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Downtown Boston

A Boston Neighborhood

Summary

Boston is a great city with lots of great neighborhoods to live in and fun places to hang out. And the heart of the city is downtown. There’s nothing better than walking out of your apartment to explore an exciting neighborhood filled with fine retail options, sensational restaurants, good pub conversation, and a vibrant theater district. But when you're searching for Downtown Boston Apartments it can difficult to sift through all of the listings on the web or walk the streets to find places in the area that you're looking for.

That's exactly why ABODO exists. We gather listings from all over the web and we add new properties every day. And we do all this just so we can make sure that you've got the freshest list of apartments in downtown Boston to choose from!

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Budget

If you're not sure how much an apartment will cost, the table below shows the average price by size.

$1,897
Studio
$2,363
1 Bedroom
$2,796
2 Bedrooms
$3,186
3 Bedrooms
$3,760
4 Bedrooms
$4,545
5+ Bedrooms
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Boston:
October Rent Report

Welcome to the October 2020 Boston Apartment Report. In this assessment of the local rental market, ABODO data scientists and rental experts break down the October 2020 key findings and figures for the Boston rental landscape.

Our experts analyze the pricing trends — one-bedroom, two-bedroom, year-over-year and month-over-month — in Boston and surrounding areas and provide comparisons to the entire metro area, nearby cities and some of the most desirable and expensive cities in the United States. Take a look at the last 12 months of Boston rent prices in the chart below.

Monthly Rent Report

Boston Rent Prices Decrease From September to October

Boston rent prices decreased over the last month. From September to October, the city experienced a -1.51% decrease for the price of a one-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Boston one-bedroom apartments currently stands at $2,546.0.

When we take a look at the two-bedroom comparison from September to October, Boston experienced a -0.74% decrease for the price of a two-bedroom apartment. The rent price for a Boston two-bedroom apartments currently stands at $3,089.0.

October Prices: Boston vs. Surrounding Areas

Rent Prices in Boston and Surrounding Areas

Rent prices have decreased in Boston over the last month. But how have the surrounding areas fared when it comes to the recent volatility in apartment prices? Rent prices in 4 of the Boston suburbs increased last month. On the other hand, 2 local areas experienced a decrease in the price of a one-bedroom apartment.

More key findings include:

  • Rent increased in Allston, MA, Somerville, MA, Medford, MA, Quincy, MA .

  • Rent decreased in Cambridge, MA, Waltham, MA.

  • 2 suburbs are currently priced higher than the city of Boston.

  • 4 suburbs are currently priced lower than the city of Boston.

October 2020 Pricing Trends: Boston vs. National Comparisons

Boston Rent Prices More Affordable Than Major Cities

Rent growth in Boston over the past year has been declining. When compared to major cities nearby, along with some of the most expensive cities in the country, Boston rent prices appear to be relatively affordable for local residents.

The price for a Boston one-bedroom apartment remains vastly more affordable than four of the largest cities in the United States — New York City, Washington, D.C. San Francisco and Los Angeles. And pricing compares quite similarly to nearby Midwest cities.

You can view the full rundown of ABODO's October 2020 National Apartment Report and data set here.

For more information about Boston and surrounding area rent prices, take a look at the complete data set below.

Data set for Boston and suburbs

1 BR October 1 BR M/M % Change 2 BR October 2 BR M/M % Change
Boston, MA $2,585.0 -1.75% $3,112.0 -1.08%
Allston, MA $2,043.0 0.10% $2,605.0 0.54%
Cambridge, MA $2,598.0 -3.38% $3,094.0 -0.99%
Somerville, MA $2,130.0 0.38% $2,556.0 -2.55%
Medford, MA $2,773.0 0.07% $2,676.0 -2.83%
Waltham, MA $2,437.0 -1.14% $3,189.0 -1.67%
Quincy, MA $1,992.0 2.57% $2,470.0 0.82%

Methodology

Each month, using over 1 million ABODO listings across the United States, we calculate the median 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom rent prices by city, state, and nation, and track the month-over-month percent change. To avoid small sample sizes, we restrict the analysis for our reports to cities meeting minimum population and property count thresholds.