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Boston, Massachusetts, 02114
Studio/1 Bedroom$2,235 - $3,085
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Boston, Massachusetts, 02199
Boston, Massachusetts, 02114
Studio/1 Bedroom$2,500 - $3,965
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Boston, Massachusetts, 02111
1 Bedroom$2,646 - $4,029
2 Bedrooms$4,186 - $5,957
3 Bedrooms$6,613 - $6,931
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Household Income City State City Compared to State Less than $10,000 15.5% 8.8% +6.7% $10,000 to $14,999 6.6% 5.6% +1.0% $15,000 to $19,999 5.6% 5.1% +0.5% $20,000 to $24,999 5.8% 5.1% +0.7% $25,000 to $29,999 6.0% 5.1% +0.9% $30,000 to $34,999 5.5% 5.2% +0.3% $35,000 to $39,999 5.4% 5.0% +0.4% $40,000 to $44,999 5.3% 4.9% +0.4% $45,000 to $49,999 4.3% 4.6% -0.3% $50,000 to $59,999 7.8% 8.8% -1.0% $60,000 to $74,999 9.5% 11.3% -1.8% $75,000 to $99,999 9.9% 12.8% -2.9% $100,000 to $124,999 5.2% 7.2% -2.0% $125,000 to $149,999 2.6% 3.7% -1.1% $150,000 to $199,999 2.3% 3.3% -1.0% $200,000 or more 2.8% 3.5% -0.7%
Cost of Living
Share of Household Income Spent on Rent City State City Compared to State Less than 10.0% 7.2% 6.8% +0.4% 10.0% to 14.9% 10.0% 12.2% -2.2% 15.0% to 19.9% 12.5% 14.2% -1.7% 20.0% to 24.9% 11.7% 12.5% -0.8% 25.0% to 29.9% 11.9% 11.8% +0.1% 30.0% to 34.9% 8.1% 7.7% +0.4% 35.0% to 39.9% 5.3% 5.0% +0.3% 40.0% to 49.9% 6.6% 6.4% +0.2% 50.0% or more 20.2% 17.2% +3.0% Not computed 6.6% 6.2% +0.4%
Age Demographic of Renters
Age Demographic of Renters City State City Compared to State 15 to 24 years 13.8% 9.2% +4.6% 25 to 34 years 31.4% 27.9% +3.5% 35 to 44 years 19.8% 22.1% -2.3% 45 to 54 years 13.1% 14.4% -1.3% 55 to 64 years 8.3% 8.5% -0.2% 65 to 74 years 6.7% 7.5% -0.8% 75 to 84 years 5.0% 7.3% -2.3% 85 years and over 1.9% 3.2% -1.3%
Travel Time to Work
Travel Time to Work City State City Compared to State Less than 30 minutes 27.5% 30.9% -3.4% 30 to 44 minutes 32.2% 25.7% +6.5% 45 to 59 minutes 17.1% 15.8% +1.3% 60 or more minutes 23.2% 27.6% -4.4%
Source: 2000 Census
Boston proper has a population of just over 600,000 but the metro area of Boston, Massachusetts is nearly 6 million. By far the largest city in New England, it is sometimes referred to as the Capital of New England too. Literally steeped in America's history from Revolutionary times and the Boston Tea Party, today Boston remains an exciting, vibrant place to live. The city is a walker's paradise. While more than one third of people commute via public transportation, at least that many are able to walk to work.So consider where your Boston apartment may be located with reference to work or school.
Bean Town High Life
Living in Boston can provide an endless list of things to see and do. Culturally, the city can compete with any city in the world. Historic concert halls and museums dot the city, and from the Boston Symphony to the Boston Pops, there's music everywhere. Home also to the punk rock scene, you'll find wide variety. Between the Red Sox, the Celtics and the Patriots, the pro sports team is a winning situation. Red Sox fans are some of the most fervent anywhere and if you aren't already one, you will be.
Being a seaport town, seafood is at the top of Boston cuisine. The clam chowder, and lobster rolls are considered everyday comfort food, and don't forget to try Boston cream pie. It's the best. From trendy places like 29 Newbury to Charley's on the same street which is fantastic for burgers and a large garden, you'll find Boston as international or as homey as you want. Once in your Boston apartment, you'll find excellent fare in your own neighborhood. But remember there's nothing like an afternoon or evening meal with waterfont views!
Swank or Funky
Because there are also a number of colleges in Boston, one will find the nightlife varied.The Kenmore Square area is funkier and The Modern is very swank and alot of fun.The Cantab Lounge in Cambridge is where the intellectuals drink ... and party! For dancing, start with the Avalon or the Roxy and you won't be disappointed. Boston is also home to the original Cheers. Yes, it does exist, and along with other pubs, you'll find your own place where they know your name. That's what your Boston apartment is going to be all about!
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Boston Apartment Rental TrendsApartments in Boston have competitive rents so be sure to use our apartment finder to get the best deal. In February the average rent for a 1 Bedroom Boston apartment cost $2,699. If you need a roommate, try finding a 2 bedroom apartment rental. An average 2 bedroom Boston apartment was $3,390 in February. The average apartment rent for a 3 bedroom apartment in February was $3,941. Start your apartment search by checking out some of the Boston rentals listed below.
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What's the weather like in Boston?
Cold, wet winters and warm to hot and humid summers. Boston is the kind of town where you collect outerwear! Seriously, because you walk almost everywhere, you have different types of raincoats, overcoats and summer coats. It's typical New England with a little coastal weather thrown in for interest.
Are there any libraries or cultural destinations close to Charlestown?
Opened in 1862 and relocated to its current location on Charlestown's Main Street in 1970, the Charlestown Branch Library features an outstanding selection of books, including an extensive collection of local history manuscripts. The library also boasts a monthly book discussion group, a bi-monthly writers' group, and activities for children such as toddler story hours. An array of programs are also available to Charlestown residents including reading readiness classes for children and an assortment of music, cultural, and general lecture programs each spring and fall. Take advantage of the sunny summer days and enjoy your favorite classic book on one of the benches in the library's garden.
Are there big sporting events that people in Boston enjoy attending?
Yes. Boston is home to several professional sports teams. The Boston Red Sox of the MLB play at Boston's famous Fenway Park. The Boston Bruins of the NHL and the Boston Celtics of the NBA both play at TD Banknorth Garden. The New England Patriots play at Gillette Stadium.