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118 Apartments for rent in Newton, MA

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Last updated October 23 at 2:46am UTC
77 Hartford
Newton Highlands
Newton, MA
Updated October 23 at 2:46am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,400
17 Larch Rd
Waban
Newton, MA
Updated October 23 at 2:45am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$8,000
268 Grove St
Auburndale
Newton, MA
Updated October 22 at 5:11pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,050
61 Churchill Street
Nonantum
Newton, MA
Updated October 19 at 6:52pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,650
15 Peabody
Nonantum
Newton, MA
Updated October 18 at 11:46pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,399
192 Lincoln St
Newton Highlands
Newton, MA
Updated October 17 at 8:10pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,200
67 Court Street
Nonantum
Newton, MA
Updated October 17 at 8:09pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$1,900
49 JEROME AVENUE
West Newton
Newton, MA
Updated October 17 at 12:43am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,800
151 Charlesbank Rd # 1
Nonantum
Newton, MA
Updated October 12 at 1:23pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,350
73 Charlesbank Rd 202
Nonantum
Newton, MA
Updated October 11 at 11:09am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
253 Nahanton St
Oak Hill
Newton, MA
Updated October 10 at 9:44am UTC
5 Bedrooms
$5,995
12 Elliot Pl
Newton Upper Falls
Newton, MA
Updated October 6 at 10:31am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
62 DALBY STREET
Nonantum
Newton, MA
Updated October 6 at 3:20am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,500
14 HAWTHORN STREET
Nonantum
Newton, MA
Updated October 4 at 11:10pm UTC
Studio
$1,300
159 Oak St
Newton Upper Falls
Newton, MA
Updated October 4 at 3:06am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$4,000
121 Boyd Street
Newton Corner
Newton, MA
Updated October 2 at 11:00pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
12 Wiswall St # 2
West Newton
Newton, MA
Updated October 1 at 1:56pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
31 Highland Ave Apt 3
Newtonville
Newton, MA
Updated October 1 at 1:56pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$2,000
36 Hood St
Newton Corner
Newton, MA
Updated September 28 at 2:53pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
134 Hanson Rd
Oak Hill
Newton, MA
Updated September 26 at 12:33am UTC
6 Bedrooms
$6,500
323 Watertown Street
Nonantum
Newton, MA
Updated September 21 at 9:37pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,300
9 Bennington St
Newtonville
Newton, MA
Updated September 21 at 12:08pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
City Guide
Newton
Newton, Massachusetts

Welcome, Internet-savvy apartment hunter, to Newton: a lovely enclave with a fun, friendly vibe! This Boston suburb has an interesting neighborhood layout that gives greater Newton a small-town feel as opposed to a city. We’ll explain along the way, so for now just sit back, relax, and let's help find you an apartment quick so you can enjoy some of the local flavor!

About Newton

Quick history lesson to get you up to speed: The area was originally settled in 1630 as part of Cambridge, but the city of Newton was a farming community that transformed into a semi-suburban feeling city.

Newton is located a convenient 11-miles west of Boston, right off the Massachusetts Turnpike. This proximity means Newton, like many of Boston's suburbs, is linked via public transportation to the center of “the Bean” and is within close proximity to Boston's premier attractions. Additionally, Newton is home to the Crystal Lake, which has some public parks and beaches along its shore, two orchestras and is a major stop on the Boston Marathon route.

Unlike neighboring Watertown, Newton has a less dense feel. Newton has plenty of entertainment options and access to some shopping.

Don't You Dare Call Them Neighborhoods

The city of Newton is laid out in a particularly distinct and charming way. Rather than having a main city center with neighborhoods expanding outwards from this center, frequently going from urban to suburban, the city is composed of distinct villages. These villages frequently have their own center, giving each of Newton's neighborhoods a unique small town atmosphere.

North Newton Villages North Newton extends southwards from the Charles River down to Newton Centre and the city's central business district. North Newton is characterized by having a higher population density than the southern reaches, and is thus more urban feeling. Villages in north Newton include Aburndale, Nonantum, West Newton, Newton Corner and Newton Lower Falls.

South Newton Villages South Newton includes the parts of the city south of State Route 9. Villages in south Newton include Newton Highlands, Chestnut Hill, Oak Hill and Newton Upper Falls. Because these villages are a bit newer than the rest of the city's villages, they tend to feel a bit more suburban. Nearby golf courses, rentals in South Newton will generally have more amenities.

Newton Centre Newton Centre is, obviously, located at the center of the city of Newton and is home to several restaurants, boutiques and shopping centers. There are plenty of rentals available in Newton Centre.

Rental Tips

Begin your apartment search at least 60 days before your move-in date. You're going to need it.

As you begin your search, you'll have to decide whether you want to go through a broker or not. Brokers have access to a lot of apartments that you wouldn't otherwise be able to find, but they come at a hefty price. Be prepared to shell out some major cash for a broker (up to 10% of your annual rent), in addition to application fees and deposits. Or you could just use the site you’re already on. Just sayin’.

Getting Around

Almost everyone in Newton commutes to Boston. This means two things: one, that traffic will be pretty bad along the Massachusetts Turnpike into the city during the AM and PM rush hours, and two, that you should consider living close to a MBTA stop.

The hub of the city's public transportation is at the Newton Center station in the central business district. Here several train and express bus lines ferry Newton residents into and out of Boston proper. In addition to Newton Centre, Newton Highlands also has its own Green Line D Branch. Chestnut Hill has the most access to transportation, as it has a stop on both the Green Line D and B Branches. Commuting into Boston via train generally takes about 30 minutes.

For the less-serviced northern villages, a commuter line runs every half an hour into and out of the city during rush hour, and buses operating into nearby Waltham and Watertown can also help keep you mobile. Many of the larger T stations will also have large free parking available to commuters.

There you have it, a brief overview of Newton. What are you waiting for? Boston can only control most American sports for a short only so long, get in there while the getting’s good! Happy hunting!

October 2018 Newton Rent Report

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

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Rent Report
Newton

October 2018 Newton Rent Report

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

Newton rents decline sharply over the past month

Newton rents have declined 1.6% over the past month, but have remained steady in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Newton stand at $1,850 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,290 for a two-bedroom. This is the second straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in July. Newton's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.3%, as well as the national average of 0.9%.

Rents rising across the Boston Metro

While rents have remained steady in the city of Newton throughout the past year, cities across the metro have seen a different trend. Rents have risen in all of of the largest 10 cities in the Boston metro for which we have data. 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 Newton

Rent growth in Newton has been relatively stable over the past year - some other large cities have seen more substantial increases; in contrast, rents in a few cities have actually declined. Compared to most large cities across the country, Newton is less affordable for renters.

  • Other cities across the state have seen rents marginally increase, 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.
  • Newton's median two-bedroom rent of $2,290 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 0.9% over the past year compared to the stagnant growth in Newton.
  • While rents in Newton remained moderately stable this year, similar cities saw increases, including Atlanta (+1.4%), San Francisco (+1.1%), Los Angeles (+1.0%); note that median 2BR rents in these cities go for $1,190, $3,110, and $1,760 respectively.
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Newton than most large cities. For example, Philadelphia has a median 2BR rent of $1,170, where Newton is nearly twice 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 $1,700 $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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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.