Best Rental Neighborhoods in Boston

Mallory Hanig  |  August 1, 2023

Best Rental Neighborhoods in Boston

Searching for the perfect rental neighborhood in Boston?

Whether you’re a young professional seeking convenience, a family in search of a nurturing community, or an individual looking to escape the hustle and bustle, these neighborhoods have something extraordinary to offer. 



One of the best places to live in the Boston area is Cambridge. It offers a combination of excellent schools, exciting entertainment options, and outdoor activities, all within an easy commute to Boston’s main business districts. In fact, Cambridge has been crowned the best city for young professionals in America and the best city to live in America by 

With a median rental value of $2,388, Cambridge beckons those seeking a well-rounded lifestyle.


Back Bay

Back Bay is a neighborhood in Downtown Boston that exudes classic charm with urban convenience. With its elegant brownstone homes, cobblestone streets, and proximity to the city’s top employers, Back Bay is the epitome of desirable living. ranks Back Bay as the best neighborhood to live in Boston. However, be prepared for higher rental rates, as the median rental price is around $2,402.



The historic waterfront neighborhood of Charlestown is nestled between Somerville and Downtown Boston. 

What makes Charlestown stand out? In addition to its fascinating history and close proximity to the city’s busiest areas, this neighborhood also has more affordable rental options compared to its pricier counterparts, plus it’s family friendly. Charlestown has been named the best neighborhood in Boston to raise a family by, with a median rental price of about $1,920. So, if you’re searching for a nurturing community with a rich cultural heritage, Charlestown is the place to be.



If you want to step away from the hustle and bustle of city life to enjoy more a more affordable cost of living and the serene Massachusetts nature, then look no further than Wayland.

Wayland provides the perfect retreat and a more attractive price tag. The median rent is just $1,067. While finding available rental properties in Wayland can be challenging due to its primarily homeowner-dominated community, the effort is well worth it.

Wayland boasts a highly ranked school district, fantastic outdoor activities, and close access to employment opportunities. In fact, ranks Wayland as the best place to raise a family in Massachusetts. 


These neighborhoods offer a range of amenities and opportunities for renters in Boston. Whether you’re enticed by the vibrant city life of Cambridge and Back Bay or captivated by the quieter charm of Charlestown and Wayland, there’s a rental neighborhood that perfectly suits your lifestyle, budget, and needs.

Can't decide? Let the Yates Team assist you. With our expertise in the Boston real estate market, we’ll guide you towards your ideal rental haven.

Connect with us today and let us help you find your dream rental home in the vibrant city of Boston. 

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