18 Apartments under 1600 for rent in Newton, MA

Last updated June 21 at 8:40am UTC
194A Adams St
Newton, MA
Updated June 13 at 9:12pm UTC
1 Bedroom
Results within 5 miles of Newton, MA
1677 Commonwealth Ave Apt 12
St. Elizabeth's
Boston, MA
Updated June 20 at 10:38am UTC
907 Beacon St Apt 1B
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
Boston, MA
Updated June 5 at 11:22am UTC
90 Brainerd Rd
Coolidge Corner
Boston, MA
Updated May 31 at 1:44am UTC
Results within 10 miles of Newton, MA
365 Beacon St
Back Bay
Boston, MA
Updated June 21 at 7:27am UTC
1 Bedroom
370 Central St
Framingham, MA
Updated June 20 at 5:40pm UTC
1 Bedroom
Winchester Highlands
Winchester, MA
Updated June 20 at 6:21am UTC
1 Bedroom
11 Joseph
St. Marks
Boston, MA
Updated June 19 at 10:06pm UTC
1 Bedroom
19 West St.
Norwood Centre
Norwood, MA
Updated June 19 at 5:59pm UTC
1 Bedroom
9 Village Hill Lane
, MA
Updated June 19 at 9:07am UTC
1 Bedroom
35 Florence Street #4
, MA
Updated June 19 at 9:01am UTC
1 Bedroom
64 Faxon Rd
North Quincy
Quincy, MA
Updated June 6 at 9:30am UTC
1 Bedroom

June 2018 Newton Rent Report

Welcome to the June 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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June 2018 Newton Rent Report

Welcome to the June 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 1.8% over the past month, but are up moderately by 2.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Newton stand at $1,840 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,280 for a two-bedroom. Newton's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of 1.7%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

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.

  • Lowell has the least expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,520; the city has also seen rents fall by 0.4% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro.
  • Haverhill has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 7.8%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,540, while one-bedrooms go for $1,240.

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 $2,280 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 2.2% rise in Newton.
  • While Newton's rents rose moderately over the past year, many cities nationwide saw decreases, including Chicago (-0.8%), Seattle (-0.8%), and Baltimore (-0.8%).
  • 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 $1,680 $2,080 0.4% 0.3%
Lowell $1,230 $1,520 0.1% -0.4%
Cambridge $1,810 $2,240 0.9% 3.1%
Brockton $1,320 $1,640 0.3% 0.4%
Quincy $1,490 $1,850 0.7% 0.0%
Newton $1,840 $2,280 -1.8% 2.2%
Lawrence $1,360 $1,680 0.1% 3.4%
Somerville $1,680 $2,090 0.8% -0.2%
Framingham $1,500 $1,850 -0.8% 0.4%
Haverhill $1,240 $1,540 0.7% 7.8%
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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.

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