Located around 30 miles south of Boston in historic Plymouth County, the town of Bridgewater, MA is one of New England's finest communities. With its close location near several forests, ponds, and a wildlife management area in a suburban setting, but still close enough to a major metropolis like Boston, many residents love their way of life in Bridgewater apartments for rent.
Apparently, many people in Massachusetts are beginning to take notice of everything this great little town has to offer. According to City-Data, the area has seen more than 17 percent growth in population from 2000 to 2010, pointing to the many amenities that Bridgewater can give its residents.
Bridgewater was the first interior settlement in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in the mid-1600s. Many people were attracted to the area because of the town's many lakes, ponds, and the Taunton River that connected the town to outlying areas in Massachusetts.
Today, the city has grown into one of the best college towns in the state due to Bridgewater State University. Because of the campus life here, the city boasts a young median age of 22. Another reason why people enjoy living here is due to the city's four distinct seasons, youthful population, high quality of life, and beautiful New England scenery.
One of the most beautiful areas in Bridgewater is the West Meadow Pond Wildlife Management Area, which is also connected to the West Bridgewater State Forest, green spaces that are very popular with wildlife enthusiasts, waterfowl hunters, and fishermen. There are also 15 miles of moderate trails throughout the area for residents to enjoy.
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