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A new report shows that Quincy, Revere and Malden had the most new apartment deliveries in Massachusetts in the last five years, while underscoring that Greater Boston trails many U.S. metros in rental housing production.

While Quincy’s 2,163 apartments completed since 2016 are the most in the state, the total only ranks 17th among suburban communities nationwide, RentCafe reported. The Dallas suburb of Frisco, Texas led all U.S. suburbs with more than 8,000 apartments completed over the same period.

Quincy’s four MBTA Red Line stations have provided opportunities for transit-oriented rental complexes in recent years, including Atlantic Development and Bozzuto Development’s 602-unit apartment complex at the Quincy Center MBTA station and The Abby, a 610-unit complex by the same two developers at the North Quincy MBTA station. Other developers, including Cabot, Cabot & Forbes and LBC Boston, have completed major multifamily developments within walking distance of T stations.

And in December, Boston-based Tremont Asset Management announced plans for a 214-unit apartment complex at 61-71 Hancock St. in North Quincy, an area that the developer said has been overlooked in the recent building boom.

But the RentCafe report also illustrated how multifamily development continues to be concentrated in a handful of cities near Boston. Revere and Malden followed Quincy with 1,389 and 942 apartments completed during the study period, while Framingham and Medford rounded out the top five with 586 and 579 units.

Quincy Tops Apartment Production Outside Boston

by Steve Adams time to read: 1 min