Average Rent in Newton, MA

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Current Versus Historical Newton, MA Rents

Newton rentals average $1,775 for a studio rental to $6,750 for a 4-bedroom rental. The median price of all currently available listings is $4,100, or roughly $3 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 $317 (-14.62%) year-over-year from $2,167 to $1,850. 1-bedroom rentals prices have decreased by $42 (-1.74%) year-over-year from $2,392 to $2,350. 2-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $4 (0.14%) year-over-year from $2,991 to $2,995. 3-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $188 (4.92%) year-over-year from $3,813 to $4,000. 4-bedroom rentals prices have decreased by $33 (-0.56%) year-over-year from $5,983 to $5,950. 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 0.45% this month. 1-bedroom rents have gone down by 0.35% this month. 2-bedroom rents have gone up by 7.03% this month. 3-bedroom rents have gone up by 2.78% this month. 4-bedroom rents have gone up by 4.08% this month.
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Price / Sqft
Apr 2024 Rent 1 Yr Ago Rent (% +/-) 3 Yr Ago Rent (% +/-)
Studio $5.30 $1,850 $2,167 (-14.62%) $1,588 (16.54%)
1 BR $3.23 $2,350 $2,392 (-1.74%) $2,067 (13.71%)
2 BR $2.84 $2,995 $2,991 (0.14%) $2,383 (25.66%)
3 BR $2.70 $4,000 $3,813 (4.92%) $3,166 (26.35%)
4+ BR $2.51 $5,950 $5,983 (-0.56%) $4,267 (39.45%)

Historical Rents in Newton, MA

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Top Cities Near Newton

There are a total of 5 cities nearby Newton. The average rent in Newton is currently $3,500 per month. A total of 5 cities nearby have an average rent lower than that. Our records show that Waltham, MA, with an average rent of $2,889, is the most affordable city nearby. In contrast, the most expensive city near Newton, MA is Brookline, MA. Monthly rents here are on average $4,000 per month.

Let's compare Newton, MA's rent against other top cities nearby by bedroom size. Typically, rent for studios in Newton, MA is 15.49% more affordable than other cities nearby. One bedrooms are about 7.35% more affordable. Two bedrooms in Newton, MA are about 17.30% more affordable. Finally, rent for three bedrooms are about 2.98% more affordable. Want more information? Check out the top 5 cities near Newton, MA in the following chart.
City Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
Waltham, MA $1,350 $2,500 $3,000 $2,889
Cambridge, MA $2,875 $2,995 $3,743 $3,500
Medford, MA N/A $2,698 $2,800 $3,500
Somerville, MA $2,125 $2,738 $3,695 $3,900
Brookline, MA $2,050 $3,000 $3,700 $4,000

Top Neighborhoods Near Newton

There are a total of 19 neighborhoods in or near Newton. 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 Newton, MA in the following chart.

The average rent for these 19 neighborhoods in or near Newton, MA is currently around $3,600 per month. A total of 17 neighborhoods have a lower average rent. Meaning, only two neighborhoods have a higher average rent than $3,600. Out of all the neighborhoods in or near Newton, North Cambridge has the most affordable average rent at $3,134 per month. Whereas, at $4,500 average rent per month, Back Bay is the most expensive neighborhood in or near Newton. View the following chart for more information.
Neighborhood Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA $2,814 $2,953 $3,572 $3,134
Central Maverick Square - Paris Street, Boston, MA $2,418 $3,000 $3,400 $3,200
North End, Boston, MA $2,400 $3,250 $4,650 $3,500
Beacon Hill, Boston, MA $2,300 $3,675 $3,500 $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 $4,533 $3,865
Commonwealth, Boston, MA $1,900 $2,300 $3,000 $3,900
Chinatown - Leather District, Boston, MA $3,232 $3,600 $5,550 $3,928
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 Newton

There are a total of 19 counties located by Newton, MA. Some of these counties include Waltham, MA, Cambridge, MA, and Medford, MA. The average rent for rentals in these counties is $3,700. That's roughly around $3 per sqft. A total of 6 counties have a lower average rent. The county that is the most affordable is Waltham, MA. It's average rent per month is $2,889. Vice versa, with an average rent of $4,100, Newton, MA is the most expensive county by Newton, MA.

Typically, rent for studios in Newton, MA is 7.75% more affordable than other counties nearby. In comparison, rent for one bedroom listings in Newton, MA is 6.57% more affordable than other counties nearby. Finally, rent for two bedrooms in Newton, MA is 8.65% more affordable than other counties nearby. We've listed the top 6 counties in the chart below.
County Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
Waltham, MA $1,350 $2,500 $3,000 $2,889
Cambridge, MA $2,875 $2,995 $3,743 $3,500
Medford, MA N/A $2,698 $2,800 $3,500
Somerville, MA $2,125 $2,738 $3,695 $3,900
Brookline, MA $2,050 $3,000 $3,700 $4,000
Newton, MA $1,775 $2,550 $3,150 $4,100

Top Zipcodes Near Newton

There are a total of 30 zipcodes in or near Newton, MA. The average rent for all of these zipcodes is $3,595. A total of 26 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 $2,508. 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 Newton, MA is $2,874 per month. Or in other words, $4 per sqft. Meanwhile, two bedroom apartments will cost you an average of $3,651 per month. Which comes out to $4 per sqft. The following chart includes the top 10 zipcodes in Newton, MA. You can view the average rent breakdown for each zipcode by bedroom size.
Zipcode Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
02114, Boston, MA $2,738 $3,395 $4,228 $3,665
02210, Boston, MA $3,240 $3,819 $5,000 $4,104
02127, Boston, MA $2,700 $3,150 $3,725 $4,000
02118, Boston, MA $3,003 $3,385 $4,590 $3,590
02215, Boston, MA $2,388 $4,072 $4,566 $3,883
02116, Boston, MA $2,835 $3,530 $5,530 $4,039
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 $2,742 $3,577 $3,300
02134, Boston, MA $3,087 $2,820 $3,975 $3,950

Frequently Asked Questions - Newton Average Rents

What is the average rent price in Newton, MA?
The average monthly rental price for Newton, MA apartments for rent is approximately $4,100. This calculation takes into consideration rental listings of varying bedroom/bathroom sizes, building types, and locations.
Do Newton, 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 Newton, MA.
How much is a studio apartment in Newton, MA?
The average monthly rental price for studio apartments is $1,775 and an average price per square feet of $5.30. There are a total of 2 studio apartment listings currently available for rent in Newton.
How much is a one bedroom apartment in Newton, MA?
The average monthly rental price for one bedroom apartments is $2,550 and an average price per square feet of $3.23. There are a total of 10 one bedroom apartment listings currently available for rent in Newton.
How much is a two bedroom apartment in Newton, MA?
The average monthly rental price for two bedroom apartments is $3,150 and an average price per square feet of $2.84. There are a total of 20 two bedroom apartment listings currently available for rent in Newton.
How have rent prices in Newton, MA changed this year?
Rent prices for rentals in Newton, MA can fluctuate yearly. Specifically, studio rental prices have changed by -0.15%, one bedroom rental prices have changed by -0.02%, two bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.00%, and three bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.05% year-over-year.
What is a reasonable rent price in Newton, MA?
A reasonable rent price in Newton, MA is around $3,280/month. You can search for these reasonably priced rental listings on RentHop.
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