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191 Cheap Apartments for rent in Somerville, MA

Finding cheap apartments in Somerville takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, le... Read Guide >
136 Highland Ave Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
2 Units Available
Studio
$2,075
441 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,350
580 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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402 Highland Ave. Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,135
480 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,550
680 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,975
780 sqft
This is an AMAZING find! Absolutely Gorgeous apartments in a fantastic location close to numerous amenities in the City. Call today for a complimentary viewing before its rented by someone else. Stylish and Alluring, this is comfort at its best!. Call for more information today.
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148 Sycamore St. Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,100
750 sqft
APL52937813 - Fantastic third floor 2 bed/1 bath apartment in an apartment building close to Magoun Square. Renovated, wall to wall carpet, large bedrooms with closet, open floor plan kitchen and living room. Heat, hot water and one parking spot included in the rent. Laundry in the basement. Cats ware Welcome !!
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157 Elm St. Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,000
732 sqft
APL52858757 - Available for a September move in. This apartment is located in one of the most sought after areas in all of Boston. Located on Elm street and positioned directly equidistant to Davis Square and Porter Square, this awesome top floor one bed is a sub 5 minute walk to both Squares with easy access to downtown Boston via the Redline MBTA. It's also a 20-25 minute walk to Harvard Square!! This apt features newly sanded hardwood floors, a spacious bedroom, extra attic storage space, eat-in kitchen and small outdoor area. There's also an off-street parking option available for $125/month as well as easy on-street parking. No laundry on site. Cats negotiable, no dogs please. Great 1 bed in a fabulous Somerville/Cambridge location.
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22 Mount Vernon Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,200
APL52049291 - Charming and spacious one bedroom apartment in a multifamily house in Somerville. Right next to Sullivan square and T-stop Orange line. Very close to Assembly row and the shopping area. Quick access to the highway. Parking on the street with a permit!
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255 Medford St. Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,800
APL51972784 - 1 Bedroom/1Bath in Somerville / Prospect Hill / Union Square area GREEN LINE EXTENSION IS COMING! on direct bus to Lechemere / East Cambridge and easy access to the squares FEATURES: Small Brick Building 2nd floor unit All New Hardwood floors All new bathroom vanity and tile New Kitchen appliances All new paint Built in AC Walk in closet Laundry in building 1 off street parking spot available for rent
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57 Bonair St. Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,200
APL52509752 - Newly Renovated East Somerville 2 Bedroom Large Living room ~Formal Dining Room , East in Kitchen Newly renovated Kitchen with Granite countertops and new appliances Hardwood Floors throughout Good size two bedrooms Cat ok Movein anytime in 10/1-11/1
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40 Chester, #2 Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,200
APL43025869 - TransportationBus: 66  Harvard Ave @ Brighton Ave (0.16 mi)Tram: B  Harvard Avenue (0.15 mi)Bus: 57  Brighton Ave @ Linden St (0.09 mi)Bus: 64  Cambridge St @ Linden St (0.29 mi) Terms: Fee Payor: Landlord,
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10 Taunton St 2 Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,200
Unit 2 Available 10/01/22 Somerville at Inman: attractive 2 br, study, pkg - Property Id: 923675 Somerville/Cambridge line near Harvard and MIT, walk to Inman, the Green Line at Union and the Red Line at Central: attractive 2 bedroom, wood floors, living room, study, big eat-in kitchen, porch, parking. 2200 plus utilities Sander Real Estate Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/10-taunton-st-somerville-ma-unit-2/923675 Property Id 923675 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7606468)
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38 Craigie Street Photo Gallery 1
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6 Bedrooms
$885
2000 sqft
1 garden-level room available for Sep 01 in this clean and bright 6B2B house. 1 south-facing window. Updated flooring. New paint. Recessed lighting. Quiet and safe neighborhood. Laundry in house. Parks nearby. Driveway parking available. Convenient location. 3-minute walk to buses 83/87 stops, Blue Bike station, Starbucks and Subway restaurant. 8-minute walk to Porter Square Redline T, commuter train, CVS, Star Market and local restaurants. From there you can arrive at Harvard square, Central square, Kendal MIT, MGH, downtown and Davis square all within 10-min subway ride. Looking for graduate student, researcher or professional who is respective and responsible. Share household choirs (trash collection, common area cleaning, snow removal etc.). Not a party place. No smoking and no pets please. Photos 1-3 are room photos. Photos 4-7 are the common area on the garden level (including a kitchenette with fridge, microwave, sink, cabinets). Photos 8-9 are the main kitchen which is one floor up through external access. The garden level room is more suited for someone who cooks once or twice a week in bulk. Each floor has its own full bathroom. You will share the bathroom with 2 housemates. Utilities : $60 /Month May-Oct. $100 /Month Nov-April. All inclusive (wifi, electricity, water, cooking gas, heating, bathroom tissues, kitchen towels, laundry 2 loads per month). Laundry : Yes in unit Lease length : one year and renewable annually. Move in requirements : 2 references. Security deposit (1 month rent), first month and last month rents. Notes: (1) No pets and no smoking. (2) Not a party place. (3) Quiet hours 11 pm - 7 am (no stove and laundry usage). (4) Share household choirs (trash collection, common area cleaning, snow removal etc.) Driveway parking available at $75 extra per month. If interested please reply with description of yourself, room interested, ideal move in date, length of stay (15-30% extra for lease less than a year). Thank you.
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5 Elm St Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,125
2 Bedrooms
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Walk to Porter Square in 5 minutes or less. Hardwood floors throughout and a new kitchen. Laundry is coin-operated in the basement. Available 9/15, tenants pay gas and electricity, deposits are first, security, and broker fee (Reference #134216)
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The Batch Yard Photo Gallery 1
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Verified
14 Units Available
Studio
$2,021
510 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,380
562 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Upscale studios and 1-3 bedroom apartments just five minutes to downtown Boston and ten minutes to North Station. Modern kitchens, granite counters, hardwood floors, in-unit laundry, Nest thermostats, patio/balcony. Pool, rooftop deck with grilling.
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Longfellow Apartments Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,950
325 sqft
1 Bedroom
$2,200
520 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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With a prime location across the street from Harvard Yard, Longfellow Apartments provides the premier opportunity to live and immerse yourself in the vibrant and eclectic Harvard Square neighborhood. At Longfellow Apartments, hundreds of world-class shops, restaurants, and theaters are just outside your door. Offering a variety of studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom floor plans, plus on-site laundry facilities, a serene interior courtyard, and newly renovated common areas, Longfellow apartments is sure to have the perfect home for you. **DUE TO SCHEDULED RENOVATIONS, WE ARE OFFERING FLEXIBLE LEASE TERMS - please inquire for details and specific terms available**
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131 Rindge Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,650
500 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Don't miss out on this opportunity as it will go quickly. This garden-level one-bedroom is located in the heart of North Cambridge with easy access to three MBTA Red Line stations, as well as bus lines, and the Porter Square Commuter Rail Station; it's a commuter's dream location. Plus, the rent INCLUDES heat, electricity, water, and gas. In addition, there's one OFF STREET parking slot and a storage room that has doubled as a rustic office. This apartment will be move-in ready on September 1st.
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32 Magoun Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,150
495 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Available September 1st! Bright 2nd floor unit with a picture window in the living room. The unit features a rear spiral staircase added as second means of egress and easy access to a large brick paver patio and the large, shared yard. This unit is in a prime location close to Alewife, Tufts University, Davis Sq, public transit, restaurants, shops, and much more!
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25 Brooks Park Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,750
2 Bedrooms
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27 N. Union Street Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$1,825
115 Playstead Rd. Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$1,750
1200 sqft
APL52380600 - Available September 1st! Tenants to Pay Oil Heating! Hot Water and Cooking is Gas Tenant to pay. Electric to Tenants. No Laundry in Building! Now the good stuff! Amazingly Green, Tree Lined but the quiet location right across from Playstead Park! Super ease of commute using one of the many bus lines right across the street to Sullivan Station, Haymarket (Express bus) or a Short walk to the West Medford Train Station Commuter Rail and Bus to Davis Square!! Classic, Huge Apartment! Dining Room, Living Room, Den, Sun Parlor, Two Large Bedrooms, Eat-in Kitchen, Pantry, Nice upper floor Porch. Two large bedrooms w/great closet space. Great Space to enjoy! Lovely dining room for dinners. Living room, plus Den and One large Enclosed porch as well as One outdoor porch as well. Kitchen w/lots of space and a great Pantry!! You MUST See this GREAT apartment. ****NOTE: NO LAUNDRY IN BUILDING. Laundromat right in West Medford Square w/IN .4 Mi of the House! Laundry pick up and drop off service available as well. No Dishwasher in the Kitchen. Strict No Pet Policy. No Undergrads. Dining Room Eat-in Kitchen Hardwood Floors High Ceiling Large Rooms Pantry Private Deck! 95 Bus to Sullivan right across the street. 8 Minute walk to West Medford Train Station 94 Bus to Davis Square. Haymarket Express Bus to Downtown
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10 Arizona Ter. Photo Gallery 1
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1 Bedroom
$2,100
610 sqft
APL52640886 - Modern 1 Bed 1 Bath Condo in association with a pool! Heat and Hot water included, HW floors, Granite counters and dishwasher.
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220 Banks St. Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$2,200
2 Bedrooms
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APL52600159 - No description added
34 Grafton St. Photo Gallery 1
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2 Bedrooms
$2,200
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84 Ellery St. Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
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1 Bedroom
$1,850
APL50897531 - Fantastic 1 bed 1 bath right across from Cambridge Public Library. Central Cambridge Location! Easy to get to Harvard and Central Squares. High ceilings and HUGE windows! Open living space, HW floors, Heat and Hot water included in rent! Laundry on Site, Perfect for a couple or one person. Parking available for rent $150/mo
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40 ANDERSON St., #10 Photo Gallery 1
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Studio
$1,700
APL43025910 - TransportationTram: D  Park Street (0.36 mi)Bus: SL5  Temple Pl @ Washington St (0.42 mi)Bus: 11  Bedford St @ Chauncy St (0.62 mi)Bus: 459  Otis St @ Summer St (0.61 mi)Subway: Orange Line  Downtown Crossing (0.49 mi)Subway: Red Line  Charles/MGH (0.17 mi)Bus: 43  Beacon St opp Walnut St (0.23 mi)Tram: B  Park Street (0.36 mi)Tram: C  Park Street (0.36 mi)Tram: E  Park Street (0.36 mi)Bus: 15  Cambridge St @ Bowdoin St (0.28 mi)Subway: Blue Line  Bowdoin (0.31 mi)Bus: 352  Cambridge St @ Government Ctr Sta (0.39 mi)Bus: 117  Haymarket (0.54 mi)Bus: 4  Portland St @ Causeway St (0.44 mi)Bus: 89/93  N Washington St @ Thacher St (0.61 mi)Bus: 93  N Washington St @ Medford St (0.62 mi)Rail: Fitchburg Line  North Station (0.53 m Terms: Fee Payor: Landlord,
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34 Capen St Photo Gallery 1
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1 Unit Available
1 Bedroom
$1,900
672 sqft
Available 09/01/22 TUFTS - Furnished One Bedroom Apt w/All Included - Property Id: 956865 This apartment is available for one single full-time Tufts Graduate student only (no couples/shares or undergrads). YOU MUST state you are a Tufts Grad for a response to this ad. This apt is located in a quiet academic house. House rules and limited guests apply. Furnished One Bedroom Apt with all Included located four houses from the Tufts University Medford Campus near the Fletcher Law School. Private entrance, private laundry, all utilities, Wifi, and furniture are included. The large eat-in kitchen has all appliances, microwave, dishes and cookware provided. No driveway parking. Street parking only with a Medford City Resident parking sticker is required. No in-person house visits are provided. There is a virtual tour available upon request for Tufts Grads only. NOTE: AGAIN--YOU MUST state that you are a full-time Tufts University Grad student or above for a response to this ad. Apply at TurboTenant: http://rental.turbotenant.com/p/34-capen-st-medford-ma/956865 Property Id 956865 No Pets Allowed (RLNE7628683)
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the typical rent for a studio apartment in Somerville?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Somerville is $2,934.

How expensive are one-bedroom apartments in Somerville?

The average rent for a one-bedroom apartment rental in Somerville is $3,365.

How much is rent for two-bedroom apartments in Somerville?

The average monthly rent for a two-bedroom apartment in Somerville is $3,994.

Are there any properties that are currently offering move-in specials in Somerville?

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City Guide for Somerville, MA

"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.

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What to keep in mind when looking for cheap apartments in Somerville, MA

Finding cheap apartments in Somerville takes some ingenuity and effort, as well as quick action. Before you head out on your search, bring along pay stubs, bank statements, letters of recommendations from landlords or employers, and identification. The more proactive you are about your search, the easier it will be to score a deal.

Look for cheap apartments in Somerville by regularly scouring listings and looking during slower renting seasons, like winter. You can still find a deal if you move during the summer months when apartment hunting is more competitive.

You may be able to find cheap apartments in Somerville in neighborhoods that are located away from attractions, restaurants, and entertainment. You may need to look farther out than you would prefer, but access to highways or public transportation can get you into the heart of Somerville.

The building you choose can also make a difference in finding a cheap apartment in Somerville. Older buildings that need some updating are more likely to have better deals. Walk-up apartments without elevators, on-street parking and few amenities like on-site fitness centers can also signal affordable rents in Somerville.