16 Apartments under 1200 for rent in Waltham, MA

Last updated November 25 at 3:25am UTC
Results within 10 miles of Waltham, MA
Results within 20 miles of Waltham, MA
49 Main St
Ayer, MA
Updated October 14 at 10:33pm UTC
1 Bedroom
10 Suffolk Road
Sharon, MA
Updated November 14 at 11:05am UTC
3 Bedrooms
46 Woodbine Street 2B
North Quincy
Quincy, MA
Updated November 22 at 12:07pm UTC
1 Bedroom
188 Mechanic
French Hill
Marlborough, MA
Updated October 19 at 2:06am UTC
1 Bedroom
135 East Main St
Westborough, MA
Updated November 7 at 2:02am UTC
119 Newbury St
Brockton, MA
Updated November 23 at 10:02am UTC
1 Bedroom
46 Woodbine Street 2A
North Quincy
Quincy, MA
Updated November 22 at 12:08pm UTC
1 Bedroom
42 Washington
Hudson, MA
Updated November 18 at 1:38am UTC
47 Cocasset ST
Foxborough, MA
Updated November 13 at 5:21pm UTC
1 Bedroom
123 Littleton Rd
Ayer, MA
Updated November 23 at 9:47am UTC
1 Bedroom
Sudbury Ct
Downtown Maynard
Maynard, MA
Updated November 3 at 7:35am UTC
3 Bedrooms
23 Bradlee St
Codman Square - East Codman Hill
Boston, MA
Updated September 29 at 6:51pm UTC
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November 2017 Waltham Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Waltham Rent Report. Waltham rents declined 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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November 2017 Waltham Rent Report

Welcome to the November 2017 Waltham Rent Report. Waltham rents declined 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.

Waltham rents declined over the past month

Waltham rents have declined 0.8% over the past month, but have increased marginally by 0.9% in comparison to the same time last year. Currently, median rents in Waltham stand at $1,660 for a one-bedroom apartment and $2,060 for a two-bedroom. This is the fourth straight month that the city has seen rent decreases after an increase in June. Waltham's year-over-year rent growth lags the state average of 1.7%, as well as the national average of 2.7%.

Rents rising across the Boston Metro

Throughout the past year, rent increases have been occurring not just in the city of Waltham, but across the entire metro. Of the largest 10 cities that we have data for in the Boston metro, 8 of them have seen prices rise. Here's a look at how rents compare across some of the largest cities in the metro.

  • Brookline has seen rents fall by 0.8% 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 $2,600.
  • Haverhill has the least expensive rents in the Boston metro, with a two-bedroom median of $1,470; additionally, the city has seen the fastest rent growth in the metro over the past year (0.7%).

Many large cities nationwide show more affordable rents compared to Waltham

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

  • Waltham's median two-bedroom rent of $2,060 is above the national average of $1,160. Nationwide, rents have grown by 2.7% over the past year compared to the 0.9% increase in Waltham.
  • While Waltham's rents rose marginally over the past year, many cities nationwide saw more substantial increases, including Seattle (+4.2%), Los Angeles (+3.9%), and Baltimore (+2.5%).
  • Renters will generally find more expensive prices in Waltham than most large cities. For example, Philadelphia has a median 2BR rent of $1,160, where Waltham 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% 1.3%
Lowell $1,210 $1,500 -1.0% 1.9%
Cambridge $1,780 $2,200 -1.4% -0.2%
Quincy $1,500 $1,860 -0.3% 3.8%
Somerville $1,650 $2,050 -3.0% 3.2%
Framingham $1,500 $1,870 -0.3% 2.4%
Haverhill $1,180 $1,470 0.7% 3.7%
Waltham $1,660 $2,060 -0.8% 0.9%
Brookline $2,090 $2,600 -0.7% -0.8%
Marlborough $1,200 $1,500 -0.7% 1.1%

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.


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.