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Apartments for rent in New Bedford, MA

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See what New Bedford, MA has to offer.

What Renters Like and Dislike

What Renters Like and Dislike About New Bedford

I like that I found a few places to bring my dog nearby. I bring her into the stores nearby too. That's about it.

A lot of seafood restaurants on the water fresh seafood from ocean to plate. An there's a bunch f parks with skate parks

There's a park up union street.,I like walking to the park it takes a few minutes to reach, the park has animals in the zoo

The community is closer to the city center, and my friends and I often come to my house to have a delicious meal together

I like a pet store in my community. There are many cats and dogs that I like. I go to see them every day.

Park nearby for the children to play in . Classes in public school are fairly small. The teachers are fabulous.

Who Lives Here

New Bedford Demographics

Education

High School

59%

Associate's

25%

Bachelor's

12%

Master's

4%

Doctorate

1%

Family Size

2 people

39%

3 people

29%

4 people

19%

5 people

8%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

53%

50-100k

29%

100-150k

12%

150-200k

4%

200k+

2%

Age

0-10

13%

10-20

12%

20-45

35%

45-65

24%

65+

15%

Affordability

How expensive is it in New Bedford?

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

Rent Trends

Studio1 Bed2 Beds3 Beds
Feb '24-$1575$1995$2200
Jan '24-$1575$1995$2200
Dec '23-$1575$1995$2200
Nov '23-$1575$1995$2200
Oct '23-$1575$1995$2200
Sep '23-$1575$1995$2350
Aug '23-$1575$1995$2495
Jul '23-$1575$1995$2500
Jun '23-$1575$1995$2495
May '23-$1575$1995$2395
Apr '23-$1575$1995$2395
Mar '23-$1575$1995$2295
Feb '23-$1575$1995$2295

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Getting Around New Bedford

New Bedford Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

31%

15-30 Mins

37%

30-40 Mins

11%

40-60 Mins

9%

60+ Mins

12%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 6565

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 7 of 11 renters

Has Sidewalks

Yes

Say 8 of 11 renters

Percentage: 5151

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 7 of 11 renters

Percentage: 3333

Transit Score®

They Are Located Near Public Transportation

Yes

Say 8 of 11 renters

Need A Car

No

Say 9 of 11 renters

Top Scores: Grocery, Restaurant, Nightlife

Things To Do In New Bedford

Top Score

Grocery Stores

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Not bad on the supermarket score. New Bedford gets an average rating.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. Significantly more grocery stores than average
  3. 24% more grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

An average foodie scene: not too cold and not too hot.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. Significantly more restaurants than average
  3. A standard number of restaurants compared to areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Nightlife is on the rocks in New Bedford.

  1. Few bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. 9% fewer bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. 15% more parks than average
  3. 35% fewer parks than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Who's an ok boy? New Bedford doesn't deserve many treats.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. Significantly more pet facilities than average
  3. 26% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

It's just about fine for fine art. An average score.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. Significantly more fine art centers than average
  3. 88% more fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The road is less traveled for filling the tank up in New Bedford.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. Significantly more gas stations than average
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in New Bedford.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 82% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 90% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in New Bedford.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 20% more shops than average
  3. 38% fewer shops than areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 65% more gyms than average
  3. 19% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this New Bedford's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 25% more medical facilities than average
  3. 69% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

What Renters Are Saying

New Bedford Features

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 9 of 11 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 9 of 11 renters

Area Has Litter

No

Say 8 of 11 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 8 of 11 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 7 of 11 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 7 of 11 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 7 of 11 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 7 of 11 renters

Near Grocery Stores

Yes

Say 6 of 11 renters

Well Lit

Yes

Say 6 of 11 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 6 of 11 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 6 of 11 renters

Maintained Yards

No

Say 6 of 11 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

No

Say 7 of 11 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

Yes

Say 7 of 11 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 7 of 11 renters

Safe For Families

No

Say 7 of 11 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 7 of 11 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 10 of 11 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 11 of 11 renters

New Bedford Education

Schools

Percentage: 3/53/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in New Bedford

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What You Need to Know

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All About

Living in New Bedford, MA

New Bedford, a town in Massachusetts, has a population of approximately 95,000. The city's residents, at an average age of just under 39, are younger than most cities in Massachusetts. Homeowners tend to be in the minority in the city, and 59% of residents rent their homes, driven in part by a relatively low average rent that is $409 a month less than the state average. Over the course of a year, renters in New Bedford will save around $4,900 compared to the state average.

Many New Bedford residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, retail, and manufacturing. Together, these industries account for 22% of the labor force in the city. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many of the city's workers are in transportation, making it the top field in the city. New Bedford workers take home an average annual income of just over $54,000, less than the state average. New Bedford's average income also trails the national average ($73,345). Compared to the national average, New Bedford has a relatively large percentage of residents over the age of 25 who have earned a high school degree or equivalent (22%). In addition, 12% possess a Bachelor's, Master's, Professional, or Doctoral degree.

New Bedford has an average commute time of about 27 minutes, quicker than the Massachusetts average of about 31 minutes. Many residents (40%) drive themselves to work, while public transit isn't used extensively. Walking (2%) isn't a common method of commuting to work, though the number is greater than the national average.

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