Compared to other towns around Boston it's in the middle of the price range and uber easy to get in and out of. While there are some apartment buildings I think you'll find most rentals are half of a two family house. Most were built between 1880 and 1930 and are 2BR, 1BA with nice interior woodwork. Top floor usually gets attic storage and bottom floor basement storage. Some have garage space some not. If a garage space is available 2 car off street parking is the norm, otherwise 1 car driveway space is typical. Most residential street have limited onstreet parking, but it's a PITA with snow in the winter.
Comparables might be Medford, Arlington, Revere, half of Waltham, or Quincy. Better and more $$ would be Newton, Milton, Dedham, Weston, Lincoln, better parts of Cambridge, and Boston's Backbay or Beacon Hill. Worse and some for less $$ would be Somerville, half of Waltham, Charlestown, Jamica Plain, Dorchester, Everett, or most of Cambridge.