Average Rent in North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA

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Current Versus Historical North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA Rents

North Cambridge rentals average $2,814 for a studio rental to $6,049 for a 4-bedroom rental. The median price of all currently available listings is $3,065, or roughly $4 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 $225 (11.39%) year-over-year from $1,975 to $2,200. 1-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $691 (25.27%) year-over-year from $2,733 to $3,424. 2-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $458 (13.61%) year-over-year from $3,367 to $3,825. 3-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $357 (9.81%) year-over-year from $3,642 to $3,999. 4-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $1,594 (34.25%) year-over-year from $4,656 to $6,250. 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 11.86% this month. 1-bedroom rents have gone up by 8.65% this month. 2-bedroom rents have gone up by 6.05% this month. 3-bedroom rents have gone down by 6.26% this month. 4-bedroom rents have gone up by 19.43% this month.
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Price / Sqft
May 2024 Rent 1 Yr Ago Rent (% +/-) 3 Yr Ago Rent (% +/-)
Studio $4.36 $2,200 $1,975 (11.39%) $1,783 (23.36%)
1 BR $3.94 $3,424 $2,733 (25.27%) $2,501 (36.92%)
2 BR $3.03 $3,825 $3,367 (13.61%) $3,241 (18.01%)
3 BR $3.36 $3,999 $3,642 (9.81%) $3,000 (33.30%)
4+ BR $3.69 $6,250 $4,656 (34.25%) $4,600 (35.87%)

Historical Rents in North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA

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Top Cities Near North Cambridge

There are a total of 3 cities nearby North Cambridge. The average rent in North Cambridge is currently $3,449 per month. 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 North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA is Boston, MA. Monthly rents here are on average $3,670 per month.

Let's compare North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA's rent against other top cities nearby by bedroom size. Typically, rent for studios in North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA is 3.86% more affordable than other cities nearby. One bedrooms are about 4.49% more affordable. Two bedrooms in North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA are about 5.96% more affordable. Finally, rent for three bedrooms are about 2.97% more affordable. Want more information? Check out the top 3 cities near North 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 North Cambridge

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

The average rent for these 8 neighborhoods in or near North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA is currently around $3,706 per month. Meaning, only eight neighborhoods have a higher average rent than $3,706. Interestingly, the neighborhoods' average rent is higher than North Cambridge's average rent, which is only $3,065. Out of all the neighborhoods in or near North Cambridge, South End has the most affordable average rent at $3,594 per month. Whereas, at $4,174 average rent per month, Fenway - Kenmore - Audubon Circle - Longwood is the most expensive neighborhood in or near North Cambridge. View the following chart for more information.
Neighborhood Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
South End, Boston, MA $2,924 $3,525 $4,872 $3,594
East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA $3,047 $3,404 $4,390 $3,637
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 North Cambridge

There are a total of 8 counties located by North 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. 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 North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA.

Typically, rent for studios in North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA is 3.86% more affordable than other counties nearby. In comparison, rent for one bedroom listings in North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA is 4.49% more affordable than other counties nearby. Finally, rent for two bedrooms in North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA is 5.96% more affordable 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 North Cambridge

There are a total of 12 zipcodes in or near North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA. The average rent for all of these zipcodes is $3,585.

The following chart includes the top 10 zipcodes in North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA. You can view the average rent breakdown for each zipcode by bedroom size.
Zipcode Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
02140, Cambridge, MA $2,646 $2,943 $3,559 $3,103
02138, Cambridge, MA $2,515 $2,725 $3,573 $2,859
02134, Boston, MA $3,199 $2,810 $3,200 $3,413
02135, Boston, MA $2,573 $3,094 $3,075 $3,300
02141, Cambridge, MA $3,042 $3,630 $4,427 $3,404
02142, Cambridge, MA $3,215 $3,910 $4,488 $4,011
02215, Boston, MA $2,660 $4,094 $4,987 $4,092
02114, Boston, MA $2,800 $3,405 $4,425 $3,710
02116, Boston, MA $2,860 $3,515 $4,940 $3,638
02109, Boston, MA N/A $3,339 $4,378 $3,533

Frequently Asked Questions - North Cambridge Average Rents

What is the average rent price in North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA?
The average monthly rental price for North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA apartments for rent is approximately $3,065. This calculation takes into consideration rental listings of varying bedroom/bathroom sizes, building types, and locations.
Do North 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 North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA.
How much is a studio apartment in North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA?
The average monthly rental price for studio apartments is $2,814 and an average price per square feet of $4.36. There are a total of 5 studio apartment listings currently available for rent in North Cambridge.
How much is a one bedroom apartment in North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA?
The average monthly rental price for one bedroom apartments is $2,943 and an average price per square feet of $3.94. There are a total of 35 one bedroom apartment listings currently available for rent in North Cambridge.
How much is a two bedroom apartment in North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA?
The average monthly rental price for two bedroom apartments is $3,572 and an average price per square feet of $3.03. There are a total of 26 two bedroom apartment listings currently available for rent in North Cambridge.
How have rent prices in North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA changed this year?
Rent prices for rentals in North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA can fluctuate yearly. Specifically, studio rental prices have changed by 0.11%, one bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.25%, two bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.14%, and three bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.10% year-over-year.
What is a reasonable rent price in North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA?
A reasonable rent price in North Cambridge, Cambridge, MA is around $2,452/month. You can search for these reasonably priced rental listings on RentHop.
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