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

The average rent for a studio apartment in Waltham is $1,525.

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

The average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment in Waltham is $1,601.

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

The average rent for a 2-bedroom apartment in Waltham is $2,097.

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

The average rent for a 3-bedroom apartment in Waltham is $2,210.

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

The average rent for a 4-bedroom apartment in Waltham is $3,000.

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

You can find cheap apartments for rent in Waltham, MA. On average, rents here are 20-25% lower than Boston. Additionally, you can find no-fee apartments, price reductions, and other deals that may just put Waltham on your shortlist. We still recommend starting your apartment search as early as possible, and taking advantage of Boston Pads' expertise to find the best apartment for your budget.

View apartments for rent in Waltham, MA 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 Waltham apartment!

About Waltham, MA

Apartments for Rent in Waltham, MA

Waltham Massachusetts has a reputation throughout the United States of America for being a great place to live. Plus, it is only a short distance to Boston. In addition to having above average schools, it is a center for arts and culture. The real estate market here is booming, but there are still houses and apartments for rent including condos for rent and townhomes for rent. When you are looking for upscale homes for rent and want spectacular views of the Charles River, you need to start in Waltham, MA.

Waltham, MA History

The first settlers came to the area in 1634. It was originally part of Watertown until 1738, when it officially incorporated as Waltham. The city played an important role in the industrial revolution; the Boston Manufacturing Company built the world’s first water-powered, integrated factory for spinning and weaving textiles. This factory employed 300 workers making it the largest factory in America at the time.

Waltham was also home to America’s first production motorcycle produced by the Metz Company. In another industrial milestone, Percy Spencer of the Raytheon Company invented a method to mass-produce the magnetron tube, a key component in radar systems. Waltham also became known as the “Watch City” because it was once home to the Waltham Watch Company.

Geography of Waltham, MA

Newton to the south, Lexington to the north, Weston and Lincoln to the west, and Belmont and Watertown to the east surround Waltham, MA.

Waltham neighborhoods include the following: The Highlands, Angleside, Lakeview, Banks Square, North Waltham, The Lanes, Bleachery, South Side, Warrendale, Cedarwood, Piety Corner Historic District, West End, The Island, and The Chemistry.

Notable Waltham, MA Apartments for Rent

Edison on the Charles by Windsor, 20 Cooper St., Waltham, MA 02453

These apartments for rent in Waltham, MA allow you to experience an interpreted historic design while luxuriating in one of the most modern apartment communities in Waltham. These new apartments provide resort-style amenities in an inviting and homey atmosphere.

These might be the best apartments for rent if you are looking for apartments near the water. In addition to the gorgeous views of the Charles River, community amenities include parking, earned points on your rent for an apartment, conference room, clubhouse, courtyard, breakfast/coffee concierge, fitness center, spa, and pool.

Amenities in these apartment listings include air conditioning, gourmet kitchens, walk-in closets, quartz countertops, track lighting, and soaking tubs. Some of the apartments for rent come with a balcony. The open floorplans allow for comfortable accommodations if you have a roommate. And if you are looking for an apartment where you can still hear your favorite woof or meow, don’t worry; these apartments for rent are pet friendly. View one of the 3d tours of these terrific apartments in Waltham, MA.

Avalon Bear Hill, 1449 Main St., Waltham, MA 02451

These apartments for rent in Waltham, MA go above and beyond to secure the comfort of their human and four-pawed tenants. Even on those chilly Massachusetts days you can enjoy the outdoors with the heated pool and outdoor terrace. Your new home also comes with a resident lounge with Wi-Fi, fitness center, business center, clubhouse, courtyard, and sundeck.

When you are searching for apartments for rent, make sure you schedule a virtual tour and take advantage of their 3d tours. If you are only going to be in Waltham, MA for a limited time, they have short term rentals. You can lease a one-bedroom apartment for rent, two-bedroom apartment for rent, or three-bedroom apartment for rent. The have units available with one and two bathrooms. Apartments include in-unit washer and dryer, walk-in closets, bay windows, carpets, dishwasher, and microwave. If you need to rent an apartment that is pet friendly, they allow two pets.

Cronin’s Landing Apartments, 237 Moody St. Waltham, MA 02453

These apartments for rent in Waltham, MA are in the heart of Waltham and are surrounded by great shopping and restaurants. Schedule a virtual tour or view one of the 3d tours. Finding an apartment for rent with spectacular views of the Boston Skyline and the Charles River is not easy. This is a good time to get an apartment rental agency such as Boston pads to assist you in your apartment search.

The floorplans consist of apartments for rent with one bedroom, two bedrooms, and three bedrooms. There are also apartments available with two baths.

If you are looking for apartments for rent with high ceilings, units at Cronin’s Landing have 9-foot ceilings. They also have large closets, dishwasher, stack heating, breakfast bar, and stainless-steel appliances. The apartments are pet friendly – both dog friendly and cat friendly – so nobody gets left behind.

If your apartment hunting includes community amenities to suit your busy lifestyle, you will find apartments for rent here. They provide a terrace, a conference room, underground parking, outdoor grilling area, concierge service, and package service.

Currents on the Charles, 36 River St., Waltham, MA 02453

If your search for apartments includes resort style living, you need to take a virtual tour or one of the 3d tours of these apartments for rent in Waltham, MA. They provide a resident theater, heated pool, computer room, business center, library, fitness center, resident lounge, elevator, and garden courtyard. And if you must find an apartment for rent that allows your furry friend, these residences are both dog friendly and cat friendly. They even have a dog park!

These lovely apartments in Waltham have air conditioning, hardwood floors, tiled shower, large closets, kitchen island, balcony, and stainless-steel appliances. If you’re searching for an apartment for rent that has smart home technology, it is available in select apartments. If you won’t be in Waltham, MA for an extended stay, they have furnished rentals and short term apartments for rent.

Longview Place Apartments, 70 Hope Ave., Waltham, MA 02453

These apartments for rent in Waltham, MA are sparkling! Your rental search would not be complete without scheduling a virtual tour or viewing one of their 3d tours. They have one-bedroom apartments for rent, two-bedroom apartments for rent, and three-bedroom apartments for rent.

When you lease one of these Waltham apartments, you can enjoy the elite amenities they offer: lounge with theater, gas grilling area, fitness center, billiard and poker tables, clubhouse, courtyard, and concierge services. If you need an apartment in Waltham, MA that allows pets, both dogs and cats are welcome.

These apartment homes for rent include a security system, in-unit washer and dryer, window coverings, dishwasher, microwave, large closets, disposal, and balcony.

Waltham Landing, 431 River St., Waltham, MA 02453

Beautiful views of the Boston skyline are waiting for you at these apartments for rent in Waltham, MA. The two-bedroom apartments for rent are adorned with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, large closets, and abundant natural light. If you need an apartment in Waltham, MA that allows pets, both puppy and kitty are welcome here.

Community features in these apartments in Waltham include car charging station, fitness center, elevator, on-site retail, and controlled access.

The Merc at Moody and Main, 45 Moody St., Waltham, MA 02453

Schedule a virtual tour of The Merc’s trendy apartments for rent in Waltham, MA. You will be impressed by these modern homes for rent in a building that respects traditional Waltham architecture.

When you lease one of these rentals in Waltham, MA, you will have amenities found in most luxury apartments. However, The Merc has amenities seldom found in rentals: billiard room, car vacuum, low flow plumbing fixtures, Peloton bikes, private yoga studio, and USB outlets in the kitchen.

They offer studio apartments for rent, one-bedroom apartments for rent, two-bedroom apartments for rent, and three-bedroom apartments for rent. These are smoke free apartments with in-unit washers and dryers, air conditioning, and balconies. If you are looking for apartments for rent that allow three pets, you will be happy with their pet policy.

Gardencrest Apartments, 20 Middlesex Circle, Waltham, MA 02452

Beautiful green space surrounds these apartments for rent in Waltham, MA. Real estate with beautiful scenery is not always available in a city; if your search for an apartment includes some roaming space, you will find an apartment for rent here.

A Gardencrest apartment in Waltham, MA has numerous amenities. They have studio apartments for rent, one-bedroom apartments for rent, two-bedroom apartments for rent, and three-bedroom apartments for rent. They also have two- and three-bedroom townhomes for rent. The apartments have spacious closets, tile baths, thermal pane windows, air conditioning, dishwashers, and disposals.

When you move into one of these apartments for rent or townhomes for rent, you will be delighted with the community amenities: pool, fitness center, playground, courtyard, and pond view.

Charlesbank Estates, 70 Charles River Rd., Waltham, MA 02453

The beautiful views of the Charles River are just one of the features you can enjoy in these apartments for rent in Waltham, MA. You can lease a two-bedroom apartment for rent with one or two bathrooms. Some of the features include pantries, eat-in kitchens, and instant hot water. Utilities included in the rent are water, heat, trash removal, and sewer. If you are looking for an apartment in Waltham, MA that only allows cats, you will be happy with these rentals.

The Ridge Luxury Apartments, 55 Ridge Lane, Waltham, MA

The surrounding wooded areas create a cozy environment for these apartments for rent in Waltham, MA. The rentals here provide plenty of amenities for enjoying the outdoors: dog park, pool, outdoor kitchen/grill, patios, and balconies.

The floorplans include one-bedroom apartments for rent and two-bedroom apartments for rent. If you want an apartment in Waltham, MA with distinctive amenities, you should check out these rental listings. They have built-in bookshelves, ice makers, granite countertops, and linen closets. View one of the 3d tours to fully appreciate the spacious layouts.

Watch Factory Lofts, 185 Crescent St., Waltham, MA 02453

This meticulously restored historic building was the original Waltham Watch Factory. Now this unique architecture is home to apartments for rent in Waltham, MA. If you are fortunate enough to get one of these apartments, you will be sharing part of Massachusetts history. These Waltham apartments don’t enter the real estate market often, so it would be a good idea to get help from Boston Pads.

They have studio apartments for rent, one-bedroom apartments for rent, two-bedroom apartments for rent, and three-bedroom apartments for rent. The brick walls and wood beams create an elegant ambiance just waiting for your personal touch. These Waltham apartments for rent also come with eco-friendly flooring, in-unit washer and dryer, granite countertops, and air conditioning. If you need to search for an apartment that allows pets, they are welcome here.

An apartment in Waltham, MA near the water provides beautiful views and recreation. Nature trails are close by, but when the weather won’t cooperate, they have a fitness center.

J. E. Furnished Apartments, 345 Lincoln St., Waltham, MA 02451

Sometimes you only need an apartment for rent for a short time. These apartments in Waltham provide an easy solution. They have furnished studio apartments for rent, one-bedroom apartments for rent, and two-bedroom apartments for rent. And even though the owners know you will only be in Waltham for a short time, they don’t skimp on amenities. These apartments come with washers and dryers in each building, picnic area with grills, free parking, and Wi-Fi. Knowing how important your furry family is, J. E. apartments for rent welcomes them too.

Briar Glen Village, 45 Kings Way, Waltham, MA 02451

If you love beautifully landscaped grounds but want to live in a city, you can find your apartment for rent here. They have two-bedroom apartments for rent, loft style apartments for rent, townhome apartments for rent, and three-bedroom apartments for rent with a variety of floorplans. Enjoy the park-like surroundings at the tennis court, lawn, and courtyard. Apartments are well-appointed, with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, air conditioning, ceiling fans, and fireplaces. These apartments for rent in Waltham also welcome pets.

Waltham Overlook Apartments, 15 Delores Ave., Waltham, MA 02452

Gorgeous gardens and grounds make these apartments for rent in Waltham a great choice. Floorplans include one-bedroom apartments for rent and two-bedroom apartments for rent. Abundant amenities include fitness center, swimming pool, balconies, laundry facilities, air conditioning, and on-site maintenance.

Townhomes for Rent in Waltham, MA

Windsor Village at Waltham, 976 Lexington St., Waltham, MA 02452

These townhomes for rent in Waltham, MA offer the best of suburban living with an easy commute to Boston – just minutes away from I-95 (Yankee Division Highway). This apartment community lets you feel as if you are living in a private dwelling while having the amenity-rich environment of a luxury apartment building. Renovated to provide the designer finishes and artistic touches that a discerning renter requires, many people find the perfect apartment for rent here. Schedule a virtual tour so you don’t miss out on available apartments.

These townhomes for rent offer an expansive list of amenities. The floor plans include one bedroom apartments for rent, two bedroom apartments for rent, and three bedroom apartments for rent. Apartment features include washer and dryer, high speed internet access, air conditioning, dishwasher, private patio, garbage disposal, and stainless steel appliances. They are pet-friendly, so don’t worry about your furry family members. They offer fully furnished apartments for rent and unfurnished apartments for rent. Words can’t fully describe these apartments; you need to view one of the 3d tours.

The community amenities in these apartments for rent in Waltham, MA are just as impressive. They provide a dog-run, playground, swimming-pool, public transportation, on-site property management, fitness center, on-site leasing associates, and online monthly rent payments.

Condos for Rent in Waltham, MA

1163 Main St., Waltham, MA 02451

There are condos for rent in this modern, attractive building. Amenities include underground parking, elevator, additional on-site storage, and inviting outdoor common space.

Northgate Gardens Condominiums, 15 Lionel Ave., Waltham, MA 02452

Condos for rent at Northgate have off-street parking, laundry facilities, pool, and tennis courts.

147 Summer St., Waltham, MA 02452

There are no-fee condos for rent in this convenient location in Waltham, MA. Amenities include laundry facilities, storage, and off-street parking.

54 Walnut St., Waltham, MA 02453

Amenities at these condos for rent are off-street parking, snow removal, laundry facilities, and a property management team.

Public Transportation near Apartments for Rent in Waltham, MA

MBTA has multiple bus stops throughout Waltham, MA: # 553 Roberts – Federal St. & Franklin St., # 61 North Waltham-Waltham Center, # 554 Waverly Square-Federal St. & Franklin St., #70 Market Place Drive or Waltham Center-University Park, #558 Waltham Highlands-Federal St. & Franklin St., #170 Waltham Center-Nubian Square, # 505 Waltham Center-Federal St. & Franklin St., and 556 Waltham Highlands-Federal St. & Franklin St. There is also a bus stop on Weston St. (Rt. 20). Waltham Shuttle 128BC provides transport to specific businesses during rush hour.

There is also an MBTA commuter rail station in Waltham that serves the Fitchburg Line.

Schools near Apartments for Rent in Waltham, MA

Elementary Schools

  • Northeast – 70 Putney Lane
  • Fitzgerald – 138 Beal Rd.
  • MacArthur – 494 Lincoln St.
  • Plympton – 20 Farnsworth St.
  • Whittemore – 30 Parmenter St.
  • Stanley – 250 South St.
  • Waltham Dual Language – 510 Moody St.

Middle Schools

  • McDevitt – 75 Church St.
  • Kennedy – 655 Lexington St.

High Schools

  • Waltham High School – 617 Lexington St.

Private Schools

  • Chapel Hill – Chauncy High School – 785 Beaver St.
  • Gann Academy – High school – 333 Forest St.
  • Our Lady’s Academy – Pre-K – 8) – 920 Trapelo Rd.
  • St. Jude’s School – Pre-K – 8 – 175 Main St.
  • Carroll School – 1-9 – 841 Trapelo Rd.
  • Milestones Day School – K-12 – 410 Totten Pond Rd.

Universities

  • Bentley University – 175 Forest St.
  • Brandeis University – 415 South St.
  • UMASS College of Agriculture Waltham Experiment Station – 240 Beaver St.

Historic Sites near Waltham, MA Apartments for Rent

Gore Place

Christopher Gore, the governor of Massachusetts in 1809, commissioned this Federal style mansion in 1806. The estate covers 45 acres and is open to the public. Both the grounds and buildings are available to rent and residents of apartments for rent in Waltham, MA often use this beautiful site for special occasions.

Stonehurst, the Robert Treat Paine Estate

Frederick Law Olmstead designed the landscaping on this 109-acre estate and Henry Hobson Richardson designed the building. This is the only collaboration by these two famous architects that is open to the public. The estate is now a museum and occupants of apartments for rent in Waltham, MA can get a firsthand look at Waltham history.

The Lyman Estate

The shipping merchant, Theodore Lyman, commissioned Samuel McIntire to build this Federal style house in 1793. The house endured several transformations – a Victorian style enlargement in 1882 and a Colonial Revival style remodeling in 1917. People living in apartments for rent in Waltham, MA visit this property to view the amazing architecture and the beautiful grounds.

Wilson’s Diner

Residents of apartments for rent in Waltham, MA can sink their teeth into this historical landmark. The Worcester Lunch Car Company built and delivered this diner to 507 Main St., Waltham in 1949. This is a perfect example of post-World War II workmanship.

Parks near Waltham, MA Apartments for Rent

Prospect Hill Park

This amazing forest covers 252 acres of hills and woodlands. People in apartments for rent in Waltham, MA visit this park to interact with unspoiled nature.

Riverwalk Park

This pathway makes it convenient for people in apartments for rent in Waltham, MA to take a leisurely stroll along the Charles River.

Beaver Brook North Reservation

This 254-acre wooded site contains woods, wetlands, trails, and dirt roads. This is a great place for people in apartments for rent in Waltham, MA to get away from it all.

Popular Waltham Restaurants

Copper House Tavern

Boasting a 40-craft beer menu, this is a favorite of residents of apartments for rent in Waltham, MA. The steak and cheese egg rolls go well with the specialty beer. They are conveniently located on Winter St.

City Streets Restaurant

Located on Waverly Oaks Rd. (Rt. 60), City Streets is the place to go when you are not sure what cuisine you are in the mood for. They have a great selection of pizza, dinner entrees and tacos. People living in apartments for rent in Waltham, MA say that this is a great place for a party.

333 Café

When residents of apartments for rent in Waltham, MA want specific menu choices, they come to this café at 333 Wyman St. They modify recipes for vegetarian, gluten-free, and vegan diets and share their recipes with customers.

La Campania

When you live in apartments in Waltham and want authentic Italian food, this is at the top of the list. Rated “Best of Boston” four times, they have raised Neapolitan cuisine to a whole new level.

Finding an Apartment in Waltham, MA

It is easy to see why apartments for rent in Waltham, MA move as quickly as they do. Whether you are looking for a duplex, cheap apartments for rent, or even an apartment for rent with a doorman, Waltham offers those choices. Because of the high demand, finding apartments here is not always easy for a renter. However, it is easy for the experts at Boston Pads. They have an experienced staff that will make your apartment hunting like a leisurely stroll in one of the lovely parks in Waltham.

Waltham Real-Time Average Rent Prices

  • Studio$1,525
  • 1 Bedroom$1,609
  • 2 Bedroom$2,094
  • 3 Bedroom$2,246
  • 4 Bedroom$3,025
  • 5 Bedroom$2,850
Waltham Real-Time Vacancy Rate

0.68%

Waltham Real-Time Availability Rate

1.91%

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