Zip codes with the most expensive rent in Boston

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March 11, 2021
realtor.com

Zip codes with the most expensive rent in Boston

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Census Bureau in April 2020 launched a Household Pulse Survey providing weekly updates on how individuals and families have been affected during the pandemic. Data show ongoing difficulties in finding work, affording food, and paying the rent. Meanwhile, the pandemic has created a “seesaw effect” on rent, with rental rates in the most expensive U.S. cities dropping while rental rates have gone up in historically less expensive areas.

Stacker compiled a list of zip codes with the most expensive rent in Boston using data from Zillow. Cities are ranked by the Zillow Observed Rent Index as of January 2021. Listings and images are from realtor.com. Keep reading to see whether your zip code made the list.

Zip codes with the most expensive rent in Boston

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Census Bureau in April 2020 launched a Household Pulse Survey providing weekly updates on how individuals and families have been affected during the pandemic. Data show ongoing difficulties in finding work, affording food, and paying the rent. Meanwhile, the pandemic has created a “seesaw effect” on rent, with rental rates in the most expensive U.S. cities dropping while rental rates have gone up in historically less expensive areas.

Stacker compiled a list of zip codes with the most expensive rent in Boston using data from Zillow. Cities are ranked by the Zillow Observed Rent Index as of January 2021. Listings and images are from realtor.com. Keep reading to see whether your zip code made the list.

#30. 2128 (East Boston)

- Typical rent: $2,213
--- 3.9% less than typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -5.3%
--- #27 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: +13.6%

- Pictured (for sale): 133 Sumner St Unit 9-302, Boston 02128 ($719,000, 2 bedrooms)

#29. 2124 (Dorchester Center)

- Typical rent: $2,263
--- 1.7% less than typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -0.3%
--- #44 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: +24.5%

- Pictured (for sale): 429 Gallivan Blvd Unit 429, Boston 02124 ($679,000, 3 bedrooms)

#28. 2130 (Jamaica Plain)

- Typical rent: $2,282
--- 0.9% less than typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -5.8%
--- #25 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: +5.3%

- Pictured (for sale): 17 Rosemary St Apt 1, Boston 02130 ($759,000, 3 bedrooms)

#27. 2114 (Boston)

- Typical rent: $2,286
--- 0.7% less than typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -16.2%
--- #2 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: -8.9%

- Pictured (for sale): 68 Pinckney St, Boston 02114 ($4.5 million, 4 bedrooms)

#26. 2458 (Newton)

- Typical rent: $2,301
--- 0.1% less than typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -1.8%
--- #40 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: +10.3%

- Pictured (for rent): 73 Charlesbank Rd Apt 203, Newton 02458 ($1,700, 1 bedrooms)

#25. 2138 (Cambridge)

- Typical rent: $2,308
--- 0.2% above typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -11.1%
--- #9 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: -2.7%

- Pictured (for sale): 16 Chauncy St Apt J, Cambridge 02138 ($395,000, 0 bedrooms)

#24. 2140 (Cambridge)

- Typical rent: $2,413
--- 4.8% above typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -12.8%
--- #6 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: -0.5%

- Pictured (for sale): 63 Reed St Unit 63, Cambridge 02140 ($1.1 million, 4 bedrooms)

#23. 2122 (Dorchester)

- Typical rent: $2,425
--- 5.3% above typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: +8.1%
--- #1 fastest growing rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: +40.6%

- Pictured (for sale): 7 Saco St Unit 2, Boston 02122 ($659,000, 2 bedrooms)

#22. 2467 (Chestnut Hill)

- Typical rent: $2,442
--- 6.0% above typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -4.2%
--- #32 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: +17.3%

- Pictured (for sale): 77 Risley Rd, Brookline 02467 ($815,000, 3 bedrooms)

#21. 2121 (Dorchester)

- Typical rent: $2,453
--- 6.5% above typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: +0.9%
--- #15 fastest growing rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: +31.5%

- Pictured (for rent): 92 Waumbeck St Apt 3, Boston 02121 ($2,850, 3 bedrooms)

#20. 2184 (Braintree)

- Typical rent: $2,459
--- 6.8% above typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -0.8%
--- #43 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: +8.8%

- Pictured (for sale): 77 Arthur St, Braintree 02184 ($549,900, 4 bedrooms)

#19. 2445 (Brookline)

- Typical rent: $2,466
--- 7.1% above typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -6.8%
--- #21 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: +3.4%

- Pictured (for sale): 294 Walnut St Apt 5, Brookline 02445 ($769,000, 2 bedrooms)

#18. 2139 (Cambridge)

- Typical rent: $2,471
--- 7.3% above typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -10.2%
--- #11 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: -1.6%

- Pictured (for sale): 10 Corporal McTernan Ph 403, Cambridge 02139 ($1.4 million, 2 bedrooms)

#17. 2115 (Boston)

- Typical rent: $2,484
--- 7.9% above typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -10.8%
--- #10 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: -2.2%

- Pictured (for sale): 43 Westland Ave Unit 412, Boston 02115 ($779,000, 1 bedrooms)

#16. 2145 (Somerville)

- Typical rent: $2,486
--- 7.9% above typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -7.1%
--- #20 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: +12.4%

- Pictured (for sale): 79 Moreland St, Somerville 02145 ($589,000, 3 bedrooms)

#15. 2143 (Somerville)

- Typical rent: $2,531
--- 9.9% above typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -9.6%
--- #13 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: +2.9%

- Pictured (for sale): 21 Park St Unit 4, Somerville 02143 ($739,000, 1 bedrooms)

#14. 2141 (Cambridge)

- Typical rent: $2,532
--- 9.9% above typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -9.9%
--- #12 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: +2.8%

- Pictured (for sale): 99 Gore St, Cambridge 02141 ($1.4 million, 4 bedrooms)

#13. 2116 (Boston)

- Typical rent: $2,542
--- 10.4% above typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -8.7%
--- #16 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: -1.6%

- Pictured (for sale): 388 Beacon St Apt 3, Boston 02116 ($4.5 million, 4 bedrooms)

#12. 2446 (Brookline)

- Typical rent: $2,551
--- 10.8% above typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -6.4%
--- #23 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: +3.1%

- Pictured (for sale): 14 James St Apt 2, Brookline 02446 ($899,900, 2 bedrooms)

#11. 2465 (West Newton)

- Typical rent: $2,622
--- 13.9% above typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -2.3%
--- #38 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: +7.1%

- Pictured (for sale): 69 Orchard Ave, Newton 02465 ($899,000, 4 bedrooms)

#10. 2109 (Boston)

- Typical rent: $2,633
--- 14.3% above typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -12.3%
--- #7 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: -6.1%

- Pictured (for sale): 4 Battery Wharf Unit 4307, Boston 02109 ($1.7 million, 2 bedrooms)

#9. 2108 (Boston)

- Typical rent: $2,680
--- 16.4% above typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -8.3%
--- #17 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: +3.1%

- Pictured (for sale): 86 Chestnut St, Boston 02108 ($6.5 million, 4 bedrooms)

#8. 2127 (South Boston)

- Typical rent: $2,721
--- 18.2% above typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -4.6%
--- #30 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: +10.8%

- Pictured (for sale): 350 W 4th St Apt 304, Boston 02127 ($500,000, 2 bedrooms)

#7. 2118 (Boston)

- Typical rent: $2,731
--- 18.6% above typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -12.2%
--- #8 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: -1.6%

- Pictured (for sale): 613 Massachusetts Ave Unit 2, Boston 02118 ($760,000, 1 bedrooms)

#6. 2459 (Newton Center)

- Typical rent: $2,770
--- 20.3% above typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -6.3%
--- #24 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: +0.5%

- Pictured (for rent): 124 Carlisle St Unit 1, Newton 02459 ($2,650, 2 bedrooms)

#5. 2111 (Boston)

- Typical rent: $2,817
--- 22.3% above typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -14.9%
--- #3 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: -9.3%

- Pictured (for sale): 151 Tremont St Apt 12U, Boston 02111 ($675,000, 1 bedrooms)

#4. 2119 (Roxbury)

- Typical rent: $2,835
--- 23.1% above typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: +5.8%
--- #3 fastest growing rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: +27.2%

- Pictured (for sale): 30 Copeland St Unit 2, Boston 02119 ($449,000, 1 bedrooms)

#3. 2210 (Boston)

- Typical rent: $3,010
--- 30.7% above typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -16.3%
--- #1 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: -11.8%

- Pictured (for sale): 355 Congress St Unit 402, Boston 02210 ($1.9 million, 2 bedrooms)

#2. 2120 (Roxbury Crossing)

- Typical rent: $3,669
--- 59.3% above typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -3.5%
--- #34 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: +8.6%

- Pictured (for sale): 156-168 Terrace St Unit 411, Boston 02120 ($679,900, 2 bedrooms)

#1. 2110 (Boston)

- Typical rent: $3,861
--- 67.7% above typical rent in metro
- 1 year rent change: -13.8%
--- #4 fastest falling rent among zip codes in metro
- 10 year rent change: -11.9%

- Pictured (for sale): 65 E India Row Apt 40B, Boston 02110 ($1.7 million, 2 bedrooms)

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