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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®.

Bay Ridge at Nashua Apartments - Nashua, NH 03062
16
(997)

Nashua, NH 03062

$1339 - $3115

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Royal Crest Estates Apartments - Nashua, NH 03060
22
(1812)

Nashua, NH 03060

$900 - $2919

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Inwood West - Woburn, MA 01801
11
(543)

Woburn, MA 01801

$1966 - $4247

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Woburn, MA

(543)

$1966 - $4247

446 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Northborough - Northborough, MA 01532
25
(446)

Northborough, MA 01532

$1565 - $2690

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Northborough, MA

(446)

$1565 - $2690

163 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

Newton Highlands, MA 02461

$2715 - $5410

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Newton Highlands, MA (Newton Upper Falls)

(361)

$2715 - $5410

294 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon at Lexington - Lexington, MA 02421
20
(226)

Lexington, MA 02421

$2670 - $3280

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, MA (Five Fields)

(226)

$2670 - $3280

168 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

$2505 - $3760

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

(216)

$2505 - $3760

204 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlesbank Apartment Homes - Watertown, MA 02472
15
(103)

Watertown, MA 02472

$2089 - $6156

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watertown, MA (Bemis, West End)

(103)

$2089 - $6156

44 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon at Assembly Row - Somerville, MA 02145
19

Somerville, MA 02145

$2315 - $4295

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River)


$2315 - $4295

195 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charles River Landing - Needham, MA 02494
11
(544)

Needham, MA 02494

$2522 - $4473

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

Bedford, MA 01730

$2250 - $3080

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Bayberry Hill Estates Apartments - Framingham, MA 01702
18
(901)

Framingham, MA 01702

$1329 - $3853

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Framingham, MA (South Framingham)

(901)

$1329 - $3853

424 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon North Point Lofts - Cambridge, MA 02141
6

Cambridge, MA 02141

$1920 - $2545

0 Beds 1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)


$1920 - $2545

103 Units 0 Beds 1 Bath

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

Wilmington, MA 01887

$1655 - $2405

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Wilmington, MA (North Wilmington)

(379)

$1655 - $2405

204 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Natick - Natick, MA 01760
26
(353)

Natick, MA 01760

$1730 - $3051

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Natick, MA (Golden Triangle, North Framingham)

(353)

$1730 - $3051

407 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lodge at Ames Pond - Tewksbury, MA 01876
10
(293)

Tewksbury, MA 01876

$1657 - $2962

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Tewksbury, MA

(293)

$1657 - $2962

364 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

Cambridge, MA 02141

$2501 - $7030

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)

(234)

$2501 - $7030

426 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Captain Parker Arms - Lexington, MA 02421
21
(103)

Lexington, MA 02421

$2275 - $3390

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, MA

(103)

$2275 - $3390

94 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Framingham - Framingham, MA 01701
7

Framingham, MA 01701

$1805 - $3145

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Framingham, MA (North Framingham, Saxonville)


$1805 - $3145

180 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Axiom Apartment Homes - Cambridge, MA 02142
13
(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

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