The typical asking rate per listing is in the $20's per square foot per year. The Stoneham region is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate fell $3 per sqft per year. That's a 15% decline in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Greater Boston market, the Stoneham region has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 6 listings have been made available, which means listings might be leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 660 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 4 floors. Most buildings in this region were built in 1984 and are Class A.