Boston is one of the most vibrant and historic cities in America, with countless attractions to explore and sights to see. From world-class universities and innovation centers to cultural institutions and thriving nightlife, Boston has something for everyone. The city also boasts an impressive diversity of restaurants, museums, and natural beauty that make it a great place to live. There’s even a thriving music scene here! With its rich heritage and dynamic culture, it’s no wonder people from all over the world move to Boston.
Having so much to offer and having a universal appeal means that the cost of living, including rents, in Boston is higher than many other cities. However, are still some terrific, affordable neighborhoods for you to check out. The best time to start is now; these apartments move as fast as Boston nightlife.
These up-and-coming neighborhoods, and a few established ones, have much to offer- convenience, attractiveness, coziness, and affordable rents. They have less expensive one-bedroom apartments and have two-bedroom apartments that are roughly 40% less per month than their counterparts in the more expensive areas. These neighborhoods offer great options for people who only want one roommate or want more space without shattering their budget. Visiting each different apartment and home, people are gratified to find that lower rents don’t necessarily mean lower quality. Each area has perks unique to the atmosphere of its own special corner of Boston.
What are the Most Affordable Neighborhoods in Boston?
How We Arrived at this Ranking
Boston Pads has the region’s largest real-time rental database with over 201,458 apartment listings. We use this information to constantly monitor rental data, including average rent prices, availability and vacancy rates, time on market, and more. In fact, our list of cheapest neighborhoods in Boston is driven by that same real-time data. That means if you come back tomorrow, some of the averages below will be updated with fresh information.