2022 Mission Hill Apartment Rental Market Report

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Most other Boston neighborhoods began 2022 in a deep freeze, with record low inventory and little to no activity during January.  Mission Hill has been one of the few markets to follow the historical trend of rental markets coming alive in January.  The current RTAR in Mission Hill is 12.12% and available apartment inventory has tripled to 280 since January 1.

Average Rent Prices in Mission Hill 2022

Like much of greater Boston, the average rent price in Mission Hill remained flat throughout most of the pandemic.  It seems that trend has dissipated in 2022 as price growth has been accelerating since December.  The current average rent price in Mission Hill is $2,640.  As of January, Mission Hill has surpassed its previous all-time high average rent price set two years ago.  With the exception of studio apartments, the current average rent prices in Mission Hill are higher than they were in February 2020 for all sized apartments.

Mission Hill Avg. Rent Price 2/1/2020 2/1/2022 % Change
Studio $1,619 $1,450 -11.66%
1 Bedroom $1,893 $1,969 3.86%
2 Bedroom $2,567 $2,680 4.22%
3 Bedroom $3,225 $3,270 1.38%
4 Bedroom $3,958 $4,174 5.17%
5 Bedroom $5,094 $5,219 2.40%

Prices have been accelerating for larger unit sizes in Mission Hill.  Since September, prices are up over $150 for 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom Mission Hill apartments.  Prices for 4 bedroom and 5 bedroom apartments in Mission Hill are up over $200 during the same time period.

Our 2022 Prediction For The Mission Hill Apartment Rental Market

Based on current supply numbers, it looks like there is no price relief in site for Mission Hill.  We’ve never seen a vacancy rate this low during February in this market.  This will undoubtedly keep upward pressure on prices until September.  Recent price acceleration for larger apartments in nearby Fenway, Symphony and South End will likely push even more renters towards Mission Hill in 2022.

Combine this demand resurgence with current inventory levels and inflation, we may see record price growth in Mission Hill this year as we predicted in our 2022 Boston apartment rental market report.  We will continue to monitor these market trends as they develop.

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