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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®.

Coach Estates - Acton, MA 01720
14
(7)

Acton, MA 01720

$1425 - $1500

2 Beds 1 Bath

Spring Hill Commons - Acton, MA 01720
20
(17)

Acton, MA 01720

$1200 - $1800

2-3 Beds 1 Bath

Avalon Acton - Acton, MA 01720
42
(489)

Acton, MA 01720

$1445 - $2185

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Acton, MA

(489)

$1445 - $2185

380 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Currents on the Charles - Waltham, MA 02453
27

Waltham, MA 02453

$2240 - $3160

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waltham, MA (Bemis, Bleachery...)


$2240 - $3160

200 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Batch Yard - Everett, MA 02149
19

Everett, MA 02149

$1900 - $4290

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Riverbend on the Charles - Watertown, MA 02472
10
(64)

Watertown, MA 02472

$1739 - $3622

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watertown, MA (Bemis, West End)

(64)

$1739 - $3622

171 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Alta Stone Place - Melrose, MA 02176
28

Melrose, MA 02176

$1656 - $4600

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Melrose, MA (Fells, Wyoming)


$1656 - $4600

212 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Atmark Cambridge - Cambridge, MA 02138
17

Cambridge, MA 02138

$2182 - $3537

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge Highlands)


$2182 - $3537

260 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Parkside Place - Cambridge, MA 02138
23

Cambridge, MA 02138

$1996 - $3694

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (Strawberry Hill)


$1996 - $3694

251 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Fenway Diamonds At 9 Miner Street - Boston, MA 02215
1

Boston, MA 02215

$2140 - $4630

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Fenway, Kenmore)


$2140 - $4630

48 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watertown Mews - Watertown, MA 02472
16

Watertown, MA 02472

$1945 - $2645

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watertown, MA (Bemis, West End)


$1945 - $2645

206 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Auburn Court - Cambridge, MA 02139
31

Cambridge, MA 02139

$2150 - $3700

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport, Central Square)


$2150 - $3700

137 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Flanders Hill At Westborough - Westborough, MA 01581
19

Westborough, MA 01581

$1465 - $2670

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Camelot Court - Brighton, MA 02135
24

Brighton, MA 02135

$1950 - $2830

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

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


$1950 - $2830

160 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Wellington Place - Medford, MA 02155
32

Medford, MA 02155

$2660 - $3740

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Medford, MA (Wellington)


$2660 - $3740

137 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Continuum - Allston, MA 02134
19

Allston, MA 02134

$2380 - $4995

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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


$2380 - $4995

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Longwood Towers - Brookline, MA 02446
20

Brookline, MA 02446

$3170 - $4990

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Brookline, MA (Longwood)


$3170 - $4990

66 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lumiere - Medford, MA 02155
35

Medford, MA 02155

$1895 - $3265

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Medford, MA (Wellington)


$1895 - $3265

164 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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