Many of Boston’s neighborhoods had flat or decreasing median rents in October, with the biggest dips in Dorchester and Roxbury, according to a report Zumper, an apartment-search website, released Tuesday.
Allston had the fastest-growing rent. According to the report, it increased 7.5 percent during the fall quarter, reaching a median cost of $2,150 for a one-bedroom. Dorchester saw a 12.2 percent decrease to $1,800, and Roxbury’s dropped by 11.5 percent to $1,600.
Zumper’s Boston rent map for the fall 2018. See the more complete listing below. —Zumper
The least expensive places to rent in October were Mattapan ($1,570), Roslindale ($1,600), and Roxbury ($1,610). The most expensive were Downtown ($3,070), the South Boston Waterfront ($2,950), Chinatown ($2,910), and the Leather District ($2,910).
The report measured trends in the area by aggregating data from active listings to calculate the median asking rent.
Just last month, a Zumper report determined that Boston was the fifth most expensive rental market in the nation — the median cost of a one-bedroom reached $2,400, which was up 9.1 percent over last year.
Here’s a neighborhood-by-neighborhood breakdown of the median rent for a one-bedroom apartment in October:
Back Bay: $2,800
Bay Village: $2,700
Beacon Hill: $2,450
East Boston: $1,750
Hyde Park: $1,650
Jamaica Plain: $1,900
Leather District: $2,910
Longwood Medical Area: $2,175
Mission Hill: $1,900
North End: $2,300
South Boston: $2,900
South Boston Waterfront: $2,950
South End: $2,700
West End: $2,800
West Roxbury: $1,810