As Boston heads into its busiest moving season—late August through early September—rents in the city render it among the five most expensive nationwide for either one- or two-bedroom apartments.
That is according to a report from real estate listings site Zumper. The report tracked vacant and available apartments as of July 31.
Boston’s median one-bedroom rent was $2,340 a month, up 6.4 percent from a year earlier and barely unchanged from four weeks before. The sum placed Boston fourth among U.S. cities for a one-bedroom.
The city was the fifth most expensive for a two-bedroom, with a median of $2,750, up 3.8 percent from last year and unchanged from the month before. See the chart below for a deeper comparative dive.
If you’re wondering where to start in the Thunderdome that is the Boston rental market, try these neighborhoods first. And here’s an explainer re: just why Boston’s rents are so high.
- 6 Boston neighborhoods to search for a deal on rent this fall [Curbed Boston]
- Boston apartment rents: Why they’re so high [Curbed Boston]