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What is the average monthly rent for studio apartments in Brookline, MA?

The average rent for a studio apartment in Brookline is $1,746.

What is the average rent price for one-bedroom apartments in Brookline, MA?

The average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in Brookline is $2,202.

What is the average rent price for two-bedroom apartments in Brookline, MA?

The average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in Brookline is $2,626.

What is the average rent price for three-bedroom apartments in Brookline, MA?

The average rent for a 3-bedroom apartment in Brookline is $3,397.

What is the average rent price for four-bedroom apartments in Brookline, MA?

The average rent for a 4-bedroom apartment in Brookline is $4,110.

Can I find cheap apartments for rent in Brookline, MA?

It is possible to find cheap apartments in Brookline, MA. Some focused hunting, and the help of a real estate professional, may be required. Brookline is a wonderful place to live, with generous amenities, access to public transportation into Boston, and lots of green space. As is true in the rest of the Greater Boston Area, to have the best chance of finding your ideal apartment, start looking as far in advance as possible.

View Brookline, MA apartments from the area’s largest real-time rental database. Use our search tool to refine your results and find the perfect place to live. When you find an apartment you like, contacting one of our helpful agents is only a click away. In addition to property details, each listing provides the agent information and a contact form. Boston Pads makes it easy for you to find your next Brookline apartment!

About Brookline, MA

About Apartments for Rent in Brookline, MA

Brookline, MA is a town located in Norfolk County and is part of greater Boston. However, Brookline is more than a suburb; it has an old world charm and ambiance that is distinctively its own. Brookline’s name comes from the brooks that flowed along its northern and southern borders. Near the turn of the 20th century, the northern brook was filled in. The Muddy River on the southern border still exists. Though Boston annexed other territories around Brookline, the town remained independent. Over the last two decades, economic growth in the Boston area is increased the demand for apartments for rent in Brookline, MA.

The Boston neighborhoods of Fenway, West Roxbury, Brighton, Mission Hill, Allston, and Jamaica Plain border the town of Brookline. The city of Newton lies to the west. Brookline itself covers 6.8 square miles. Transportation is never a problem in Brookline; the Green Line C & D trains provide inbound service to Boston and outbound service to Newton.

The neighborhoods in Brookline, MA have intriguing histories. Aspinwall Hill, though smaller than Corey Hill, still covered 87 acres of land. As far back as 1650, it was a sparsely populated. Once an enclave of wealthy Bostonians, the need for housing decreased the amount of single-family homes and increased the number of multifamily homes, apartments for rent, and townhomes for rent.

Many residents consider Fisher Hill to be one of the most beautiful areas in Brookline, MA. Frederick Law and John Charles Olmstead designed the landscaping. Coolidge Corner got its name from a general store located there. The Corey Farm neighborhood still contains some of Brookline’s historical buildings; three of the originals are still standing. JFK Crossing is near the birthplace of President Kennedy in Brookline. Other neighborhoods include Woodland Heath, Saint Mary, North Brookline, and South Brookline.

Notable Apartments for Rent in Brookline, MA

Brookline, MA is a fusion of small town appeal, big city conveniences, and natural beauty. Recently rated the best suburb in the United States of America, it is one of the best places to begin your searches for apartment rentals.

Longwood Towers

Built in 1926 at 20 Chapel St. in Brookline, MA, this apartment community underwent a major renovation in 1993. You can buy a condo here or lease a luxury apartment for rent. Available apartments include the following floorplans: studio apartments for rent, one bedroom apartments for rent, and two bedroom apartments for rent.

This apartment building in Brookline is impressive both inside and out. The apartment amenities include kitchens with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, custom cabinetry, hardwood floors, marble baths, in unit washers and dryers, balconies in some units, dishwasher, walk in closets, high speed internet access, and air conditioning. These apartments for rent in Brookline, MA are pet friendly, but their pet policy limits each of the residences to two pets. Utilities included are heat and hot water.

The community amenities include almost everything you could ask for in an apartment for rent in Brookline – a courtyard with impeccable landscaping, elevator, a state-of-the-art fitness center, a clubhouse, and property management on-site. It is difficult to find an apartment for rent in a building with garages, but Longwood Towers has one.

Leasing apartments can be difficult if you don’t need a place for a full year. Fortunately, they have flexible lease terms for apartments. If you want luxury living in a wonderful setting, make sure to schedule a virtual tour of these apartments for rent in Brookline, MA.

Marion Square Apartments

These apartments for rent in Brookline, MA have a variety of floor plans from which you can choose. Apartment listings include one-bedroom apartments for rent and two and three bedroom apartments for rent. If you are a renter who wants smoke free living, an apartment for rent here will suit your needs. Their open layouts provide the perfect home for busy tenants. Marion Square is pet-friendly so your furry companion doesn’t have to be left behind. A community rooftop deck provides a lovely outdoor space to relax. When you want to exercise, their newly remodeled workout area is waiting for you.

1443 Beacon

Gourmet kitchens, spa-style bathrooms, and upscale finishes comprise these elegant luxury apartments for rent in Brookline, MA. In your search for apartments, you will probably find the floorplan that fits your needs at 1443 Beacon. A one bedroom apartment for rent is 740-867 square feet; the square footage of a two-bedroom apartment for rent is 947-1526 square feet; and the three bedroom apartment for rent is 1355-1507 square feet.

One distinctive amenity that one does not always find in apartments for rent in Brookline, MA is a screened-in private balcony. This is a wonderful option when you want to enjoy the views of Brookline without the bugs. You can also get an apartment for rent with a washer and dryer and an apartment for rent with a fireplace. The full size kitchens, modern interiors, and breakfast bars can take the stress out of a hectic morning.

Community features are also abundant in these apartments for rent in Brookline, MA. If you are looking for complexes with swimming pools, add this building to your list. Resident events and a resident lounge contribute to making 1443 Beacon into one of the friendlier apartment communities in Brookline. In addition, to make sure most of your needs are covered, there is an on-site concierge and 24/7 emergency maintenance response. For your convenience, you can pay your monthly rent online. When you find an apartment for rent here, you have discovered a remarkable place to live.

Village at Brookline

It is not easy to find townhomes for rent with the exceptional apartment features that are standard at these Brookline area apartments. If you are looking for rental listings that have private entrances and private yards, your apartment search could end here. Even your barking friends will love these apartments; there is a dog park. These pet friendly townhomes for rent in Brookline provide many of the comforts that you would normally found in a single-family home. With several different options available, you are sure to find a floor-plan to suit your needs. Whether you need only one- bedroom, have a roommate, or need extra bedrooms, Village at Brookline has you covered.

The expansive living space of these townhomes for rent in Brookline includes private patios, skylights, and large closets. There are also green spaces close by and an easy commute. The Brookline Village T Station is in close proximity. Finding an apartment that you will love is easy; just schedule a virtual tour with Boston Pads and you will be convinced.

The Regent

At The Regent, you can get an apartment for rent in Brookline, MA that is reminiscent of the elegance of a bygone era. From its sparkling marble lobby to its scenic courtyard with a fountain, these apartments are part of Brookline, MA history that is just minutes away from trendy stores, cafes, and restaurants. If you want to find an apartment with old world charm, start by viewing one of the 3d tours of these apartments.

Avalon at Chestnut Hill

If you want to rent an apartment that is part of the Brookline green community, you will find your apartment at 160 Boylston St., Chestnut Hill, MA. These pet friendly apartments in Brookline allow both dogs and cats. Some of the units are fully furnished apartments and some are unfurnished. If you want to find apartments that provide resources for both work and play, apartments available at Avalon at Chestnut Hill, MA will delight you. To make your day more efficient, they provide package receiving, 24-hour concierge service, and internet access. For exercise and fun, they provide a playground, hot tub, courtyard, and a 24-hour gym. Don’t miss out on these apartments for rent in Brookline, MA.

Babcock-Parkman Apartments

At the time of this writing, these apartments for rent in Brookline, MA had an immediate move in date available. In addition to the great location, they have all of the conveniences you need to make your stay in Brookline, MA apartments as stress free as possible. There is on-site parking, private entry, 24-hour maintenance, and laundry facilities on each floor. When you rent an apartment here, you are close to the MBTA Green Line. Check out the 3d tours to make looking for an apartment in Brookline, MA a breeze.

Winchester House Condominiums

These condos for rent in Brookline MA offer single bedroom units in the vibrant Coolidge Corner neighborhood. Rent for an apartment here includes a luxury not often found in condos for rent – an indoor swimming pool with a lifeguard.

The Brook House

Located in the lovely neighborhood of Brookline Village in Brookline, MA, these condos for rent offer luxuries not often found elsewhere such as tennis courts and a heated pool.

1080 Beacon Street

There are condos for rent in this beautiful, classic building in Brookline that overlooks a picturesque pond. View one of the 3d tours today and you won’t be disappointed.

Hancock Village

These townhomes for rent in the Chestnut Hill neighborhood in Brookline, MA are designed for convenient living and working in an apartment for rent. The apartments have built-in desk areas, private entrances and patios, and closet organizer systems. Townhomes for rent don’t get much better than this.

Schools near Apartments for Rent in Brookline, MA

Brookline has numerous, high-quality educational opportunities for people of all ages. If education is a priority in your search for Brookline, MA apartments, rest assured that most of the schools are close to apartments for rent in Brookline, MA.

Brookline High School
Brookline High School is one of the best high schools in Massachusetts in terms of academic performance. It has received a Gold Medal for Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report. People who rent apartments here have access to top tier educational opportunities.

Coolidge Corner School
Previously known as The Devotion School, this public elementary school in Brookline serves students from pre-kindergarten to 8th grade.

There are also a number of private schools in Brookline, MA including the following:

  • Beaver County Day School
  • Maimonides School
  • The Park School
  • Brimmer and May School
  • Ivy Street School
  • Dexter Southfield School

Higher Education near Apartments for Rent in Brookline, MA

  • The Boston University Wheelock College of Education and Human Development Brookline Campus
  • Boston College
  • Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis

Historic Sites near Apartments for Rent in Brookline, MA

John Fitzgerald Kennedy National Historic Site

This is the childhood home and birthplace of President John F. Kennedy.

Frederick Law Olmsted National Historic Site

Formerly known as Fairsted, it was the 100-year-old business headquarters developed by Frederick Law Olmsted for his family business in Brookline. Today, Frederick Law Olmsted is known as the father of American landscape architecture.

John Goddard House

John Goddard, an 18th century farmer and influential member in the American Revolutionary War., built this house. When the Siege of Boston occurred, rebels used Goddard’s house in Brookline to store munitions.

The Dutch House

Originally built by the Van Houten Cocoa Company to exhibit works for the 1893 World’s Fair, Charles Brooks Appleton purchased and relocated it brick-by-brick to its current location. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Public Libraries near Brookline, MA Apartments

Books are always available when you live in any of the apartments for rent in Brookline, MA. The three public libraries in Brookline are as follows:

  • Public Library of Brookline
  • Coolidge Corner Branch Library
  • Putterham Branch Library

Local Restaurants

Taberna De Haro

This Spanish eatery serves some of the best tapas in Massachusetts, making you feel like you are in the heart of Barcelona. You will definitely enjoy the large list of high quality wines. If you aren’t sure what to order here, then you must try the patatas bravas, a delicious potato dish served with a creamy sauce that is out of this world! When the weather is nice, make sure you take advantage of the outdoor seating.

Rami’s

If you want to try some Middle Eastern-Israeli fusion cuisine, then Rami’s is the best place near apartments for rent in Brookline, MA. They serve kosher foods and have many vegetarian options such as babaganoush and hummus.

Fugakyu

Fugakyu serves exquisite Japanese cuisine and is a must-try. While a dining room may not be included in some apartments for rent in Brookline, MA, it’s no problem with Fugakyu nearby. Their shumai, gyoza, and incredible sushi are popular choices.

Michael’s Deli

If you want a truly outstanding sandwich, then you should definitely go to Michael’s Deli in Brookline, MA. Many people who rent apartments in Brookline believe that they serve the best pastrami sandwiches in the Greater Boston area. They have been in business for almost 40 years and are still going strong.

The Publick House

If you are a fan of beer and rent one of the apartments in Brookline, there is no better place to be than The Publick House. This award-winning beer bar has one of the largest selections of beers in Brookline, housing beer from breweries in New England, Belgium, Germany, England, and even Japan.

Washington Square Tavern

The cocktails at Washington Square Tavern are refreshing and expertly crafted. They also serve solid gastropub fare. For people who rent apartments in this neighborhood in Brookline, it’s a great place to hang out.

Entertainment

The Puppet Showplace Theater

The Puppet Showplace Theater is a staple in Brookline, MA that appeals to all ages. It hosts more than 300 performances a year. It can be a fun place for children, as they can see classic stories unfold in front of their eyes, listen to fairy tales, and watch modern interpretations of storybooks. This is a terrific educational and entertainment venue near apartments for rent in Brookline, MA.

Winthrop Square/Minot Rose Garden

The Winthrop Square/Minot Rose Garden is situated near Coolidge Corner in Brookline. They have a variety of playground equipment for toddlers and young children. There are many benches around the playground and the garden for relaxing and enjoying this lovely Brookline green space. When you rent one of the apartments nearby, you can enjoy the sprinklers on a hot day.

Allandale Farm

Allandale Farm is a great place to learn about how a farm works and what happens there on a day-to-day basis. The environment is kid-friendly and there are a number of activities in which they can take part. These include going on one of the hayrides they offer or benefitting from story times during the summer. If you want fresh veggies for cooking in your Brookline, MA apartment, then you can sign up for a program in which Allandale Farm employees will handpick produce for you every week for twenty weeks. You can always eat healthy in apartments for rent in Brookline, MA.

Billy Ward Playground

This playground near apartments for rent in Brookline, MA is a great place to exercise, play, and enjoy nature. This park contains a tot lot, playground equipment, picnic tables, basketball courts, a water play area, and benches. The wooden toy train structure is one of the most beloved parts of the playground.

Local Shopping

If you live in one of the apartments for rent in Brookline, MA, shopping just might become a favorite pastime. Brookline has many unique shopping options.

Magic Beans

Magic Beans is another great place in Brookline geared toward children. It is a baby and toy store with a colorful selection of popular toys such as Lego sets and Alex art supplies. There is even an indoor play area in which children can exercise their creativity. They also carry many baby necessities such as strollers, car seats, and very cute clothing.

Topdrawer

Top drawer is a cute little shop selling a large variety of gifts, art supplies, school supplies, accessories, and luggage. If you are fond of colorful things to brighten your living space or give as gifts, then this is the right place for you. The store has changed over the years and has expanded its collection as well. When you rent one of the apartments in Brookline, MA you might find yourself coming here often.

Gateway Arts- Craft Store & Art Gallery

Gateway Arts is a wonderful establishment that provides individual arts-based services to adults with disabilities. They sell some of the art created by these individuals, which make beautiful gifts that anyone can appreciate. They offer a variety of jewelry such as necklaces, rings, and pins as well as post cards, playing cards, and puzzles. There are also scarves, pillows, and placemats. If you live in apartments for rent in Brookline, MA, this is an opportunity to contribute to the community.

Boston General Store

This store near apartments for rent in Brookline, MA is a store with a mission. They want to reduce waste by selling high quality goods that last. They don’t want to be part of the throwaway culture and instead focus on sustainability. In true general store fashion, they stock their shelves with useful goods such as apothecary items, home goods, tools, and kitchen essentials. When you are browsing around Brookline, this is an interesting stop.

Wild Goose Chase

This is another wonderful store near apartments for rent in Brookline, MA dedicated to supporting local talent. You will never get bored visiting this shop because they are always introducing new artists and craftspeople. When you want something unique for a special person, this Brookline location is where you need to be.

Brookline Booksmith

There are few independent bookstores left, but when you live in apartments for rent in Brookline, MA, you are fortunate to have one just outside your door. Since 1961, it has been family-owned and locally run. In addition to their extensive supply of books, they provide their Used Book Cellar and series of events to inform and entertain people in Brookline.

Find Apartments for Rent on Boston Pads

Apartments for rent in Brookline, MA have as much to offer as Brookline itself. You might just need some help finding condos for rent, a duplex for rent, cheap apartments for rent, or lofts for rent. Since rent for an apartment can vary from place to place, you might need a no-fee apartment for rent to stay within your budget. You might want to compare Brookline, MA apartments with other places such as Mission Hill apartments. Boston Pads is ready to help with any and all of your rental needs and problems. They have the experience and the area’s largest real-time database with plenty of listings in Brookline.

Brookline Real-Time Average Rent Prices

  • Studio$1,734
  • 1 Bedroom$2,200
  • 2 Bedroom$2,618
  • 3 Bedroom$3,401
  • 4 Bedroom$4,106
  • 5 Bedroom$5,309
Brookline Real-Time Vacancy Rate

6.13%

Brookline Real-Time Availability Rate

9.87%

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