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Boston apartment rents by T stop: Annual increases in 2018 around 90 stations

Sums did decline at 21 stops and didn’t budge around 10


Median one-bedroom rents increased around 90 T stops and across all train lines from 2017 to 2018, according to an analysis from real estate listings site RentHop.

Median one-bedroom rents declined at 21 stops, and the figures did not change year-over-year around 10 stations.

Rents jumped in particular around the Blue Line’s Airport stop; the Green Line’s Fenwood Road and Waban stops; the Orange Line’s Green Street stop; and the Red Line’s Broadway station.

More than half of the stops in Boston proper experienced rent increases, and rents were up around every stop in Cambridge except Kendall Square, which services the M.I.T. area—though, as RentHop points out, the median one-bedroom there nevertheless runs to more than $3,100 a month.

Rents declined in particular around the Red Line’s Savin Hill and Mattapan stops; the Orange Line’s Back Bay stop; and the Green Line’s Woodland and Boylston stops. Check out the interactive map below for more details.

As an obvious consequence of these ups and downs, it can certainly pay to stay on the T that much longer, according to RentHop. Here are a few examples:

  • If you go past the Red Line’s Broadway stop (median one-bedroom of $3,217) to the Andrew stop (median of $2,000), you theoretically save $1,217 a month.
  • Stay on the Orange Line past Back Bay ($3,475) to Massachusetts Avenue ($2,550), save $925.
  • Stay on the Orange past Copley ($3,450) to Hynes Convention Center ($2,500), save $950.
  • Stay on the Red past Kendall ($3,171) to Central ($2,500) and save $671.
  • And stay on the Blue Line past Aquarium ($2,915) to Maverick and pocket $615 a month theoretically.

In general, what are you seeing rent-wise around your own T stops?