Average Rent Prices in Medford

Medford Pads pulled data from the Boston Pads apartment database to create this infographic showing average rent prices. The Boston Pads database contains over 156,000 Boston apartments, 500,000 property photos, and 8,000 video tours.

Average rent prices were calculated from 179 Medford apartments that either are currently listed or that were rented in the last year. The real time vacancy rate of 6 percent was taken from the total of currently available and soon-to-be available apartments, divided by the number of all Medford apartments in the database. Information on population size and household income came from the US Census Bureau. 

Interestingly, the difference between average rents in Medford versus those in its neighbor to the east, Malden, grow with the size of the apartments measured. For studio and 1-bedroom apartments, the average rents in the two cities are within $50 of each other. But, for 2-bedroom units, the average rent in Medford is, on average, nearly $300 higher than that average rent prices in Malden. Medford remains significantly costlier, on average, for larger units, with the different hitting nearly $600 for 4-bedroom apartments. Average rent prices in Somerville, which sits south of Medford, closer to Boston, costs over $400 more than Medford in rent for nearly all unit sizes.









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Medford was one of 22 cities, towns, and neighborhoods in the Boston area that was analyzed. Its rankings bode well for renters living on a budget. Medford is the 3rd least expensive of all the areas sampled for studio, 1-bedroom, and 3-bedroom apartments. It is within the top 10 least expensive areas for all apartment sizes.


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