BOSTON, MA - That small town feeling and all the perks of big city living. From mass transit, exceptional restaurants, fun pubs and storied universities and colleges, there’s something for everyone. Whether you’re planning to rent an entire house or your first apartment, you're sure to find it here in Beantown. So, kick back and relax as we highlight all you need to know when searching for apartments for rent in Boston.
No Other Teams Matter than Boston's Teams
If you’re from New York, or really any other place in the United States, and harbor any fondness for a team outside of Boston… best to just keep it to yourself! Boston is a sports town and loyalty to the local teams knows no bounds…no matter what! So, unless you want to stick out in a crowd and be called out for it, put away your hats, t-shirts and jackets and cheer for the Red Sox, Celtics, Bruins, Patriots!
Don't Be Fooled by the Lack of Glitz
Boston is a great place to be for its music and arts scene. You may resent the city for unleashing New Kids on the Block on the rest of the world, but they’ve also blessed us with the Dropkick Murphys and the Magnetic Fields. There are plenty of museums and art galleries to allow you to get your art and culture fix on. Spend some time getting to know your community and ask around for spots to check out. You'll be glad you did.
Every Neighborhood Has a Distinct Personality
It helps to have an idea of what you’re looking for and where you want to live. College students, recent grads and young professionals tend to gather in the Allston-Brighton, Dorchester, Harvard Square and Davis Square neighborhoods. If you’re interested in rentals in more historical areas of Boston, Charlestown or South Boston may be for you.
The Best Advice
While you may have your heart set on an indoor pool and a wrap-around balcony, make sure you can afford more that just the rent. With some much to see and do, it would be a shame if all you can afford are the four walls around you. Look for properties near your school or office. Neighborhoods with plenty of green space tend to be pet friendly and being just outside of the downtown core will help save you some cash. When you find a place that works for you and fits your budget, grab it!