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Where to rent in Greater Boston right now

Including in the South End, East Boston, and East Cambridge

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The Boston region continues to be one of America's most expensive for renting an apartment. To help tenants navigate this perennial landlord's market, we have updated the Curbed Boston Rental Heatmap.

The selections come from the veritable forest of new apartment buildings that have cropped up in the past two years, ones with solid amenities and the latest in finishes. And! Better yet, several are offering incentives such as free months and no security deposit. Have at it and good luck.

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1. The Viridian

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1280 Boylston St, Boston
MA, 02215
(617) 982-7195
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The 342-unit development opened in May 2015, and is more than 70 percent leased. However! It is still offering undisclosed incentives to prospective tenants. Studios start at $2,350, 1-BRs at $2,900, 2BRs at $4,750, and 3BRs at $5,025.

2. One North of Boston

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100 Heard St
Chelsea, MA 02150

The 222-unit second phase of this complex started welcoming tenants in the late spring (the first phase opened in 2014, and is mostly leased). Rents on remaining units in either phase run from $1,795 and up for studios; at least $1,903 for 1-BRs; $2,390 and up for 2-BRs; and at least $3,175 for 3-BRs. And! The complex is offering up to one month free.

3. AVA Theater District

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45 Stuart St
Boston, MA 02116
(857) 214-7496
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The 398-unit, cantilevered tower was the biggest Boston apartment opening of 2015. Rents have recently come down by $100 on several units. Remaining studios start at $2,594; 1-BRs at $2,999; and 2-BRs at $3,975. Developer AvalonBay is offering two months free on select apartments.

4. Continuum

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219 Western Ave
Boston, MA 02134
(855) 342-9376
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This 325-unit complex opened in late 2015, and is offering flexible leases of 12 to 20 months. Studios start at $2,410; 1-BRs at $3,398; and 2-BRs at $4,270. Developer Samuels & Associates is offering two months free on select 2-BRs and one month free on select studios (Aug. 31 move-in required).

5. ZINC

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22 Water St
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 674-0760
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The 392-unit complex opened in late 2015. Its layouts are named after tech/science pioneers (so you have your Zuckerberg, your Bezos, your Edison...). Studios start at $2,450; 1-BRs at $3,151; and 2-BRs at $4,065 (based on available information). ZINC is offering up to two months free if you move in by Sept. 30.

6. The Tower at One Greenway

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99 Kneeland St
Boston, MA 02111

The 95-unit building opened in December 2015. Studios start at $2,680; 1-BRs at $3,100; 2-BRs at $4,365; and 3-BRs at $6,265. The complex is offering up to one and half months free.

7. Troy Boston

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55 Traveler St
Boston, MA 02118

The 378-unit tower opened in late 2015. Studios can be had for $2,395 and up; 1-BRs for at least $2,700; and 2-BRs start at $3,850.

8. Van Ness

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1335 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215
(866) 313-5278
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The 172-unit building opened last summer. Available studios now start at $2,800; 1-BRs at $3,325; and 2-BRs at $4,475. Developer Samuels & Associates is also offering to waive security deposits under certain conditions.

9. The Eddy

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10 New St
Boston, MA 02128

The latest new development on the East Boston waterfront is the 258-unit, two-building Eddy apartment complex at 10 New Street. It is slated to open in September. Studios start at $1,825 a month; 1-BRs at $2,300; and 2-BRs at $3,200.

10. The Girard

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600 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118

This new 160-unit complex is part of the general renaissance of the South End's northeastern reaches. The Girard is currently leasing. One-bedrooms start at $2,975 a month; 2-BRs at $3,940; and 3-BRs at a stonking $6,950.

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1. The Viridian

1280 Boylston St, Boston, MA, 02215

The 342-unit development opened in May 2015, and is more than 70 percent leased. However! It is still offering undisclosed incentives to prospective tenants. Studios start at $2,350, 1-BRs at $2,900, 2BRs at $4,750, and 3BRs at $5,025.

1280 Boylston St, Boston
MA, 02215

2. One North of Boston

100 Heard St, Chelsea, MA 02150

The 222-unit second phase of this complex started welcoming tenants in the late spring (the first phase opened in 2014, and is mostly leased). Rents on remaining units in either phase run from $1,795 and up for studios; at least $1,903 for 1-BRs; $2,390 and up for 2-BRs; and at least $3,175 for 3-BRs. And! The complex is offering up to one month free.

100 Heard St
Chelsea, MA 02150

3. AVA Theater District

45 Stuart St, Boston, MA 02116

The 398-unit, cantilevered tower was the biggest Boston apartment opening of 2015. Rents have recently come down by $100 on several units. Remaining studios start at $2,594; 1-BRs at $2,999; and 2-BRs at $3,975. Developer AvalonBay is offering two months free on select apartments.

45 Stuart St
Boston, MA 02116

4. Continuum

219 Western Ave, Boston, MA 02134

This 325-unit complex opened in late 2015, and is offering flexible leases of 12 to 20 months. Studios start at $2,410; 1-BRs at $3,398; and 2-BRs at $4,270. Developer Samuels & Associates is offering two months free on select 2-BRs and one month free on select studios (Aug. 31 move-in required).

219 Western Ave
Boston, MA 02134

5. ZINC

22 Water St, Cambridge, MA 02141

The 392-unit complex opened in late 2015. Its layouts are named after tech/science pioneers (so you have your Zuckerberg, your Bezos, your Edison...). Studios start at $2,450; 1-BRs at $3,151; and 2-BRs at $4,065 (based on available information). ZINC is offering up to two months free if you move in by Sept. 30.

22 Water St
Cambridge, MA 02141

6. The Tower at One Greenway

99 Kneeland St, Boston, MA 02111

The 95-unit building opened in December 2015. Studios start at $2,680; 1-BRs at $3,100; 2-BRs at $4,365; and 3-BRs at $6,265. The complex is offering up to one and half months free.

99 Kneeland St
Boston, MA 02111

7. Troy Boston

55 Traveler St, Boston, MA 02118

The 378-unit tower opened in late 2015. Studios can be had for $2,395 and up; 1-BRs for at least $2,700; and 2-BRs start at $3,850.

55 Traveler St
Boston, MA 02118

8. Van Ness

1335 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215

The 172-unit building opened last summer. Available studios now start at $2,800; 1-BRs at $3,325; and 2-BRs at $4,475. Developer Samuels & Associates is also offering to waive security deposits under certain conditions.

1335 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215

9. The Eddy

10 New St, Boston, MA 02128

The latest new development on the East Boston waterfront is the 258-unit, two-building Eddy apartment complex at 10 New Street. It is slated to open in September. Studios start at $1,825 a month; 1-BRs at $2,300; and 2-BRs at $3,200.

10 New St
Boston, MA 02128

10. The Girard

600 Harrison Ave, Boston, MA 02118

This new 160-unit complex is part of the general renaissance of the South End's northeastern reaches. The Girard is currently leasing. One-bedrooms start at $2,975 a month; 2-BRs at $3,940; and 3-BRs at a stonking $6,950.

600 Harrison Ave
Boston, MA 02118