Average Rent in South End, Boston, MA

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Current Versus Historical South End, Boston, MA Rents

South End rentals average $3,006 for a studio rental to $0 for a 4-bedroom rental. The median price of all currently available listings is $3,568, or roughly $5 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 increased by $218 (7.47%) year-over-year from $2,913 to $3,131. 1-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $22 (0.67%) year-over-year from $3,278 to $3,300. 2-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $333 (8.20%) year-over-year from $4,067 to $4,400. 3-bedroom rentals prices have increased by $34 (0.50%) year-over-year from $6,811 to $6,845. 4-bedroom rentals prices have decreased by $250 (-2.60%) year-over-year from $9,600 to $9,350. 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 3.50% this month. 1-bedroom rents have gone down by 0.25% this month. 2-bedroom rents have gone up by 0.04% this month. 3-bedroom rents have gone up by 9.55% this month. 4-bedroom rents have gone up by 8.30% this month.
Beds
Price / Sqft
Apr 2024 Rent 1 Yr Ago Rent (% +/-) 3 Yr Ago Rent (% +/-)
Studio $6.54 $3,131 $2,913 (7.47%) $2,362 (32.53%)
1 BR $5.50 $3,300 $3,278 (0.67%) $2,756 (19.74%)
2 BR $5.03 $4,400 $4,067 (8.20%) $3,559 (23.64%)
3 BR $5.12 $6,845 $6,811 (0.50%) $4,513 (51.67%)

Historical Rents in South End, Boston, MA

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Top Cities Near South End

There are a total of 9 cities nearby South End. The average rent in South End is currently $3,500 per month. A total of 5 cities nearby have an average rent lower than that. Our records show that Lynn, MA, with an average rent of $2,400, is the most affordable city nearby. In contrast, the most expensive city near South End, Boston, MA is Newton, MA. Monthly rents here are on average $4,150 per month.

Let's compare South End, Boston, MA's rent against other top cities nearby by bedroom size. Typically, rent for studios in South End, Boston, MA is 38.46% more expensive than other cities nearby. One bedrooms are about 20.66% more expensive. Two bedrooms in South End, Boston, MA are about 31.03% more expensive. Finally, rent for three bedrooms are about 44.82% more expensive. Want more information? Check out the top 9 cities near South End, Boston, MA in the following chart.
City Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
Lynn, MA $1,700 $2,400 $2,550 $2,400
Quincy, MA $1,698 $2,175 $2,600 $2,500
Waltham, MA $1,350 $2,500 $3,000 $2,877
Cambridge, MA $2,875 $2,990 $3,743 $3,500
Medford, MA N/A $2,698 $2,800 $3,500
Boston, MA $2,774 $3,400 $3,978 $3,650
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 Neighborhoods Near South End

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

The average rent for these 19 neighborhoods in or near South End, Boston, MA is currently around $3,800 per month. A total of 6 neighborhoods have a lower average rent. Meaning, only thirteen neighborhoods have a higher average rent than $3,800. Interestingly, the neighborhoods' average rent is higher than South End's average rent, which is only $3,568. Out of all the neighborhoods in or near South End, 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 South End. 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
Beacon Hill, Boston, MA $2,300 $3,750 $3,750 $3,500
North End, Boston, MA $2,400 $3,250 $4,675 $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
St. Elizabeth's, Boston, MA $2,150 $2,350 $3,598 $3,600
East Cambridge, Cambridge, MA $3,047 $3,350 $4,300 $3,600
Columbia Point, Boston, MA $150 $2,778 $2,800 $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
D Street - West Broadway, Boston, MA $3,240 $3,822 $4,698 $4,163
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 South End

There are a total of 19 counties located by South End, Boston, MA. Some of these counties include Lynn, MA, Quincy, MA, and Waltham, MA. The average rent for rentals in these counties is $3,500. That's roughly around $3 per sqft. A total of 5 counties have a lower average rent. The county that is the most affordable is Lynn, MA. It's average rent per month is $2,400. Vice versa, with an average rent of $4,150, Newton, MA is the most expensive county by South End, Boston, MA.

Typically, rent for studios in South End, Boston, MA is 38.46% more expensive than other counties nearby. In comparison, rent for one bedroom listings in South End, Boston, MA is 20.66% more expensive than other counties nearby. Finally, rent for two bedrooms in South End, Boston, MA is 31.03% more expensive than other counties nearby. We've listed the top 9 counties in the chart below.
County Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
Lynn, MA $1,700 $2,400 $2,550 $2,400
Quincy, MA $1,698 $2,175 $2,600 $2,500
Waltham, MA $1,350 $2,500 $3,000 $2,877
Cambridge, MA $2,875 $2,990 $3,743 $3,500
Medford, MA N/A $2,698 $2,800 $3,500
Boston, MA $2,774 $3,400 $3,978 $3,650
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 South End

There are a total of 31 zipcodes in or near South End, Boston, MA. The average rent for all of these zipcodes is $3,590. A total of 15 zipcodes have a average rent that is lower than that. The zipcode with the most affordable average rent for apartment listings is 02169, Quincy, MA at $2,500 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 $2,500. 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 South End, Boston, MA is $2,850 per month. Or in other words, $4 per sqft. Meanwhile, two bedroom apartments will cost you an average of $3,603 per month. Which comes out to $4 per sqft. The following chart includes the top 10 zipcodes in South End, Boston, MA. You can view the average rent breakdown for each zipcode by bedroom size.
Zipcode Studio 1 Bed 2 Bed All
02118, Boston, MA $3,003 $3,385 $4,590 $3,590
02116, Boston, MA $2,843 $3,530 $5,530 $4,029
02111, Boston, MA $2,900 $3,429 $5,201 $3,843
02115, Boston, MA $3,260 $2,978 $5,200 $4,375
02120, Boston, MA N/A $2,800 $3,525 $4,500
02119, Boston, MA $138 $2,450 $2,895 $3,405
02127, Boston, MA $2,700 $3,100 $3,700 $4,100
02114, Boston, MA $2,740 $3,395 $4,228 $3,675
02210, Boston, MA $3,240 $3,819 $5,000 $4,104
02142, Cambridge, MA $3,135 $3,635 $4,383 $3,908

Frequently Asked Questions - South End Average Rents

What is the average rent price in South End, Boston, MA?
The average monthly rental price for South End, Boston, MA apartments for rent is approximately $3,568. This calculation takes into consideration rental listings of varying bedroom/bathroom sizes, building types, and locations.
Do South End, Boston, 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 South End, Boston, MA.
How much is a studio apartment in South End, Boston, MA?
The average monthly rental price for studio apartments is $3,006 and an average price per square feet of $6.54. There are a total of 35 studio apartment listings currently available for rent in South End.
How much is a one bedroom apartment in South End, Boston, MA?
The average monthly rental price for one bedroom apartments is $3,400 and an average price per square feet of $5.50. There are a total of 93 one bedroom apartment listings currently available for rent in South End.
How much is a two bedroom apartment in South End, Boston, MA?
The average monthly rental price for two bedroom apartments is $4,495 and an average price per square feet of $5.03. There are a total of 66 two bedroom apartment listings currently available for rent in South End.
How have rent prices in South End, Boston, MA changed this year?
Rent prices for rentals in South End, Boston, MA can fluctuate yearly. Specifically, studio rental prices have changed by 0.07%, one bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.01%, two bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.08%, and three bedroom rental prices have changed by 0.01% year-over-year.
What is a reasonable rent price in South End, Boston, MA?
A reasonable rent price in South End, Boston, MA is around $2,854/month. You can search for these reasonably priced rental listings on RentHop.
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