33 Apartments under 1700 for rent in Somerville, MA

Last updated June 20 at 4:48pm UTC
Results within 5 miles of Somerville, MA
64 Brighton Ave Apt 311
Commonwealth
Boston, MA
Updated June 20 at 1:32pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,600
1677 Commonwealth Ave Apt 12
St. Elizabeth's
Boston, MA
Updated June 20 at 10:38am UTC
Studio
$1,550
200 SWANTON STREET
Winchester Highlands
Winchester, MA
Updated June 20 at 6:21am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,345
141 Englewood Ave
Commonwealth
Boston, MA
Updated June 19 at 5:24pm UTC
Studio
$1,600
4 Ransom Rd
St. Elizabeth's
Boston, MA
Updated June 19 at 5:24pm UTC
Studio
$1,600
56 Park Vale Ave
Commonwealth
Boston, MA
Updated June 19 at 5:22pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,650
329 Savin Hill Ave
Columbia Point
Boston, MA
Updated June 6 at 9:30am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,600
907 Beacon St Apt 1B
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
Boston, MA
Updated June 5 at 11:22am UTC
Studio
$1,500
41 Edgerly Rd Apt 51
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
Boston, MA
Updated June 5 at 11:21am UTC
Studio
$1,650
69 Park Dr Apt 22
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood
Boston, MA
Updated June 5 at 11:18am UTC
Studio
$1,600
90 Brainerd Rd
Coolidge Corner
Boston, MA
Updated May 31 at 1:44am UTC
Studio
$1,495
Results within 10 miles of Somerville, MA
11 Joseph
St. Marks
Boston, MA
Updated June 19 at 10:06pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,500
31 Elmwood St
West Revere
Revere, MA
Updated June 19 at 5:39pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,475
57 Bickford Ave
Point of Pines
Revere, MA
Updated June 19 at 5:39pm UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,400
11 Portina Rd # 3
St. Elizabeth's
Boston, MA
Updated June 1 at 11:00am UTC
1 Bedroom
$1,650

June 2018 Somerville Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2018 Somerville Rent Report. Somerville rents increased 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.

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June 2018 Somerville Rent Report

Welcome to the June 2018 Somerville Rent Report. Somerville rents increased 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 rents increase sharply over the past month

Somerville rents have increased 0.8% over the past month, but have decreased slightly by 0.2% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Somerville stand at $1,680 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,090 for a two-bedroom. This is the fifth straight month that the city has seen rent increases after a decline in December of last year. Somerville's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.7%, as well as the national average of 1.5%.

Rents rising across the Boston Metro

While rent prices have decreased in Somerville over the past year, the rest of the metro is seeing the opposite trend. Rents have risen in 8 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.

  • Lowell has seen rents fall by 0.4% over the past year, the biggest drop in the metro. It also has the least expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,520.
  • 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 Somerville

As rents have fallen slightly in Somerville, many large cities nationwide have seen prices increase, in some cases substantially. Compared to most large cities across the country, Somerville is less affordable for renters.

  • Somerville's median two-bedroom rent of $2,090 is above the national average of $1,170. Nationwide, rents have grown by 1.5% over the past year compared to the 0.2% decline in Somerville.
  • While rents in Somerville fell slightly over the past year, many cities nationwide saw increases, including Atlanta (+2.0%), Los Angeles (+1.9%), and San Francisco (+1.5%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Somerville than most large cities. For example, Philadelphia has a median 2BR rent of $1,170, where Somerville is more than one-and-a-half times 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:

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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