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Overview of Mattapan

Mattapan, Mass., is a unique neighborhood situated right inside of metropolitan Boston and is guaranteed to satisfy anyone looking to live in Mattapan apartments for rent. This historical town is close to some of the area's hippest spots. With approximately 36,480 residents, this community is the perfect place for people looking to relocate to a large community without having to feel like they're living in a downtown neighborhood.

People looking to Mattapan apartments for rent will find that many of their options of activities in the area include a new hospital in the area as well as a nature sanctuary.

Living in Mattapan, MA

Named after the Mattahunt Native tribe who originally settled here in the early 1600s, the city has changed over the years, becoming a hub for immigrants of Jewish, Irish and Haitian descent to begin their lives. Mattapan officially became a city in 1870, when the nearby town Dorchester was annexed.

Residents living in Mattapan apartments for rent today have an average cost of living that is 12 percent less than the rest of the city of Boston and 20.7 percent greater than the rest of the nation, as recorded by AreaVibes.

New residents of Mattapan apartments seeking employment opportunities have access to jobs in leading industries such as healthcare, education and finance. As part of Suffolk County, Mattapan residents can apply for positions with top employers including Brigham & Women's Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston School of Medicine, Boston University and Children's Hospital Boston.

Mattapan Attractions and Special Events

Within the past few years, Mattapan has had some buildings developed aim to increase the cultural aspect this community has encompassed for years. The Boston Nature Center and Wildlife Sanctuary, as well as the Mattapan Community Health Center were developed by the Mattapan Community Development Corporation, a nonprofit group aimed toward improving the community's social and economic status of residents of apartments for rent in Mattapan.

Mattapan is located within one of the most popular and well known metropolitan areas in the United States that features some of the best dining and shopping there is to offer.

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