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107 Apartments for rent in Marlborough, MA

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Last updated October 16 at 7:05pm UTC
148 Boston Post Road
Marlborough, MA
Updated October 16 at 10:55am UTC
2 Bedrooms
16 Bowstring Way
Marlborough, MA
Updated October 9 at 9:33am UTC
3 Bedrooms
102 Warren Ave
Marlborough Junction
Marlborough, MA
Updated October 7 at 3:05pm UTC
1 Bedroom
185 Main Street
Downtown Marlborough
Marlborough, MA
Updated October 5 at 3:03am UTC
11 Estabrook Ave
Downtown Marlborough
Marlborough, MA
Updated October 2 at 5:20am UTC
1 Bedroom
17 Hudson St
Downtown Marlborough
Marlborough, MA
Updated October 2 at 5:20am UTC
1 Bedroom
19 Hudson St
Downtown Marlborough
Marlborough, MA
Updated October 2 at 5:20am UTC
1 Bedroom
209 Mechanic Street
Marlborough, MA
Updated September 26 at 5:38am UTC
2 Bedrooms
849 Boston Post Rd
Marlborough, MA
Updated September 23 at 1:07pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
740 Farm Road
Marlborough, MA
Updated September 19 at 5:27am UTC
2 Bedrooms
Marlborough Junction
Marlborough, MA
Updated September 17 at 10:21pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
38 Brown
Downtown Marlborough
Marlborough, MA
Updated August 2 at 6:54am UTC
2 Bedrooms
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City Guide
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.

October 2018 Marlborough Rent Report

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

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Rent Report

October 2018 Marlborough Rent Report

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

Marlborough rents decline sharply over the past month

Marlborough rents have declined 0.6% over the past month, but have increased moderately by 3.7% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Marlborough stand at $1,250 for a one-bedroom apartment and $1,570 for a two-bedroom. This is the third straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in June. Marlborough's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.3%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

Rents rising across the Boston Metro

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

  • Haverhill has the least expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,530; the city has also experienced the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.9%.
  • Newton has seen rents fall by 1.6% over the past month, the biggest drop in the metro. It's also the most expensive city in the Boston metro with a two-bedroom median of $2,290.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Marlborough

As rents have increased moderately in Marlborough, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more modestly, or in some cases, even decline. Compared to most large cities across the country, Marlborough is less affordable for renters.

  • Rents increased marginally in other cities across the state, with Massachusetts as a whole logging rent growth of 1.3% over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 0.7% in Worcester.
  • Marlborough's median two-bedroom rent of $1,570 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the 3.7% increase in Marlborough.
  • While Marlborough's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw decreases, including Baltimore (-2.3%), Seattle (-1.6%), and Chicago (-0.9%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Marlborough than most large cities. For example, Philadelphia has a median 2BR rent of $1,170.

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 $1,700 $2,100 0.1% 0.8%
Lowell $1,240 $1,540 0.2% 1.4%
Cambridge $1,820 $2,260 -0.1% 1.0%
Brockton $1,340 $1,660 0.7% 2.3%
Quincy $1,510 $1,870 -0.1% 0.3%
Newton $1,850 $2,290 -1.6% 0.0%
Lawrence $1,360 $1,690 -0.5% 1.4%
Somerville $1,690 $2,100 -0.3% 0.0%
Framingham $1,520 $1,890 0.1% 0.7%
Haverhill $1,230 $1,530 0.6% 4.9%
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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.