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What is the average monthly rent for studio apartments in Downtown Boston, MA?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Downtown Boston is $1,896.

What is the average rent price for one-bedroom apartments in Downtown Boston, MA?

The average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in Downtown Boston is $2,101.

What is the average rent price for two-bedroom apartments in Downtown Boston, MA?

The average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in Downtown Boston is $2,808.

Can I find cheap apartments for rent in Downtown Boston, MA?

You can find deals in Downtown Boston such as no-fee apartments, rent specials, and sometimes apartments that are below the neighborhood average. However, Downtown Boston is one of the more expensive neighborhoods in Boston, with rent prices above the overall Boston average. Compared to other parts of the city, you are unlikely to find a truly cheap apartment in Downtown Boston.

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About Downtown Boston

Apartments for Rent in Downtown Boston, MA

When we think of Boston, Massachusetts, we think of the place where the wheels of democracy started to turn. Downtown Boston is the hub of that wheel. Even though the City of Boston is a major business and educational center, the mystique of America’s origins still lingers. It is no wonder that so many covet Downtown Boston real estate. Whether you are lured by the history of a Boston brownstone, a luxury apartment on the Boston waterfront, or the excitement of the Boston theater district, once you get a taste of Downtown Boston you will want to stay.

History of Downtown Boston, MA

The first permanent settler in Boston was William Blaxton, a minister from England who arrived in 1625. Political disputes and the hardships of the wilderness proved to be too arduous for the colonists who arrived with him, so they returned to England that same year. Braxton, however, made a new life for himself and even grew a thriving apple orchard. Solitude in what would soon become the city of Boston agreed with him.

The Puritans arrived in Charlestown four years later but had trouble finding potable water. In 1630, Blaxton responded to their plight and invited the Puritans to settle in Boston. In 1634, Blaxton had enough of the “crowded” conditions, sold his 50-acre farm to the settlers, and moved to Rhode Island. The farm became the oldest park in America – the Boston Common. With a series of annexations, the city of Boston grew from this hub.

Geography of Downtown Boston, MA

Boston Harbor, Seaport District, South End, Bay Village, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, West End, and North End surround Downtown Boston, MA.

Downtown Crossing is the major shopping district in Downtown Boston. It is north of Chinatown, east of Boston Common, south of Government Center, and west of the Financial District.

Downtown Boston, MA Apartments for Rent

AVA Theater District, 45 Stuart St., Boston, MA

Ultra-modern, breathtaking views of the Boston skyline, expansive floorplans, and a short distance to all the nightlife Boston has to offer is waiting for you at this apartment community. These apartments for rent in Downtown Boston, MA provide all the luxurious amenities you could imagine. Book a virtual tour or view one of the 3d tours to see this incredible Boston real estate for yourself.

These luxury apartments for rent in Boston offer a variety of floor plans: fully furnished apartments for rent, studio apartments for rent, one bedroom apartments for rent, and two bedroom apartments for rent. Apartments include washer and dryer, stainless steel appliances, dishwasher, high speed internet, air conditioning, and gourmet kitchen.

The community amenities in these apartments for rent in Downtown Boston, MA are fabulous. They include a concierge, elevator, fitness center, lounge, rooftop terrace, garage parking, and bike storage. These apartment rentals are pet friendly – dog friendly and cat friendly – so no worries about your furry renters. The location can’t be beat; it is a short distance to Back Bay and South Station.

At the time of this writing, this property is offering some move-in specials. These apartments for rent in Downtown Boston are no-fee and have flexible leasing. Utilities included in the rent are sewer, trash, and water. All of these features make your apartment search easier if you are looking for an apartment to rent for a short time.

Devonshire, One Devonshire Place, Boston, MA

Ask any Bostonian to describe a luxury rental and there’s a good chance they will describe one of these apartments for rent in Downtown Boston, MA. Select finishes, impeccable workmanship, and sophisticated layouts create an ambiance that draws people from all over the Boston area. You need to view a virtual tour to experience the full impact of this apartment building.

You can choose from a one-bedroom apartment for rent, a two-bedroom apartment for rent, or a three-bedroom apartment for rent. Kitchens are equipped with granite countertops, dishwasher, island kitchen, microwave, and an amenity not often found in new apartments – a pantry. The apartments also include hardwood floors, skyline views, large closets, air conditioning, and balconies. Most of the apartments are unfurnished, but there are apartments available that are furnished.

This property is offering everything you need for an upscale lifestyle: housekeeping, valet parking, guest suites, indoor pool overlooking the Downtown Boston skyline, temperature-controlled solarium, fitness center, lounge, children’s playroom, conference room, and business center.

One India Street Apartments, 1 India St., Boston, MA

These apartments for rent in Downtown Boston, MA are in a historic building that dates from 1901. The well-appointed, renovated apartments provide a touch of history with all the modern conveniences. Located in a Boston neighborhood that is just minutes away from public transportation, these apartment listings are a short commute to anywhere in Boston. Apartments on India Street are just blocks away from Faneuil Hall Marketplace and Quincy Market, so you can easily visit these historic landmarks.

Apartment options include studio apartments for rent, one bedroom apartments for rent, and two bedroom apartments for rent. They do not offer a three bedroom apartment for rent but if you have a roommate, they have shared pricing. Apartments are pet friendly – both dog friendly and cat friendly. Apartment amenities include air conditioning, large closets, dishwasher, washer and dryer, hardwood floors, and window coverings. A virtual tour is available.

These apartments for rent in Downtown Boston boast of a fitness center, controlled access, Wi-Fi at the pool and clubhouse, concierge, business center, lounge, and on-site restaurants.

The Lofts at Atlantic Wharf, 530 Atlantic Ave., Boston, MA

With so many tenants looking for apartments on the waterfront, it would be a good idea to view a virtual tour and stake your claim now. The Lofts is also located on the Rose Kennedy Greenway making it doubly desirable. It is so popular that there are typically only a few available apartments at a time.

There is an array of layouts in these apartments for rent in Downtown Boston, MA. This property is offering studio apartments for rent, one-bedroom apartments for rent, and two-bedroom apartments for rent. There are apartments for rent with one or two baths and some apartments for rent with dens.

If you want a place to live that has unique amenities, this property is offering features that you will seldom see in the greater Boston area. Consider the following: pre-installation for a flat screen television, Energy star kitchen appliances, wiring for telephone and data, under-cabinet lighting, Bosch washer and dryer, marble vanity tops, and slate gray ash hardwood flooring. And your furry friends can join you in your apartment for rent; these apartments are pet friendly – both dog friendly and cat friendly.

The community amenities for these apartments in Downtown Boston are just as terrific: fitness center, lounge, underground parking, non-smoking, restaurants and cafes on-site, pool, clubhouse, concierge, and door attendant.

The Sudbury, 100 Sudbury Street, Boston, MA

When you schedule a virtual tour of these apartments for rent in Downtown Boston, MA you will be staggered by over four floors of amenities! In terms of apartment communities, the Sudbury excels at providing shared space. When you want some fresh air and spectacular views, stroll around the roof-deck. The pool, clubhouse, multi-use room, and sundeck provide plenty of space to have your own Boston tea party. Sudbury rentals also provide a business center, property manager and maintenance on-site, fitness center, conference room, concierge, garden, and guest apartment.

Floorplans include studio apartments for rent and apartments for rent with one to three bedrooms. Apartment amenities include washer and dryer, dishwasher, disposal, stainless steel appliances, kitchen island, and walk-in closets. These apartments are pet-friendly; they provide a dog park, pet care, and a pet washing station. 3d tours are available.

The Conrad, 6 Hamilton Place, Boston, MA

If you want the ambiance of a historic building without sacrificing modern conveniences, these apartments for rent in Downtown Boston, MA are for you. This piece of Massachusetts history was originally the Beaux-Arts building that contained Conrad and Chandler’s, a department store from the 19th century. The beautiful, exposed brick adds a touch of style to these contemporary rentals. Floorplans include two-bedroom apartments for rent, three-bedroom apartments for rent, and four-bedroom apartments for rent. Utilities included in the monthly rent are water and sewer.

FiDi Lofts, 153 Milk St., Boston, MA

These apartments for rent in Downtown Boston, MA are in a historic building that is situated on three corners. These trendy apartments move at a fast clip so it would be prudent to get some help from Boston Pads, the premier Boston real estate experts. They have one-bedroom apartments for rent and two-bedroom apartments for rent. Amenities include exposed ceilings, large windows, and hardwood floors.

407 Washington St., Downtown Boston, MA

This building is distinctive among other real estate in the area; it is an Art-Deco landmark. Developers rehabbed it into modern residences that offer one-bedroom apartments for rent, two-bedroom apartments for rent, three-bedroom apartments for rent, and four-bedroom apartments for rent.

Amenities include air conditioning, hardwood floors, dishwasher, and stainless-steel appliances.

37 Temple Place, Downtown Boston, MA

This strategically located building has two-bedroom apartments for rent, three-bedroom apartments for rent, and four-bedroom apartments for rent. These apartments have been renovated and have high ceilings, exposed brick, and bamboo floors.

Condos for Rent in Downtown Boston, MA

150 State Street, Downtown Boston, MA

There are condos for rent in this lovely, historic building. Builders used some of the original lumber in the 2015 renovations. There is also a new lobby, 24-hour maintenance, and hardwood floors.

100 State Street, Downtown Boston, MA

These large condos for rent are in a great location. It is an area in which both historic Boston and contemporary Boston mix seamlessly. Residents are only minutes away from the Old State House and Post Office Square. When you acquire one of these condos for rent, you will be less than one mile from five different MBTA stations, only 3.4 miles from Logan International Airport, 0.3 miles from the New England Aquarium, and only one mile from Tufts University School of Medicine / Tufts Medical Center.

88 Kingston Street, Downtown Boston, MA

You should view a virtual tour or one of the 3d tours of these condos for rent. Used as a warehouse in 1902, developers converted the building into lofts in 2005. Builders did not disturb the historic character when they installed modern amenities such as high-speed elevators and roof terrace.

29 Temple Place, Downtown Boston, MA

Condos for rent at 29 Temple Place are only one block from the Red, Orange, and Green Line MBTA stations. Building amenities include on-site laundry and an elevator.

Transportation near Apartments for Rent in Downtown Boston, MA

No matter where you find an apartment for rent in Downtown Boston, you will have no trouble traveling around the city. After all, the first subway system in the U.S. started in Downtown Boston, MA in 1897. Presently, the MBTA subway system intersects here.

The following are MBTA stations serving Downtown Boston:

  • Downtown Crossing – Orange Line with stops in Forest Hills and Oak Grove
  • State Street Station – Blue Line with stops in Bowdoin and Wonderland</li
  • South Station – Red Line with stops in Braintree, Ashmont, and Alewife
  • Park Street – Green Line C with stops in Cleveland Circle and North Station, Green Line D with stops in Riverside and Government Center, Green Line E with stops at Heath St. and North Station

Schools near Apartments for Rent in Downtown Boston, MA

Forbes Magazine rates the Massachusetts public school system as the best in the United States. The placement of students in Boston elementary schools is based on regional districts, but parents have a choice of elementary schools if they desire. Boston high schools are open to all Boston students regardless of their address.

The Torit Montessori School is acclaimed for its classical education of children from infancy to 6th grade. They teach lessons in Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Arabic to all students! This school in Downtown Boston has set a standard for other schools to follow.

New England Law School, Suffolk University Law School, and Emerson College also call Downtown Boston, MA. Home.

Historic Places near Downtown Boston, MA Apartments for Rent

Freedom Trail

When you find an apartment for rent in Downtown Boston, you are close to one of the most significant trails in the U.S. Strolling down this pathway allows you to relive America’s origins. The trail is 2.5 miles long and a large section of it runs through Downtown Boston.

Faneuil Hall Marketplace

Right from this spot near apartments for rent in Downtown Boston, MA, Samuel Adams encouraged people to fight for independence. South Market, Quincy Market, and North Market comprise this marketplace that is now a Boston tourist attraction. Residents living in apartments near Faneuil Hall often stop here for lunch and to enjoy the trendy shops.

The Rose Kennedy Greenway

This magnificent green space honoring the matriarch of the Kennedy family covers seventeen acres of fountains, gardens, art, and plazas. People living in apartments for rent in Downtown Boston, MA often visit the Greenway to experience the natural environment and to enjoy concerts, farmer’s markets, and art festivals.

The Old State House

Residents of apartments for rent in Downtown Boston, MA have the privilege of living near the oldest public building in Boston. Built in 1713, it served as the location of the Massachusetts General Court until 1798. In 1770, the Boston Massacre occurred in front of this building.

The Old South Meeting House

Congregationalists built this church in 1729 and used it for both worship and as a place for the people of Boston to discuss current events. In 1773, after a meeting to discuss British taxation, a group of men raided three British tea ships and dumped their cargo into Boston Harbor. People living in apartments for rent in Downtown Boston, MA can envision the Boston Tea Party as they stroll past this monument to freedom.

Interesting Places near Downtown Boston, MA Apartments for Rent

New England Aquarium

When you live in apartments for rent in Downtown Boston, MA, you will find that one visit to the aquarium is not enough. These aquatic animals and marine mammals captivate people from all over the world.

Boston Tea Party Ships and Museums

This is a great place for residents of apartments for rent in Downtown Boston, MA to take visiting friends and relatives. Located at 306 Congress St., the live theater, replicas of 18th century ships, and interactive exhibits transport you back in time to this momentous event.

Boston Harborwalk

This path follows the beaches, wharves, and shoreline of Boston Harbor. In addition to panoramic views, residents of apartments for rent in Downtown Boston, MA can savor the creations of local artists and learn about Boston history through the historical exhibits. The City of Boston, the State of Massachusetts, and private real estate developers worked cooperatively to create this multi-city public greenway.

The Boston Opera House

When you live in apartments for rent in Downtown Boston, MA, you don’t have to travel to New York for great entertainment. The Boston Opera House is home to the Boston Ballet and presents touring Broadway shows.

Orpheum Theatre

This is where occupants of apartments for rent in Downtown Boston, MA go for great live music. Part of Boston theatre history, it has been a venue for vaudeville, movies, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and some famous rock groups including The Police, Aerosmith, and the Allman Brothers.

Boston Children’s Museum

Everyone, not just children, living in apartments for rent in Downtown Boston, MA will love this innovative and experiential discovery center. Their exhibits and hands-on interactions with science, health, the arts, and environmental awareness will help develop a life-long love of learning.

Boston Duck Tours

When you want to tour Boston but want a view from the water, try a Boston Duck tour. You start on the land and then splash into the Charles River.

Big Night Live

People living in apartments for rent in Downtown Boston, MA who want a spectacular music venue come here. They deliver live music, DJs, and celebrity hosts for up to 2,000 guests! There are also 24 VIP tables, fine dining, a sophisticated bar menu, and a room for private events.

Restaurants in Downtown Boston, MA

Siam Bistro

This restaurant on Pearl St. gets rave reviews from residents of apartments for rent in Downtown Boston, MA. Siam Bistro provides large portions, reasonable prices, and delicious take-out that arrives hot.

RUKA

Residents of apartments for rent in Downtown Boston, MA are in for a unique dining experience at RUKA: Peruvian-Japanese-Chinese food. The eclectic décor will keep you entertained throughout your meal.

Café Bonjour

Café Bonjour knows that people have different tastes and nutritional requirements. If you live in one of the apartments for rent in Downtown Boston, MA you can get what you want here. Their food is locally sourced and natural, plus they offer gluten-free, vegetarian, paleo, and keto options.

French Quarter

You have heard of the gastronomical delights of New Orleans, but Louisiana is far from apartments for rent in Downtown Boston, MA. East meets South here with items such as creole jambalaya and fried crab fingers.

Luke’s

Living in real estate close to the ocean means that fresh seafood is minutes away from Downtown rentals. Bite into one of their lobster, crab, shrimp, or combination rolls and you will know why Luke’s is a Downtown favorite.

Teatro

When you rent apartments in Downtown Boston, you have many restaurant choices, but some restaurants are exceptional. Teatro offers small plates and dinner portions of contemporary Italian food.

Legal Sea Foods

No matter where Downtown apartments for rent are located, you are never far from a great fish meal. Their motto is “If it isn’t fresh, it isn’t Legal.”

Zo Greek

Since 2002, Zo Greek has been providing people in Downtown apartments for rent with authentic Greek food. They offer both meat and vegetarian Greek favorites such as gyros and spanakopita.

Herrera’s Mexican Grill

When people are away from their apartments for rent and must grab a quick meal, Herrera’s provides fast and healthy burritos, fajitas, and tortas.

Sweetgreen

Residents of Downtown apartments for rent will be surprised when they try the healthy foods at Sweetgreen. Their perfectly spiced warm bowls, salads, and plates are delicious.

Finding Apartments in Downtown Boston

There are few places in which apartments for rent will place you in the center of American history, great dining, and endless entertainment. People love living in Downtown Boston for those very reasons. However, these apartments for rent move quickly. Boston Pads has the largest real-time database of apartments in Boston. They can help you find an apartment, condo, duplex, LEED Certified building, balcony, etc. There are 3d tours of many of these apartments for rent to help you get a clear picture of the apartment you want. In a short time, you can find the home of your dreams.

Downtown Boston Real-Time Average Rent Prices

  • Studio$1,896
  • 1 Bedroom$2,077
  • 2 Bedroom$2,808
Downtown Boston Real-Time Vacancy Rate

1.09%

Downtown Boston Real-Time Availability Rate

1.31%

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