With yesterday’s holiday in mind, this week we’re taking a look at two iconic American cities: Boston and Philadelphia. Gen Y renters might want to consider a move to either place, as both made the list of Forbes top cities for recent college grads for their abundance of health care, pharmaceutical, and tech jobs. But is that enough to outweigh the high rental costs? Boston now has some of the highest rents in the country, with the average one bedroom at $1814. In secondary market Philadelphia, rents are much lower at $1070 on average. Here’s a look at what’s renting this week in the middle of those two price points:


Charles Street Studio

A studio is renting in a Charles Street brownstone for $1600/month.

  • Unit is sunny and on the top floor of the brownstone

  • Kitchen is updated with stainless steel appliances

  • Living room features a fireplace



East Boston One Bedroom  

A one bedroom is renting in the Maverick Landing complex in East Boston for $1500/month. 

  • Unit is 745 sq. feet

  • Complex offers harbor views

  • Neighborhood features a mix of contemporary and historic architecture 





Loft on North 4th Street

A 1400 sq. foot loft is renting for $1600/ month.

  • Features hardwood floors and two zone heating

  • Located in Old Kensington, close to public transport, restaurants and shopping

  • Washer and dryer in-unit 








Three Bedroom Town Home


A threebedroom, one bath townhome is renting for $1500/month.

  • Close to city center and train station

  • Offers an off-street parking spot

  • Unit features an eat-in kitchen and large bedrooms