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328 Apartments for rent in Lexington, MA

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Lexington Town Center
North Lexington
Check out 328 verified apartments for rent in Lexington, MA with rents starting as low as $1900. Some apartments for rent in Lexington might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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Captain Parker Arms
7 Captain Parker Arms, Lexington, MA
Lexington Town Center
1 Bedroom
$1,900
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,350
1090 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,350
1325 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 12:21 PM
This pet-friendly community offers controlled access, an on-site gym, community center and pool. Apartments have new windows, free heating and hot water, hardwood flooring and walk-in closets. Packard's Corner and Tara Plaza are both nearby.
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Battle Green
42 Worthen Road, Lexington, MA
Lexington Town Center
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,600
1019 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 01:39 PM
Battle Green Apartments is a 48-unit Class 'A' apartment community, a mere thirteen miles northwest of downtown Boston, in close proximity to Route 128/I-95 and Route 2A in the highly sought-after community of Lexington, MA.
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Katahdin Woods
1 Katahdin Dr, Lexington, MA
North Lexington
1 Bedroom
$1,970
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,295
930 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 21 at 12:42 PM
Located on Katahdin Drive, these units sit on 12 acres of woodland and offer one- to three-bedroom plans. Amenities include central air, carpets, ceiling fans, mini blinds on all windows and private entrances.
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Minuteman Apartments
4 April Lane, Lexington, MA
Follen Heights
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,300
1250 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 12:35 PM
Just 11 miles from downtown and in a historic area. Close to schools, parks and playgrounds. On-site surface parking, tennis court and garages. Homes feature updated appliances with washer and dryer hookups.
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22 Units Available
Avalon at Lexington Hills
1000 Main Campus Dr, Lexington, MA
North Waltham
1 Bedroom
$2,302
996 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,797
1437 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,192
1475 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 12:10 PM
Pet-friendly apartments near I-95 and Concord Turnpike/Hwy 2. Easy Boston commute. Community amenities include on-site swimming pool, fitness center and dog park. Apartments feature private patio, in-unit laundry, fireplace and walk-in closets.
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Avalon at Lexington
100 Lexington Ridge Dr, Lexington, MA
Five Fields
1 Bedroom
$2,800
949 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,580
1152 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,213
1298 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 12:10 PM
Beautiful location near the Concord Ave. Conservation Area and Scott Road Conservation Land. Luxury community set amid lush greenery with gym and pool Units feature patio/balcony, dishwasher and walk-in closets.
1 Unit Available
9 Captain Parker Arms
9 Captain Parker Arms, Lexington, MA
Lexington Town Center
2 Bedrooms
$2,350
1000 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:04 PM
NO BROKER FEE! PET FRIENDLY!! (no extra monthly charges but the landlord does require a full month security deposit) SEE THEM SOON!! LIMITED AVAILABILITY.
1 Unit Available
36 Normandy Rd.
36 Normandy Road, Lexington, MA
Idylwide
6 Bedrooms
$9,500
5534 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:04 PM
Terms: One year lease
1 Unit Available
50 Rindge Ave.
50 Rindge Avenue, Lexington, MA
East Lexington
3 Bedrooms
$2,495
1000 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:04 PM
Terms: One year lease
1 Unit Available
50 Percy Road
50 Percy Road, Lexington, MA
Lexington Town Center
5 Bedrooms
$7,000
6879 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:00 PM
LEXINGTON ESTATE - Totally refurbished home. 5 Bedrooms, 5 1/2 Baths in almost 6900 square feet of elegance. Stunning eat-in kitchen with high end stainless steel Thermodor appliances.
1 Unit Available
159 Bedford St
159 Bedford Street, Lexington, MA
North Lexington
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
1500 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:00 PM
Townhouse condo in a convenient location to all Lexington has to offer. Short distance to grocery, coffee shops, downtown and highways. Great unit with open floor plan. Two car garage, mudroom area.
1 Unit Available
95 Gleason Rd.
95 Gleason Road, Lexington, MA
North Lexington
3 Bedrooms
$3,700
Last updated September 21 at 01:04 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 95 Gleason Rd. in Lexington. View photos, descriptions and more!
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Seven Springs Apartments
1 Seven Springs Lane, Burlington, MA
Woods Corner
1 Bedroom
$2,010
869 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,675
1269 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
1284 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 12:42 PM
Pet-friendly apartment located in scenic Burlington with easy access to I-95. Amenities include onsite swimming pool, 24-hour gym, and conference room. Apartment features walk-in closets, private patio, W/D hookup, and fireplace.
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17 Units Available
The Ridge
55 Ridge Ln, Waltham, MA
North Waltham
1 Bedroom
$1,823
820 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,383
1166 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 12:24 PM
Just minutes from Hardy's Pond and Waltham Overlook. Luxury apartments featuring private balconies/patios, walk-in closets, fireplaces and in-unit laundry facilities. Gym, pool and business center available to residents.
1 Unit Available
1105 Lexington St.
1105 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA
North Waltham
Studio
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2 Bedrooms
$1,985
841 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:04 PM
Terms: One year lease
1 Unit Available
67 Hillcrest St.
67 Hillcrest Street, Waltham, MA
Piety Corner
3 Bedrooms
$3,350
1800 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:04 PM
Terms: One year lease
1 Unit Available
10 Appleton Pl.
10 Appleton Place, Arlington, MA
Brattle
4 Bedrooms
$3,100
1700 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:04 PM
Beautiful 4 Bedroom , plus a sun room on the second & third floor of a lovely multi- family home. The apartment is very spacious with beautiful hard wood floors through out.
1 Unit Available
290 Forest
290 Forest Street, Arlington, MA
Arlington Heights
3 Bedrooms
$2,950
1275 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:04 PM
This is a cozy 3 bedroom 1.5 bath single-family home in Arlington's Turkey Hill area. The first floor features a three season sun porch/ mud room. The kitchen has newer appliances and plenty of cabinet space.
1 Unit Available
Briar Glen Village
16 King's Way, Waltham, MA
Lakeview
1 Bedroom
$2,095
750 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
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Last updated September 21 at 03:04 PM
Beautiful one bedroom/one bathroom apartment located in a country setting surrounds our property located just minutes from all major routes including I-95, I-90 and Route 2. Located about nine miles from Boston.
1 Unit Available
12 Newland Rd
12 Newland Road, Arlington, MA
Arlington Heights
3 Bedrooms
$3,300
2000 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:00 PM
Come check out this beautifully updated two floor unit! With 3+ bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, this apartment is conveniently located; close to the Minuteman Bike Path and a few blocks from Arlington Heights.
1 Unit Available
28-D Roberts Dr.
28 Roberts Dr, Middlesex County, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,480
600 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 11:43 AM
Elegant Apartment near Hanscom AFB - Property Id: 335777 Feel welcomed every time you arrive to this elegant, bright and airy apartment! This very modern one bedroom condo with an open leaving room is perfect.
1 Unit Available
36 Jacqueline Road
36 Jacqueline Road, Waltham, MA
North Waltham
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
850 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 07:04 AM
HIGHLY DESIRABLE NORTHGATE GARDENS LOCALE! Bright spacious living room w/slider to relaxing balcony, two spacious bedrooms w/ample closet space, ceramic/marble bath, hardwood flooring throughout, outdoor parking available for 2 cars, storage and
1 Unit Available
1000 LEXINGTON ST
1000 Lexington Street, Waltham, MA
Lakeview
1 Bedroom
$1,650
719 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 04:58 AM
Appealing one bedroom apartment in a great North Waltham location offering easy access to Trapelo Road, Waltham Center and Route 95. Heat and hot water and off street parking for one vehicle included.
Results within 5 miles of Lexington
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Atmark Cambridge
80 Fawcett St, Cambridge, MA
Cambridge Highlands
Studio
$2,206
605 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,999
760 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,962
1175 sqft
Last updated September 21 at 03:42 PM
Green living in LEED Silver apartments with high ceilings and plenty of storage space. Multiple parks and recreation areas are located within walking distance of the apartment complex.
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The median rent in Lexington is $2,886 for a studio, $3,293 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $4,083 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Lexington?
In Lexington, the median rent is $2,886 for a studio, $3,293 for a 1-bedroom, $4,083 for a 2-bedroom, and $5,131 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Lexington, check out our monthly Lexington Rent Report.
How much is rent in Lexington?
In Lexington, the median rent is $2,886 for a studio, $3,293 for a 1-bedroom, $4,083 for a 2-bedroom, and $5,131 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Lexington, check out our monthly Lexington Rent Report.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Lexington?
You can get the best deal by searching by apartments that are offering move-in specials in Lexington.
How can I find a cheap apartment in Lexington?
You can get the best deal by searching by apartments that are offering move-in specials in Lexington.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Lexington?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Lexington apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Lexington?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Lexington apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Lexington properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Lexington properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Lexington?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Lexington.
How much should I pay for rent in Lexington?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Lexington.
How can I find off-campus housing in Lexington?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Lexington. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Becker College, Hult International Business School, Berklee College of Music, Boston University, and Brandeis University.
How can I find off-campus housing in Lexington?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Lexington. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Becker College, Hult International Business School, Berklee College of Music, Boston University, and Brandeis University.

Median Rent in Lexington

Last updated Aug. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Lexington is $3,293, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $4,083.
Studio
$2,886
1 Bed
$3,293
2 Beds
$4,083
3+ Beds
$5,131
City GuideLexington
"When the porter yells Massachusetts, I'll be there with bells / Massachusetts. Homesick as can be, Massachusetts / Only place for me, Massachusetts / [...] As you walk to Lexington, you think of glory / When those Minutemen were done, they left a story." (-Anita O'Day, "Massachusetts")
"When the porter yells Massachusetts, I'll be there with bells / Massachusetts. Homesick as can be, Massachusetts / Only place for me, Massachusetts / [...] As you walk to Lexington, you think of glory / When those Minutemen were done, they left a story." (-Anita O'Day, "Massachusetts")

A suburb rich with history, Lexington, Massachusetts, is the birthplace of the Revolutionary War. Just 15 miles from downtown Boston, it's rife with monuments and parks lining its historical streets. The most prominent among these are the Battle Green, the first war memorial in the country, the Revolutionary Monument, and the Center Depot, which presently serves as the headquarters of the Lexington Historical Society. You'll pay for such a refined and history-infused existence. Invest sufficient time searching for a rental home in Lexington, however, and you could walk away with a really good deal.

Tips for Renting in Lexington

The homes in Lexington are set in idyllic locations, and there is a wide variety of styles, catering to a range of clientele, from the brick Georgian houses near Pheasant Brook Estates to the the early 1800s Massachusetts Avenue farmhouses. No matter the type of rental housing you prefer, there's something to please everyone's tastes. What follows are a few tips to help you score your dream apartment.

List your priorities: It’s easier to pick a neighborhood when you have a strong idea of what you want. Before you do anything else, make a list of every “must have” and “would like to have” so that you have a strong starting point for your search. Also look into the transportation system and the traffic density in the area.

Round up the neighborhoods: There are many resources online to help you find that perfect neighborhood, but it doesn't hurt to get a second opinion from friends or potential neighbors, especially if you’re an out-of-towner. Look for information on local attractions, community life, parks, and recreation. But most of all, narrow your search down to a locality that fits into your lifestyle and interests.

Check them out in person: Once you've listed your top choices, it pays to visit in person (anyone who's bought something blind off of Craigslist knows what we're talking about). Check out the apartment at different times of the day to study traffic patterns, talk to people about what they like or dislike about the neighborhood, and take note of nearby grocery stores and other amenities.

Tips for Renting in Lexington
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The homes in Lexington are set in idyllic locations, and there is a wide variety of styles, catering to a range of clientele, from the brick Georgian houses near Pheasant Brook Estates to the the early 1800s Massachusetts Avenue farmhouses. No matter the type of rental housing you prefer, there's something to please everyone's tastes. What follows are a few tips to help you score your dream apartment.

List your priorities: It’s easier to pick a neighborhood when you have a strong idea of what you want. Before you do anything else, make a list of every “must have” and “would like to have” so that you have a strong starting point for your search. Also look into the transportation system and the traffic density in the area.

Round up the neighborhoods: There are many resources online to help you find that perfect neighborhood, but it doesn't hurt to get a second opinion from friends or potential neighbors, especially if you’re an out-of-towner. Look for information on local attractions, community life, parks, and recreation. But most of all, narrow your search down to a locality that fits into your lifestyle and interests.

Check them out in person: Once you've listed your top choices, it pays to visit in person (anyone who's bought something blind off of Craigslist knows what we're talking about). Check out the apartment at different times of the day to study traffic patterns, talk to people about what they like or dislike about the neighborhood, and take note of nearby grocery stores and other amenities.

Lexington Neighborhoods

While it may be a little difficult to determine which neighborhood you should choose, you can’t really go wrong with any of the Lexington areas. Each of them has their own unique personality and charm. Here's a quick description and relative price guide to your choices:

Turning Mill: Turning Hill is rampant with contemporary style homes. The area sees a high demand for rental properties.

Woodhaven/Concord Avenue: With a diverse range of housing options and a lot of art galleries and museums here, this area is highly desirable.

Countryside: Countryside is located near the Winchester/Woburn line. This neighborhood has a relaxed charm about it and ranks high on the "walkability" meter.

Lexington Neighborhoods
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While it may be a little difficult to determine which neighborhood you should choose, you can’t really go wrong with any of the Lexington areas. Each of them has their own unique personality and charm. Here's a quick description and relative price guide to your choices:

Turning Mill: Turning Hill is rampant with contemporary style homes. The area sees a high demand for rental properties.

Woodhaven/Concord Avenue: With a diverse range of housing options and a lot of art galleries and museums here, this area is highly desirable.

Countryside: Countryside is located near the Winchester/Woburn line. This neighborhood has a relaxed charm about it and ranks high on the "walkability" meter.

Life in Lexington

At the heart of Lexington is the town center, where you will find a plethora of dining, shopping, and entertainment options, from an adorable independent movie theater to a gourmet ice cream shop to a fabulous pizzeria. A host of fine art galleries can be found all over town for those looking to satiate their cultural diet. In a town alive and kickin' with tradition, the residents of Lexington are proud of their local arts and heritage. Apart from selling the freshest produce, the vibrant Lexington Farmers' Market also hosts a number of local artisans selling handicrafts, such as jewelry and ceramics.

Immerse yourself in the old world charm and and present-day poshness that defines this historic place!

Life in Lexington
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At the heart of Lexington is the town center, where you will find a plethora of dining, shopping, and entertainment options, from an adorable independent movie theater to a gourmet ice cream shop to a fabulous pizzeria. A host of fine art galleries can be found all over town for those looking to satiate their cultural diet. In a town alive and kickin' with tradition, the residents of Lexington are proud of their local arts and heritage. Apart from selling the freshest produce, the vibrant Lexington Farmers' Market also hosts a number of local artisans selling handicrafts, such as jewelry and ceramics.

Immerse yourself in the old world charm and and present-day poshness that defines this historic place!

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City GuideLexington
"When the porter yells Massachusetts, I'll be there with bells / Massachusetts. Homesick as can be, Massachusetts / Only place for me, Massachusetts / [...] As you walk to Lexington, you think of glory / When those Minutemen were done, they left a story." (-Anita O'Day, "Massachusetts")
"When the porter yells Massachusetts, I'll be there with bells / Massachusetts. Homesick as can be, Massachusetts / Only place for me, Massachusetts / [...] As you walk to Lexington, you think of glory / When those Minutemen were done, they left a story." (-Anita O'Day, "Massachusetts")

A suburb rich with history, Lexington, Massachusetts, is the birthplace of the Revolutionary War. Just 15 miles from downtown Boston, it's rife with monuments and parks lining its historical streets. The most prominent among these are the Battle Green, the first war memorial in the country, the Revolutionary Monument, and the Center Depot, which presently serves as the headquarters of the Lexington Historical Society. You'll pay for such a refined and history-infused existence. Invest sufficient time searching for a rental home in Lexington, however, and you could walk away with a really good deal.

Tips for Renting in Lexington

The homes in Lexington are set in idyllic locations, and there is a wide variety of styles, catering to a range of clientele, from the brick Georgian houses near Pheasant Brook Estates to the the early 1800s Massachusetts Avenue farmhouses. No matter the type of rental housing you prefer, there's something to please everyone's tastes. What follows are a few tips to help you score your dream apartment.

List your priorities: It’s easier to pick a neighborhood when you have a strong idea of what you want. Before you do anything else, make a list of every “must have” and “would like to have” so that you have a strong starting point for your search. Also look into the transportation system and the traffic density in the area.

Round up the neighborhoods: There are many resources online to help you find that perfect neighborhood, but it doesn't hurt to get a second opinion from friends or potential neighbors, especially if you’re an out-of-towner. Look for information on local attractions, community life, parks, and recreation. But most of all, narrow your search down to a locality that fits into your lifestyle and interests.

Check them out in person: Once you've listed your top choices, it pays to visit in person (anyone who's bought something blind off of Craigslist knows what we're talking about). Check out the apartment at different times of the day to study traffic patterns, talk to people about what they like or dislike about the neighborhood, and take note of nearby grocery stores and other amenities.

Tips for Renting in Lexington
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The homes in Lexington are set in idyllic locations, and there is a wide variety of styles, catering to a range of clientele, from the brick Georgian houses near Pheasant Brook Estates to the the early 1800s Massachusetts Avenue farmhouses. No matter the type of rental housing you prefer, there's something to please everyone's tastes. What follows are a few tips to help you score your dream apartment.

List your priorities: It’s easier to pick a neighborhood when you have a strong idea of what you want. Before you do anything else, make a list of every “must have” and “would like to have” so that you have a strong starting point for your search. Also look into the transportation system and the traffic density in the area.

Round up the neighborhoods: There are many resources online to help you find that perfect neighborhood, but it doesn't hurt to get a second opinion from friends or potential neighbors, especially if you’re an out-of-towner. Look for information on local attractions, community life, parks, and recreation. But most of all, narrow your search down to a locality that fits into your lifestyle and interests.

Check them out in person: Once you've listed your top choices, it pays to visit in person (anyone who's bought something blind off of Craigslist knows what we're talking about). Check out the apartment at different times of the day to study traffic patterns, talk to people about what they like or dislike about the neighborhood, and take note of nearby grocery stores and other amenities.

Lexington Neighborhoods

While it may be a little difficult to determine which neighborhood you should choose, you can’t really go wrong with any of the Lexington areas. Each of them has their own unique personality and charm. Here's a quick description and relative price guide to your choices:

Turning Mill: Turning Hill is rampant with contemporary style homes. The area sees a high demand for rental properties.

Woodhaven/Concord Avenue: With a diverse range of housing options and a lot of art galleries and museums here, this area is highly desirable.

Countryside: Countryside is located near the Winchester/Woburn line. This neighborhood has a relaxed charm about it and ranks high on the "walkability" meter.

Lexington Neighborhoods
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While it may be a little difficult to determine which neighborhood you should choose, you can’t really go wrong with any of the Lexington areas. Each of them has their own unique personality and charm. Here's a quick description and relative price guide to your choices:

Turning Mill: Turning Hill is rampant with contemporary style homes. The area sees a high demand for rental properties.

Woodhaven/Concord Avenue: With a diverse range of housing options and a lot of art galleries and museums here, this area is highly desirable.

Countryside: Countryside is located near the Winchester/Woburn line. This neighborhood has a relaxed charm about it and ranks high on the "walkability" meter.

Life in Lexington

At the heart of Lexington is the town center, where you will find a plethora of dining, shopping, and entertainment options, from an adorable independent movie theater to a gourmet ice cream shop to a fabulous pizzeria. A host of fine art galleries can be found all over town for those looking to satiate their cultural diet. In a town alive and kickin' with tradition, the residents of Lexington are proud of their local arts and heritage. Apart from selling the freshest produce, the vibrant Lexington Farmers' Market also hosts a number of local artisans selling handicrafts, such as jewelry and ceramics.

Immerse yourself in the old world charm and and present-day poshness that defines this historic place!

Life in Lexington
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At the heart of Lexington is the town center, where you will find a plethora of dining, shopping, and entertainment options, from an adorable independent movie theater to a gourmet ice cream shop to a fabulous pizzeria. A host of fine art galleries can be found all over town for those looking to satiate their cultural diet. In a town alive and kickin' with tradition, the residents of Lexington are proud of their local arts and heritage. Apart from selling the freshest produce, the vibrant Lexington Farmers' Market also hosts a number of local artisans selling handicrafts, such as jewelry and ceramics.

Immerse yourself in the old world charm and and present-day poshness that defines this historic place!

Rent Report
Lexington

September 2020 Lexington Rent Report

Welcome to the September 2020 Lexington Rent Report. Lexington rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Lexington rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

Lexington rents decline sharply over the past month

Lexington rents have declined 1.3% over the past month, and have decreased moderately by 1.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Lexington stand at $3,293 for a one-bedroom apartment and $4,084 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in June. Lexington's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -1.5%, but trails the national average of 0.3%.

    Rents falling across cities in Massachusetts

    Throughout the past year, rent decreases have been occurring not just in the city of Lexington, but across many other cities in the state. Rents have dropped in 1 of the largest 10 cities in Massachusetts for which we have data. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -1.5% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

    • Looking throughout the state, Newton is the most expensive of all Massachusetts' major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,227; of the 10 largest Massachusetts cities that we have data for, 6 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Cambridge experiencing the fastest decline (-4.2%).
    • Lawrence, Worcester, and Fall River have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.9%, 2.0%, and 0.6%, respectively).

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Lexington

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

    • Lexington's median two-bedroom rent of $4,084 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
    • While rents in Lexington fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
    • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Lexington than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $902, where Lexington is more than four-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.

    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.

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    September 2020 Lexington Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Lexington Rent Report. Lexington rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Lexington rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

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    September 2020 Lexington Rent Report

    Welcome to the September 2020 Lexington Rent Report. Lexington rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Lexington rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the state and nation.

    Lexington rents decline sharply over the past month

    Lexington rents have declined 1.3% over the past month, and have decreased moderately by 1.0% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Lexington stand at $3,293 for a one-bedroom apartment and $4,084 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in June. Lexington's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -1.5%, but trails the national average of 0.3%.

      Rents falling across cities in Massachusetts

      Throughout the past year, rent decreases have been occurring not just in the city of Lexington, but across many other cities in the state. Rents have dropped in 1 of the largest 10 cities in Massachusetts for which we have data. The state as a whole logged rent growth of -1.5% over the past year. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the state.

      • Looking throughout the state, Newton is the most expensive of all Massachusetts' major cities, with a median two-bedroom rent of $2,227; of the 10 largest Massachusetts cities that we have data for, 6 have seen rents fall year-over-year, with Cambridge experiencing the fastest decline (-4.2%).
      • Lawrence, Worcester, and Fall River have all experienced year-over-year growth above the state average (2.9%, 2.0%, and 0.6%, respectively).

      Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Lexington

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

      • Lexington's median two-bedroom rent of $4,084 is above the national average of $1,195. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.
      • While rents in Lexington fell moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Phoenix (+1.7%) and Detroit (+0.8%).
      • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Lexington than most large cities. For example, Detroit has a median 2BR rent of $902, where Lexington is more than four-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.

      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.