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Apartments for Rent Located Near Boston Medical Center

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According to The Boston Globe, there are nine hospitals and medical centers located between Cambridge and Boston, then there are an additional two dozen hospitals within the greater Boston area. The healthcare hub's draw for professionals, students, patients, and their families contributes to the competitive real estate market. 

To make it easy for our clients, we've identified several ideal neighborhoods for rentals in close proximity to Boston's medical center area:

  • Back Bay
  • Brookline
  • Fenway
  • Jamaica Plan

We've shared a variety of available apartment rentals in this blog post to showcase different locations, amenities, price-points and other features that are important to consider when choosing your Boston apartment rental. 

Back Bay: 1-bedroom apartments

257 Marlborough, Unit 8, Back Bay, Boston, Ma 02116

MLS Number 72379200

562 sq. ft. 

Available: 9/1/18

This perfect Back Bay one bedroom on coveted Marlborough Street comes fully furnished and is ready to be your home for the next year! Ideally situated on peaceful Marlborough Street this third floor apartment has a fully renovated kitchen with beautiful custom cabinetry. Spacious living room is centered around a fireplace and flanked by two windows. The bedroom is also generously sized and has an impressive walk-in closet. This brownstone condominium is professionally managed and meticulously maintained. If you've always wanted to know what Back Bay living was like, this is your opportunity to give it a try. Steps from shopping on Newbury Street, walking along the Esplanade, a stone's throw from Fenway Park and the Boston Garden the location can't be beat!

Back Bay: 2-bedroom apartments

7 Fairfield Street, Unit 2, Back Bay, Boston, MA 02116

MLS Number 72369440

965 sq. ft.

Available: 9/1/18

2nd Floor Walk Up. High Ceilings, Custom Cabinetry, W/D in unit, Renovated Kitchen with Sub Zero appliances. Great modern decor on one of the quietest and most scenic blocks in the Back Bay. Heat and Hot water included in rent. 

Brookline: 1-bedroom apartments

1454 Beacon, Unit 141, Coolidge Corner, Brookline, MA 02446

MLS Number 72373104

700 sq. ft. 

Available: 9/1/18

Stunning one bed condo in desirable Coolidge Corner neighborhood! This home features an eat-in kitchen with built-in breakfast nook (with storage), sunlit bedroom and upgraded bathroom. The unit boasts beautiful refinished hardwood floors, high ceilings, and extra storage with great decor upgrades such as a refurbished barn door. Enjoy your coffee on the common patio! Pet-friendly building, and also across the street from the T stop! Close to Coolidge Corner, Washington Square, public transportation, great restaurants, and all that Brookline has to offer! Parking can be rented at an additional charge.

Brookline: 2-bedroom apartments

36 Milton Road, Unit 1, Brookline Hills, Brookline, MA 02445

MLS Number 72370197

1,300 sq. ft.

Available: 9/1/18

HEAT, HOT WATER, PARKING, AND SNOW REMOVAL ALL INCLUDED! This 2 bedroom/1 bathroom apartment in a 2-family home is located on a tree lined side street a few blocks to the Green D-line train, Lincoln Elementary School, Brookline High School, along with shop and restaurants in Brookline Village. The apartment features an entryway with double closets, a living room with a decorative fireplace and a bonus sun room/study/office adjacent to the living room. There is a formal dining room with built-in cabinets next to the recently updated kitchen. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher, quartz counter tops and a partial island that makes a great breakfast bar/eat-in area. There are two large bedrooms with hardwood floors, one room has a walk-in closet. The bathroom has been recently updated with new light fixtures and a granite vanity. Share laundry is in the basement. Great location to walk/jog reservoir and Longwood Medical Area.

Fenway: 1-bedroom apartments

43 Westland Avenue, Unit 401, The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

MLS Number 72366476

845 sq. ft.

Available: 9/1/18

Spacious open concept one bedroom, featuring 845 square feet of living space at the newly converted full service Symphony Court. one of the largest 1 bedrooms in the building. Oversized windows and high ceilings create abundant natural light in this spacious open floor plan. High end kitchen design includes sleek Ceasarstone countertops with breakfast bar, high end stainless steel appliances, and gas cooking. Symphony Court is a LEED Certified building. Building amenities include concierge, club room, fitness center, bike storage and common outdoor terrace. Rental parking available next door at Whole Foods.

Fenway: 2-bedroom apartments

114 Fenway, Unit 10, The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115

MLS Number 72366649

1,175 sq. ft.

Available: 9/1/18

New listing! Front/Park facing & rarely available for rent! Sunny 2 bed featuring 16 sunny windows w/ sweeping views of the Back Bay Fens & Boston Skyline! This stunning turn of the century home has been meticulously resorted & features gleaming HW floors w/ cherry inlays, sand blasted/refinished original doors/moldings, vintage soaking tub, & brass hardware. While keeping it's Boston charm, renovations include a chef's kitchen with Viking range/hood, SS appliances, & granite counter tops. Other highlights include a polished marble bath, in-suite laundry, & custom window treatments. This flexible layout can work as both 2 bed w/ an elegant formal dining room or true 3 bed. Fenway's marquee building has many period details including a mahogany foyer, marble lobby, & common roof deck w/ amazing views! Available September 1st. The building has a strictly enforced "no more than two unrelated tenants" policy so please only 2 applicants unless rented by family members!

Jamaica Plain: 1-bedroom apartments

772 Centre, Unit 3, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130

MLS Number 72379193

700 sq. ft.

Available: 9/1/18

A rare opportunity to live in central JP in a gorgeous top-floor unit, full of natural light. Walking distance to both Green and Forest Hills T stops, blocks away from the Arboretum and Jamaica Pond, as well as many excellent restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. This updated condo offers an open layout, high efficiency appliances, recessed lighting, beautiful countertops, gorgeous hardwood floors throughout (with the exception of a marble-floored bathroom), with ample closet space and additional storage in the basement. One deeded direct access PARKING spot. Upper Front Porch, Stunning Front Garden, Shared Back Patio. Pet friendly.

Jamaica Plain: 2-bedroom apartments

202 Chestnut, Unit 2, Jamaica Plain, Boston, MA 02130

MLS Number 72376381

1,235 sq. ft.

Available: 9/1/18

Beautiful Italianate Mansard home on two levels. The first floor features a spacious sun filled living room, high ceilings, a half bath and an open UPDATED kitchen with dining area. Entertain outside on a large deck and lower private patio. The second floor features two bedrooms with skylights, full bath, laundry and storage. This unit is located between both Stoney Brook T Stations and Green Street, the SouthWest Corridor and has easy access to all the great shops and restaurants that Jamaica Plain offers. Located next to the private patio you will find TWO SIDE BY SIDE PARKING spaces! The entire unit is being freshly painted and new carpeting installed in both bedrooms.

Do you have more specific criteria that you would like to incorporate into your Boston apartment rental search? Contact us at Longwood Residential today and we will help you find the right apartment that fits your needs.

A Guide to Apartment Living in Boston, MA

Decide where you want to live in Beantown

 

Boston has so much to offer, but depending on your workplace or your situation, those factors impact your decision on which neighborhood you would like to live in. Also, it may be worth considering living outside of downtown Boston. According to an interactive map created by the founder of Mobyus, a mobile shopping service, over 310,000 commuters live within 20 miles of Boston. There are a number of towns that are easily accessible to Boston via commuter rail or the T if you want to avoid traffic.

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Prioritize the amenities you need for your lifestyle

 

Outside of your workplace, it’s important to ensure that your needs at home are met. What luxury amenities are you looking for? Would you want to have access to a fitness center in your apartment complex or would you rather go to a gym in your neighborhood? Is a shopping center within walking distance or will you take the T to run your daily errands? Do you currently have a pet (or two!) or are you planning on having a pet in the future?


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Personalize your new space

 

Once you have found your perfect Boston apartment, it’s time to add personal touches to throughout the space. Incorporating vintage accents in a modern space is a common approach to decorating Boston apartments because it brings the character of the historical New England city in your home.

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Pet-Friendly Apartments in the Boston Area!

Your pet is part of your family, so you'll naturally want to take him or her along when you move to a new apartment. However, finding pet-friendly apartments in Boston or Brookline isn’t always easy. It’s not impossible, though. You'll just have to keep your expectations for pet-friendly rentals realistic.

What to Expect When Searching for Rental Homes That Allow Pets

It’s common for apartment and rental housing managers to limit the number of pets a tenant may have. This is typically one or two pets. Additionally, management might impose a weight or size restriction on the pet. They may also disallow certain breeds, such as Great Danes, Pit Bulls, or German Shepherds. The reason for this is that some dog breeds are too large, or considered too aggressive or potentially destructive for apartment living.

Even cat and dog friendly apartments usually charge additional fees to tenants for keeping pets on their property. This typically includes an extra deposit and more money added onto the monthly rent. It’s important to understand all fees before you sign a legally binding lease. You should never have to pay any extra fees if your pet is a service animal.

Show That You’re a Responsible Pet Owner

Bringing proof of your dog or cat’s vaccines and health history can help a landlord feel more comfortable about renting to you. You may also want to consider getting insurance for your pet, or letters of recommendation from previous landlords. These can be helpful, even when the building already accepts pets.

Longwood Residential Wants to Help

Whether you desire to rent an apartment, private home, or condo that allows pets, you can start your search here. We think you will find that pet-friendly apartments and houses- for-rent which allow dogs are easier to find than you imagined. Feel free to contact us with any of your questions, and we'd be happy to help you find your dream home.

Cambridge Apartments

If you want to live in a historic city with lots of modern attractions, consider Cambridge, Massachusetts. Its roots date back over 400 years, when it was a farming community. Since then, it has transformed into a national hotspot for biotechnology and intellectual pursuits. Some of the current attractions in Cambridge include:

  • Harvard University

  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology

  • American Academy of Arts & Sciences

  • National Bureau of Economic Research

  • The Boston Museum of Science

  • Volpe National Transportation Systems Center

The city is also home to many historic sites. Two of these include the Abraham Watson House and the Aaron Hill House. When you rent Cambridge apartments, you’re close to everything you need. This includes restaurants for any palate or budget, history, technology, and medical centers. You’re also close enough to Boston proper to take in the many concerts and events that city has to offer.

Where to Find Apartments for Rent in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Longwood Residential rents and manages many of the area’s finest apartments. We also offer condos, townhomes, and private homes. If you know that you want to live in Cambridge, we encourage you to use our search feature to see everything we currently have available. You can search by property type, price, number of bedrooms or bathrooms, and specific amenities. Common searches include those close to public transportation, shopping, parks, and public schools.

When you rent in Cambridge, MA, you can expect to pay at least $1,600 per month. The rates go up depending on the number of bathrooms, bedrooms, and amenities. Longwood Residential offers numerous luxury accommodations with features such as swimming pools, fitness centers, business centers, concierge services, and much more. We are happy to assist you with locating the perfect Cambridge apartment. If you’re open to nearby communities such as Boston and Brookline, we have properties there as well.

Studio Apartments in Boston

A studio apartment is a rental unit with everything but the bathroom combined into one main room. It doesn’t contain any separate bedrooms. You may be interested in studio apartments for rent if you’re a single person who doesn’t require a lot of space; or are simply looking to save money. However, even studio rentals can provide luxurious accommodations. Longwood Residential rents and manages several luxury studio loft apartments that we encourage you to check out today.

How to Determine What You Can Afford to Spend on Rent

Food, transportation, and housing costs, make up nearly two-thirds of the budget for most people in the Boston area. However, financial experts recommend trying to cap these costs at 60%. With the high cost of living in Boston, we recommend that your annual salary be at least 40 times your monthly rent. This ensures that you can comfortably afford your monthly rent obligation. Be sure to look at all sources of income as well as all recurring and occasional expenses when creating your rental budget. Cheap apartments in Boston are hard to come by, but Longwood Residential studio rentals are your best bet in finding them.

Decorating a Small Apartment

Just because you rent a small space doesn’t mean you must give up your decorating style. Renters with limited space or funds can get quite creative in this department. Local flea markets are an excellent place to find vintage furniture, pottery, and glassware. You can even shop fabric stores to add chic style to curtains, older furniture, and other personal items in your studio apartment.

Where to Find Studio Apartments Near Me

Longwood Residential offers studio apartments in several of Boston’s finest neighborhoods. Please view our listings to learn more, or contact us directly with your questions. We will help you find the best small apartment for your price range, amenities desired, and neighborhood where you want to live.

Where To Rent In Boston

Boston has several distinct neighborhoods, each with its individual benefits. So, it can be kind of challenging to choose the appropriate place for you to call home. For example, if you’re a Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center employee; Brookline, Fenway, and Jamaica Plain could all make ideal places to live.

Brookline is near several reliable public transportation routes, and is home to Coolidge Corner, a premier shopping area. Fenway is closest to the hospital and offers a vibrant nightlife with bonus points if you’re a Red Sox fan. Jamaica Plain is the most affordable of the three neighborhoods, and offers numerous parks and recreational areas, if you have a dog and wish to be social.

Popular and Attractive Boston Neighborhoods

Perhaps living near a hospital in the Longwood area isn’t a concern for you. If not, you may want to consider the neighborhood of Roslindale. You can find single-family homes, condos, or luxury apartments here quite easily. You may even want to save up to purchase a multiunit property, and rent out the space you don’t need.

Brighton is another up-and-coming neighborhood for young professionals in Boston. Several two-story homes here have been turned into condos. This makes an attractive option when you want your own space without the full responsibilities of home ownership.

Enjoy the Unique Combination of Luxury and History

Do you enjoy having all of the modern amenities within a building with history and character? If that’s the case, you need to check out Garrison Square in Boston’s Back Bay. The building itself sits in one of the most historic neighborhoods in the city. You will love the surrounding brownstone homes and the historic cobblestone streets you’ll travel daily. Protip: invest in comfortable walking flats.

The 105 units of Garrison Square have all the features you would expect in a luxury apartment complex. A rooftop terrace, private balcony, and breathtaking landscape features, name a few.

Whether you’re looking for luxury or practicality, we’re here to help. Longwood Residential offers our experience dealing in all sorts of rental properties within the parameters of Boston Metro. Please contact us today for a complimentary assessment.

How Much Apartment Can I Afford?

Budgeting for apartment rent isn’t always easy, especially when it’s your first time renting. For most people, rent or mortgage, food, and transportation take up at least 60% of their budget. The goal of this article is to help give you a baseline knowledge of this topic to establish your own personalized apartment budget.

When adding up your income, be sure to include or subtract the following, if applicable:

·       Salary

·       Bonuses

·       Royalties or rental income

·       Alimony or child support

·       Interest

·       Proceeds from a recent sale of a large item

As you balance your budget, try not to spend much more than 60% percent of your total income on rent, food and transportation. You will still need money for electricity, cable/phone, insurance, medical care, debt repayments, and if you’re lucky savings. Be sure to consider the cost of living in your preferred location when choosing your apartment. In Boston, many people enjoy the conveniences of urban living, such as public transportation and riding or walking to their workplace.

Your Annual Salary Should Be At Least 40 Times Your Monthly Rent

There’s no question that the cost of living is high in Boston. This is why many landlords require tenants to earn an annual salary that is at least 40 times the monthly rental rate. Assume that you and your spouse earn a combined income of $100,000 per year. Divide this figure by 40 to get the maximum you should pay for rent each month. In this case, it’s $2,500.

Consider Your Move-In Costs

Keep in mind that you almost always need to pay a security deposit when you move into your new apartment. It’s common for landlords to require the first and last month’s rent when you sign a lease, too. To offset these costs, look for special deals being offered. For example, a rental property manager may offer a free month’s rent when you sign a lease of at least one year. You also need to account for costs such as new furniture or professional moving assistance. Rest assured, the management at Longwood Residential will assist you in locating money-saving deals whenever possible.

Where is the Best Place to Live in Boston?

According to the website Best Places, Boston is the historic and intellectual capital of the United States. Many residents choose to live in Boston for that reason alone. It’s hard to find Boston’s culture and tradition anywhere else. It can be more challenging to figure out where is the best place to live in Boston. With a cost of living 70 percent higher than the rest of the U.S. and an average home price of $499,000, renting or buying a condo is a better option for a lot of Boston residents.

Condos Available in More Than a Dozen Boston Neighborhoods

Longwood Residential offers Longwood condos for sale in 14 different neighborhoods within the Boston city limits. Our prices are in line with the average condo price in Boston. Limited real estate availability and the desire to save money on purchasing a home are the main reasons people consider condo ownership. Lifestyle is another important consideration. You don’t have to spend your valuable free time mowing and maintaining your lawn. Our staff handles these chores as part of your homeowner’s association dues.

Many of our multi-unit condo towers offer amenities such as valet parking, an exercise room, room service, package delivery, and on-site stores. You have the convenience of a hotel but you get to stay there permanently.

Apartments in Boston

For some people who choose to live in Boston, renting an apartment makes more sense. They need the flexibility to move when the lease is up and may not be able to afford a house or condo. Longwood Residential manages several luxury apartment complexes in Boston. Many have the same upscale amenities as our condos. Please contact us to learn more or arrange a tour.

Features & Amenities of Luxury Apartments

Just because you choose to live in an apartment doesn’t mean you can’t have the same luxuries as someone who lives in a private home. In fact, your living quarters and amenities are often more luxurious when renting. As the management company for Longwood Condos, we also rent and manage several luxury apartments. You can find luxury apartment complexes managed by Longwood residential in both Boston and Brookline.

What Makes Our Apartments So Luxurious?

Luxury ApartmentsDefining luxury can be subjective. What one person considers a luxury amenity might be a necessity to someone else. At Longwood Residential, it’s our goal to make your life as easy as possible. This includes concierge service and package delivery at one apartment complex, a private pool and workout room at another, and heated underground parking at a third. It’s up to you to decide which amenities you need to live comfortably.

The size of your apartment and the view are additional factors that make it more luxurious than a typical rental situation. Many of our luxury apartment buildings offer high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows, and private balconies each unit.

Participate in Onsite Activities as Much or as Little as You Like

You become part of a community the day you become a resident at one of our upscale apartment buildings. You are welcome to choose to participate in building-sponsored events. There’s no obligation, and we have designed our units to provide maximum privacy for the times you wish to be at home, undisturbed by others.

Please contact us to learn more about available apartments at one of our many luxury apartment buildings in Boston or Brookline.

Preventative Maintenance for Your Older Home

The craftsmanship on homes built before the 1960s is superior to what you can find today. However, original heating and cooling, plumbing, and electrical wiring don’t fare so well. Owners of older homes should budget for unplanned repairs or replacement of major equipment. Creating a schedule of preventative maintenance for older homes is essential as well.

What to Include in Your Checklist of Preventative Maintenance for Older Homes

People didn’t have the expectation for indoor comfort when your older home was built that they have today. In fact, most didn’t have central air conditioning. If you don’t have the budget to install central air or the time to figure it out, a whole house fan will do. Place it in the ceiling on the second floor to get a breeze in each room of the house.

Many older homes have inefficient boilers installed. You will save money over time by replacing it with a more modern and energy-efficient heating system. Once installed, be sure to arrange for annual preventative maintenance. It’s also essential to change air filters quarterly.

Another problem with older homes is that they often have hot water pipes wrapped in asbestos. Since this material can cause serious health hazards, arrange for a professional HVAC company to remove it as soon as possible. An inexperienced person completing the job could cause you to have asbestos in the air of your home.

Upkeep of your wiring system is an important part of preventative maintenance for older homes. If your home has knob and tube wiring, plan to upgrade to a modern system. Older types of wiring are not always grounded, which means you could get a shock just by touching it.

Steel plumbing pipes prevalent in older homes clog easily from internal rusting. Plan to replace them if you don’t want to deal with frequent clogs or unexpected pipe bursting. Once the new pipes are in, use as little toilet paper as possible and don’t place anything in the toilet other than that to prevent future clogs.