Average Rent in Brookline, MA

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Current Versus Historical Brookline, MA Rents

Brookline rentals average $2,050 for a studio rental to $6,800 for a 4-bedroom rental. The median price of all currently available listings is $4,000, or roughly $4 per square feet.
For the apartment units and housing in April 2024, median rents have been roughly unchanged over the last year. Studio rentals prices have decreased by $5 (-0.24%) year-over-year from $2,050 to $2,045. 1-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $51 (1.87%) year-over-year from $2,724 to $2,775. 2-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $246 (7.44%) year-over-year from $3,304 to $3,550. 3-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $533 (13.11%) year-over-year from $4,067 to $4,600. 4-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $1,667 (36.76%) year-over-year from $4,533 to $6,200. Note that this figure includes all active and rented listings throughout the month.
Month-to-month, seasonality might have a bigger impact than overall trend price changes. Studio rents have gone down by 5.40% this month. 1-bedroom rents have gone down by 1.33% this month. 2-bedroom rents have gone down by 1.84% this month. 3-bedroom rents have gone up by 1.47% this month. 4-bedroom rents have gone up by 1.09% this month.
Beds
Price / Sqft
Apr 2024 Rent 1 Yr Ago Rent (% +/-) 3 Yr Ago Rent (% +/-)
Studio $5.80 $2,045 $2,050 (-0.24%) $2,010 (1.74%)
1 BR $4.17 $2,775 $2,724 (1.87%) $2,150 (29.07%)
2 BR $3.57 $3,550 $3,304 (7.44%) $2,615 (35.76%)
3 BR $3.45 $4,600 $4,067 (13.11%) $3,617 (27.19%)
4+ BR $2.84 $6,200 $4,533 (36.76%) $4,650 (33.33%)

Historical Rents in Brookline, MA

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2 Bed
3 Bed
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Top Cities Near Brookline

There are a total of 4 cities nearby Brookline. The average rent in Brookline is currently $3,700 per month. A total of 3 cities nearby have an average rent lower than that. Our records show that Waltham, MA, with an average rent of $2,877, is the most affordable city nearby. In contrast, the most expensive city near Brookline, MA is Newton, MA. Monthly rents here are on average $4,150 per month.

Let's compare Brookline, MA's rent against other top cities nearby by bedroom size. Typically, rent for studios in Brookline, MA is 3.05% more expensive than other cities nearby. One bedrooms are about 11.88% more expensive. Two bedrooms in Brookline, MA are about 8.18% more expensive. Finally, rent for three bedrooms are about 16.83% more expensive. Want more information? Check out the top 4 cities near Brookline, MA in the following chart.
City Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
Waltham, MA $1,350 $2,500 $3,000 $2,877
Cambridge, MA $2,875 $2,990 $3,743 $3,500
Somerville, MA $2,125 $2,738 $3,695 $3,900
Newton, MA $1,850 $2,550 $3,100 $4,150

Top Neighborhoods Near Brookline

There are a total of 19 neighborhoods in or near Brookline. Some of these neighborhoods include North Cambridge, Central Maverick Square - Paris Street, and North End. We've included all of these top 19 neighborhoods in or near Brookline, MA in the following chart.

The average rent for these 19 neighborhoods in or near Brookline, MA is currently around $3,600 per month. A total of 16 neighborhoods have a lower average rent. Meaning, only three neighborhoods have a higher average rent than $3,600. Out of all the neighborhoods in or near Brookline, North Cambridge has the most affordable average rent at $3,176 per month. Whereas, at $4,500 average rent per month, Back Bay is the most expensive neighborhood in or near Brookline. View the following chart for more information.
Neighborhood Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA $2,814 $2,953 $3,572 $3,176
Central Maverick Square - Paris Street, Boston, MA $2,418 $3,000 $3,400 $3,200
North End, Boston, MA $2,400 $3,250 $4,675 $3,500
Beacon Hill, Boston, MA $2,300 $3,750 $3,750 $3,500
Uphams Corner - Jones Hill, Boston, MA N/A $2,175 $2,850 $3,525
West End, Boston, MA $2,913 $3,320 $4,870 $3,546
South End, Boston, MA $3,006 $3,400 $4,495 $3,568
Columbia Point, Boston, MA $150 $2,778 $2,800 $3,600
East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA $3,047 $3,350 $4,300 $3,600
St. Elizabeth's, Boston, MA $2,150 $2,350 $3,598 $3,600
Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA $2,050 $3,000 $3,450 $3,800
North Allston, Boston, MA $3,199 $3,523 $4,743 $3,818
Downtown Boston, Boston, MA $2,843 $3,443 $4,517 $3,858
Commonwealth, Boston, MA $1,900 $2,300 $3,000 $3,900
Chinatown - Leather District, Boston, MA $3,292 $3,600 $5,550 $3,925
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood, Boston, MA $2,550 $3,931 $4,658 $4,000
Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA $3,123 $3,936 $4,606 $4,005
Mission Hill, Boston, MA N/A $2,800 $3,375 $4,400
Back Bay, Boston, MA $2,350 $3,528 $5,714 $4,500

Top Counties Near Brookline

There are a total of 19 counties located by Brookline, MA. Some of these counties include Waltham, MA, Cambridge, MA, and Somerville, MA. The average rent for rentals in these counties is $3,900. That's roughly around $4 per sqft. A total of 4 counties have a lower average rent. The county that is the most affordable is Waltham, MA. It's average rent per month is $2,877. Vice versa, with an average rent of $4,150, Newton, MA is the most expensive county by Brookline, MA.

Typically, rent for studios in Brookline, MA is on par with the other counties nearby. In comparison, rent for one bedroom listings in Brookline, MA is 8.75% more expensive than other counties nearby. Finally, rent for two bedrooms in Brookline, MA is 0.14% more expensive than other counties nearby. We've listed the top 5 counties in the chart below.
County Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
Waltham, MA $1,350 $2,500 $3,000 $2,877
Cambridge, MA $2,875 $2,990 $3,743 $3,500
Somerville, MA $2,125 $2,738 $3,695 $3,900
Brookline, MA $2,050 $3,000 $3,700 $4,000
Newton, MA $1,850 $2,550 $3,100 $4,150

Top Zipcodes Near Brookline

There are a total of 29 zipcodes in or near Brookline, MA. The average rent for all of these zipcodes is $3,600. A total of 22 zipcodes have a average rent that is lower than that. The zipcode with the most affordable average rent for apartment listings is 02149, Everett, MA at $2,600 per month. In comparison, the zipcode with the most expensive average rent of $4,500 per month is 02120, Boston, MA.

Studios in these zipcodes have an average rent of $2,515. That's at least $5 per sqft. Do you need more space than that? Average rent for one bedroom rentals for the zipcodes in or near Brookline, MA is $2,897 per month. Or in other words, $5 per sqft. Meanwhile, two bedroom apartments will cost you an average of $3,700 per month. Which comes out to $4 per sqft. The following chart includes the top 10 zipcodes in Brookline, MA. You can view the average rent breakdown for each zipcode by bedroom size.
Zipcode Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
02114, Boston, MA $2,740 $3,395 $4,228 $3,675
02210, Boston, MA $3,240 $3,819 $5,000 $4,104
02127, Boston, MA $2,700 $3,100 $3,700 $4,100
02118, Boston, MA $3,003 $3,385 $4,590 $3,590
02215, Boston, MA $2,388 $4,072 $4,566 $3,891
02116, Boston, MA $2,843 $3,530 $5,530 $4,029
02135, Boston, MA $2,500 $2,897 $3,200 $3,500
02142, Cambridge, MA $3,135 $3,635 $4,383 $3,908
02138, Cambridge, MA $2,515 $2,733 $3,577 $3,300
02134, Boston, MA $3,087 $2,820 $3,975 $3,950

Frequently Asked Questions - Brookline Average Rents

What is the average rent price in Brookline, MA?
The average monthly rental price for Brookline, MA apartments for rent is approximately $4,000. This calculation takes into consideration rental listings of varying bedroom/bathroom sizes, building types, and locations.
Do Brookline, MA rent prices drop in winter?
Yes! On average we see a 3.4% drop in rental prices between the peak summer months and the slower winter months. With the added bonus of decreased competition from other renters looking to move, winter is generally considered the best time of the year to find an apartment for rent in Brookline, MA.
How much is a studio apartment in Brookline, MA?
The average monthly rental price for studio apartments is $2,050 and an average price per square feet of $5.80. There are a total of 17 studio apartment listings currently available for rent in Brookline.
How much is a one bedroom apartment in Brookline, MA?
The average monthly rental price for one bedroom apartments is $3,000 and an average price per square feet of $4.17. There are a total of 33 one bedroom apartment listings currently available for rent in Brookline.
How much is a two bedroom apartment in Brookline, MA?
The average monthly rental price for two bedroom apartments is $3,700 and an average price per square feet of $3.57. There are a total of 50 two bedroom apartment listings currently available for rent in Brookline.
How have rent prices in Brookline, MA changed this year?
Rent prices for rentals in Brookline, MA can fluctuate yearly. Specifically, studio rental prices have changed by 0.00%, one bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.02%, two bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.07%, and three bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.13% year-over-year.
What is a reasonable rent price in Brookline, MA?
A reasonable rent price in Brookline, MA is around $3,200/month. You can search for these reasonably priced rental listings on RentHop.
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