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Overview of Acton

Acton is a small suburban community in Middlesex County, Mass. Situated about 25 miles northwest of Boston, residents of Acton are in an ideal spot for quiet suburban living without having to give up all the amenities of a major metropolitan area. Although the population has nearly tripled in the past three decades, the community still retains the small-town charm that so many have cherished. Boasting beautiful historic architecture and tree-lined country roads, the scenic town still thrives because of its location.

With easy access to Routes 2, 27, 11, and 495, residents can travel virtually anywhere with ease. Acton apartments for rent are perfect for those working downtown who prefer the simple lifestyle of a rural New England town. According to City-Data, the population of Acton in 2009 was around 21,200 residents.

Living in Acton, MA

The community of Acton began as four early land grants in the 1600s. By 1730, there were roughly two dozen settlers in the area, and five years later Acton was incorporated as a town. The agricultural community had several gristmills and sawmills that were necessary, along with Faulkner Mills, an original large-scale manufacturer of woolen clothing in the country. By the 1870s, other industries came to the area and products were shipped across the country.

Acton remained a farming community until the 1950s when development turned much of the land into neighborhoods. At the time, Acton was made up of three different villages: Acton Center, West Acton and South Acton, which eventually changed to the current form of government.

Acton Attractions and Special Events

Residents of Acton are so close to Boston and the city’s many events that there is no excuse for boredom. Living in Acton apartments offers the diverse attractions available in Boston such as the Boston Vegetarian Food Festival, the Fisherman’s Feast, and the Boston Arts Festivals. Being so close to downtown also means that a day trip to a historical landmark like the Boston Tea Party Ship and Museum or Fenway Park are very feasible.

To find your next rental apartment or house in Acton, take a look at our listings on Rent.com®.

Avalon Acton - Acton, MA 01720
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(507)

Acton, MA 01720

$1685 - $2400

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Acton, MA

(507)

$1685 - $2400

380 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Coach Estates - Acton, MA 01720
14
(7)

Acton, MA 01720

$1425 - $1500

2 Beds 1 Bath

Spring Hill Commons - Acton, MA 01720
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(17)

Acton, MA 01720

$1200 - $1800

2-3 Beds 1 Bath

Alta Stone Place - Melrose, MA 02176
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Melrose, MA 02176

$2122 - $4600

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Melrose, MA (Fells, Wyoming)


$2122 - $4600

212 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Concord Mews - Concord, MA 01742
25

Concord, MA 01742

$1881 - $6015

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Currents on the Charles - Waltham, MA 02453
27

Waltham, MA 02453

$2095 - $3140

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waltham, MA (Bemis, Bleachery...)


$2095 - $3140

200 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Auburn Court - Cambridge, MA 02139
31

Cambridge, MA 02139

$2300 - $3700

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport, Central Square)


$2300 - $3700

137 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Batch Yard - Everett, MA 02149
19

Everett, MA 02149

$1960 - $4290

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Atmark Cambridge - Cambridge, MA 02138
17

Cambridge, MA 02138

$2197 - $3696

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge Highlands)


$2197 - $3696

260 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Modera Natick Center - Natick, MA 01760
7

Natick, MA 01760

$2100 - $4600

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Bayberry Hill Estates Apartments - Framingham, MA 01702
18
(904)

Framingham, MA 01702

$1329 - $3883

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Framingham, MA (South Framingham)

(904)

$1329 - $3883

424 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waverly Apartments - Brighton, MA 02135
13
(177)

Brighton, MA 02135

$1999 - $4757

2-3 Beds 1 Bath

Brighton, MA (Allston-Brighton, Brighton...)

(177)

$1999 - $4757

103 Units 2-3 Beds 1 Bath

Avalon at Lexington Hills - Lexington, MA 02421
36
(427)

Lexington, MA 02421

$2390 - $4160

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, MA (Woodhaven)

(427)

$2390 - $4160

387 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon North Point Lofts - Cambridge, MA 02141
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Cambridge, MA 02141

$1920 - $2545

0 Beds 1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)


$1920 - $2545

103 Units 0 Beds 1 Bath

Avalon Andover - Andover, MA 01810
32
(169)

Andover, MA 01810

$2015 - $3150

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Andover, MA

(169)

$2015 - $3150

115 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Axiom Apartment Homes - Cambridge, MA 02142
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(3)

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2529 - $5913

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)

(3)

$2529 - $5913

115 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Oaks and Oaks West - Wilmington, MA 01887
47
(379)

Wilmington, MA 01887

$1660 - $2415

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Wilmington, MA (North Wilmington)

(379)

$1660 - $2415

204 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon At Chestnut Hill - Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
23
(216)

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

$2510 - $4935

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chestnut Hill, MA (Chestnut Hill, Oak Hill...)

(216)

$2510 - $4935

204 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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