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Boston Rents at Mid-Summer: Report Shows Southie, Downtown Particularly Pricey

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And East Cambridge most expensive neighborhood in Cambridge

Earlier this month, real estate research site Zumper came out with a national rental report that showed that the Boston area was now the fifth most expensive in the nation for renting a 1-BR apartment.

It had fallen from its longtime third-place position behind San Francisco and New York. Oakland and San Jose had overtaken it.

Now Zumper is out with a drill-down into the Boston region itself. See the handy map below (and don’t despair that Dorchester isn’t included—we have plenty on Boston’s largest neighborhood by area right here).

The darker the red, the more expensive the 1-BRs, based on median rents that are, in turn, based on available apartments in July.

The regional median rent for a 1-BR is now $2,230, according to Zumper. That represents a 2.2 percent decline from the start of 2016. The median rent for a 2-BR is now $2,600, a 0.8 percent decline. Take hope, tenants.