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Somerville Apartments
Last updated February 25 2024 at 12:48 AM

Somerville, MA
114 Apartments for Rent

Somerville Apartment Renter's Guide

Overview


Population: 81,360
Population Density: 19,735.1 people/sq mile
Median Age: 33
Percentage of Family Households: 42%
Median Annual Income: $107,651 / year
Median Rent: $2,190 / month

What locals are saying

"I'm gonna take a lover / Gonna take her back to Somerville /Show her around the neighborhood, re-case the place and settle down /Gonna take a lover /Take her back to Somerville" (-Pernice Brothers, "Somerville")

Somerville is a small city in terms of land, with only about four square miles within its limits; yet, it's the 17th most densely populated city in the country. It's known for being the best run city in Massachusetts, as rated by the Boston Globe in 2006, and it received the All American City Award, not just once, but twice.One of the main focal points here are the numerous city squares located throughout the city, including Assembly, Ball, Davis, Magoun, and Union Square, all of which feature some of the city's oldest homes and buildings. Somerville has 83 locations within its borders that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. That's a lot of historic places packed into just 4 square miles.

This urban community is one that attracts a wide range of people

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Social Life
Parks and Outdoor Activities
Safety and Crime Rate
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Somerville Demographics


How diverse is Somerville?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Somerville is lower than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Somerville are White (62.1%), Hispanic Or Latino (15.4%), Asian (13.5%), Two Or More (4.4%), Black Or African American (3.3%), Other (1.1%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.1%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Somerville residents?

The median age in Somerville is 33 while the most populous age group of residents is the 25 to 34 group.

How diverse is Somerville?

The representation of ethnic minorities in Somerville is lower than the national average. The eight main ethnic groups that make up the population of Somerville are White (62.1%), Hispanic Or Latino (15.4%), Asian (13.5%), Two Or More (4.4%), Black Or African American (3.3%), Other (1.1%), American Indian Or Alaska Native (0.1%), and Native Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander (0.1%).

What does the age breakdown look like for Somerville residents?

The median age in Somerville is 33 while the most populous age group of residents is the 25 to 34 group.

Somerville Crime


Overall Crime

Below Average
Overall crime in Somerville is below average in comparison to the national average.

Violent Crime

Below Average
The level of violent crime in Somerville is below average compared to the national average violent crime rate.

Property Crime

Below Average
The level of property crime in Somerville is below average compared to the national average property crime rate.

Top Schools in Somerville


Elementary Schools

9 /10
Benjamin G. Brown School
Public
K-5
Public
K-5
231 Students
5 Reviews
231
Students
5 Reviews
8 /10
John F. Kennedy Elementary School
Public
PK-8
Public
PK-8
456 Students
7 Reviews
456
Students
7 Reviews
6 /10
West Somerville Neighborhood School
Public
PK-8
Public
PK-8
371 Students
4 Reviews
371
Students
4 Reviews

Middle Schools

8 /10
John F. Kennedy Elementary School
Public
PK-8
Public
PK-8
456 Students
7 Reviews
456
Students
7 Reviews
6 /10
West Somerville Neighborhood School
Public
PK-8
Public
PK-8
371 Students
4 Reviews
371
Students
4 Reviews
5 /10
Winter Hill Community School
Public
PK-8
Public
PK-8
459 Students
1 Reviews
459
Students
1 Reviews

High Schools

4 /10
Somerville High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
1,215 Students
7 Reviews
1,215
Students
7 Reviews
1 /10
Full Circle High School
Public
9-12
Public
9-12
52 Students
1 Reviews
52
Students
1 Reviews

What Renters Say about Somerville


Apartment List has released the results for Somerville from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters nationwide, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of the country’s 111 million renters.
88%
Social Life
84%
Parks and Outdoor Activities
82%
Safety and Crime Rate
80%
Public Transit
77%
Jobs and Career Opportunities
65%
Commute Time
63%
Pet Friendliness
55%
Quality of Schools
51%
Weather
51%
Dating
31%
State and Local Taxes
14%
Affordability
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Average rent in Somerville, Massachusetts

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The average rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Somerville is $3,268, while the average rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $4,150. Rent rates updated 3 days ago
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Find an apartment for rent in Somerville, MA


Searching for an apartment for rent in Somerville, MA? Look no further! Apartment List will help you find a perfect apartment near you. There are 114 available rental units listed on Apartment List in Somerville. Click on listings to see photos, floorplans, amenities, prices and availability, and much more!

The average rent in Somerville is $2,844 for a studio, $3,268 for a one-bedroom apartment, and $4,150 for a two-bedroom apartment. If you are looking for a deal, keep an eye out for a red pulsing icon that indicates rent specials.

Tired of browsing? Take our personalized quiz. You’ll answer a couple of simple questions and we’ll put together a list of Somerville apartments that are best for you. We’ll also factor in your commute, budget, and preferred amenities. Looking for a pet-friendly rental, or an apartment with in-unit washer and dryer? No problem, we’ll provide you with apartments that match that criteria.

You can trust Apartment List to help you find your next Somerville, MA apartment rental! After all, everyone deserves a home they love.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How much is rent in Somerville?

In Somerville, the average rent is $2,844 for a studio, $3,268 for a 1-bedroom, $4,150 for a 2-bedroom, and $3,971 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Somerville, check out our monthly Somerville Rent Report.

How can I find a cheap apartment in Somerville?

You can find the lowest-priced apartments in Somerville by using the cheap apartments filter.

How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Somerville?

You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Somerville apartments that allow pets.

How much should I pay for rent in Somerville?

The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Somerville.

How can I find off-campus housing in Somerville?

You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Somerville. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Berklee College of Music, Boston University, Northeastern University, and Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network.