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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®.

Vanguard At Waterfront Square - Revere, MA 02151
11

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

Gatehouse 75 - Charlestown, MA 02129
24

Charlestown, MA 02129

$2788 - $5105

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlestown, MA (Bunker Hill, Charlestown)


$2788 - $5105

99 Units 1-2 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

Alta Stone Place - Melrose, MA 02176
28

Melrose, MA 02176

$2105 - $4600

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Melrose, MA (Fells, Wyoming)


$2105 - $4600

212 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Parkside Place - Cambridge, MA 02138
23

Cambridge, MA 02138

$2335 - $4127

1-3 Beds 1 Bath

Cambridge, MA (Strawberry Hill)


$2335 - $4127

251 Units 1-3 Beds 1 Bath

The Batch Yard - Everett, MA 02149
19

Everett, MA 02149

$1980 - $4290

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Exeter - Boston, MA 02116
7

Boston, MA 02116

$2940 - $9520

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Prudential)


$2940 - $9520

187 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon at Lexington Hills - Lexington, MA 02421
36
(427)

Lexington, MA 02421

$2260 - $3560

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Lexington, MA (Woodhaven)

(427)

$2260 - $3560

387 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Garrison Square - Boston, MA 02116
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(171)

Boston, MA 02116

$3852 - $7854

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Prudential)

(171)

$3852 - $7854

160 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watermark - Cambridge, MA 02142
11

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2944 - $5459

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)


$2944 - $5459

322 Units 1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Charlesbank Apartment Homes - Watertown, MA 02472
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(96)

Watertown, MA 02472

$1889 - $4205

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watertown, MA (Bemis, West End)

(96)

$1889 - $4205

44 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Atmark Cambridge - Cambridge, MA 02138
17

Cambridge, MA 02138

$2250 - $3620

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (Cambridge Highlands)


$2250 - $3620

260 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Axiom Apartment Homes - Cambridge, MA 02142
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(20)

Cambridge, MA 02142

$2499 - $6126

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)

(20)

$2499 - $6126

115 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

AVA Back Bay - Boston, MA 02199
42

Boston, MA 02199

$3050 - $8765

0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Boston, MA (Prudential)


$3050 - $8765

271 Units 0-3 Beds 1-3 Baths

Avalon North Point - Cambridge, MA 02141
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(234)

Cambridge, MA 02141

$2464 - $7005

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge)

(234)

$2464 - $7005

426 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Avalon Bear Hill - Waltham, MA 02451
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(228)

Waltham, MA 02451

$2334 - $4481

1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Waltham, MA (Prospectville)

(228)

$2334 - $4481

324 Units 1-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Watermark Kendall East - Cambridge, MA 02142
11

Cambridge, MA 02142

$3515 - $4930

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Cambridge, MA (East Cambridge, Kendall Square)


$3515 - $4930

144 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

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

Bedford, MA 01730

$2570 - $3170

1-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

AVA Theater District - Boston, MA 02116
24
(61)

Boston, MA 02116

$2764 - $7010

0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Boston, MA (Downtown)

(61)

$2764 - $7010

398 Units 0-2 Beds 1-2 Baths

Axis Admirals Hill - Chelsea, MA 02150
30

Chelsea, MA 02150

$1648 - $4745

0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

Chelsea, MA (Chelsea)


$1648 - $4745

160 Units 0-3 Beds 1-2 Baths

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