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Last updated August 18 at 1:39AM
61C South Street
Marlborough
Marlborough, MA
Updated August 17 at 4:21AM
2 Bedrooms
$1,850
25 Witherbee St
French Hill
Marlborough, MA
Updated August 17 at 11:17AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,700
39 Boston Road
, MA
Updated August 15 at 5:18AM
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
35 Park Street
Park Washington
Hudson, MA
Updated August 15 at 5:14AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,700
10 Washington Ct
Downtown Marlborough
Marlborough, MA
Updated August 15 at 5:18AM
4 Bedrooms
$1,875
Fairmount St
Marlborough Junction
Marlborough, MA
Updated August 10 at 12:05PM
2 Bedrooms
$1,400
Mechanic St
French Hill
Marlborough, MA
Updated August 16 at 7:40AM
4 Bedrooms
$1,495
Results within 1 miles of Marlborough, MA
Main St
Marlborough Junction
Marlborough, MA
Updated August 16 at 7:40AM
Studio
$875
Brigham St
Park Washington
Hudson, MA
Updated August 16 at 7:40AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
Broad St
French Hill
Marlborough, MA
Updated August 16 at 7:40AM
3 Bedrooms
$1,475
Houghton Ct
Downtown Hudson
Hudson, MA
Updated August 10 at 12:05PM
4 Bedrooms
$1,400
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City Guide
Marlborough
Puritans? Not Anymore!

The first settlers in new Marlborough were of the puritan strain of the Christian faith, which was popular in England at the time despite its followers being persecuted. It is likely that those who settled here were directly avoiding English persecution at the hands of the Catholics -- but oh dear, it seems that the modern town of about 39,000 is Catholic after all. At least they tried! At some point, the Puritan settlers were doomed to discover that people really enjoy wearing colored clothing, making music and poetry and dancing. What a shame that is, don't you think?

The Modern American Marlborough... With a Shoe Fetish

Marlborough was an early industrialized American town that had the benefit of government funding for a streetcar system that linked Marlborough to other nearby neighborhoods and attracted skilled tradesmen from around the world. When American manufacturing slowed down during the Great Depression, Marlborough's shoe-manufacturing factory plugged along and kept its workers in employment (as well as in some nice shoes, one might hope). The shoe fetish stuck with the creation of the The Rockport Company and the sale of famous Frye boots in the 1970s.

Houses and Rental Apartments in Marlborough

There are plenty of beautiful, well-maintained houses for rent in Marlborough, and even many one-bedroom houses for singles who don't fancy living in an apartment. These smaller homes cost from about $1,200 to $1,500 per month to rent, and most are quite luxurious inside, with new appliances and recent refurbishment. Houses in the downtown area of Marlborough are lower in price than those on the outskirts due to size restrictions. This is a town of luxury condos and homes that range in size from one to five bedrooms. Downtown is a bit older and much smaller in terms of home rentals than the fringe areas. If you want privacy and a dozen cats, look to the outskirts. For more options at dinnertime and one ear to the gossip, look downtown.

The plethora of apartment complexes in Marlborough is astounding in terms of the number that are available and the incredible high quality of the rentals. This is not the place to find an inexpensive studio apartment to house you while you write your thesis -- this is somewhere you celebrate your financially secure adulthood with an immaculately-designed home.

Rent Report
Marlborough

August 2017 Marlborough Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2017 Marlborough Rent Report. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Marlborough rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro and nation.

Marlborough rents declined marginally over the past month

Marlborough rents have declined 0.2% over the past month, and are down moderately by 2.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Marlborough stand at $1,220 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,530 for a two-bedroom. Marlborough's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 4.5%, as well as the national average of 2.9%.

Rents rising across the Boston Metro

While rent prices have decreased in Marlborough over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 9 of of the largest 10 cities in the Boston metro for which we have data. Massachusetts as a whole has logged a 4.5% year-over-year growth. 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 8.2%. The median two-bedroom there costs $2,100, while one-bedrooms go for $1,690.
  • Over the past year, Marlborough has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with decline of 2.2%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,530, while one-bedrooms go for $1,220.
  • Haverhill has the least expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,450; rents fell 0.2% over the past month but rose 1.3% over the past year.
  • Brookline has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,640; rents were up 0.3% over the past month and 5.4% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Marlborough

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

  • Marlborough's median two-bedroom rent of $1,530 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.9% over the past year.
  • While rents in Marlborough fell over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Seattle (+5.6%), Los Angeles (+4.8%), and Chicago (+4.6%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Marlborough than most large cities. Comparably, Atlanta has a median 2BR rent of $1,160.

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 $2,090 -0.0% 2.7%
Lowell $1,250 $1,550 0.3% 5.3%
Cambridge $1,810 $2,240 1.3% 2.8%
Quincy $1,490 $1,850 0.4% 2.2%
Somerville $1,690 $2,100 0.1% 8.2%
Framingham $1,490 $1,850 -0.1% 1.8%
Haverhill $1,170 $1,450 -0.2% 1.3%
Waltham $1,720 $2,130 -0.7% 5.2%
Brookline $2,130 $2,640 0.3% 5.4%
Marlborough $1,220 $1,530 -0.2% -2.2%

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.