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Apartments for Rent in Arlington, MA

A recent report ranked Arlington, MA as one of the best small cities in the U.S. With its beautiful historic neighborhoods and its top-rated schools, renters are flocking to apartments in Arlington. Though only 5.5 square miles, it has 210.52 acres of parkland. You will be near welcoming green space no matter where you rent an apartment.

History of Arlington, MA

First settled and founded by European colonists in 1635, Arlington was originally a village called Menotomy located in the city of Cambridge. The name is an Algonquian word meaning “swift running water.” Settlers chose this spot because of the proximity to the Mill Brook Stream that later became a power source for the mills. Captain George Cooke built the first mill in Arlington in 1637; six other mills followed.

Arlington played a significant role in the American Revolutionary War. On April 19, 1775, a group of Minutemen ambushed the British soldiers here as they retreated from Lexington and Concord. It was a costly battle for both sides, claiming the lives of 25 colonials and 40 British soldiers.

In 1807, this area and a part of Belmont separated from Cambridge and incorporated as West Cambridge. After the establishment of Arlington National Cemetery in 1867, the town decided to officially change its name to Arlington. They did so to honor the American heroes and soldiers buried there after the American Civil War.

Geography of Arlington, MA

The acreage of Arlington, MA is 3,517.5 with its highest elevation, 377 feet, near Eastern Ave. and Park Ave. Winchester, Medford, Lexington, Somerville, Belmont, and Cambridge border Arlington, MA.

Neighborhoods in Arlington, MA

  • Arlington Center – the civic and commercial heart of Arlington
  • Arlington Heights – an area with top-rated schools
  • Morningside – a lovely suburban neighborhood
  • East Arlington – an urban neighborhood known for its high-quality shops and restaurants, and many apartments for rent
  • Jason Heights – home to many green spaces
  • Brattle Square – a bustling residential area and the location of many small businesses
  • Arlmont Village – comprises the border between Arlington and Belmont
  • Turkey Hill – neighborhood with the highest elevation
  • Little Scotland – a neighborhood in which most of the streets are named for places in Scotland
  • Poet’s Corner – location of Poet’s Corner Park

Notable Apartments for Rent in Arlington, MA

Brigham Square Apartments, 30 Mill St., Arlington, MA 02476

Centrally located near Massachusetts Ave., these luxury apartments for rent in Arlington, MA offer everything you need for a convenient and comfortable lifestyle. This apartment community provides all the modern features you desire while still creating a homey atmosphere. And since home to many of us means pets, you will be glad to know that these apartment rentals are pet friendly.

These apartments on Mill St. are a short distance to the MBTA Red Line Alewife station affording you an easy commute. Minutes from Arlington Center, you can enjoy community events. For some outdoor fun, this apartment building is on the Minuteman Bike Path. In terms of convenience, your new home here just might be your perfect home.

If you are looking for an apartment for rent that supplies opportunities to socialize, this is a great place. Amenities include a clubhouse, a courtyard, a recreation room, a rooftop terrace, and a fitness center. Building features include an elevator, on-site property management, a concierge, and on-site maintenance.

With today’s hectic lifestyle, it’s important to find an apartment for rent with all the features you need. All the available apartments provide air conditioning, a dishwasher, a washer and dryer, granite countertops, a stove, large closets, and hardwood floors. If you are searching for an apartment with a balcony, they are available in select apartments. Floor plans include studio apartments for rent, one bedroom apartments for rent, two bedroom apartments for rent, and three bedroom apartments for rent. These Arlington, MA apartment listings move quickly, so contact Boston Pads to help secure yours.

Arlington 360, 4105 Symmes Circle, Arlington, MA 02474

Set on a hilltop but just blocks away from Massachusetts Ave., these apartments for rent and townhomes for rent are jewels among Arlington apartment communities. Inside and outside, the city activity fades as you enjoy the green spaces and spectacular views.

Green space is abundant in both the front-yard and the back-yard. These are pet friendly rentals so both you and your pets can enjoy quality outdoor time. Outside amenities include a swimming pool, sport court, community gardening plots, playground, and picnic areas. These apartments for rent in Arlington, MA also have an ample amount of indoor space for fun and relaxation. They have a game room, lounge, fitness center and yoga room, and a cyber café.

There is a variety of floorplans, so you are sure to find the perfect apartment to suit your needs. The spacious interiors are inviting for both you and a roommate. These apartments for rent in Arlington, MA include studio, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and three-bedroom apartments. You can rent two-bedroom apartments available with two bathrooms. Townhomes for rent include two or three bedrooms and have private entries and front porches.

Schedule a virtual tour of these gorgeous rental listings. You will love the stainless-steel appliances, breakfast bar, plank flooring, tile baths, granite countertops, and walk in closets. Even if you won’t be staying in Arlington, MA for a long time, you can still enjoy these apartments near Boston; short term rentals are available.

Arlington Gardens Apartments, 14 Ernest Rd., Arlington, MA 02474

If your search for apartments includes cheap apartments for rent but you don’t want to skimp on quality, check out Arlington Gardens to narrow down your list. Rent for an apartment here includes utilities – heat and hot water – an assigned parking space, and reasonable rates. They do require a security deposit.

Looking for apartments for rent in Arlington, MA on a picturesque, tree-lined street surrounded by green space? Do you want to be near a pet park? These Arlington apartments might be just what you are looking for. You will also be close to grocery stores, downtown Arlington, parks, and public transportation. There is also plenty of street parking if you have guests.

898 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476

Elegant homes for rent await you at these apartments in Arlington. These pet friendly units feature tile baths, wall-to-wall carpeting, and expansive fully-applianced kitchens. You don’t have to drag your laundry outside of the building; there is on-site laundry. And you don’t have to hunt for a parking space because there is on-site parking. These apartments for rent in Arlington, MA include studio apartments, one-bedroom apartments, and two-bedroom apartments.

Brentwood Apartments, 60 Pleasant St., Arlington, MA 02476

The renovated interior, on-site maintenance, fitness center, meticulously maintained landscaping, and covered parking place these apartments for rent in Arlington, MA on every Arlington apartment hunting list. You can rent a one bedroom apartment with one bath or a two bedroom apartment with two baths. There are also condos for rent in the building.

Brattle Drive, Arlington, MA 02474

Wooded grounds surround these gracious, brick apartment buildings on Brattle Drive. Schedule a virtual tour or view one of the 3d tours and discover why apartments available for rent here move quickly. The large, fully applianced kitchens are just waiting for your culinary talents. Laundry facilities, instant hot water, and nearby stores make weekly chores a breeze. These apartments for rent in Arlington, MA are pet friendly, so your four-footed family members are not left behind. Brattle Drive has studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom apartments.

Viking Manor, Viking Court, Arlington, MA 02474

Viking Manor has apartments for rent and condos for rent, some of them no-fee. It is in the Arlington Heights neighborhood that is noted for its diverse architecture. Tenants praise the management company for exemplary service. The on-site laundry and assigned parking provide extra convenience.

Parkway-Mystic Apartments, 151 Mystic St., Arlington, MA 02474

These apartments for rent in Arlington, MA have some great apartment amenities such as high-speed internet access and air conditioning. For your comfort, they are smoke free. The kitchens have ample cabinet space and are fully applianced.

The Legacy at Arlington Center, Arlington, MA 02474

The best apartments for rent in Arlington, MA are the apartments that reflect your unique style. The Legacy has over forty singular floorplans! They also have two-bedroom townhomes for rent that really merit one of their 3d tours.

These apartments for rent in Arlington, MA provide a fantastic location for enjoying nature in the heart of the city. Right in their backyard is the Minuteman Commuter Bikeway and Spy Pond Field. The handsomely landscaped courtyard also provides a great spot for relaxing outdoors.

Apartment features include central air conditioning, in unit washers and dryers, fully equipped kitchens, and large closets. These apartments for rent in Arlington, MA are pet-friendly but only to cats.

Cedar Crest Apartments, 382 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA 02474

Conveniently located, these apartments for rent in Arlington, MA offer a host of amenities including smoke free options, high-speed internet, laundry facilities, and freezers. Special features include balconies, a bike path, a tennis court, and a conservation area. There are a variety of apartment layouts available, so when you are searching for an apartment for rent, call Boston Pads to help you find the right one.

22 Hamilton Rd, Arlington, MA 02474

Water access and a lovely yard contribute to the appeal of these unfurnished Arlington apartments for rent, fully furnished apartments for rent, remodeled apartments for rent, and condos for rent. If you want a place to live that provides a dock, your search for an apartment could end here.

The sparkling, light-colored floors contribute to the airy ambience of these apartments for rent in Arlington, MA. The property is smoke free, and the instant hot water makes clean up easy. Enjoy the view of the Minuteman Bike Path from your balcony. At the time of this writing, these property listings were moving quickly in the hot Arlington real estate market. Call Boston pads to help you snag one before they are taken.

9 Ryder St., Arlington, MA 02476

Surrounded by beautiful trees, this mid-rise building has apartments for rent and condos for rent. Also check out 9 Ryder St. if you are looking for a fully furnished apartment for rent. This condominium complex boasts some unique amenities such as eat-in-kitchens and spacious layouts that are great for entertaining. They also provide parking, assigned storage, and on-site laundry facilities.

108 Broadway, Arlington, MA 02474

These apartments for rent in Arlington, MA are conveniently located in East Arlington. This vibrant area has an active nightlife while still providing a cozy, neighborhood atmosphere. Apartment and building amenities include laundry facilities, high speed internet access, and instant hot water. If your apartment search includes an easy commute, look no further; the bus stops right outside the door. You are also 1.1 miles from the West Medford commuter rail and 1.8 miles from the Alewife subway station.

285 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA 02474

This vintage building has great deals on apartments for rent and condos for rent. Though all utilities are not included in the rent, heat and hot water are. There are laundry facilities on-site and there is off street parking. The pet policy welcomes cats.

385 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476

These no fee apartments for rent in Arlington, MA have amazing amenities – tiled bathrooms, completely equipped kitchens, and private balconies. You need to view some of the 3d tours to appreciate what each unit for rent has to offer. Community features encompass a renovated community room, on-site laundry facilities, and 24-hour emergency maintenance. Renting an apartment here also places you near the MBTA bus line.

Transportation near Apartments for Rent in Arlington, MA

If you need to rent an apartment in Arlington, don’t worry about traveling. The MBTA Red Line supplies service between Alewife Station and Somerville, Boston, and Cambridge. The #77 bus provides frequent service even during the evening and on weekends. Bus #67 makes several stops on Washington St. Other than the #80 bus, all Arlington bus routes connect to the Red Line. Forest St. provides access to Routes 2 and 128. The Minuteman Bikeway provides bike and pedestrian access to Alewife Station.

Schools near Apartments for Rent in Arlington, MA

Public Elementary Schools

  • Menotomy Preschool – 17 Irving St.
  • John A. Bishop Elementary School – 25 Columbia Rd.
  • John Q.A. Brackett Elementary School – 66 Eastern Ave.
  • Cyrus E. Dallin Elementary School – 185 Florence Ave.
  • Rodney J. Hardy Elementary School – 52 Lake St.
  • Peirce Elementary School – 85 Park Ave.
  • M. Norcross Stratton Elementary School – 180 Mountain Ave.
  • Thompson Elementary School – 187 Everett St.

Public Middle Schools

  • Gibbs School – 41 Foster St.
  • Ottoson Middle School – 63 Acton St.

Public High Schools

  • Arlington High School – 869 Massachusetts Ave.

Private Schools

  • Saint Agnes School – High School – 39 Medford St.
  • New Covenant School – Elementary and Preschool – 9 Westminster Ave.
  • Leslie Ellis School – Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle School – 34 Winter St.

Parks near Arlington, MA Apartments for Rent

Meadowbrook Park

The areas around Arlington, MA homes for rent are well maintained. When you want to leave your apartment for a taste of wilderness, come to Meadowbrook Park. Located along Mystic Valley Pkwy., this is the wildest area in Arlington. Meadowbrook is 17.3 acres of conserved marshland, so trekkers recommend that you wear waterproof boots.

McClennen Park

Located on Summer St. (Rte. 2A), this park is arranged for fun and relaxation. When you want to leave your Arlington, MA apartment for rent and enjoy a picnic and some green space, pack those sandwiches and head for McClennen Park. There are also sports fields for baseball, soccer, and football, skateboard ramps, and a playground. Residents of apartments for rent in Arlington, MA can rent part of the picnic area for special events.

Arlington Reservoir

Many residents of apartments for rent in Arlington, MA consider this to be the most beautiful natural habitat in Arlington. It covers 65 acres of unspoiled land and people come here to fish, swim, boat, and birdwatch.

Spy Pond Park

Residents of apartments for rent in Arlington, MA are in for a treat when they visit Spy Pond. Covering 103 acres, this kettle hole pond offers fishing, boating, and wildlife observation in a magnificent natural setting. Visit the picnic area and playground on the north shore. If you want to explore the pond, you can rent kayaks, canoes, and paddleboards.

Robbins Farm Park

This Arlington, MA park has sports fields, a picnic area, and plenty of green space. But people who rent apartments in Arlington come for the view. The outline of the Boston skyline is spectacular from this elevation.

Entertainment and Historic Sites near Arlington, MA Apartments for Rent

Cyrus Dallin Art Museum

Cyrus Dallin was a 19th century American sculptor known for his iconic monuments depicting Native Americans. After his passing, his home in Arlington, MA became a museum exhibiting over 90 works of this renowned artist. Located at 611 Massachusetts Avenue, this museum is a must-visit once you move into your Arlington, MA apartment. A virtual tour is also available.

Jason Russell House

Living in apartments for rent in Arlington, MA means you are in one of the most historic areas in the U.S. You can experience part of that history when you visit this site. The furnishings are from the 18th and 19th centuries, and some of them belonged to the Russell family. A colonial herb garden featuring cooking, medicinal, and dyeing herbs is located next to the house.

Arlington Friends of the Drama

Since 1923, this community-based performing arts group has been entertaining with theatrical productions and special events. Residents of apartments for rent in Arlington, MA don’t have to travel to Boston for great shows!

Clay Dreams

Clay Dreams encourages people to leave their apartments for rent in Arlington, MA and embrace their creativity. Simply choose a piece, paint it, and leave it for them to glaze and fire. In one week, you can retrieve it and display it in your apartment.

Amaze Escape

Challenges and laughs await residents of Arlington apartments for rent. Reviewers of these escape rooms say that the rooms are difficult but not impossible. They are located at 7 Central St., Arlington, MA 02476.

Old Schwamb Mill

The Old Schwamb Mill, operating since 1650, is the oldest working mill in the United States. When you live in apartments in Arlington, MA, don’t miss a chance to see a frame being created on a 19th century elliptical lathe.

Arlington, MA Restaurants

Living in apartments for rent in Arlington, MA means you can take a culinary trip around the world without leaving Arlington. Just check out these yummy choices.

  • Fusion Taste Arlington – Chinese and Japanese
  • Arlington Restaurant & Diner – Greek
  • Za Arlington – Italian
  • Number 1 Taste Chinese Food Arlington
  • Indo Yums Arlington – Indian
  • Magic Bites – Mediterranean
  • Scutra – European
  • Noodle Market
  • Pasha Turkish Cuisine
  • Noodle Market – Vietnamese
  • Acitron Cocina Mexicana

Fun Stores near Arlington Apartments for Rent

Buzzy’s Bazaar

The owners of this store want Arlington apartments for rent to look great without hefty prices. Their pre-owned furnishings cater to a variety of tastes and budgets. Many Arlington residents give Buzzy’s Bazaar gift certificates to loved ones to help them decorate their apartments.

Book Rack Arlington

So, you are sitting in your apartment for rent in Arlington wondering what to do with that huge pile of books. Trade them in for more used books at Book Rack Arlington. Conveniently located in Arlington Center, they offer used books for 50% off and new books for 30% off. With Book Rack Arlington, your apartment bookshelves will never be empty.

Arlington Centered

Your friend has just moved into one of the terrific Arlington apartments for rent and you want to get them something special. How about an Arlington landmark mug? Arlington Centered has that and many other gifts celebrating the town.

Play Time

All homes for rent need supplies for rainy days. You can find fun crafts, art supplies, and books at Play Time.


Don’t leave while looking drab from your Arlington apartment for rent. Helena’s prides itself on colorful, versatile clothing and accessories that you will be proud to wear.

Finding Apartments for Rent in Arlington

After reading all the great things about Arlington, you probably can’t wait to find an apartment for rent. But the greater Boston real estate market is huge and rents can vary widely. There is an ocean of options – townhomes for rent, condos for rent, sublets for rent, apartments for rent, etc. Even if you narrow down your choices, you may still need to maneuver through some complicated waters such as a rental application and a rental agreement.

Without expert guidance, you could choose an apartment for rent that just isn’t right for you. That’s why you need Boston Pads. Nobody knows Boston real estate better than they do. Their real-time database ensures that you will have the scoop on the best apartments for rent as they become available. Trust the professionals at Boston Pads and you will soon be calling Arlington home.

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