Reports routinely confirm the obvious: Despite a major boom in residential construction, the Boston region has some of the nation’s highest rents, comparable perhaps to only New York City, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Silicon Valley (and maybe D.C. and L.A.).
Yet, when one drills down closer to home, one finds some variation. Not all areas of the Boston region are seeing bounces in rents. Nor are rents that relatively high in all cities and towns here.
Brookline’s admittedly high rents have barely changed, for instance, from month to month and year to year recently. Same in Malden. Meanwhile, one or two T stops can mean a difference of hundreds of dollars per month in rent.
These meta and granular realities led us to our latest open thread: How has your Boston-area rent changed during the past few years? Has it gone up? If so, by how much (and where do you live)? Has it stayed pretty steady? Has anyone actually seen significant dips?
Sound off in the comments section below.
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