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Starting at $2,675
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Cronin's Landing
25 Crescent St.
Waltham, MA
1 Bedroom
$2,675
2 Bedrooms
$3,120
3 Bedrooms
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Stylish apartments right near the Charles River. Homes are fully furnished. On-site features include a community garden, yoga studio and cafe. Near the Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation.
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Starting at $2,515
Updated 5 hrs ago
Modera Natick Center
82 N Main St
Waltham, MA
1 Bedroom
$2,515
2 Bedrooms
$2,965
Two-story townhomes or 1-2 bedroom apartments in Boston suburbs. Fireplace, granite counters and many other upscale finishes. Community amenities include coffee bar, yoga, 24-hour gym and game room. Pet friendly.
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Starting at $2,260
Updated 2 hrs ago
Windsor Village at Waltham
976 Lexington St
Waltham, MA
1 Bedroom
$2,260
2 Bedrooms
$2,600
3 Bedrooms
$2,720
Just nine miles outside of the Downtown Boston area. Spacious apartments with up to three bedrooms. All feature designer finishes and private entrances. On-site amenities include a fitness center, private resident lounge, and sundecks.
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Starting at $2,350
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Longview Place
70 Hope Ave
Waltham, MA
1 Bedroom
$2,350
2 Bedrooms
$3,185
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Community is located only blocks from the Charles River and all the parks that line it. Community features include garage parking, game room, 24-hour gym and coffee bar. Units are recently renovated and furnished.
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Starting at $2,005
Updated 11 hrs ago
Avalon Natick
3 Chrysler Rd
Waltham, MA
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1 Bedroom
$2,005
2 Bedrooms
$2,730
This high-rise community offers everything from studios to penthouse apartments and beautiful views of Lake Cochituate and Cochituate Park. Community features media room, gym, trash valet and clubhouse. Cable included in rent.
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Starting at $2,389
Updated 11 hrs ago
Avalon Bear Hill
1449 Main St
Waltham, MA
1 Bedroom
$2,389
2 Bedrooms
$2,958
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Thoughtfully designed homes with bay windows, garden bathtubs and private patios. Community features include a resort-style swimming pool and business center. Easy access to I-95. Near Prospect Hill Park.
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Starting at $2,710
Updated 11 hrs ago
Avalon at Bedford Center
200 Avalon Dr
Waltham, MA
1 Bedroom
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2 Bedrooms
$2,710
Close to Boston with easy access to Minute Man National Historic Park and Burlington Mall. Huge floor plans, big closets, gourmet kitchens and W/D. 24-hour fitness center, outdoor heated swimming pool and common areas.
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Starting at $2,309
Updated 13 hrs ago
Village at Taylor Pond
59 Middlesex Tpke
Waltham, MA
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1 Bedroom
$2,309
2 Bedrooms
$2,962
Located near wooded nature trail with outdoor fitness equipment. Pet-friendly. 24-hour fitness center with yoga room. Large spa deck and sparkling swimming pool with ample seating.
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Starting at $2,561
Updated 13 hrs ago
Currents on the Charles
36 River St
Waltham, MA
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1 Bedroom
$2,561
2 Bedrooms
$2,652
Pet-friendly with open kitchens, hardwood floors, in-unit laundry and patio/balcony. Walk to city transit, shopping, dining. Brand new 1-2 bedroom apartments with amenities like fitness center, pool, cyber cafe, sundeck and River Club.
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Starting at $2,510
Updated 3 hrs ago
The Merc at Moody and Main
45 Moody St
Waltham, MA
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1 Bedroom
$2,510
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Beautiful community located on the Waltham Common, just a short walk from shopping and dining. Luxury apartments offer garbage disposal, in-unit laundry, and patio or balcony. Community has parking, 24-hour maintenance and BBQ area.
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Starting at $2,200
Updated 6 hrs ago
9 Fuller St
9 Fuller St
Waltham, MA
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
Starting at $2,765
Updated 6 hrs ago
25 Crescent St
25 Crescent St
Waltham, MA
2 Bedrooms
$2,765
Starting at $2,200
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245 Lowell Street
245 Lowell Street
Waltham, MA
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
Starting at $2,200
Updated 4 days ago
20 GARDNER STREET
20 GARDNER STREET
Waltham, MA
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
Starting at $2,300
Updated 10 days ago
1182 MAIN STREET
1182 MAIN STREET
Waltham, MA
2 Bedrooms
$2,300
Starting at $3,350
Updated 16 days ago
109 Chestnut St
109 Chestnut St
Waltham, MA
5 Bedrooms
$3,350
Starting at $3,500
Updated 16 days ago
119 Brown St
119 Brown St
Waltham, MA
5 Bedrooms
$3,500
Starting at $2,700
Updated 2 months ago
20 High Street
20 High Street
Waltham, MA
3 Bedrooms
$2,700
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Starting at $2,580
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Bell Watertown
100 Woodview Way
Watertown Town, MA
1 Bedroom
$2,580
2 Bedrooms
$3,175
3 Bedrooms
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Modern layouts with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. Community amenities include yoga and spin room, saltwater pool, fitness center, and game room. Just minutes from Route 20, I-90, and I-95.
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Starting at $2,800
Updated 11 hrs ago
Avalon at Lexington
100 Lexington Ridge Dr
Lexington, MA
1 Bedroom
$2,800
2 Bedrooms
$2,995
3 Bedrooms
$3,400
Beautiful location near the Concord Ave. Conservation Area and Scott Road Conservation Land. Luxury community set amid lush greenery with gym and pool Units feature patio/balcony, dishwasher and walk-in closets.
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Starting at $2,304
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Avalon at Lexington Hills
1000 Main Campus Dr
Lexington, MA
1 Bedroom
$2,304
2 Bedrooms
$2,818
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Pet-friendly apartments near I-95 and Concord Turnpike/Hwy 2. Easy Boston commute. Community amenities include on-site swimming pool, fitness center and dog park. Apartments feature private patio, in-unit laundry, fireplace and walk-in closets.
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Starting at $2,556
Updated 13 hrs ago
Watertown Mews
1 Repton Dr
Watertown Town, MA
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1 Bedroom
$2,556
2 Bedrooms
$2,963
Art Deco-style 1-3 bedroom apartments with gourmet custom kitchens, chef islands, granite counters, hardwood floors, in-unit laundry, patio/balcony. Pet friendly. Amenities include saltwater pool, sundeck. Walk to Charles River Bike Path and transit station.
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Starting at $2,500
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Minuteman Apartments
4 April Lane
Lexington, MA
2 Bedrooms
$2,500
Just 11 miles from downtown and in a historic area. Close to schools, parks and playgrounds. On-site surface parking, tennis court and garages. Homes feature updated appliances with washer and dryer hookups.
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Starting at $1,995
Updated 6 hrs ago
5 Lowell Ave
5 Lowell Ave
Watertown Town, MA
2 Bedrooms
$1,995

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Waltham made its name in the watch business. Also in the brass automobile business when car (called motocycles then) fittings were still old fashioned (like the big bug-eyed lamps used as headlights). Motocycles are long gone, but Waltham is still home to bug-eyed incoming freshman of Brandeis and Bentley – and a city that has seen a massive transformation as a dining and cultural escape – even for nearby Bostonians.

Waltham, a City and a Suburb All in One

With its roots deeply set in the industrial revolution, Waltham developed as an urban center outside the metropolitan Boston area. This history can be seen today in Waltham’s exceptionally diverse population with a multi-pronged urban feel, particularly in the downtown area. A high-tech relocation boom has been partly responsible for Waltham's current demographics.

For one, you will never get bored with Waltham dining. Moroccan Monday, Thai Tuesday and Welsh Wednesday (Shepard's Pie, Welsh Rarebit) will keep your palate interested in all that the city has to offer. If Sunday dropped the S, you could even enjoy a Ugandan feast every Unday. Of course, as Waltham is a bit of a college town, there's plenty of passable pizza options for those feeling like they've had there fill of Matooke (Ugandan plantain dish). Additionally, Waltham’s downtown is thriving and walkable, with lots of shops, bars, and nightlife.

As mentioned, Waltham is home to Brandeis University (editor's alma mater – Roll Deis Roll) and Bentley College, both of which keep the city enriched with cultural events and a youthful population. Though Waltham is less family-oriented than other Metro West area cities, settling in certain neighborhoods will keep away from the hustle and bustle of the single student life – although both colleges are considered small – around 4,000 undergraduates each. Additionally, the downtown Riverwalk and several of the city’s parks will provide plenty of outdoor recreation for you and your family.

Neighborhoods

Downtown

Downtown Waltham is sui generis among college towns. With some of the area’s best options for dining and nightlife – including some of the most highly acclaimed restaurants in New England – pretty tough competition, downtown manages a kind of Aspen like vibe appreciated by a working class and academia equally. Moody Street in downtown, or “Restaurant Row,” says it all. This is some feat considering 20 years ago Moody Street was aptly named – it put everyone in a bad mood.

Downtown is a densely packed urban area, thus possessing some drawbacks associated with lots of people in a small space – no, not bunkbeds. Safety and space may be a concern in this area. Generally, the most desirable and safest rentals downtown are found in the new developments along the Riverwalk. Riverwalk apartments are costly, with two bedrooms around $2500.

Collegiate Living

Bentley and Brandeis are located on opposite sides of the downtown, with Brandeis nestled in the southwest and Bentley in the northeast. These large college campuses dominate the rental market in the surrounding neighborhoods. However, each of these universities has their own distinct feel.

Generally, most Waltham residents will tell you that Brandeis has more of a party culture than Bentley. Though both areas have instances of noise and petty theft, Bentley is a bit quieter than its southwestern counterpart. The area surrounding Brandeis, however, does have a lot of single-family homes that have been divided into apartments, some located on quieter streets. Two bedrooms in the Brandies and Bentley areas go for $1600-$1800.

North Waltham and the Tech Belt

In a densely packed city with two college campuses, it may seem difficult to locate a quiet suburban complex to your liking. This part of the city developed alongside the technology companies setting up home offices in north Waltham in the late 1980s. Because of this, several rental complexes and nice, suburban homes were also developed.

In the Tech Belt, you’ll find new rentals with tons of amenities like gyms and swimming pools, along with a quieter lifestyle and a more family-friendly vibe. This region has the added benefit of being close to community centers like the Waltham YMCA. Additionally, you’ll have access to more large commercial shopping centers and chain stores. Two bedrooms in this area generally fall between $1800-2000.

Rental Tips

If you want newer, upscale developments along the Riverwalk or in the Tech Belt, your best bet is to go directly through the management companies that rent the properties.

Outside of newer developments, there are a plethora of rentals available via online apartment searches (hey-ohhh). Additionally, the Bentley and Brandeis campuses have a lot of rentals and room shares with flexible or no lease options.

Be prepared to spend up to $50 for background and credit checks to secure your preferred apartment. Deposits in Waltham are generally equivalent to one-month rent. If you’re a student, with lack of discernible earnings or credit history, you may need a co-signer for many of the campus-area apartment, but many landlords are used to this – some like the idea of more solvent mom & dad on the hook for the rent when you blow it all on funnels and Pink Floyd posters.

Getting Around

While the commute from Waltham into Boston isn’t necessarily the most pleasant during rush hour, with drive time on this 10-mile stretch sometimes taking as much as 40 minutes, the city has some advantages over other Metro West suburbs. For instance, the city is located right on I-95 and the Massachusetts Pike, which means you won’t need to drive far to get to Boston’s main artery.

Waltham is also home to two MBTA rapid-transit stops—the Waltham stop downtown and the Brandeis/Roberts stop on campus. Many farther flung and larger apartment complexes frequently offer residents free shuttle service to one of these stations. Both stations have park-and-ride lots, though parking is generally easier and more plentiful at the Brandeis stop. There are also several local and express buses operating into Boston and neighboring Metro West cities.

Welcome to Waltham – a place that once considered ethnic dining ordering a pizza with an Orangina. Now, the pizza has arugula, crème fraiche, and butter-poached monkfish and the Orangina – well, that's still Orangina because it is delicious.

August 2018 Waltham Rent Report

Welcome to the August 2018 Waltham Rent Report. Waltham rents increased over the past month. In this report, we'll evaluate trends in the Waltham rental market, including comparisons to cities throughout the metro, state, and nation.

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