Trouble Finding Apartments in Boston? Here Are 5 Great Neighborhoods With Higher Than Average Apartment Availability Rates

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May 10

By: Demetrios Salpoglou

For us renters in Boston, we are all familiar with how difficult it can be to find a place nowadays. With the influx of new residents over the past few years, options have been sparse to say the least, and it doesn’t appear it will get any easier.

I know, I know, Mayor Marty Walsh is adding tens of thousands of new units in inventory to the city to help us out right? Well that’s great if you can afford a $3000 luxury studio in Seaport, but for the 80% of us, we still need a place to live too, and not everyone is ok with jumping the train from Woburn every morning to get to their job in the city.

So what’s a renter to do?

Luckily, there’s still plenty of great places near the city that have availability right now, and utilizing our database of over 159,000 potential available apartments all over Greater Boston, we know if every single one of them is rented or vacant! Here’s 5 great neighborhoods in Boston that currently have a higher than 8% Availability rate (which believe it or not, is super high for Boston).

1. Eagle Hill – East Boston – 7.63% Availability Rate

East Boston is one of the hottest neighborhoods in Boston, and who wouldn’t love to land an apartment in historic Eagle Hill? Located minutes from downtown, residents enjoy easy access to the best that Boston has to offer. Check out available East Boston apartments in Eagle Hill here.

2. Mission Hill – Boston – 10.23% Availability Rate

Located just south of Fenway, Mission Hill is one of the more popular neighborhoods in Boston, and for good reason. Residents enjoy abundant local options for shopping and eating, and it’s located minutes from popular areas like the South End, Symphony, and Downtown. Given it’s close proximity to local Universities, apartment turnover is generally high here, so grab a nice apartment for rent in Mission Hill.

3. Northeastern/Symphony Area – Boston – 13.25% Availability

Also located close to nearby universities, apartments are always becoming available in this primely situated neighborhood. It’s not the cheapest neighborhood on this list by any means, but if you like the idea of being at the center of the action in Boston, Symphony has it all. Great shopping, incredible restaurants, cultural and historical attractions, you name it, Symphony’s got it. And at 13.25% Availability Rate, now’s the time grab a great apartment in Symphony!

4. Maverick – East Boston – 5.99% Availability Rate

Maverick is situated on the southwest corner of East Boston, adjacent to the Sumner Tunnel. It’s a small section that’s packed with great restaurants and nightlife, not to mention you could literally hit a golf ball into the North End from East Pier. It’s still relatively affordable, with the average 2 bedroom apartment costing $2191 per month. Did we mention how hot East Boston is right now? Check out all of our East Boston apartments here!

5. Allston – 8.11% Apartment Availability Rate

Located a short 10 minute drive from downtown, Allston embodies the small town charm of Boston. Residents have tons of great local options for eating and entertainment, and if they want they have access to a number of T Stations that will get them anywhere in the city in no time. Apartments in Allston are usually becoming available as the school season turns over, and right now their are plenty of units becoming available soon!

About Demetrios Salpoglou

Demetrios Salpoglou is the CEO of bostonpads.com which is an information and technology based services company that provides cutting edge resources to real estate companies. Demetrios has developed over 90 real estate related websites and owns hundreds of domain names. Demetrios also owns and operates six leading real estate offices with over 170 agents. Demetrios has pulled together the largest apartment leasing team in the Greater Boston Area and is responsible for procuring more apartment rentals than anyone in New England – with over 100k people finding their housing through his services. Demetrios is an avid real estate developer, peak performance trainer, educator, guest lecturer and motivational speaker.


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