Average Rent in Somerville, MA

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Current Versus Historical Somerville, MA Rents

Somerville rentals average $0 for a studio rental to $4,500 for a 4-bedroom rental. The median price of all currently available listings is $3,448, or roughly $3 per square feet.
For the apartment units and housing in May 2024, median rents have risen over the last year. Studio rentals prices have increased by $380 (17.92%) year-over-year from $2,120 to $2,500. 1-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $142 (5.54%) year-over-year from $2,558 to $2,700. 2-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $50 (1.67%) year-over-year from $3,000 to $3,050. 3-bedroom rentals prices have decreased by $17 (-0.45%) year-over-year from $3,667 to $3,650. 4-bedroom rentals prices have decreased by $33 (-0.74%) year-over-year from $4,533 to $4,500. 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 3.09% this month. 1-bedroom rents have gone up by 1.25% this month. 2-bedroom rents have gone down by 6.15% this month. 3-bedroom rents have gone down by 5.40% this month. 4-bedroom rents have gone down by 6.90% this month.
Beds
Price / Sqft
May 2024 Rent 1 Yr Ago Rent (% +/-) 3 Yr Ago Rent (% +/-)
2 BR $3.50 $3,050 $3,000 (1.67%) $2,417 (26.21%)
3 BR $3.12 $3,650 $3,667 (-0.45%) $3,000 (21.67%)
4+ BR $2.99 $4,500 $4,533 (-0.74%) $4,017 (12.03%)

Historical Rents in Somerville, MA

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Top Cities Near Somerville

There are a total of 3 cities nearby Somerville. The average rent in Somerville is currently $3,449 per month. Only one city nearby has 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 Somerville, MA is Boston, MA. Monthly rents here are on average $3,670 per month.

Let's compare Somerville, MA's rent against other top cities nearby by bedroom size. Typically, rent for studios in Somerville, MA is inf% more affordable than other cities nearby. One bedrooms are about inf% more affordable. Two bedrooms in Somerville, MA are about 15.66% more affordable. Finally, rent for three bedrooms are about 12.06% more affordable. Want more information? Check out the top 3 cities near Somerville, 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 Somerville

There are a total of 9 neighborhoods in or near Somerville. Some of these neighborhoods include North Cambridge, South End, and East Cambridge. We've included all of these top 9 neighborhoods in or near Somerville, MA in the following chart.

The average rent for these 9 neighborhoods in or near Somerville, MA is currently around $3,670 per month. A total of one neighborhood has a lower average rent. Meaning, only eight neighborhoods have a higher average rent than $3,670. Interestingly, the neighborhoods' average rent is higher than Somerville's average rent, which is only $3,448. Out of all the neighborhoods in or near Somerville, 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 Somerville. 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
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 Somerville

There are a total of 9 counties located by Somerville, 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 1 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 Somerville, MA.

Typically, rent for studios in Somerville, MA is inf% more affordable than other counties nearby. In comparison, rent for one bedroom listings in Somerville, MA is inf% more affordable than other counties nearby. Finally, rent for two bedrooms in Somerville, MA is 15.66% 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 Somerville

There are a total of 12 zipcodes in or near Somerville, MA. The average rent for all of these zipcodes is $3,585. A total of 5 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 Somerville, 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 Somerville, MA. You can view the average rent breakdown for each zipcode by bedroom size.
Zipcode Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
02114, Boston, MA $2,800 $3,405 $4,425 $3,710
02210, Boston, MA $3,152 $3,685 $4,889 $3,924
02118, Boston, MA $2,924 $3,530 $4,882 $3,650
02215, Boston, MA $2,660 $4,094 $4,987 $4,092
02116, Boston, MA $2,860 $3,515 $4,940 $3,638
02135, Boston, MA $2,573 $3,094 $3,075 $3,300
02142, Cambridge, MA $3,215 $3,910 $4,488 $4,011
02138, Cambridge, MA $2,515 $2,725 $3,573 $2,859
02134, Boston, MA $3,199 $2,810 $3,200 $3,413
02140, Cambridge, MA $2,646 $2,943 $3,559 $3,103

Frequently Asked Questions - Somerville Average Rents

What is the average rent price in Somerville, MA?
The average monthly rental price for Somerville, MA apartments for rent is approximately $3,448. This calculation takes into consideration rental listings of varying bedroom/bathroom sizes, building types, and locations.
Do Somerville, 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 Somerville, MA.
How much is a studio apartment in Somerville, MA?
The average monthly rental price for studio apartments is $0 and an average price per square feet of $0.00. There are a total of 1 studio apartment listings currently available for rent in Somerville.
How much is a one bedroom apartment in Somerville, MA?
The average monthly rental price for one bedroom apartments is $0 and an average price per square feet of $0.00. There are a total of 1 one bedroom apartment listings currently available for rent in Somerville.
How much is a two bedroom apartment in Somerville, MA?
The average monthly rental price for two bedroom apartments is $3,273 and an average price per square feet of $3.50. There are a total of 10 two bedroom apartment listings currently available for rent in Somerville.
How have rent prices in Somerville, MA changed this year?
Rent prices for rentals in Somerville, MA can fluctuate yearly. Specifically, studio rental prices have changed by 0.18%, one bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.06%, two bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.02%, and three bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.00% year-over-year.
What is a reasonable rent price in Somerville, MA?
A reasonable rent price in Somerville, MA is around $2,758/month. You can search for these reasonably priced rental listings on RentHop.
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