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Overview of Wakefield

The lovely town of Wakefield, Mass., is located about 12 miles outside downtown Boston yet offers the amenities of living in a suburban community. With approximately 24,900 residents, Wakefield is the 73rd most populous municipality in the state.

Individuals looking for Wakefield apartments for rent will love the option of living along the lake or within some of the forest that surrounds this beautiful community. The gorgeous scenery and friendly, community-oriented atmosphere will not just provide people with a place to live, but also a place to call home.

Living in Wakefield, MA

The city was first settled in 1638 with the name Linn Village. Over the years, residents built a church, a corn mill, and railroad stations throughout the town, which made it a popular relocation spot for people on the East Coast. Wakefield was officially incorporated and has since become a wonderful place for people of all ages to live.

People thinking about making the move to Wakefield will have a choice between seven neighborhoods. Each one is unique in its own way - some offer homes surrounded by the town's beautiful ponds and lakes, while others are centrally located within the downtown region.

Sports fanatics will love living in Wakefield; its high school is well-known for its athletics and championships. There are also a number of sports associations that urge Wakefield youth to get involved. From lacrosse to figure skating, this town is a great location for active individuals. Adults interested in sports can watch two of the city's semi-professional baseball teams or coach any of the youth teams throughout the year.

Wakefield Attractions and Special Events

The nature surrounding Wakefield offers a beautiful backdrop for walkers, runners, and bikers alike. Residents can enjoy a picnic along one of the many ponds located in the town or head down to the town's common, where residents gather for the number of community festivities each year.

There are five major events that take place annually in Wakefield - Town Day, which honors Wakefield's past and present; the Independence Day Parade, which also takes place in the town common; the Homecoming Celebration in Autumn; Concerts in the Common; and Festival By the Lake, a fundraiser held on Lake Quannapowitt to honor the talent within Wakefield.

To find a Wakefield apartment or rental, check out our apartment listings. Rent.com® is happy to help you find your next home.

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Wakefield, MA 01880

$1450 - $1600

1 Bed1 Bath

Wakefield, MA (Colonial Park, Greenwood...)


$1450 - $1600

1 Bed1 Bath
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Cambridge, MA 02138

From $1975

Studio-3 Beds1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (Aggasiz-Harvard University, Larchwood...)


From $1975

Studio-3 Beds1 Bath
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(562)

Woburn, MA 01801

From $1747

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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Melrose, MA 02176

$1995 - $3999

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Melrose, MA (Fells, Wyoming)


$1995 - $3999

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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(125)

Burlington, MA 01803

$1960 - $2725

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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Malden, MA 02148

$1695 - $2875

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Malden, MA (North Medford, Oak Grove)


$1695 - $2875

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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(328)

Peabody, MA 01960

From $1545

1-2 Beds1 Bath

Peabody, MA (Central Peabody)

(328)

From $1545

1-2 Beds1 Bath
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(482)

Peabody, MA 01960

From $1795

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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(115)

Burlington, MA 01803

From $2220

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

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Revere, MA 02151

$1500 - $2200

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Revere, MA (North Revere, Revere...)


$1500 - $2200

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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(379)

Wilmington, MA 01887

From $1716

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Wilmington, MA (North Wilmington)

(379)

From $1716

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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(220)

Peabody, MA 01960

From $1775

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Peabody, MA (Central Peabody)

(220)

From $1775

1-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Arlington, MA 02474

From $1900

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Arlington, MA (Arlington)


From $1900

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Somerville, MA 02145

From $2015

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River)


From $2015

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths
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Chelsea, MA 02150

$1795 - $3478

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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(481)

Danvers, MA 01923

From $1692

1-3 Beds1-2 Baths

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(5)

Chelsea, MA 02150

From $1591

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Chelsea, MA (Chelsea)

(5)

From $1591

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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Somerville, MA 02145

From $2170

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River)


From $2170

Studio-3 Beds1-2 Baths
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(4)

Chelsea, MA 02150

$1639 - $2348

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths

Chelsea, MA (Chelsea)

(4)

$1639 - $2348

Studio-2 Beds1-2 Baths