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160 Apartments for rent in Newton, MA

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Last updated August 19 at 3:28am UTC
77 Auburn St
West Newton
Newton, MA
Updated August 19 at 3:13am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$7,900
81 CHURCH STREET
Newton Corner
Newton, MA
Updated August 18 at 10:30pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,950
497 Centre St Apt 3
Newtonville
Newton, MA
Updated August 18 at 9:39am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,800
15 Peabody
Nonantum
Newton, MA
Updated August 18 at 6:44am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,600
61 Churchill St
Nonantum
Newton, MA
Updated August 18 at 6:44am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,800
510 CALIFORNIA STREET
Nonantum
Newton, MA
Updated August 16 at 10:23pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$3,200
28 INDIANA TERRACE
Newton Upper Falls
Newton, MA
Updated August 13 at 2:41am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,900
22 Bowers
Newtonville
Newton, MA
Updated August 11 at 2:53am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
474 WATERTOWN STREET
Nonantum
Newton, MA
Updated August 9 at 6:52pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,200
11 Beecher Ter # A
Bowen - Thompsonville
Newton, MA
Updated August 9 at 9:52am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
1186 Chestnut St
Newton Upper Falls
Newton, MA
Updated August 8 at 9:51am UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,950
93 Brandeis Rd
Oak Hill
Newton, MA
Updated August 8 at 6:37am UTC
4 Bedrooms
$5,100
55 FAXON ST
Nonantum
Newton, MA
Updated August 7 at 10:10pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
73 Charlesbank Rd 202
Nonantum
Newton, MA
Updated August 12 at 9:32am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,150
268 Grove St
Auburndale
Newton, MA
Updated August 18 at 5:09pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,050
27 Noble St
West Newton
Newton, MA
Updated August 18 at 5:09pm UTC
4 Bedrooms
$2,995
266 Grove St
Auburndale
Newton, MA
Updated August 18 at 5:09pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,100
4 Mechanic St
Newton Upper Falls
Newton, MA
Updated August 17 at 5:12pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,500
31 Hammond Pond Pkwy
Chestnut Hill
Newton, MA
Updated August 17 at 5:12pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
27 Josselyn Pl
Newton Highlands
Newton, MA
Updated August 16 at 10:19am UTC
2 Bedrooms
$2,400
290 Watertown St
Nonantum
Newton, MA
Updated August 18 at 5:09pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
$2,800
128 Baldpate Hill Rd
Oak Hill
Newton, MA
Updated August 16 at 5:22pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
$8,500
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!

Rent Report
Newton

August 2018 Newton Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Newton Rent Report. Newton rents remained steady 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 held steady over the past month

Newton rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they are up moderately by 2.0% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Newton stand at $1,880 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,330 for a two-bedroom. Newton's year-over-year rent growth leads the state and national averages, which both stand at 1.2%.

Rents rising across the Boston Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Newton, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Boston metro, 8 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 seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 4.6%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,520, while one-bedrooms go for $1,220.
  • Over the past year, Lowell has seen the biggest rent drop in the metro, with a decline of 1.3%. Median two-bedrooms there cost $1,530, while one-bedrooms go for $1,230.
  • Newton has the most expensive rents of the largest cities in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $2,330; rents increased 0.1% over the past month and 2.0% over the past year.

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Newton

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

  • Newton's median two-bedroom rent of $2,330 is above the national average of $1,180. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.2% over the past year compared to the 2.0% rise in Newton.
  • While Newton's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw decreases, including Seattle (-2.4%), Chicago (-1.8%), and Baltimore (-1.6%).
  • 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 $1,690 $2,100 0.4% 0.5%
Lowell $1,230 $1,530 0.7% -1.3%
Cambridge $1,820 $2,250 0.1% 0.7%
Brockton $1,320 $1,640 0.4% -0.5%
Quincy $1,510 $1,870 0.3% 0.9%
Newton $1,880 $2,330 0.1% 2.0%
Lawrence $1,360 $1,690 -0.1% 1.9%
Somerville $1,690 $2,100 0.3% 0.1%
Framingham $1,510 $1,870 1.5% 1.3%
Haverhill $1,220 $1,520 -0.3% 4.6%
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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.

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.