Mayflower Townhouses is a *NEWLY Renovated* apartment community. We offer "gut-renovated" townhouse homes with Heat, Hot water and Gas included. Our uni…
Plymouth, MA 02360
Kendall Crossing apartment homes are located in Natick, MA, a desirable suburb in the metrowest section of greater Boston. Only steps from the commuter …
Natick, MA 01760
Atlas Lofts is a brand new, loft-style apartments in the heart of Chelsea. Apartments feature granite counters, polished concrete floors, exposed brick …
Chelsea, MA 02150
Welcome to a new concept in renting: luxury living with sustainable design. The Wyeth, located steps to Porter Square and just minutes to Harvard Univer…
Cambridge, MA 02140
(Kendall Square, East Cambridge)
Watermark Kendall East is located in the heart of Kendall Square, an award winning neighborhood marked as a global center for innovation and cutting edg…
Cambridge, MA 02142
(North Dorchester, Columbia Point)
Welcome home to Harbor Point on the Bay it is Boston's favorite waterfront apartment home community sharing a scenic peninsula with neighbors JFK Librar…
Boston, MA 02125
At Burbank Apartments, you can make your home in a studio, 1 or 2 bedroom apartment in a friendly, tree-lined neighborhood that's just around the corner…
Boston, MA 02115
(Mission Hill, Back Of The Hill)
Choose from an impressive selection of studios, 1 & 2 bedrooms, 2 plus den and split level style residences with expansive outdoor patio space. Interior…
Boston, MA 02120
Quiet Location..Onsite Management...Modern One Bedroom/Studio Apartments..All Units Freshly Painted with Numerous Upgrades...Optional Furnished Units
North Attleboro, MA 02760
(Coolidge Corner, North Brookine)
Spacious apartments in Coolidge Corner, Brookline on Beacon Street. Located on the C train and 66 Bus line and close to dozens of great restaurants and stores.
Brookline, MA 02446
Gorgeous fully furnished & well appointed apartment including all utilities wifi and cable TV
boston, MA 02135
Brand New Luxury Living in a historic restoration of a North End woolen warehouse from the 1800's!!
boston, MA 02113
Overview of Brockton
Brockton apartments for rent may be particularly attractive to families with children, as the Massachusetts city was named one of the Best Communities for Young People by America's Promise Alliance in 2005, 2008, 2010 and 2011. It is known as the City of Champions because boxing legends Rocky Marciano ("the Rock from Brockton") and Marvin Hagler both grew up there. Brockton is also famous for housing the largest high school in New England. The city is located in Plymouth County, is approximately half an hour south of Boston and had a population of 93,810 in 2010, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
Living in Brockton, MA
First settled in the 17th century, Brockton was originally named North Bridgewater and was incorporated in 1881. Agriculture was the area's first major industry, but the Industrial Revolution ushered in an age of textile and shoe manufacturing upon which the city built its economy. More than 6,000 workers were employed by Brockton's shoe manufacturers at the turn of the 20th century, which earned it the nickname "Shoe City." Today, this aspect of the municipality's heritage is celebrated by the Brockton Shoe Museum, which traces the evolution of shoemaking in the nation from as early as the 16th century and also features a celebrity shoe exhibit.
Brockton Work and Study
Brockton High School is the city's only public education institution for students in grades 9 to 12. As the largest high school in New England and one of the biggest in the country, Brockton High School serves approximately 4,300 students and was twice named one of America's Best High Schools by U.S. News & World Report. The city's public school system is also comprised of 12 elementary schools, six middle schools, three alternative schools, an early childhood center and an adult learning center.
For those interested in further education, Massasoit Community College has a Brockton campus, while Bridgewater State University is approximately 10 miles from the city. Stonehill College, located in nearby Easton, is a viable option for those interested in the liberal arts, sciences and pre-professional fields, and is attended by more than 2,300 students.
Massasoit Community College and Brockton High School are two of the city's largest employers, along with Brockton Hospital, Caritas Good Samaritan Medical Center and the local U.S. Post Office Processing Center.
Rentals in Brockton, MA and Cost of Living
The cost of living in Brockton is considerably higher than the national average - Brockton registered 133.9 on City-Data.com's March 2012 cost of living index, compared to the national average of 100. The median gross rent of apartments in Brockton is $970, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Brockton Attractions and Special Events
Fans of the arts, culture and history have a lot to choose from in Brockton. The Brockton Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1948 and continues to delight audiences, while the Brockton Public Library serves as the headquarters of the Greater Brockton Society for Poetry and the Arts. The Brockton Historical Society operates three museums along Route 27, each dedicated to a different aspect of the city's history - the shoe industry, fire-fighting and an early homestead. The Brockton Fire Museum's pine floors and subdued lighting give visitors an impression of what a fire station in the area would have looked like in Victorian times.
For shoppers, the Westgate Mall is Brockton's main retail destination and features big-box retailers including Macy's and Sears, while sports fans may want to take in a Brockton Rox baseball game at Campanelli Stadium. To honor its most famous resident, the city erected a 20-foot statue of Rocky Marciano at the entrance to the stadium that also bears his name.
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