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Overview of New Bedford

New Bedford apartments for rent are located in the number one fishing port in America. New Bedford is the world's most famous whaling area, and is full of rich history and a thriving community. Other industries known to New Bedford include the vast textile business which took over as the whaling industry began to dwindle in the 1880s. Today, approximately 95,000 residents live in New Bedford and enjoy the historic architecture and new business opportunities.

Living in New Bedford

New Bedford apartments for rent are part of a literary piece of history and the arts. The American novelist, Herman Melville described the city of New Bedford as "perhaps the dearest place to live in, in all of New England," in his classic tale, Moby Dick. Residents of New Bedford apartments agree that the city is one of opportunity, excitement and activities. Some of the most popular attractions in New Bedford include the Whaling Museum, which houses special collections, traveling and stationary exhibits. You'll the skeleton of a rare species of whale and a half-scale model of a whaling bark among many other interesting and historical displays.

Explore the beautiful gardens and well preserved mansion-turned-museum at the Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum. The historic building was built in 1834 for William Rotch Jr., a prestigious whaling merchant of the time. Today, the museum includes a full city block of luscious gardens, traveling exhibits and a place to revisit the past life of New Bedford.

There are several public transportation options residents of apartments in New Bedford can choose from when traveling in and around New Bedford. The city offers a daily bus service through the Bonanza Bus Lines. This specific bus service offers fixed routes from New Bedford to Hyannis, Cape Cod, Providence, Newport, Rhode Island and New York. Those who wish to commute to Taunton or Boston should hop on the Dattco Bus Line.

New Bedford Apartments and the Cost of Living

New Bedford apartments for rent are available to low- to moderate-income families and individuals through the Housing & Community Development program. The New Bedford Housing & Community Development works to build sustainable, safe housing for those qualifying residents to help create a better economic environment.

Residents living in New Bedford have an estimated cost of living that is 1.7 percent higher than the state average and 21.8 percent greater than the national average, as recorded by AreaVibes. New Bedford residents typically pay $3.83 for a gallon of gas, $3.90 for a cup of coffee and $8.39 for pizza, added the source.

Apartments in New Bedford Work and Study

Students pursuing a postsecondary degree have the option to live in apartments for rent in New Bedford and commute to their higher institution of learning. The University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, is approximately four miles outside the city and Bristol Community College is within 11 miles of New Bedford. There are five more college and university locations within 30 miles of the city as well.

Residents seeking employment opportunities within the city of New Bedford have access to jobs with top employers in the area. Healthcare is the number on industry in New Bedford. The top employers include St. Luke's Hospital, Southcoast Hospitals Radiology, Acushnet Co., Joseph Abboud Manufacturing and Ahead Inc.

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New Bedford, MA 02740

From $700

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

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4

New Bedford, MA 02740

$1225 - $1475

1-2 Beds1 Bath

New Bedford, MA (Westview Park)

(4)

$1225 - $1475

1-2 Beds1 Bath
5

New Bedford, MA 02740

From $1250

1-4 Beds1-2 Baths

New Bedford, MA (Rockdale)

(5)

From $1250

1-4 Beds1-2 Baths
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9

New Bedford, MA 02745

$1145

2 Beds1 Bath

New Bedford, MA (Pine Hill Acres)

(9)

$1145

2 Beds1 Bath
46

Providence, RI 02908

$1275 - $2650

1-4 Beds1-2 Baths

Providence, RI (Downtown)


$1275 - $2650

1-4 Beds1-2 Baths

West Warwick, RI 02893

$775 - $1100

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

West Warwick, RI (Crompton)


$775 - $1100

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
22

Plymouth, MA 02360

$1660 - $3063

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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358

Plymouth, MA 02360

From $2205

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

7

Riverside, RI 02915

From $1168

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Riverside, RI (Boyden Heights)

(7)

From $1168

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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1173

Bridgewater, MA 02324

$1205 - $3437

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath

Bridgewater, MA

(1173)

$1205 - $3437

Studio-2 Beds1 Bath
22

Norton, MA 02766

$1730 - $3170

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Norton, MA (Norton)


$1730 - $3170

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Providence, RI 02903

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Studio-1 Bed1 Bath

Providence, RI (Downtown)


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Studio-1 Bed1 Bath
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215

Providence, RI 02903

From $2105

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Providence, RI (Downtown)

(215)

From $2105

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
5

Providence, RI 02903

$1290 - $2945

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Providence, RI (Downtown)

(5)

$1290 - $2945

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
4

Providence, RI 02908

$1150 - $3500

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Providence, RI (Downtown)

(4)

$1150 - $3500

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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1124

Warwick, RI 02886

$999 - $5079

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Warwick, RI (Cowesett)

(1124)

$999 - $5079

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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South Easton, MA 02375

From $1685

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Fall River, MA 02722

$807 - $1315

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Fall River, MA (Flint)


$807 - $1315

1-2 Beds1 Bath
3

Fall River, MA 02720

From $1610

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Fall River, MA (Steep Brook)

(3)

From $1610

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
19

Somerset, MA 02726

$900 - $1300

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Somerset, MA (Pottersville)


$900 - $1300

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths