Average Rent Prices in Dorchester

This infographic from Dorchester Pads shows average rent prices in Dorchester, calculated from data in the Boston Pads database. The massive database contains 156,000 Boston apartments, 500,000+ photos of listed properties, and 8,000+ videos.

Average rents in the infographic were calculated from 378 Dorchester apartments that either are currently listed or were rented in the past year. The real time vacancy rate was determined by finding the sum of all currently available Dorchester apartments and those that will become available in the next few months, and dividing by the total number of Dorchester apartments in the database. The US Census Bureau provided data on population and household income.

Dorchester is overall significantly less expensive to rent an apartment in than its bordering neighborhoods of Roxbury and South Boston. With the exception of studios, average rent prices in South Boston are at least about $600 pricier, on average, than their counterparts in Dorchester. Likewise, renters in Dorchester pay an average of at least $600 less than their neighbors in Roxbury for 1-bedroom and 3-bedroom units. Average Roxbury rents surpass those in Dorchester by close to $200 or more for all other sizes. 





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Boston Pads calculated rent averages in 22 parts of the Greater Boston Area. Out of the neighborhoods, towns, and cities sampled, Dorchester stood out as one of the most affordable across the board – especially within Boston itself. It is in the top 5 least expensive areas for 1-bedroom, 2-bedroom, 3-bedroom, and 4-bedroom apartments. It ranks as 13th most affordable for studios, and 6th for 5-bedrooms. Overall, it is an excellent option for renters who are looking for a good deal on an apartment in Boston.


About Dorchester Pads

Dorchester Pads is the definitive real estate portal for the neighborhood of Dorchester, powered by the Boston Pads database. Information from this database about all Boston neighborhoods and many Greater Boston cities and towns is available 7 days a week by phone or online. For landlords, renters, property managers, or any interested parties seeking this data, help is available from trained phone staff and licensed real estate agents. Ask them about the latest average rents in an area, vacancy rates, trending topics in real estate, and more. For local landlords, this is an excellent resource to set the right rent to optimize income and minimize vacancy times.

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To see more average rent prices for towns in the Greater Boston Area, check out the latest infographic on average rent prices in Boston by town.