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193 Apartments for rent in Somerville, MA

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Spring Hill
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Spring Hill
136 Highland Ave
136 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA
Studio
$1,825
405 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,975
540 sqft
Stylish homes with energy-efficient appliances and high ceilings. Ample community amenities, including laundry facilities and picnic areas. Close to Porter Square and Union Square. Minutes from subway and bus stops.
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Winter Hill
123 Highland Avenue
123 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA
Studio
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1 Bedroom
$2,650
605 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,695
765 sqft
Sitting in Winter Hill, this building was built in the 1930s and offers a wide selection of amenities, including hardwood floors, modern kitchens and bathrooms, walk-in closets, and more.
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14 Units Available
Powder House
Windsor at Maxwell's Green
1 Maxwells Grn, Somerville, MA
Studio
$2,010
560 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,405
760 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,485
1059 sqft
Smoke-free and pet-friendly homes with gourmet kitchens, in-unit laundry, and luxurious bathrooms. Residents have access to bike storage, dog park, and fitness studio, among other amenities. Porter Square is walking distance away.
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Last updated August 14 at 06:34 PM
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78 Units Available
Mystic River
Montaje
449 Canal St, Somerville, MA
Studio
$2,562
559 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,467
739 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,662
1186 sqft
Situated near Northern Expressway and the Sylvester Baxter Riverfront Park. Every unit features stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops. On-site amenities include a sky lounge, outdoor fireplace and a cyber cafe.
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Last updated August 14 at 12:06 PM
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21 Units Available
Mystic River
AVA Somerville
445 Artisan Way, Somerville, MA
Studio
$2,005
468 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,140
669 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,895
1028 sqft
Thoughtfully designed floor plans with chalkboard walls, customizable closets, and in-unit washer and dryer. Fully equipped kitchens with stainless steel appliances in select units. Urban-inspired design. Courtyard terrace. Near beautiful Mystic River.
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17 Units Available
Mystic River
Avalon at Assembly Row
333 Great River Rd, Somerville, MA
Studio
$2,160
499 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,698
737 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$3,451
1219 sqft
Thoughtfully designed apartments, townhomes and lofts. Views of Mystic River in select apartments from private patio or balcony. Furnished units available. Fitness center. Pet friendly.
Last updated August 15 at 12:26 AM
1 Unit Available
Inman Square
173 Tremont St.
173 Tremont Street, Somerville, MA
3 Bedrooms
$3,100
800 sqft
Lovely first floor 3 bed/1 bath apartment in a multi-family house close to Inman Square. TWO PARKING SPACES!! Large eat-in-kitchen, with Granite Counters, SS appliance, Dishwasher, Gas Range.
Last updated August 15 at 12:26 AM
1 Unit Available
Ward Two
95 Sacramento
95 Sacramento St, Somerville, MA
2 Bedrooms
$2,350
1200 sqft
2 Bedroom 1 Bath ~ Located between Porter Square/Harvard and Inman Square! 2 Bedroom / 1 bathroom apartment on the 2nd and 3rd floors of a 2 family house.
Last updated August 15 at 12:26 AM
1 Unit Available
Ward Two
108 Beacon St.
108 Beacon Street, Somerville, MA
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$3,000
1250 sqft
Spacious 3 Bed 1 Bath Close to Porter Red Line T Stop and Harvard Square. Centrally located between, Harvard, Porter, Inman and Union Sq! Top Floor or a Three Family.
Last updated August 15 at 12:26 AM
1 Unit Available
Ten Hills
118 Heath St.
118 Heath Street, Somerville, MA
2 Bedrooms
$3,300
1100 sqft
Rare Single Family for Rent! Located just outside Magoun Square. Features: Driveway that can fit 2-3 cars, Rear Patio with table and chairs that can be provided, Great private space for Grilling! Front Sunroom works great for office.
Last updated August 15 at 12:26 AM
1 Unit Available
Ten Hills
100 Fellsway West
100 Fellsway West, Somerville, MA
1 Bedroom
$2,350
700 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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This unit has everything on the bucket list! 1 Bed/1 Bath + separate nook for formal dining or office.
Last updated August 15 at 12:26 AM
1 Unit Available
Spring Hill
81 Summer Street
81 Summer Street, Somerville, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,850
410 sqft
1-bed/1-bath basement-level apartment in Somerville. Short 10-minute walk to Union Square, grocery store, shops, restaurants and cafes. Living room with gleaming hardwood floors.
Last updated August 15 at 12:26 AM
1 Unit Available
Ward Two
343 Beacon St.
343 Beacon Street, Somerville, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,800
650 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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HALF FEE!! Porter Square- 0.6 Miles to Porter Red Line T Station.
Last updated August 15 at 12:26 AM
1 Unit Available
Ward Two
93 Sacramento
93 Sacramento Street, Somerville, MA
3 Bedrooms
$3,000
1150 sqft
3 Bedroom + Study! 1 Bath ~ Located between Porter Square/Harvard and Inman Square! Large 3+ bedroom + Study! / 1 bathroom apartment on the 2nd and 3rd floors of a 2 family house.
Last updated August 15 at 12:26 AM
1 Unit Available
Ward Two
22 Leland St.
22 Leland Street, Somerville, MA
3 Bedrooms
$3,300
1100 sqft
ALL NEW RENO between Union and Inman Square. Less than 1 mile to Harvard Square Red Line T stop. Top Floor Unit! Open floor plan, Hardwood floors, Granite kitchen with SS appliances, gas stove, dish/disposal. Laundry on Site.
Last updated August 15 at 12:26 AM
1 Unit Available
East Somerville
157 Perkins Street
157 Perkins Street, Somerville, MA
3 Bedrooms
$4,400
1245 sqft
Super nice and comfortable four bedroom apartment available for immediate occupancy. Great location and nice neighbor area. Location is within short distance to Public transportation, park and shopping center.
Last updated August 15 at 12:26 AM
1 Unit Available
Inman Square
76 Oak
76 Oak Street, Somerville, MA
3 Bedrooms
$3,650
1500 sqft
This apartment has been recently renovated with a private master suite on the top floor. The master suite also has a separate room that can be used as an office or another bedroom.
Last updated August 15 at 12:26 AM
1 Unit Available
Ward Two
18 Wyatt St
18 Wyatt Street, Somerville, MA
2 Bedrooms
$2,600
922 sqft
Location, location, location! Walking distance to Harvard University, Harvard Sq., Inman Sq and Union Sq. Completely renovated in 2018. Kitchen features new cabinets, granite counters, stainless appliances.
Last updated August 15 at 12:26 AM
1 Unit Available
Spring Hill
51 Elm St.
51 Elm Street, Somerville, MA
1 Bedroom
$2,400
750 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Porter Square! Spacious 1 bed 1 bath, top floor of Multi-Family 2 blocks to Porter Square T, Red Line! IN-UNIT LAUNDRY, HW floors throughout, Eat-in Kitchen, dishwasher, Back Deck directly off kitchen! Parking available for Rent!
Last updated August 15 at 12:26 AM
1 Unit Available
Spring Hill
62 Ibbetson St
62 Ibbetson Street, Somerville, MA
2 Bedrooms
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3 Bedrooms
$3,100
1200 sqft
Check out the pictures of this truly amazing place! Recently renovated! A massive, six-room, three bedroom unit near Porter Sq with great top-floor skyline views! 3 equally sized large bedrooms, separate living and dining rooms, an eat-in kitchen
Last updated August 15 at 12:26 AM
1 Unit Available
Ward Two
83 Beacon St.
83 Beacon Street, Somerville, MA
4 Bedrooms
$3,750
1300 sqft
Fabulous 4 Bed 1 Bath in updated 3 family TOP FLOOR of 3 Family. Close to Whole Foods on Beacon st, Inman Square and easy commute to Harvard! Hardwood floors throughout, Large Windows with lots of light.
Last updated August 15 at 12:26 AM
1 Unit Available
Ward Two
26 Bolton St.
26 Bolton Street, Somerville, MA
3 Bedrooms
$3,500
50675 sqft
INMAN SQUARE~ HUGE 3 bed 1.5 bath apartment in multi-family right in Inman Square! Hardwood floors throughout, IN-UNIT LAUNDRY, Eat in kitchen with dishwasher. TWO Living rooms or Formal Living/Dining.
Last updated August 15 at 12:26 AM
1 Unit Available
Powder House
102 Morrison Ave
102 Morrison Avenue, Somerville, MA
4 Bedrooms
$3,500
1400 sqft
HALF FEE! Top Floor of Multi-Family between Davis and Porter Sq! 4 BED 2 FULL BATH ~ 0.5 Miles to Davis T Stop, 0.
Last updated August 15 at 12:26 AM
1 Unit Available
Teele Square
48 Cameron Ave
48 Cameron Avenue, Somerville, MA
4 Bedrooms
$4,100
1400 sqft
5 Bedrooms
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DAVIS SQ! ALL New RENO! High ceilings, new windows, floors, kitchen and bath. Three porches, Good sized bedrooms, Parking Available.

Median Rent in Somerville

Last updated Jul. 2020
The median rent for a 1 bedroom apartment in Somerville is $1,768, while the median rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $2,193.
Studio
$1,550
1 Bed
$1,768
2 Beds
$2,193
3+ Beds
$2,756
City GuideSomerville"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")
Moving to Somerville
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This urban community is one that attracts a wide range of people. The charming architecture and the proximity to the various larger cities in the area, including Cambridge and Everett, make it a desirable place to look for an apartment for rent. This younger community is also home to a wide range of college students, as well as young professionals. So really, no matter who you are, there is a place for you here -- unless you are a zombie or something. But, seriously, this area has a great mix of people. Heck, even Dirty Dan McBride from Sha Na Na once lived here. If you don't know who that is, you must be a yungin.

Renting in Somerville
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With 62 percent of the city's residences being rentals, there is no doubt you will find a place to call home here at some point. However, the city has a low unoccupied rate, at just four percent. This makes it more challenging to find high end apartments. You will need to have a high level of income and good credit to find the best apartments for rent. Keep in mind, you are competing with college students for these apartments, so if you are out of college, you have a leg up on a lot of the competition. Sorry all you college kids out there; it's just the way it is. Most landlords in this area would prefer almost anyone over a college student. So, if you're in college and looking for a place to rent, be prepared to use your smart brain to do some fast talking and convince the landlord that you are extra responsible. Having good references will help you to secure the property you want to have.

Neighborhoods in Somerville
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Somerville has a lot of old buildings, but it also has some very nice community neighborhoods with various amenities throughout them. The following are some of the largest neighborhoods in the area.

Broadway: Located in the near heart of the city, Broadway is home to Tufts University Educational Center and Hodgkins Curtin Park. Overall, this is a densely populated region. There are plenty of townhomes, condos and apartments for rent in this region. If you're interested in renting a single family house, you will have to search long and hard, because although one pops up for rent from time to time, it doesn't happen often. Most single family houses in this area are owner occupied.

West Somerville: West Somerville is another densely populated neighborhood. Here you will find a variety of homes and commercial establishments. Towards the north is Minuteman Trail Extension. You will find most of the commercial businesses along Highland Avenue and Elm Street. With a wide range of historic buildings, this area is a popular area for those who are looking for charming townhomes and remodeled lofts for rent. Many of the houses are on the smaller side.

Alewife Brook: In this area, which lies right to the west of Dilboy Stadium, you will find the Dilboy Field Pool and the North Street Playground. You will find mostly single family homes sitting on large lots in this area. Many of the streets here are one-way, which can get frustrating at times. Miss your turn and you will have to drive in circles to try and get back to your intended destination. At least you can always use the one-way streets as an excuse for being late to work.

Tufts: This area is most well known for Tufts University, which is located just to the northeast of this community. Ellis Oval is a larger subdivision area that is established here, too. The Voute Tennis Courts are towards the north. Some larger homes are in this area, but historic charm is found on nearly every building you will find in this region. A few other attractions here include Fletcher Field, Triangle Park and Kraft Field. As you can tell, this area is definitely an outstanding region with all of the parks, soccer fields and baseball diamonds throughout it.

Boston Avenue: This area of Somerville is home to Powder House Square, a larger square dominating the region with small artisan shops, coffee houses and a few business offices. The Morrison House Bed and Breakfast is located here. This area is well known for its historic charm (again, it is all those old buildings that make this community so special.) The homes for rent here include some apartments, a few lofts and townhomes. Overall, this area is well established and easy to walk through if you want to navigate the region by foot.

Union Square: Union Square is known for its history, but it is also an ideal residential area. A variety of locations here are worth a visit, including the Veterans Memorial Park and Market Basket, a traditional shopping center. This is a central location in the city, but there are only a handful of subdivisions here. In these, most of the households are single family homes, though you will find a duplex or two for rent in this region. And, it is pet friendly. Nunziato Field Dog Park is located towards the western portion of this community. Yay for Fido.

Holland: When you move towards the Holland area, homes become slightly larger and the area becomes much more residentially focused, rather than focused on commercial businesses and squares. Home lots are on the smaller side here, but that is more common than not no matter where you go in Somerville.

Washington Street: Also known as Ward 2, this community region is just off Beacon Street. It is a small area without a lot of commercial aspects to it at all. You will find Concord Square in this area. Lincoln Park (the neighborhood, not the band) is nearly the center of this neighborhood. What's nice is that it is a very walk friendly area with mostly single family homes, condos, townhomes and apartments for rent. You will find many one way streets, which seems to cut down on traffic congestion some. At least that's what the city planners tell us.

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Rent Report
Somerville

August 2020 Somerville Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2020 Somerville Rent Report. Somerville rents remained steady over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Somerville rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

Somerville rent trends were flat over the past month

Somerville rents have remained flat over the past month, however, they have increased slightly by 1.1% year-over-year. Currently, median rents in Somerville stand at $1,769 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,193 for a two-bedroom. Somerville's year-over-year rent growth leads the state average of -1.4%, as well as the national average of 0.2%.

    Rents falling across the Boston Metro

    While rents prices have increased in Somerville over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Boston metro, 7 of them have seen prices fall. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

    • Cambridge has seen rents fall by 3.5% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It's also the most expensive city in the Boston metro with a two-bedroom median of $2,246.
    • Lawrence has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro, with a year-over-year increase of 1.3%. The median two-bedroom there costs $1,814, while one-bedrooms go for $1,463.
    • Lowell has the least expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,535; rents increased 0.2% over the past month but fell 0.8% over the past year.

    Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Somerville

    As rents have increased slightly in Somerville, other large cities nationwide have seen rents grow more quickly. Compared to most large cities across the country, Somerville is less affordable for renters.

    • Although rents across cities in Massachusetts have been slightly on the rise, the state's growth as a whole has held steady over the past year. For example, rents have grown by 1.4% in Worcester.
    • Somerville's median two-bedroom rent of $2,193 is above the national average of $1,193. Nationwide, rents have held steady over the past year.

    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 Rent
    Median 2BR Rent
    M/M Rent Growth
    Y/Y Rent Growth
    Boston
    $1,690
    $2,100
    -0.6%
    -2.6%
    Lowell
    $1,240
    $1,530
    0.2%
    -0.8%
    Cambridge
    $1,810
    $2,250
    -1%
    -3.5%
    Brockton
    $1,250
    $1,550
    0.7%
    -0.6%
    Quincy
    $1,550
    $1,920
    0.5%
    -1.1%
    Newton
    $1,810
    $2,250
    -0.4%
    -1.4%
    Lawrence
    $1,460
    $1,810
    0.2%
    1.3%
    Somerville
    $1,770
    $2,190
    0
    1.1%
    Framingham
    $1,570
    $1,940
    -0.2%
    1.1%
    Haverhill
    $1,250
    $1,550
    -0.4%
    -1.4%
    Waltham
    $1,740
    $2,160
    0.1%
    -3.1%
    Malden
    $1,530
    $1,900
    -0.3%
    2.6%
    Brookline
    $2,180
    $2,700
    -0.3%
    1.9%
    Medford
    $1,680
    $2,090
    -0.3%
    -6.8%
    Revere
    $1,360
    $1,680
    1.8%
    -5.6%
    Peabody
    $1,560
    $1,940
    0.1%
    1.1%
    Salem
    $1,440
    $1,790
    0.4%
    -0.3%
    Beverly
    $1,380
    $1,710
    0.2%
    3%
    Marlborough
    $1,310
    $1,640
    0.1%
    -3.7%
    Woburn
    $1,590
    $1,970
    0.1%
    -2%
    Chelsea
    $1,630
    $2,030
    -0.5%
    -2.1%
    Melrose
    $1,390
    $1,720
    0.3%
    -9.1%
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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.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    How much is rent in Somerville?
    In Somerville, the median rent is $1,550 for a studio, $1,768 for a 1-bedroom, $2,193 for a 2-bedroom, and $2,756 for a 3-bedroom. For more information on rental trends in Somerville, check out our monthly Somerville Rent Report.
    What are the most popular neighborhoods in Somerville?
    Some of the most popular neighborhoods in Somerville include Spring Hill, Powder House, Winter Hill, Davis Square, and Mystic River.
    What colleges and universities are located in or around Somerville?
    Some of the colleges located in the Somerville area include Rhode Island College, Providence College, Becker College, Hult International Business School, and Berklee College of Music. If you are looking for off-campus housing near your school, follow the links above to see apartment listings in the area.
    What cities do people live in to commute to Somerville?
    Some of the nearby cities that people commute to Somerville from include Boston, Cambridge, Quincy, Lowell, and Worcester.

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