Average Rent in East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA

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Current Versus Historical East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA Rents

East Cambridge rentals average $3,047 for a studio rental to $3,100 for a 3-bedroom rental. The median price of all currently available listings is $3,637, or roughly $5 per square feet.
For the apartment units and housing in May 2024, median rents have risen substantially over the last year. Studio rentals prices have increased by $99 (3.12%) year-over-year from $3,183 to $3,283. 1-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $1,158 (37.17%) year-over-year from $3,117 to $4,275. 2-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $476 (12.41%) year-over-year from $3,833 to $4,308. 3-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $1,602 (36.96%) year-over-year from $4,333 to $5,935. 4-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $206 (4.05%) year-over-year from $5,082 to $5,288. 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 up by 4.73% this month. 1-bedroom rents have gone up by 19.30% this month. 2-bedroom rents have gone up by 2.91% this month. 3-bedroom rents have gone up by 1.25% this month. 4-bedroom rents have gone up by 3.17% this month.
Beds
Price / Sqft
May 2024 Rent 1 Yr Ago Rent (% +/-) 3 Yr Ago Rent (% +/-)
Studio $5.86 $3,283 $3,183 (3.12%) $2,366 (38.74%)
1 BR $4.81 $4,275 $3,117 (37.17%) $2,757 (55.05%)
2 BR $4.26 $4,308 $3,833 (12.41%) $3,577 (20.45%)
3 BR $3.38 $5,935 $4,333 (36.96%) $3,876 (53.13%)

Historical Rents in East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA

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Top Cities Near East Cambridge

There are a total of 3 cities nearby East Cambridge. The average rent in East Cambridge is currently $3,449 per month. A total of 2 cities nearby have an average rent lower than that. Our records show that Brookline, MA, with an average rent of $3,300, is the most affordable city nearby. In contrast, the most expensive city near East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA is Boston, MA. Monthly rents here are on average $3,670 per month.

Let's compare East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA's rent against other top cities nearby by bedroom size. Typically, rent for studios in East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA is 4.09% more expensive than other cities nearby. One bedrooms are about 9.67% more expensive. Two bedrooms in East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA are about 13.77% more expensive. Finally, rent for three bedrooms are about 22.90% more affordable. Want more information? Check out the top 3 cities near East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA in the following chart.
City Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
Brookline, MA $1,985 $2,600 $3,200 $3,300
Cambridge, MA $2,923 $3,075 $3,785 $3,449
Boston, MA $2,967 $3,510 $4,454 $3,670

Top Neighborhoods Near East Cambridge

There are a total of 8 neighborhoods in or near East Cambridge. Some of these neighborhoods include North Cambridge, South End, and Downtown Boston. We've included all of these top 8 neighborhoods in or near East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA in the following chart.

The average rent for these 8 neighborhoods in or near East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA is currently around $3,706 per month. A total of 2 neighborhoods have a lower average rent. Meaning, only six neighborhoods have a higher average rent than $3,706. Interestingly, the neighborhoods' average rent is higher than East Cambridge's average rent, which is only $3,637. Out of all the neighborhoods in or near East Cambridge, North Cambridge has the most affordable average rent at $3,065 per month. Whereas, at $4,174 average rent per month, Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood is the most expensive neighborhood in or near East Cambridge. View the following chart for more information.
Neighborhood Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA $2,814 $2,943 $3,572 $3,065
South End, Boston, MA $2,924 $3,525 $4,872 $3,594
Downtown Boston, Boston, MA $2,820 $3,401 $4,365 $3,660
Chinatown - Leather District, Boston, MA $3,315 $3,600 $5,122 $3,670
West End, Boston, MA $2,905 $3,420 $4,845 $3,743
D Street - West Broadway, Boston, MA $3,199 $3,688 $4,832 $3,942
Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA $3,245 $3,990 $4,605 $4,035
Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood, Boston, MA $3,400 $4,096 $4,927 $4,174

Top Counties Near East Cambridge

There are a total of 8 counties located by East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA. Some of these counties include Brookline, MA, Cambridge, MA, and Boston, MA. The average rent for rentals in these counties is $3,449. That's roughly around $4 per sqft. A total of 2 counties have a lower average rent. The county that is the most affordable is Brookline, MA. It's average rent per month is $3,300. Vice versa, with an average rent of $3,670, Boston, MA is the most expensive county by East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA.

Typically, rent for studios in East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA is 4.09% more expensive than other counties nearby. In comparison, rent for one bedroom listings in East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA is 9.67% more expensive than other counties nearby. Finally, rent for two bedrooms in East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA is 13.77% more expensive than other counties nearby. We've listed the top 3 counties in the chart below.
County Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
Brookline, MA $1,985 $2,600 $3,200 $3,300
Cambridge, MA $2,923 $3,075 $3,785 $3,449
Boston, MA $2,967 $3,510 $4,454 $3,670

Top Zipcodes Near East Cambridge

There are a total of 12 zipcodes in or near East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA. The average rent for all of these zipcodes is $3,585. A total of 6 zipcodes have a average rent that is lower than that. The zipcode with the most affordable average rent for apartment listings is 02138, Cambridge, MA at $2,859 per month. In comparison, the zipcode with the most expensive average rent of $4,092 per month is 02215, Boston, MA.

Studios in these zipcodes have an average rent of $2,830. That's at least $6 per sqft. Do you need more space than that? Average rent for one bedroom rentals for the zipcodes in or near East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA is $3,460 per month. Or in other words, $5 per sqft. Meanwhile, two bedroom apartments will cost you an average of $4,426 per month. Which comes out to $4 per sqft. The following chart includes the top 10 zipcodes in East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA. You can view the average rent breakdown for each zipcode by bedroom size.
Zipcode Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
02141, Cambridge, MA $3,042 $3,630 $4,427 $3,404
02142, Cambridge, MA $3,215 $3,910 $4,488 $4,011
02114, Boston, MA $2,800 $3,405 $4,425 $3,710
02109, Boston, MA N/A $3,339 $4,378 $3,533
02116, Boston, MA $2,860 $3,515 $4,940 $3,638
02118, Boston, MA $2,924 $3,530 $4,882 $3,650
02215, Boston, MA $2,660 $4,094 $4,987 $4,092
02210, Boston, MA $3,152 $3,685 $4,889 $3,924
02134, Boston, MA $3,199 $2,810 $3,200 $3,413
02138, Cambridge, MA $2,515 $2,725 $3,573 $2,859

Frequently Asked Questions - East Cambridge Average Rents

What is the average rent price in East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA?
The average monthly rental price for East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA apartments for rent is approximately $3,637. This calculation takes into consideration rental listings of varying bedroom/bathroom sizes, building types, and locations.
Do East Cambridge, Cambridge, 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 East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA.
How much is a studio apartment in East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA?
The average monthly rental price for studio apartments is $3,047 and an average price per square feet of $5.86. There are a total of 14 studio apartment listings currently available for rent in East Cambridge.
How much is a one bedroom apartment in East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA?
The average monthly rental price for one bedroom apartments is $3,404 and an average price per square feet of $4.81. There are a total of 34 one bedroom apartment listings currently available for rent in East Cambridge.
How much is a two bedroom apartment in East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA?
The average monthly rental price for two bedroom apartments is $4,390 and an average price per square feet of $4.26. There are a total of 22 two bedroom apartment listings currently available for rent in East Cambridge.
How have rent prices in East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA changed this year?
Rent prices for rentals in East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA can fluctuate yearly. Specifically, studio rental prices have changed by 0.03%, one bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.37%, two bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.12%, and three bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.37% year-over-year.
What is a reasonable rent price in East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA?
A reasonable rent price in East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA is around $2,909/month. You can search for these reasonably priced rental listings on RentHop.
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