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Here's Where to Rent in Greater Boston Right This Second

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Greater Boston may be in the throes of the Luxury Glutpocalypse, with tons of new apartments and the tenant incentives to match, but it's still tough out there to find a decent place, right, especially given the prices? And the weather's certainly not helping those schlepping from fast-going listing to fast-going listing. But take hope: We have mapped 10 newish apartment complexes region-wide with availabilities and, in many cases, special offers such as free rent. Hopefully it helps you navigate the Thunderdome that is the Hub's rental market as its springtime fever pitch approaches.


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1. Currents on the Charles

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36 River Street
Waltham, MA 02453

The newish 200-unit complex has finished installing its interior amenities. Rents start at $1,995 for a studio and run to $3,480 for a 3-BR.

2. AVA Somerville

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Artisan Way
Somerville, MA 02145

Studios start at $1,895; 1-BRs at $2,060; and 2-BRs at $2,490. At the end of last year, the new development in Assembly Row was offering one month free rent.

3. Ink Block

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300 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

The 315-unit mega-project will open this spring and is currently offering a free month.

4. Troy Boston

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55 Traveler Street
Boston, MA 02118

The 378-unit Troy was recently offering two months free rent. It topped off last summer and will open by the spring.

5. The Zinc

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22 Water Street
Cambridge, MA 02141

The 392-unit complex topped out in July, and should open by the summer. It's currently accepting leasing queries.

6. The Kensington

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659-665 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111

The 27-story, 381-unit tower was more than 90 percent leased by November; yet it was offering a "minimum" of two months free on its penthouses.

7. The Viridian

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1282 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

The 342-unit Viridian just started leasing. Apartments are asking from $2,300 to more than $4,700 a month.

8. Van Ness

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1325 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

The 172-unit complex is opening in May. Studios start at $2,800; 1-BRs at $3,325; and 2-BRs at $4,475.

9. Radian

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120 Kingston Street
Boston, MA 02111

The 240-unit Radian is still offering an astounding three months free on select leases.

10. The Batch Yard

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25 Charlton Street
Everett, MA 02149

The new 328-unit complex has been offering various deals for a while now, including a free month, plus $1K if you lease within 48 hours of looking. One-bedrooms can be had for just over $2,000.

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1. Currents on the Charles

36 River Street, Waltham, MA 02453

The newish 200-unit complex has finished installing its interior amenities. Rents start at $1,995 for a studio and run to $3,480 for a 3-BR.

36 River Street
Waltham, MA 02453

2. AVA Somerville

Artisan Way, Somerville, MA 02145

Studios start at $1,895; 1-BRs at $2,060; and 2-BRs at $2,490. At the end of last year, the new development in Assembly Row was offering one month free rent.

Artisan Way
Somerville, MA 02145

3. Ink Block

300 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA 02118

The 315-unit mega-project will open this spring and is currently offering a free month.

300 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118

4. Troy Boston

55 Traveler Street, Boston, MA 02118

The 378-unit Troy was recently offering two months free rent. It topped off last summer and will open by the spring.

55 Traveler Street
Boston, MA 02118

5. The Zinc

22 Water Street, Cambridge, MA 02141

The 392-unit complex topped out in July, and should open by the summer. It's currently accepting leasing queries.

22 Water Street
Cambridge, MA 02141

6. The Kensington

659-665 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111

The 27-story, 381-unit tower was more than 90 percent leased by November; yet it was offering a "minimum" of two months free on its penthouses.

659-665 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111

7. The Viridian

1282 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

The 342-unit Viridian just started leasing. Apartments are asking from $2,300 to more than $4,700 a month.

1282 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

8. Van Ness

1325 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

The 172-unit complex is opening in May. Studios start at $2,800; 1-BRs at $3,325; and 2-BRs at $4,475.

1325 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215

9. Radian

120 Kingston Street, Boston, MA 02111

The 240-unit Radian is still offering an astounding three months free on select leases.

120 Kingston Street
Boston, MA 02111

10. The Batch Yard

25 Charlton Street, Everett, MA 02149

The new 328-unit complex has been offering various deals for a while now, including a free month, plus $1K if you lease within 48 hours of looking. One-bedrooms can be had for just over $2,000.

25 Charlton Street
Everett, MA 02149