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Boston-Area Rents in 2015: Cambridge Leads the Jumps

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Real estate data site Zumper is out with a grand analysis of Greater Boston apartment rents in the year just past, and it appears that the sharpest jumps in monthly costs came via Cambridge neighborhoods such as Cambridgeport, Kendall Square (a.k.a. the M.I.T. area) and Harvard Square. Check out the map above for illustration: the darker the red, the bigger the increases in asking rents from December 2014 to December 2015.

The map depicts asking rents for 1-BRs in particular. Just by the look of things, it would appear that rents for 1-BRs declined steadily in Somerville throughout 2015; and in East Boston and other outlying areas of that city, too. The big jump in Boston came in Beacon Hill. Again, though, it looks like Cambridge was where things really heated up rent-wise. Those basement flats can't come soon enough. Thoughts on your own rental situation in 2015? Let us know the changes, triumphs and tribulations in the comments here or through the always-discreet Curbed Boston Tipline.
· See How Boston Rent Prices Changed in 2015 [Zumper]
· Cambridge to Allow Basement Apartments Citywide This Spring [Curbed Boston]
· Our Rent Check archive [Curbed Boston]