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Apartments for Rent in West End, Boston, MA

The West End is one of the most scenic neighborhoods in Boston, MA. The redbrick architecture, maintained after several generations of renovation, has allowed the area to conserve its rich history in one of the oldest cities in the United States.

The history and geography of Boston’s West End are intertwined. The land that comprises most of the West End was produced through land reclamation. Overcrowding in the waterfront and the North End spurred Boston residents to desire more buildable land. Starting in 1807, they used part of Beacon Hill to fill in a pond and a small bay thereby connecting the West End to the North End. In the late 1950’s, an urban renewal project again changed the landscape of the West End. Today, the neighborhood is a diverse mix of rustic and modern architecture, historic landmarks, and interesting restaurants that attract visitors from all over the world.

The area is bordered by the North End to the east, the Charles River to the west, Beacon Hill to the South, and North Point to the north.

The West End Apartments – Asteria, Villas, and Vesta

This apartment community defines West End, Boston, MA and encompasses the living experience you except from a perfect home in this exciting city. When you are leasing one of these luxury apartments, you are only a breath away from great dining and entertainment, sumptuous green spaces, and unbelievable shopping experiences. Readily accessible public transportation enables a speedy commute or a day of sightseeing. These apartment rentals place you near the Green Line Science Park/West End, the Green Line North Station, and the Red Line Charles/MGH. The neighborhood provides everything you need to fit your lifestyle; there is even a playground across the street. Apartments available for rent in this complex are leasing quickly, so it would be smart to schedule a virtual tour, a personal tour, or view one of the 3d tours.

There is one amenity that those of us with furry companions can’t do without. We must have an apartment for rent that is pet-friendly. That means both dog friendly and cat friendly, so none of your furry friends will be neglected. Their pet policy is also more liberal than most Boston, MA apartments for rent; they allow up to three pets! There is an on-site dog park so they can get some fresh air too.

These apartments for rent in West End, Boston, MA have amazing community amenities. Amenities include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a swimming pool, concierge service, a smoke free environment, courtyard, covered parking, and a resident lounge with Wi-Fi. Apartment features include walk in closets, balconies, gourmet kitchens, air conditioning, oversized bathrooms, stainless steel appliances, vented washers and dryers, hardwood floors in some apartments, elevator, business center, high speed internet access, dishwasher, patios, and open floorplan layouts.

The West End Apartments for Rent at the Asteria

These apartments for rent in West End, Boston, MA share some of the same amenities as the Vesta and the Villas apartments for rent. However, every apartment building has its own ambiance that makes it special. When you are conducting your apartment search, these high rise apartments for rent on Emerson Place are a good place to start.

The West End Asteria is unique among the West End apartments for rent; these apartment rentals include three bedroom apartments for rent. These units include a three bed, two bath townhome with a private entrance, private patio, and private balcony. The downstairs contains a half bathroom and the second floor contains two full size bathrooms with tubs. Both upstairs bedrooms are large enough for a king-sized bed. The top-floor also has a full size washer and dryer. If you like townhomes but only need a two bed, two bath unit for rent, Asteria West End apartments has them.

The choice of floor plans is plentiful at the West End Apartments. Asteria studio apartments for rent range from approximate dimensions of 541 square feet to 625 sq ft. Though they are the smallest of Asteria’s apartments for rent, they still have patios and balconies. Square footage varies for one bedroom apartments for rent also. You can rent a one bed, one bath unit with a 742 square-foot area, or if you need more space, you can rent a one bed, one bath unit with 1,032 sq ft. If you need a two-bedroom apartment for rent for yourself and a roommate, Asteria has expansive apartments with breathtaking views. If you don’t want the hassle of hunting for furniture, they have fully furnished apartments for rent.

The West End Apartments for Rent at the Villas

For some tenants, an apartment for rent in a high rise just isn’t their thing. The West End Villas are on three floors. They also have some very uncommon floorplans and amenities. They have a two bed, two bath apartment for rent with a gas stove, a pantry closet, a double sink in the master bathroom, and enough room in the master bedroom for a king-sized bed. Other available apartments for rent include a one bed, one bath apartment with an alcove and a two bed, two bath apartment with a patio.

The utilities included in these West End Apartments for rent are water, heat, and air conditioning. With flexible lease terms, you don’t have to worry about your move in date. To make things even more convenient, your monthly rent can be paid online.

The West End Apartments for Rent at the Vesta

The West End Vesta has some distinctive qualities of its own. Though centrally located in Boston, MA, these apartments for rent offer forty acres of luxuriant green space. In addition to the many trails, there is a garden area. Residents of these units for rent are just a short distance to the Thoreau Path, the Esplanade, and the Charlesbank Park. For some outside games, you can check the apartment’s private webpage and gather some friends from the West End Apartments for rent for a basketball, bocce, or tennis match. And, when you have worked up an appetite, outdoor grilling is a delicious way to complete the festivities. After a day of working and playing hard, relax on the sundeck. This is luxury living with all of the comforts of the suburbs and all of the conveniences of Boston.

There are studio apartments for rent, one-bedroom apartments for rent, and two bedroom apartments for rent, all with meticulous finishes. These West End apartments also have spectacular views of the Charles River. Units available for rent have sound-proof windows, sparkling white bathroom tiles, and double-wide coat closets.

The Towers at Longfellow Apartments

Located on 72 Staniford St., these towering apartments for rent in West End Boston, MA offer amazing vistas of the Boston skyline. With their wide selection, you are sure to fine a floor-plan that suits your needs. You can choose a studio apartment for rent, a one bedroom apartment for rent, a two bedroom apartment for rent, or a three bedroom apartment for rent.

Of all the apartment communities, they have the largest heated swimming pool. If you are looking for West End apartments for rent with garages, look no further. Longfellow Apartments has an underground parking garage. There are always opportunities to meet new people in these apartments for rent; their clubhouse has a game-room and there are resident events. In order to help simplify your busy life, there is Cloudberry Dry Cleaning and the West End Market on-site. These are pet friendly apartments for rent – both dog friendly and cat friendly.

Schedule a virtual tour to view the impressive interiors of these apartments for rent in West End, Boston, MA. They have renovated units available for rent with granite countertops, built-in microwaves, and Mecho window shades. For grand harbor and skyline views, you can’t go wrong with these West End apartments for rent.

Avalon North Station

Located at 1 Nashua St., these apartments for rent in West End, Boston, MA offer dazzling panoramic views of Boston from their rooftop deck and sky pavilion. At the time of this writing, they were offering several specials. Available viewing options include a virtual tour and online 3d tours.

Fully-equipped kitchens have special features that include quartz countertops, plank flooring, energy efficient appliances, and two-tone cabinetry. These West End apartments for rent are dog friendly and cat friendly. So, your pets will enjoy these LEED Silver Certified apartments for rent as much as you will.

You need to check availability of three bed apartments for rent. However, at the time of this writing, there were studios for rent with one bath, one bed and one bath apartments for rent, and two bed and two bath apartments for rent.

Avenir Apartments

Located in the Bulfinch Triangle Historic District that is bordered by Causeway St., Merrimac St., Market St., and Canal St., these apartments for rent in West End, Boston, MA have some distinctive features. Smart home technology is an appealing feature that makes an upscale apartment here a great place to live. These West End apartments for rent have cherry wood flooring, kitchen islands, nine foot ceilings, and oversized closets. They have an unusual apartment floor plan – one bed apartments with two baths. Also available are one bedroom apartments with one bathroom, two bedroom apartments with one bathroom, and two bedroom apartments with two bathrooms. View one of the 3d tours of these apartments for rent in West End, Boston, MA and you will be delighted by what you see.

One Canal Apartment Homes

These apartments for rent in West End, Boston, MA are residences designed with fun in mind. The roof deck has an outdoor theater in addition to the pool and fireplace lounge. For indoor fun, the Canal Club has two TVs and a billiards table. Yoga and spin studios are available so you don’t have to trudge through the snow to get to a gym. Canine companions will also enjoy these West End apartments for rent when they play in the fenced-in dog run.

Several different layouts are available in these West End apartments for rent. These apartments are leased quickly after they become available, so it’s a good idea to apply now. One Canal listed the following apartments for rent: one bed/ one bathroom, two beds/two bathrooms, three beds/two bathrooms, and studio apartments with one bathroom.

Emerson Place

Two high-rise buildings contain these apartments for rent in West End, Boston, MA. Located next to Massachusetts General Hospital, and only a short distance from shopping, restaurants, and transportation, Emerson Place provides for all of your needs.

When you view the 3d tours of these beautiful West End apartments for rent, you will understand why they are so popular. The exquisitely tiled bathroom, the extra alcoves, and hard surface flooring distinguish these apartments for rent from the herd.

Transportation near Apartments for Rent in West End, Boston, MA

When you rent one of the West End apartments, getting around Boston, MA is easy. The SL5 (Silver Line), 504, 426, 92, and 450 buses serve the West End. North Station is a transportation hub. From here, you can take the Green Lines C, D, and E and the Orange Line. The available commuter rails are the Lowell Line, the Fitchburg Line, the Newbury/Rockport Line, and the Haverhill Line.

Schools near Apartments for Rent in West End, Boston, MA

In the tradition of the excellent Boston, MA school system, schools near the West End apartments for rent are rated as some of the best in the country.

Eliot Elementary School

Eliot Elementary School, a Boston public school, is one of the best elementary schools in the West End. Known for its small class sizes, children from Pre-K to 8th grade receive individual attention with a holistic approach. Children living in West End apartments for rent can be assured of receiving a superior education.

The Boston Children’s School

This private school in Boston for children two to seven years old prides itself on developing children’s academic skills and emotional intelligence. Young children living in West End apartments for rent will thrive here.

Parks near Apartments for Rent in West End, Boston, MA

Lederman Park

The city of Boston, MA built this memorial in the Charles River Esplanade to honor Dr. Melvin Lederman. Dr. Lederman volunteered to be the Commander in the Naval Medical Corps during the Vietnam War. He was killed in the line of duty and will be honored by all Boston, MA residents when they experience this lovely park.

Nashua Street Park

Nashua Street Park is a green space designed to provide the residents of apartments for rent in West End, Boston, MA with easy access to the Charles River shoreline. The system of paths affords ample opportunities for sight-seeing, relaxing, and exercising.

The Charles Bank Playground

Living in the West End apartments for rent, Boston, MA means you are near a well-equipped playground that is situated along the banks of the Charles River. The fenced in area is covered with mulch and has slides, swings, a paved path, climbing apparatus, picnic tables, and a spray deck. When you want to leave your West End apartments for rent and be a kid again, this is a great place to go.

Thoreau Path

Occupants of apartments for rent in West End, Boston, MA can meditate on the philosophy of Thoreau as they stroll along this park-like path. The path is tree-lined, has flower gardens, and green space. From the West End apartments, the path leads you to the Charles River and other parts of the neighborhood.

Historical Sites and Landmarks in the West End

Charles Street Jail/Liberty Hotel

The Charles Street Jail, currently known as the Liberty Hotel, is a Boston, MA landmark that attracts curiosity seekers from the West End apartments for rent and beyond. It opened in 1843; it was closed in 1990 because it did not comply with Boston regulations.

In 2007, developers transformed the jail into a luxury Boston hotel overlooking the Charles River. If you live in apartments for rent in West End, Boston, MA and want to frequent some elegant bars and restaurants that are not the usual venue, this is the place. Several of the original architectural features are still visible and the hotel also has a museum that enables visitors to explore the history of Boston, MA.

First Harrison Gray Otis House

The Harrison Gray Otis House is one of the most iconic landmarks in Boston. Used as a model for many of the housing developments in the early 19th century, you can see hints of its architecture in many developments across Boston, MA. It perfectly embodies the federal style of building that influenced the design of much of the construction on Beacon Hill. Residents of apartments for rent in West End, Boston, MA appreciate being in the same neighborhood as this memorial to the eclectic architecture of Boston, MA.

Constructed in 1796, architect Charles Bulfinch designed the First Harrison Gray Otis House in Boston, MA. Bulfinch wanted to honor Harrison Gray Otis, a prominent Boston lawyer who was responsible for the development of the entire Beacon Hill area.

Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities purchased the home in 1916 and converted it into a museum and their headquarters. Inhabitants of apartments for rent in West End, Boston, MA can enjoy the tours and events presented by the Society.

Entertainment near the West End Apartments for Rent

TD Garden

Residents of West End, Boston, MA apartments for rent have one of the best entertainment venues around. Sports fans in West End apartments get to be near the home of the Boston Celtics and the Boston Bruins. Musical acts also look and sound fantastic in this 20,000 seat stadium.

Museum of Science

This world-famous museum in West End, Boston, MA has animals, science, and spectacular exhibits. Specifically, seven hundred interactive exhibits, a planetarium, an indoor zoo, and live presentations are waiting for you.

Restaurants near the West End Apartments for Rent

The Dean’s List

The Dean’s List on 5 Blossom St. is a convenient place for West End, Boston, MA residents to step out of their rentals and grab a quick bite. They pride themselves on their creative sandwiches made with local artisan bread.

A&B Kitchen

Conveniently located near many outstanding units for rent in West End, Boston, MA, A&B Kitchen is a far cry from the ordinary. No matter what you like on your burger, they will try to accommodate you.

Bodega Canal

If you live in the West End and really crave a taste of Mexico, you don’t have to travel far. Bodega Canal offers dishes from different regions of Mexico and residents of the West End apartments recommend the carnitas and ceviche.


The appeal of sumptuous, traditional Italian dishes lures many people who find an apartment for rent in West End, Boston, MA into this exquisitely designed restaurant. In addition to the great food, specialty Italian cocktails complement any great meal.


This take-out place is open until 3:00 AM on Fridays and Saturdays. So when you have a late night hankering for arancini or pizza and live in a unit for rent in West End, Boston, MA, you can satisfy your appetite here.

Nightlife near the West End Apartments for Rent

Living in West End apartments for rent means you are only a thought away from a trendy Boston night spot. This Boston neighborhood is loaded with bar and nightclub options that will keep you entertained.

Liberty Bar

This inclusive bar provides an intimate setting for a night out with a special person or a haven for Boston sports fans. The grand atrium, opulent glass ceiling, and extensive drink menu keep residents of the West End apartments for rent coming back.

Porters Bar and Grill

This is where residents of the West End apartments for rent go for a raucous post-game celebration. However, they do have a quiet dining-room area with delicious food and drinks.

It is obvious that the West End apartments and the neighborhood itself are amazing. Let Boston Pads help you find a condo for rent, townhome for rent, or apartment for rent. Your new home and loads of fun are waiting for you.