Dartmouth, Mass., is located on the beautiful coast of Buzzards Bay, just 60 miles south of Boston. As the home of Dartmouth College, the town has an enriching environment with many academic opportunities for residents of all ages. Approximately 34,000 people live here, allowing Dartmouth to maintain a quaint feeling and many pristine natural landscapes. Search for Dartmouth apartments for rent, and find a new home in The Bay State.
The town of Dartmouth was first settled in 1652, about 30 years after Pilgrims first landed in nearby Plymouth. The college was founded in 1769, which drastically changed the local business and cultural environments. Dartmouth shed its strict laws and opted for more academic endeavors. Today, the town thrives as one of the most prestigious college communities in the United States. With an average age of 37, Dartmouth has a young atmosphere that is alive with creativity. The coastal environment blends with rolling farms to foster peace and serenity when residents need an escape from the spirited college students.
Dartmouth is home to Demarest Lloyd State Park, one of the best kept secrets in Massachusetts. With opportunities for canoeing, kayaking, fishing, walking, swimming and scenic viewing, the park is a great place to spend time outdoors. Powerboats are not allowed here, which helps to maintain a quaint, serene environment. Residents can also find solace along the Paskamansett River, which flows through town.
Olde Dartmouth Farm is also here and provides a charming experience for local equestrians. Regardless of training level, people can visit the farm to ride along clean paths enclosed within the property.
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