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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®.

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Waltham, MA 02451

$1,925 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Waltham, MA (Lakeview, Waltham)


$1,925 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
23
115

Burlington, MA 01803

$1,945 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Burlington, MA (Burlington, Burlington Town Center)

(115)

$1,945 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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353

Natick, MA 01760

$2,030 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Natick, MA (Framingham, Golden Triangle)

(353)

$2,030 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
11

Framingham, MA (Framingham, Framingham Centre)


$1,350 and up

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
17
531

Framingham, MA 01702

$1,379 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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154

Marlborough, MA 01752

$1,885 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Marlborough, MA (Marlborough)

(154)

$1,885 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
32

Marlborough, MA 01752

$1,720 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Marlborough, MA (Marlborough)


$1,720 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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125

Burlington, MA 01803

$1,985 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Burlington, MA (Burlington, Burlington Town Center)

(125)

$1,985 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
158

Framingham, MA 01702

$1,311 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Framingham, MA (Framingham, West Framingham)

(158)

$1,311 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
7

Tewksbury, MA 01876

$1,850 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Tewksbury, MA (Tewksbury)


$1,850 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Arlington, MA 02474

$2,175 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths

Arlington, MA (Arlington, Brattle)


$2,175 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-3 Baths
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381

Tewksbury, MA 01876

$1,564 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Tewksbury, MA (Tewksbury)

(381)

$1,564 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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122

Watertown, MA 02472

$1,979 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Watertown, MA (Watertown Town, Watertown West End)

(122)

$1,979 and up

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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169

Andover, MA 01810

$1,695 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Andover, MA (Tewksbury)

(169)

$1,695 and up

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
30

Belmont, MA 02478

$2,208 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Belmont, MA (Belmont, Belmont Center)


$2,208 and up

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
25
562

Woburn, MA 01801

$2,085 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Woburn, MA (Reading)

(562)

$2,085 and up

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths