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Boston, MA

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Boston is the largest city in New England and has a population of about 635,000. Not only is Boston the capital city of Massachusetts, it's also one of the oldest cities in the country. Steeped in a rich history, and home to many colleges and universities, Boston certainly has its own distinctive flare–flare that doesn’t come cheap as Boston is one of the most expensive cities in the United States.

Apartments in Boston

$2300-$4200

Piano Craft Guild
Beds: 1-3  •  Baths: 1-2

$3076-$5737

Fenway Triangle Trilogy
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

$1800-$4265

Carson Tower
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

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The Longwood
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1

$2288-$5855

Third Square
Beds: Studio-4
Baths: 1-3

$2194-$6110

Archstone North Point
Beds: Studio-3
Baths: 1-2

Key City Stats

The average age of Boston, MA is
25 to 29
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 12.41%
  • 8.8%
  • 6.63%
  • Female
  • 11.97%
  • 8.33%
  • 6.16%
$1238
is average rent in Boston, MA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 1.43%
  • 1.5%
  • 1.78%
38.05%
of units are available for rent in Boston
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 9278
  • 3006
  • 7787
Getting Around in Boston, MA

Boston is an extremely walkable city and that’s a good thing because driving can be difficult. Many of its narrow streets are one-way, parking can be tough, and there is an abundance of traffic. Luckily, Boston’s public transportation also makes it easy to leave the car at home. The city's public transportation system is the oldest in the country and makes use of trains, subways, trolleys, and streetcars.

100
Walk Score®
"Walker's Paradise"
100
Transit Score®
"Rider's Paradise"
The average commuter time in Boston is:
30 to 34 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 6.45%
  • 19.8%
  • 3.28%

Freedom Trail

<p>Embrace American history by walking the two-and-a-half mile long Freedom Trail. The trail connects sixteen incredible historic sites, including the Massachusetts State House, Paul Revere's home, the Old South Meeting House, churches, graveyards, and America's oldest park, Boston Common. You can take a self guided tour by simply downloading a map. If you want to learn even more about this city's history, consider taking a free guided tour from the National Park Service, or a paid tour such as those offered by Boston Duck Tours.</p>

Fenway Victory Gardens

<p>There are a number of stunning gardens throughout Boston. Fenway Victory Gardens was started back in 1942, when locals grew fruits and vegetables in an effort to help with food shortages brought on by the war. Its seven acres are still going strong today. Stroll through the grounds and you'll see things like birdhouses, ponds, fountains, and sculptures amongst the flower and vegetable gardens. You can visit on your own anytime or during Open Gardens, when gardeners present their Edens to the public.</p>

Symphony Hall

<p>Boston&Otilde;s Theatre District, which is is on the National Register of Historic Places, is bursting with culture and entertainment. Symphony Hall, which was built in 1900, is home to the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The hall is simply gorgeous and has been designed to create an acoustic experience like no other. Replicas of Greek and Roman statues, all related to music, art, or literature, grace the walls and the hall's organ is considered to be one of the best in the world. Catch a concert at Symphony Hall or go for a free tour given by one of their volunteers.</p>