the cake is the magnificent waterfront vista of the Boston skyline.

Up Market Streets: Many high-end apartment complexes dot streets south of the Adamski Memorial Highway, including Pembroke, Tudor, Beacon, Stockon, and Bellingham. These streets resonate with the character of Chelsea: quiet, working-class neighborhoods.

Revere Beach Parkway: Revere Beach Parkway is a historic parkway, noted for its splendid waterfront views.

Downtown: There are no slummy, rundown neighborhoods in Chelsea. Broadway, the downtown, has scores of affordable housing options, as does Chestnut Street, Prescot Avenue, Washington Avenue, Louis Street, and other areas near the downtown.

Life in Chelsea

Chelsea today is a paradise for the urban set who are attracted not just by its well-kept homes, but also its tree-lined streets, ballparks, and playgrounds, and a bustling, friendly downtown. The mellow vibes radiating from multicultural eating joints, cafes, boutiques, and thrift shops add to the vibrancy of the place. The still-thriving seaport and merchant industry offer the city a gritty character.

The stretch between the district courthouse on lower Broadway to City Hall at Bellingham Square constitutes the downtown. Some businesses here have storefronts and signs that date back to the 1920s and ‘30s.

Chelsea has post-secondary campuses of Bunker Hill Community College and Everest Institute.

Chelsea's ultimate selling point is commuter convenience. Trains, buses, and the expressway bridge allow commuters to zoom into downtown Boston in a matter of minutes. The Tobin Memorial Bridge links Chelsea to the Boston Central Artery system, and residents enjoy a discounted rate of 30 cents as opposed to $3. In addition, there's the MTBA commuter rail service to Boston North Station. City living without city inconveniences and costs--Chelsea is wicked awesome!

August 2019 Chelsea Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 Chelsea Rent Report. Chelsea rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Chelsea rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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August 2019 Chelsea Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2019 Chelsea Rent Report. Chelsea rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Chelsea rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Chelsea rents decline sharply over the past month

Chelsea rents have declined 0.8% over the past month, but have increased sharply by 6.1% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Chelsea stand at $1,669 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,069 for a two-bedroom. Chelsea's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 2.6%, as well as the national average of 1.6%.

    Rents rising across the Boston Metro

    Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Chelsea, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Boston metro, all of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Newton has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 5.9%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,279, while one-bedrooms go for $1,838.
    • Lowell has the least expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,547; rents were up 0.7% over the past month and 1.1% over the past year.
    • Cambridge has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,328; rents increased 0.3% over the past month and 3.2% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Chelsea

    As rents have increased sharply in Chelsea, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Chelsea is less affordable for renters.

    • Rents increased moderately in other cities across the state, with Massachusetts as a whole logging rent growth of 2.6% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 2.1% in Worcester.
    • Chelsea's median two-bedroom rent of $2,069 is above the national average of $1,191. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.6% over the past year compared to the 6.1% increase in Chelsea.
    • While Chelsea's rents rose sharply over the past year, many cities nationwide also saw increases, including New York (+1.8%), DC (+1.7%), and Atlanta (+1.6%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Chelsea than most large cities. For example, Philadelphia has a median 2BR rent of $1,183, where Chelsea 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
    $1,730
    $2,150
    0.4%
    2.4%
    Lowell
    $1,250
    $1,550
    0.7%
    1.1%
    Cambridge
    $1,880
    $2,330
    0.3%
    3.2%
    Brockton
    $1,250
    $1,560
    1.9%
    0.1%
    Quincy
    $1,570
    $1,950
    1.3%
    4.1%
    Newton
    $1,840
    $2,280
    -0.9%
    5.9%
    Lawrence
    $1,440
    $1,790
    -1%
    2.7%
    Somerville
    $1,750
    $2,170
    0.4%
    3.2%
    Framingham
    $1,550
    $1,920
    1.1%
    2.5%
    Haverhill
    $1,260
    $1,570
    1.4%
    3.1%
    Waltham
    $1,800
    $2,230
    -0.4%
    3.9%
    Malden
    $1,490
    $1,850
    0.1%
    3.2%
    Brookline
    $2,140
    $2,650
    -1.1%
    2.2%
    Medford
    $1,810
    $2,240
    2%
    4.5%
    Revere
    $1,440
    $1,780
    2.9%
    4.7%
    Peabody
    $1,540
    $1,910
    -0.9%
    3.7%
    Salem
    $1,450
    $1,800
    1%
    4%
    Beverly
    $1,340
    $1,660
    -1.5%
    1.2%
    Marlborough
    $1,360
    $1,700
    1%
    7.4%
    Woburn
    $1,620
    $2,010
    -1.1%
    2.3%
    Chelsea
    $1,670
    $2,070
    -0.8%
    6.1%
    Melrose
    $1,530
    $1,890
    3.1%
    8.5%
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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.

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