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Overview of Woburn

Woburn is a historical town nestled in the beautiful surroundings that New England is famous for. Located halfway between Lowell and Boston, Woburn sits at the head of the Mystic River Valley. The city streets are lined with buildings from every historical architectural style that one would expect to find in New England and adds to the city’s historical importance. The city has over 38,000 residents who agree with the city website’s declaration that “Woburn is a great place to live, work, retire and raise a family.” They enjoy a longstanding tradition of volunteering and civic participation with a passion for sports and recreation. With something to offer for people of all ages and backgrounds, Woburn apartments for rent are very desirable.

Living in Woburn, MA

Named after a city in Bedfordshire, England, Woburn was officially incorporated in 1642. The town is famous as the site of the first religious ordination in the Americas when Reverend Thomas Carter was sworn in as a Puritan minister that same year. Tanning, shoemaking and agriculture fueled the local economy for centuries, and when the Middlesex Canal was opened in 1803, local businesses had the means to trade their goods and receive additional supplies. Woburn is also famous as the home of Charles Goodyear’s “vulcanization” process that revolutionized the rubber industry in the early 19th century. Today, the city is a delightful mix of wooded conservation areas, quiet neighborhoods and thriving industrial parks that lead new residents to look for apartments in Woburn. 

Woburn Work and Study

American International College and Middlesex Community College in town join numerous college opportunities located just 12 miles away in the Boston metropolitan area. Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - two of the country’s most prestigious schools – are located here, and attract some of the brightest students in the world. Boston is also home to Bentley University, Berklee College of Music, Boston College, Boston University, Brandeis University, the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Suffolk University and the Boston Conservatory, among others, that make the city a hub for higher education.

Woburn residents work in almost every industry and take advantage of the thriving business environment of the Boston area. Liberty Mutual Insurance Group and State Street Corporations are headquartered here, and join the city’s universities as one of the top employers in the area. Boston also attracts many biotechnology companies, including Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Merck & Co, Millipore, Genzyme and Biogen Idec, which all have offices in the area. Many people here also make their livings as blue collar workers in the service industries.

Rentals in Woburn, MA and Cost of Living

Woburn apartments are very desirable, which is unfortunately reflected in the city’s high rent prices. According to U.S. Census Bureau statistics, the average apartment here costs $1,223 a month, which is pretty consistent with prices found in the rest of the state. The New England lifestyle also drives up costs elsewhere. Woburn received a cost of living index of 135.5, which is significantly above the index of 100 found in the average United States city.

Woburn Attractions and Special Events

Woburn residents enjoy some of the greatest attractions found in New England. The Woburn Greek Festival, Boston Early Music Festival, International Festival, Boston Jewish Film Festival, Samuel Adams Octoberfest, Boston Seafood Festival, SoWa Open Market, Boston Local Food Festival, Boston Arts Festival and New England Arts & Crafts Festival allow locals to explore a range of cultural interests and the best of local fare.

If you are looking for an apartment for rent or a house rental in Woburn, Mass., search for rental properties at Rent.com®.

The Batch Yard - Everett, MA 02149
19

Everett, MA 02149

$2030 - $4290

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Auburn Court - Cambridge, MA 02139
31

Cambridge, MA 02139

$2300 - $3700

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridgeport, Central Square)


$2300 - $3700

137 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Arlington 360 - Arlington, MA 02474
23

Arlington, MA 02474

$2100 - $3650

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Arlington, MA (Arlington)


$2100 - $3650

164 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Parkside Place - Cambridge, MA 02138
23

Cambridge, MA 02138

$2097 - $4578

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (Strawberry Hill)


$2097 - $4578

251 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Alta Stone Place - Melrose, MA 02176
28

Melrose, MA 02176

$2105 - $4515

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Melrose, MA (Fells, Wyoming)


$2105 - $4515

212 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Everly - Wakefield, MA 01880
17

Wakefield, MA 01880

$1831 - $2680

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Wakefield, MA (Montrose)


$1831 - $2680

186 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Atmark Cambridge - Cambridge, MA 02138
17

Cambridge, MA 02138

$2197 - $3562

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge Highlands)


$2197 - $3562

260 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watermark Kendall East - Cambridge, MA 02142
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Cambridge, MA 02142

$2285 - $4930

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)


$2285 - $4930

144 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Exeter - Boston, MA 02116
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Boston, MA 02116

$4360 - $9895

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Prudential)


$4360 - $9895

187 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Axiom Apartment Homes - Cambridge, MA 02142
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(13)

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2499 - $5844

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)

(13)

$2499 - $5844

115 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon at Lexington Hills - Lexington, MA 02421
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(427)

Lexington, MA 02421

$2225 - $3430

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, MA (Woodhaven)

(427)

$2225 - $3430

387 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Fenway Diamond at 9 Miner Street - Boston, MA 02215
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Boston, MA 02215

$2790 - $4695

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Fenway, Kenmore)


$2790 - $4695

48 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Vanguard At Waterfront Square - Revere, MA 02151
5

Revere, MA 02151

$2100 - $3900

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Revere, MA (Belle Circle, Crescent Beach...)


$2100 - $3900

191 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon at Lexington - Lexington, MA 02421
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(226)

Lexington, MA 02421

$2370 - $3440

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, MA (Five Fields)

(226)

$2370 - $3440

168 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon North Point - Cambridge, MA 02141
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(234)

Cambridge, MA 02141

$2649 - $7040

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)

(234)

$2649 - $7040

426 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon at Assembly Row - Somerville, MA 02145
19

Somerville, MA 02145

$2175 - $4300

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Somerville, MA (Mystic River)


$2175 - $4300

195 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watermark - Cambridge, MA 02142
11

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2864 - $4755

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)


$2864 - $4755

322 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Oaks and Oaks West - Wilmington, MA 01887
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(379)

Wilmington, MA 01887

$1660 - $2470

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Wilmington, MA (North Wilmington)

(379)

$1660 - $2470

204 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

AVA Theater District - Boston, MA 02116
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(24)

Boston, MA 02116

$2614 - $6310

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)

(24)

$2614 - $6310

398 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon at Bedford Center - Bedford, MA 01730
30
(178)

Bedford, MA 01730

$2220 - $3000

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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