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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®.

Arlington 360 - Arlington, MA 02474
23

Arlington, MA 02474

$2100 - $3650

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Arlington, MA (Arlington)


$2100 - $3650

164 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon North Point - Cambridge, MA 02141
29
(234)

Cambridge, MA 02141

$2549 - $7236

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)

(234)

$2549 - $7236

426 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Northborough - Northborough, MA 01532
25
(446)

Northborough, MA 01532

$1490 - $2630

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Northborough, MA

(446)

$1490 - $2630

163 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Marlborough - Marlborough, MA 01752
31

Marlborough, MA 01752

$1560 - $2490

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watermark - Cambridge, MA 02142
11

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2827 - $4755

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)


$2827 - $4755

322 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon at Assembly Row - Somerville, MA 02145
19

Somerville, MA 02145

$2415 - $4255

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River)


$2415 - $4255

195 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon North Point Lofts - Cambridge, MA 02141
6

Cambridge, MA 02141

$2445 - $2585

0 Beds 1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)


$2445 - $2585

103 Units 0 Beds 1 Bath

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

Lexington, MA 02421

$2250 - $3360

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, MA (Woodhaven)

(427)

$2250 - $3360

387 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Burlington - Burlington, MA 01803
13

Burlington, MA 01803

$1755 - $2875

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Andover - Andover, MA 01810
32
(169)

Andover, MA 01810

$2065 - $3245

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Andover, MA

(169)

$2065 - $3245

115 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon at Bedford Center - Bedford, MA 01730
30
(178)

Bedford, MA 01730

$2265 - $3095

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Georgetown Apartment Homes - Framingham, MA 01702
17
(658)

Framingham, MA 01702

$1199 - $4237

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Framingham, MA (North Framingham, South Framingham)

(658)

$1199 - $4237

207 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lodge at Ames Pond - Tewksbury, MA 01876
10
(304)

Tewksbury, MA 01876

$1678 - $2834

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Tewksbury, MA

(304)

$1678 - $2834

364 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

$2465 - $5110

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

(216)

$2465 - $5110

204 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon at Newton Highlands - Newton Highlands, MA 02461
37
(361)

Newton Highlands, MA 02461

$1970 - $5660

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Newton Highlands, MA (Newton Upper Falls)

(361)

$1970 - $5660

294 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watermark Kendall East - Cambridge, MA 02142
11

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2285 - $4930

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)


$2285 - $4930

144 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Axiom Apartment Homes - Cambridge, MA 02142
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(11)

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2499 - $5895

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)

(11)

$2499 - $5895

115 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Bear Hill - Waltham, MA 02451
26
(228)

Waltham, MA 02451

$2169 - $4216

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waltham, MA (Prospectville)

(228)

$2169 - $4216

324 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Framingham - Framingham, MA 01701
7

Framingham, MA 01701

$1805 - $3190

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Framingham, MA (North Framingham, Saxonville)


$1805 - $3190

180 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charles River Landing - Needham, MA 02494
11
(552)

Needham, MA 02494

$2468 - $5682

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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