Average Rent Prices in Charlestown

Charlestown Pads published this infographic of average rent costs in Charlestown. The data came from Boston Pads, an immense, real time database of over 156,000 Greater Boston apartments, 500,000+ photos, and 8,000+ property tour videos.

Rent averages were calculated from 49 apartments in Charlestown that either were rented in the past 12 months or are currently listed. To get the real time vacancy rate, Charlestown Pads took the sum of currently available apartments and those that will hit the market in the coming months, then divided by the total number of Charlestown apartments in the database. Population and income data was sourced from the United States Census Bureau.

For studio and 1-bedroom apartments, rent prices in Charlestown stay within about $200 of the neighboring suburbs, Somerville and Cambridge. For larger units, Charlestown gets more expensive, exceeding the average price of 3-bedrooms in Somerville by over $800 and Cambridge by $400. This might be because larger apartments are harder to come by within city limits.









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There were 22 neighborhoods, towns, and cities in Greater Boston analyzed along with Charlestown. The results confirm that Charlestown is among the costliest neighborhoods in the area, ranking 4th most expensive for studio apartments, 12th for 1-bedrooms, 9th for 2-bedrooms, and 6th for 3-bedrooms. While it is not the priciest neighborhood in Boston, renters on a budget might want to tread carefully. For those willing to pay for it, Charlestown is a great option to live within the city limits without paying as much as one might in pricier neighborhoods like Symphony and Back Bay.


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To see the average rent prices for more parts of the Greater Boston Area, check out the latest Boston Pads infographic on average rent prices in Boston by town.