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Boston Rent Prices by Neighborhood This Summer

Boston has been ranked as the fifth in the nation for most expensive one bedroom rents so far this year.

This may be a decrease from its usual position in third, but rents still vary depending on what neighborhood you're looking to rent in. 

The median rent for a one bedroom is now $2,230, which is a decrease from the beginning of the year, according to Curbed

Broken down by neighborhood, the most expensive place to rent a one bedroom this summer is Downtown Boston, with a median rent price of $3,150. The cheapest is Allston with a median rent price of $1,750. 

In Cambridge, East Cambridge is the most expensive with a median rent price of $2,900. 

The map below shows the median rent price in every Boston neighborhood. 

View the latest listings throughout Boston by neighborhood, or contact us to find your new home today. 

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Boston Remains in Top Five Most Expensive Rental Markets


After years of ranking right behind San Fransisco and New York for high rent prices, Boston is no longer in the top three, according to Zumper's rental report

The current median rent in Boston is $2,230, which puts it at number 5 on the list of top 10 cities with the most expensive one bedroom rent in the country. 

The cities with more expensive median rents than Boston include, San Fransisco, New York, San Jose and Oakland. Boston ranked just above Washington DC and Los Angeles. The rankings are based on median rents for available houses last month, so it provides a good view of what to expect if you're looking to rent now. 

This is the first time Boston hasn't been in the top three in years, but some areas of the city are still well above that median price. The most expensive area is Downtown Boston, with median prices around $3,110. 

Contact us for more information on the Boston rental market and to find your new home today!

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The Icon: Bringing Forward Thinking Living to Brighton

An environmentally concious rental community proposed for Brighton is hoping to become an icon in the area and create a new and improved gateway to Western Avenue. 

The project, called The Icon, proposed for 530 Western Avenue in Brighton is hoping to bring luxury, community and environmental design at below average rent prices. 

Proposed by The Mount Vernon Co, the 132 rental units will provide excellent access to downtown Boston as well as being close to Cambridge, Watertown and Chestnut Hill. 

The building amenities will include, an indoor/outdoor rooftop fitness center, a common function room and a roof deck overlooking the Charles River. It will also have a bike repair room to accompany the 132 free bike spots and an onsite collaborative works space. 

Some of the features that really make the building stand out are the sustainable building products that will be used, vitamin C infused shower heads and products to encourage restful sleep. 

Studios will start around $2,000, one bedrooms around $2,600 and three bedrooms around the low $3,000 range. 

The company behind the proposal hopes to utilize the area and set new standards for inspired luxury living while still being affordable. 

The building is designed by architects, Prellwitz Chilinski Associates and is scheduled to be completed by the spring of 2018. 

Boston Apartments with Price Tags Equal to the Pats Super Bowl Bonuses

- Credit: Curbed Boston


Could the Boston housing market be out of even the Patriot’s bonus budget margins? The New England Patriots’ potential per-player payout of $165,000 for winning the super bowl will suffice just one years worth of rent for some of Boston proper’s swanky spreads. Divided by 12 months, rent can equate to $13,750 per month, which is assuming that Pat’s members have enough capital saved to cover security deposits. Pretty mind-boggling when you put it in to a context, huh?

To see a list of eight Boston apartments that fit this criteria, jump over to Boston.curbed.

Millennium Tower Redefines Downtown Crossing Landscape

- Credit: Curbed Boston


“We have long dreamed of what Downtown Crossing could become,” Mayor Menino said in a statement on Curbed, “and we will soon realize that potential with Millennium stepping up to the plate and making this deal happen.” The long awaited Tower, to which is predicted to “remake” one of America’s oldest established neighborhoods will come to fruition in summer 2016.

This neighborhood, dating back to the17th century, is full of historic wealth and beauty. But progressive is something it is not. Its quench for modern vibrancy is something the Tower is predicted to fulfill in Downton Crossing, adding the exact ingredients of residential, office and retail facilities this neighborhood needs. Preserving its character is important to city residents, and developers reassure that the gigantic Millennium will not only remake but also reserve its ancient charm.

We look forward to what this Tower will do for our city—the count down is on.

Suffolk Selling Beacon Hill Buildings

- Credit: BeaconHillOnline


Beacon Hill has been presented with a rare redevelopment opportunity by Suffolk University, whom currently is in the process of selling two classroom buildings to the tightly packed neighborhood. The vacant Archer and Donahue six story buildings, which comprise of nearly 175,000 square feet, are in need of tenants. Located at the corner of Derne and Temple Streets, both combines assessed value is about $45 million. The space is projected to attract proposals for hotel rooms, office spaces and residences.

In efforts to shift the center of its campus closer to downtown Boston, Suffolk plans to build an eight-story building at 20 Somerset Street that comprises more equipped classroom facilities in replacement of the recently sold buildings.

In case you or your affiliates are looking to buy, the Archer and Donahue buildings are being marketed by the real estate firm JLL.

Royal in the South End is Boston's First Big Close of the Year!

- Credit: Curbed

News of South End being the up-and-coming spot proves true! South End recently hosted Boston’s first big close of 2015 at the Royal on 407 Shawmut Avenue. The condo is carved from an old Salvation Army building—restating the gentrification process like no other. What was supposed to sell for $811 a square foot, sold for $733 a square foot, and still landed at a juicy total of $1,250,000.

And they don’t plan to stop there. Brokers are working steadily to keep this move going. So home shoppers keep an eye out for South End – worthy deals are in store for you!

You can view what’s currently available here.

Boston Luxury Apartment Boom Poised for 2015

-Credit: Curbed

Along with the expansion of commercial real estate in the Greater Boston area, 2015 is set to host a residential building boom unlike any before-most of which are luxury apartments.

"Several are set to open their doors in 2015, including the long-awaited Ink Block in the South End, the Troy Boston (also South End) and something called the Zinc in the East Cambridge; there are also two big additions to Fenway and a piece of the Seaport's Fan Pier." - Curbed, Boston

Poll: Boston's Wicked Smart (or at least, Well-Educated)

A recent poll has been released, and once again, Boston lands on top!

Steering far from anything hotel related, Boston has officially been placed first, and it is all because of you, people!

“Boston comes in first with 1 institution for every 658 people, followed by Seattle with 1 educational establishment for every 785 people. We took into account all educational institutions of all levels.” [Curbed]

Boston is the official winner for housing the most educated citizens in the U.S., and with a sum of 60 schools in metropolitan Boston, one could say Boston had a leg up from the rest.

It comes with no surprise that once coming upon completion of university, students choose to stay and live their post-graduate years in this beautiful city.

So way to go you scholastic Bostonians; and keep studying kids!

Avalon Bay Apartments in Boston Span Multiple Locations

If you deem yourself unique, with taste of the sort, look no further than to Avalon Bay’s new apartment buildings.

Avalon prides itself on height and diversity; and with an array of style that comes in large form, your eye isn’t able to miss any of these intermittently placed buildings throughout the city and its surrounding areas.

In Back Bay’s Avalon Exeter, you will find a community design in all 28 stories of studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom floor plans, and penthouses.

Avalon’s North Point Cambridge building offers loft-style studio apartments within a full amenity building, and sitting adjacent to the Green line makes for uber convenience in way of transit.

Within the Avalon building in Somerville, there are studios, and one- and two-bedroom apartments. This building stands just walking distance from fabulous restaurants, retail, entertainment, and an Orange Line T stop.