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Overview of Shrewsbury

Located in the heart of central Massachusetts, this quiet town has been a neighboring community of Worchester since the early 1800s. According to information from the U.S. Census Bureau, the city had more than 31,600 residents in 2010 and shows no signs of slowing down. Home to Artemas Ward Homestead, a symbol of Massachusetts' heritage, this small town is rich with the dynamic history of New England, but still has a bright eye for the future.

Living in Shrewsbury, MA

Land grants in Shrewsbury date back as early as 1664, making it only the oldest communities in the country. Because of its valuable milling potential near the Connecticut River, many settlers in the Massachusetts Bay Colony made their home here. Named after a city in England, the first permanent resident, Gershom Wheelock made his home in Shrewsbury and the city officially incorporated in 1727.

Agriculture was always a leading industry in the city, and many apple trees that produced delicious New England cider gave Shrewsbury its rise. After an economic downturn during the Revolutionary War and Shrewsbury's involvement with the famous Shays' Rebellion in 1786, the city was forced to rebuild its longstanding farming background.

After years of development, Shrewsbury developed into a bedroom community for neighboring Worchester and is now one of Massachusetts' finest suburbs. According to the census, more than 70 percent of the residences here are family households, making Shrewsbury an ideal location for raising children.

Shrewsbury Work and Study

Many students in the area get their education at nearby Clark University. A small, liberal arts college, this school offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in everything from accounting to urban education. Clark is also known for its state-of-the-art research facilities that give graduate students the tools they need for exploration and problem solving. If you are a Clark University student looking for Shrewsbury rentals, finding a place near Interstate 290 is a great way to cut down your commute time to class.

According to the Massachusetts Office of Labor and Workforce Development, the largest employers in Worchester County are PFPc INC, VNA Care Network & Hospice and Wachusett Mountain. Many of the industries in the areas around Shrewsbury are in insurance, computer and software development, manufacturing and healthcare. Since Shrewsbury is within close proximity to neighboring Worchester, many residents commute there for work.

Rentals in Shrewsbury, MA and Cost of Living

Because the area has a safe environment, high quality of life, great school system and close proximity to one of the largest cities in Massachusetts, the cost of living index is higher than the United States average. According to information from city-data.com, the 2009 median household income in the area was about $20,000 more per year than the average Massachusetts resident, so renters here should expect to afford a wide range of rentals.

Shrewsbury Attractions and Special Events

Preserved by Harvard University for its cultural significance, the Artemas Ward House Museum in Shrewsbury contains original woodwork, fabrics and furnishings of the Wards, a prominent family of politicians, authors, farmers, soldiers and advertisers in the Shrewsbury area for six generations. History buffs can tour the grounds and get to know an important chapter in Massachusetts' history.

If you are more of an adventurer, Ski Ward is your source for skiing, snowboarding and snowshoeing for Shrewsbury residents of all ages. During the summer, the park doubles as great space for tubing, mountain biking, outdoor picnics and skateboarding. The grounds also offer an ice cream stand for the kids and a bar and grill for the adults.

To find your next rental apartment or house in Shrewsbury, take a look at our listings on Rent.com®.

Avalon Shrewsbury - Shrewsbury, MA 01545
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(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

Ashford Crossing - Shrewsbury, MA 01545
12

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

$1184 - $2324

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

The Commons at Haynes Farm - Shrewsbury, MA 01545
23
(196)

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

$1480 - $2570

1-4 Beds 1-2 Baths

Shrewsbury Commons - Shrewsbury, MA 01545
19
(12)

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

$1021 - $1658

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Shrewsbury, MA

(12)

$1021 - $1658

384 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Madison Place - Shrewsbury, MA 01545
12

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

$1475 - $1850

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Shrewsbury, MA


$1475 - $1850

96 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Imperial Village Apartments - Shrewsbury, MA 01545
7

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

$999 - $1599

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Sheridan Apartments - Shrewsbury, MA 01545
7

Shrewsbury, MA 01545

$1099 - $1350

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Shrewsbury, MA


$1099 - $1350

216 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Avalon Marlborough - Marlborough, MA 01752
31
(45)

Marlborough, MA 01752

$1560 - $2490

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Marlborough, MA

(45)

$1560 - $2490

350 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Northborough - Northborough, MA 01532
25
(446)

Northborough, MA 01532

$1475 - $2620

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Northborough, MA

(446)

$1475 - $2620

163 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Wexford Village Apartments - Worcester, MA 01604
16
(544)

Worcester, MA 01604

$1039 - $2774

0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Worcester, MA (Broadmeadow, Sunderland)

(544)

$1039 - $2774

264 Units 0-2 Beds 1 Bath

Avalon Orchards - Marlborough, MA 01752
35
(205)

Marlborough, MA 01752

$1655 - $2175

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Marlborough, MA (Downtown)

(205)

$1655 - $2175

156 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Windsor Ridge - Westborough, MA 01581
10

Westborough, MA 01581

$1520 - $3705

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Westborough, MA


$1520 - $3705

300 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Flanders Hill At Westborough - Westborough, MA 01581
19

Westborough, MA 01581

$1690 - $2575

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Applebriar - Marlborough, MA 01752
13

Marlborough, MA 01752

$1420 - $2290

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Marlborough, MA


$1420 - $2290

164 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Stone Gate Apartments - Marlborough, MA 01752
30

Marlborough, MA 01752

$1490 - $3085

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Marlborough, MA (French Hill)


$1490 - $3085

332 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Fountainhead Apartments - Westborough, MA 01581
19
(12)

Westborough, MA 01581

$1515 - $2345

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Westborough, MA

(12)

$1515 - $2345

562 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Princeton Place - Worcester, MA 01604
15
(8)

Worcester, MA 01604

$1199 - $1559

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Worcester, MA (East Side, Hamilton...)

(8)

$1199 - $1559

260 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Audubon Plantation Ridge - Worcester, MA 01605
17
(9)

Worcester, MA 01605

$1345 - $1745

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Worcester, MA (East Side, Green Hill Park...)

(9)

$1345 - $1745

330 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Redwood Hills - Worcester, MA 01604
10
(11)

Worcester, MA 01604

$1075 - $1400

1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Worcester, MA (Broadmeadow, Sunderland)

(11)

$1075 - $1400

180 Units 1-2 Beds 1 Bath

Oxford Court - Clinton, MA 01510
25
(7)

Clinton, MA 01510

$1050 - $1250

2 Beds 1 Bath

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