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Boston apartment rents by T stop: Living near the train increasingly means paying more

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2016 vs. 2017

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Median one-bedroom apartment rents increased more than 1 percent at 90 stops along Boston’s T from late August 2016 to late August 2017, according to data that real estate listings site RentHop compiled for Curbed Boston.

One-bedroom medians decreased at least 1 percent at 21 stops and stayed the same (or changed less than 1 percent) at 15 stops between the same two time periods.

Check out the interactive map below for a deeper dive.

The largest rent increases from August 2016 to August 2017 were around these stops:

  • Haymarket (Green Line/Orange Line) +13.3 percent to a median of $2,888
  • Maverick (Blue) +12.8 percent - $2,200
  • Fairbanks Street (Green) +10.9 percent - $2,217.50
  • Tufts Medical Center (Orange/Silver) +10.7 percent - $3,300
  • Chinatown (Orange/Silver) +10.4 percent - $3,344.50

The largest drops were around these:

  • Tappan Street (Green) -7.1 percent down to a median of $1,950
  • Roxbury Crossing (Orange) -5.9 percent - $1,745
  • Government Center (Blue/Green) -5.2 percent - $3,035
  • Washington Square (Green) -4.9 percent - $1,897.50
  • Green Street (Orange) -4.9 percent - $1,950

And here’s a rundown of RentHop’s methodology for the map:

To get accurate prices near the subway stops, we looked first at non-duplicated listings within one eighth of a mile (660 feet) of an MBTA stop and if there were at least 30 unique data points we calculated the median. If not, the radius from the stop was increased and the data was resampled to ensure enough unique listings were used when calculating the median. Nearly all medians were calculated using a radius of 1/8 or 1/4 of mile from the respective T stop.