Houses for Rent in Brookline
Unlike most neighborhoods and outlying communities in Metro Boston, which are heavily dominated by renters, Brookline is almost evenly split between renters and homeowners. As a result, the town has a decent stock of single-family homes, and some of them are occasionally available for rent. If you need to rent a place in Brookline and prefer renting a house rather than an apartment, then, you are not out of luck. However, houses for rent are even harder to come by than apartments, and they usually cost a lot more too.
Despite all of that, renting a house in Brookline is a good option for many. Oftentimes, you are still dealing with a professional management company, so everything goes like clockwork. Houses typically offer more space and privacy than apartments or condos, and most of them include at lease one free parking space – a huge perk in a city where affordable parking isn’t so easy to come by. One downside of renting a house instead of an apartment is that pets are typically not allowed, so if you have one, you will probably have to look at apartments and condos instead.
You can always check current availability for Brookline homes for rent through Boston City Properties’ convenient online database of searchable MA real estate and rental listings. We’ll give you free, immediate access when you sign up using the simple form. Given how much scarcer rental homes are and how much more complicated they tend to be to acquire, you will also want to work with a skilled local real estate expert. Boston City Properties can refer you to one when the time comes to help make your search that much easier.
In the meantime, we’ve collected a few examples of what you can expect regarding houses for rent in this area. Note, of course, that the market fluctuates constantly, so availability and prices do too. That’s why it’s always best to check availability through our search tool. For now, though, here are a few examples of what to expect from rental homes in Brookline:
- Chestnut Hill – A four-bedroom, three-bathroom house in popular Chestnut Hill currently rents for around $8,975 per month. Rental homes are more available in Chestnut Hill than most areas due to the proliferation of college students in the area.
- Brookline Village – You can rent a three-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom house in this popular neighborhood for around $4,500 per month. Note that most homes in these areas are fairly small in terms of square footage, but most include small yards of some type and at least one free parking space.
- Chestnut Hill-Norfolk – Another house that is currently available for rent in this Brookline neighborhood offers four bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, so it’s among the larger options out there. Monthly rent for this type of house is around $7,600.
- Washington Square – If you are looking for a smaller home to rent, a one-bedroom, one-bathroom house in Washington Square, a popular Brookline neighborhood, currently rents for around $1,300 per month. Note, however, that it only offers 250 square feet of space.
- Large rental house – If you have the means to rent a more sprawling house in this area, you can get a seven-bedroom, five-bathroom rental house for around $11,000 per month – but be prepared to cough up the $11,000 security deposit and other fees at lease signing.
Although rental houses aren’t quite as easy to come by in Brookline as apartments and condos, it’s still possible to find one that suits your budget and needs. Contact Boston City Properties today for more information.