Things To Consider When Renting A Beacon Hill Apartment

There are many factors to consider when renting a Beacon Hill apartment — number of bedrooms, number of bathrooms, neighborhood, prices whether or not there are washer/dryer or washer/dryer connections provided, whether there’s parking available, what utilities are paid, lease terms, etc. To help you navigate the fast-paced Beacon Hill apartment rental market, we’ve created this guide so you can get a better understanding of what to expect when searching for apartments for rent in Boston’s Beacon Hill

Determine The Apartment Rent You Can Afford

Take a careful look at your budget; determining what you can realistically afford for an apartment in Beacon Hill is an important first step. It’s often recommended that you spend no more than 30 percent of your annual income on rent.

In addition to being known as a culturally vibrant, economically thriving neighborhood, Beacon Hill is also considered one of the most expensive neighborhoods for renters. A Beacon Hill, one-bedroom units average $2,114 a month and two-bedrooms come in at $2,800 a month on average. While this sounds discouraging for those on a tighter budget, there are rentals available if you’re willing to move a bit further away from Beacon Hill and the immediate surrounding area.

Consider Your Must-Have Amenities

Once you’ve made a budget and selected the neighborhoods you like, it’s time to narrow down your search for apartments for rent in Austin TX, by determining which amenities you might need. Is not having an in-unit washer and dryer or a dishwasher a deal breaker? Are you willing to forego having high-end kitchen appliances for a unit that allows pets? Make a list of your must-have amenities, along with a list of those you’d like to have but can live without.

Work With A Beacon Hill Apartment Locator To Help You Find The Perfect Place

Working with an Beacon Hill real estate agent that specializes in apartment locating can be extremely beneficial for your apartment rental search. A Beacon Hill apartment broker will have the latest information on what units are available, any specials, and will be able to find a listing in a neighborhood that meets your budget and needs. This is especially important if you’re in the process of relocating to Beacon Hill

Important to note, in Beacon Hill, agents are compensated by the tenant so utilizing an apartment locator will charge fee for our service to you.

Review Your Apartment Lease With The Finest Tooth Comb

A Beacon Hill apartment lease is a legally binding contract filled with vital information such as who pays for repairs, penalties for late payment, and what happens when one party or the other tries to terminate the lease early, and more. Be sure to read it completely; don’t just skim over it. If you don’t understand a clause, then feel free to ask for clarification.

If you’re interested in learning more about apartments for rent in Beacon Hill, contact us today.

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John Ford
John Ford

Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs

In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.


For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.


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John Ford and his staff can be reached at 617-595-3712 or 617-720-5454. Please feel free to stop by John's Boston Beacon Hill office located at 137 Charles Street.

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Ford Realty Inc
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