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521 Apartments for rent in Malden, MA

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Last updated April 20 at 1:15am UTC
Malden, MA
Updated April 19 at 12:36pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
76 Exchange St Unit 2039A
Malden Center
Malden, MA
Updated April 19 at 10:03am UTC
2 Bedrooms
10 Florence St
Malden Center
Malden, MA
Updated April 19 at 1:55am UTC
2 Bedrooms
30 Hillside #2
Malden, MA
Updated April 18 at 10:03am UTC
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27 Linwood
Malden, MA
Updated April 18 at 5:16am UTC
3 Bedrooms
10 Florence St
Malden Center
Malden, MA
Updated April 18 at 1:51am UTC
209-215 Salem Street
Malden, MA
Updated April 17 at 5:44pm UTC
1 Bedroom
30 Garland
Malden, MA
Updated March 19 at 2:48am UTC
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39 Baker St.
Malden, MA
Updated February 20 at 9:20am UTC
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Everett, MA
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City Guide
Moving to Malden

Commuting into Boston can put a damper on your drives, despite a close physical proximity to the big city. Consider taking public transportation to shave some of the traffic time from a work day commute - many residents take over 30 minutes to reach their commuting destination by car. Save yourself the trouble and hop on the public transportation!

While Malden has many recreational activities, including an active community theater and arts organizations, Boston is the social hub to which many residents are drawn. Maldens smaller community feeling is a good counterpoint to the urban sophistication Boston offers just a short distance away. Malden has something to offer for everyone's tastes!

Start your apartment search at least several months before planning a move - Malden is a sought-after location. Don't miss out just because you think you've got Lady Luck on your side. Apartment rentals include many older apartment complexes and apartment homes, as well as single family three bedroom houses for rent.

Neighborhoods in Malden

Walking the streets of Malden will give you a feel for the different neighborhoods. Take a look at the different housing styles, such as the traditional New England triple decker houses divided into apartment homes, as well as more modern properties.

Bellrock:With historic Bell Rock Memorial Park and Bell Rock Cemetery, whose now peaceful residents date to 1670, this is a quiet neighborhood of older properties, and the headquarters of New England Coffee. Wake up and smell the coffee every work day if you live here. A middle income mix of homes and apartments exists in this neighborhood, which lies in southwestern Malden and is bordered by the Malden River. $$

Edgeworth: More urban than Bellrock, this neighborhood is a hub of industry, including the Converse Rubber Factory. Put your high tops on as you stroll through Maldens MacDonald Football Stadium, also located here. Other industries dot this middle income community, including SunSetter Awnings and Pisa Pizza. Many residents here can walk or take public transportation to work right in their own neighborhood. $$

Faulkner: This community has undergone many changes, with densely urban apartment houses being replaced by newer, more suburban looking complexes. A lower middle income community, Faulkner contains a number of housing projects, and throughout this neighborhood, youll find small studio apartments, one bedroom and two bedroom apartments. Three-decker houses, duplexes, and mixed use buildings with retail stores on the bottom and apartments on the top of the structures are all common here. While there are some high rises, many residences here were built prior to 1939. Youll find a large, vibrant Portugese community here, as well as small groups with Brazilian and Haitian ancestry.$$

Forestdale: In the northern section of Malden, Forestdale boasts the largest park in the city, Pine Banks Park, and many apartment homes and smaller apartment complexes. Here youll find many young professionals, a fair share of them working in technology or math-oriented occupations. $$$

Linden: Arguably the hilliest section of a hilly town, with a large apartment complex on its highest ground, this urban community offers a mix of low and middle income housing. Large oak trees are the last vestige of what was once an extensive park in this area prior to 1940.$$

Maplewood: Close to the center of Malden, this populous middle income neighborhood is on a bus route that conveniently connects to the Massachusetts Bay Transit Authoritys Orange line, offering a quick ride to downtown Boston. Chain stores and shopping plazas, churches and schools fill this bustling area. Your search for apartment rentals here will turn up newer complexes as well as homes over a hundred years old, and apartment homes in divided houses. With three major parks, tennis courts, a dog run, and a planned bike trail to the ocean, this is a growing community. $$

Living in Malden

Landmark town

Malden is proud (maybe too proud) of its historic Converse Memorial Library, built in 1885 by design architect Henry Hobbs Richardson. It is just one example of the graceful pre-WWII architectural structures that grace Malden. And yes, the library is named for the maker of sneakers and high tops. Just the thing to tie on your feet to traverse its elegant, quiet hallways.

Squarely centered

Maldens diverse communities are built around its squares. The squares are the heart of each neighborhood. There are five main neighborhoods in Malden. Each community has its share of some of the towns 30 green spaces. Many offer easy access to the river, so come on over and take a dip. Public transportation into Boston and throughout the town is available in all neighborhoods.

Maldens overall population includes both families and young, educated singles. If youre looking for a lively and intelligent atmosphere as a single, or if youre seeking a comfortable community for your family, Malden is a good choice. If a full range of seasons - fall foliage, spring flowers, summer warmth, and snowy winters - appeal to you, and eclectic, older housing is a draw, youll love this riverfront community, just a short drive from Boston-town. Malden itself is primarily urban, with densely populated streets alternating with more spacious lawns and single family homes.

Ethnic eateries

You cant beat the diverse eats in this thriving city. Within a few blocks of Malden Square, the center of town, youll find Vietnamese, Portugese, Ethiopian, Indian, Irish, Italian, and a steak house. For paella or pasta, come to Malden!

Rent Report

April 2018 Malden Rent Report

Welcome to the April 2018 Malden Rent Report. Malden rents declined over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Malden rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Malden rents declined over the past month

Malden rents have declined 0.6% over the past month, but are up slightly by 1.4% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Malden stand at $1,400 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,740 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in January. Malden's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 2.6%, as well as the national average of 2.0%.

Rents rising across the Boston Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Malden, 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.

  • Somerville has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 6.0%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,060, while one-bedrooms go for $1,660.
  • Newton has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,260; rents grew 1.1% over the past month and 2.9% over the past year.
  • Haverhill has the least expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,500; rents were up 1.6% over the past month and 5.0% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Malden

As rents have increased slightly in Malden, a few large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Malden 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 2.5% in Worcester.
  • Malden's median two-bedroom rent of $1,740 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.0% over the past year compared to the 1.4% rise in Malden.
  • While Malden's rents rose slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw more substantial increases, including Los Angeles (+3.1%), Atlanta (+2.2%), and San Francisco (+1.4%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Malden than most large cities. For example, Philadelphia has a median 2BR rent of $1,160, where Malden is nearly 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 $1,670 $2,070 0.3% 2.1%
Lowell $1,220 $1,520 0.6% 3.0%
Cambridge $1,770 $2,200 0.4% 2.9%
Brockton $1,330 $1,640 0.3% 2.4%
Quincy $1,480 $1,830 0.8% 1.7%
Newton $1,820 $2,260 1.1% 2.9%
Lawrence $1,350 $1,670 0.4% 4.8%
Somerville $1,660 $2,060 1.1% 6.0%
Framingham $1,510 $1,870 1.8% 3.6%
Haverhill $1,210 $1,500 1.6% 5.0%
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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.


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.