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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®.

Bayberry Hill Estates Apartments - Framingham, MA 01702
18
(868)

Framingham, MA 01702

$1301 - $3123

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Framingham, MA (South Framingham)

(868)

$1301 - $3123

424 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlesbank Apartment Homes - Watertown, MA 02472
15
(95)

Watertown, MA 02472

$2019 - $5923

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watertown, MA (Bemis, West End)

(95)

$2019 - $5923

44 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Shrewsbury - Shrewsbury, MA 01545
36
(336)

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

$1420 - $2470

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Shrewsbury, MA

(336)

$1420 - $2470

251 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon North Point Lofts - Cambridge, MA 02141
6
(25)

Cambridge, MA 02141

$2330 - $2555

0 Beds 1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)

(25)

$2330 - $2555

103 Units 0 Beds 1 Bath

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

Bedford, MA 01730

$2225 - $3000

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Royal Crest Marlboro Apartment Homes - Marlborough, MA 01752
15
(1036)

Marlborough, MA 01752

$1249 - $1783

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

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

Lexington, MA 02421

$2540 - $3105

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, MA

(103)

$2540 - $3105

94 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Axiom Apartment Homes - Cambridge, MA 02142
13
(11)

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2499 - $5844

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)

(11)

$2499 - $5844

115 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

eaves Burlington - Burlington, MA 01803
21
(115)

Burlington, MA 01803

$1740 - $2055

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Burlington, MA

(115)

$1740 - $2055

203 Units 1-2 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

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

Waltham, MA 02451

$2099 - $4231

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waltham, MA (Prospectville)

(228)

$2099 - $4231

324 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Georgetown Apartment Homes - Framingham, MA 01702
17
(650)

Framingham, MA 01702

$1259 - $4034

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Framingham, MA (North Framingham, South Framingham)

(650)

$1259 - $4034

207 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

Wilmington, MA 01887

$1675 - $2420

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Wilmington, MA (North Wilmington)

(379)

$1675 - $2420

204 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Bay Ridge at Nashua Apartments - Nashua, NH 03062
16
(982)

Nashua, NH 03062

$1378 - $3146

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Burlington - Burlington, MA 01803
13
(59)

Burlington, MA 01803

$1885 - $2170

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Burlington, MA

(59)

$1885 - $2170

312 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Kimball Court Apartments - Woburn, MA 01801
20
(6)

Woburn, MA 01801

$1652 - $1823

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Woburn, MA (North Woburn)

(6)

$1652 - $1823

525 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sovereign & Saxony Apartments - Framingham, MA 01701
10

Framingham, MA 01701

$1150 - $1499

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Framingham, MA (Framingham Centre, North Framingham)


$1150 - $1499

230 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Jefferson Hills - Framingham, MA 01702
24

Framingham, MA 01702

$1162 - $2126

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Framingham, MA (West Framingham)


$1162 - $2126

1020 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

The Merc at Moody and Main - Waltham, MA 02451
6

Waltham, MA 02451

$2095 - $3645

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waltham, MA (Bleachery)


$2095 - $3645

269 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Windsor Village - Waltham, MA 02451
19

Waltham, MA 02451

$1940 - $3780

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waltham, MA (Kingston)


$1940 - $3780

707 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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