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Where to Find The Cheapest Rent in Boston

College graduations have come and passed, apartment hunting season is upon us. The competitive, and expensive Boston market can sometimes discourage those who are looking to start their lives and their first real jobs in a modest yet active city.

It's no surprise that those looking for a one bedroom apartment won’t have much luck downtown. If you're looking for the best prices, we recommend looking into Dorchester, Jamaica Plain, and Roxbury. These are neighborhood where prices for one-bedroom apartments in particular aren’t rising as fast as the rest of the market.

While you might find yourself with a longer commute time, even one T stop can make a huge difference. For example you can save up to $800 by living at Charles/MGH compared to busy Park Street.

This is valuable information, now more than ever. Boston real estate is steadily climbing due to high demand and low inventory.

However, if you’re willing to find a roommate, the average savings you get from a 2 bedroom is 36%. In some cases that’s just as big a difference as changing your location- and that savings might help you live in a slightly nicer area, or shorten your commute.

For assistance renting in Boston, feel free to reach out to us at or call 617-964-3300.