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Apartments for Rent in New Bedford, MA
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    50 Oesting Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
    1 BED $1,775+
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    42 West Hill Road, New Bedford, MA 02740
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    105 William Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
    Studio $500+
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    23 ROOSEVELT STREET, NEW BEDFORD, MA 02745
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    858 SOUTH FIRST STREET, NEW BEDFORD, MA 02745
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    7 ROOSEVELT STREET, NEW BEDFORD, MA 02745
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    22 ROOSEVELT STREET, NEW BEDFORD, MA 02745
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    8 ROOSEVELT STREET, NEW BEDFORD, MA 02745
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    40 ROOSEVELT STREET, NEW BEDFORD, MA 02745
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    49 ROOSEVELT STREET, NEW BEDFORD, MA 02745
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    862 SOUTH FIRST STREET, NEW BEDFORD, MA 02745
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    800 Pleasant Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
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    1661 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
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    370 Middle Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
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    629 State Road, Dartmouth, MA 02747
    2 BEDS $1,795+
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    676 Dartmouth Street, South Dartmouth, MA 02748
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    26 Seabreeze Drive, South Dartmouth, MA 02748
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    1163 American Legion Highway, Westport, MA 02790
    1 BED $845+
    2 BEDS $992+
    3 BEDS $1,125
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    57 ARIZONA STREET, FALL RIVER, MA 02720
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    47 MASON STREET, FALL RIVER, MA 02720
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    1800 Highland Avenue, Fall River, MA 02720
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    5500 N. Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720
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    5500 North Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720
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    1 BED $1,950
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    4001 North Main Street, Fall River, MA 02720
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    3865 North Main Street #2, FALL RIVER, MA 02720
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Average rent in New Bedford, MA

$1,763/mo New Bedford, MA average rental price, November 2023
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The average monthly rent of apartments in New Bedford, MA is $1,763.

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Getting around in New Bedford, MA

46 /100
Car-Dependent
29 /100
Some Transit
35 /100
Somewhat Bikeable
Walk Score®: 46, Transit Score®: 29, Bike Score®: 35

Frequently asked questions

When were prices and availability in New Bedford, MA last updated?

Prices and availability in New Bedford, MA were last updated on 22 Jun 2024.

What are the best apartments in New Bedford, MA?

The best apartments in New Bedford, MA are: The Residences at Buttonwood, Hidden Brook Apartment Homes, 105 William Street, 23 ROOSEVELT STREET and 858 SOUTH FIRST STREET.

What is the average rent in New Bedford, MA?

The average rent in New Bedford, MA is $1,763. Start your search for apartments in New Bedford, MA now.

What is the price range for a studio apartment in New Bedford, MA?

The price range for a studio apartment in New Bedford, MA is between $500 and $6,694. View all studio apartments in New Bedford, MA.

What is the price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in New Bedford, MA?

The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in New Bedford, MA is between $1,775 and $1,895. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in New Bedford, MA now.

What is the price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in New Bedford, MA?

The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in New Bedford, MA is between $2,050 and $2,195. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in New Bedford, MA.

What is the price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in New Bedford, MA?

The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in New Bedford, MA is between $1,895 and $2,050. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in New Bedford, MA.

What type of rental buildings are in New Bedford, MA?

In New Bedford 61% of the housing is rented out compared to 39% of homes are owned, according to the most recent Census Bureau estimates. 10% of New Bedford’s apartments are found in large buildings of 50 units or more, 85% are located in smaller apartment complexes with less than 50 units, and 5% are single-family rentals.

What do typical apartment communities look like in New Bedford, MA?

The average age of rental buildings in New Bedford is 36 years old, with 30% being newer apartment buildings completed since 2000. The average height of apartment buildings in the city is 6 stories, of which 60% are garden-style apartment communities, 19% are mid-sized buildings, and 21% are high-rises. These characteristics describe large-scale apartment communities of 50 apartments or more.

What apartment floorplans are common in New Bedford, MA?

Rental apartments in New Bedford come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 1.0% of units for rent, ideal for singles, renters on a budget and people who value central locations more than space. Rentals with 1-bedroom floorplans make up 55% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 39% of all rentals in New Bedford. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

Living in New Bedford, MA

Located on the Acushnet River in Bristol County, New Bedford is a small, coastal city celebrated for its historic sites and museums. Known as one of America’s top fishing ports, New Bedford attracts renters with its thriving economy, great higher education facilities, vibrant arts scene and excellent food options. Due to its proximity to the ocean, New Bedford has a temperate climate, with average temperatures of 20°F in the winter and 80°F in the summer, accompanied by high winds year-round and plenty of precipitation. There are also many sunny days all year, but renters should prepare for the storm and hurricane activity that’s common in this area.

Renting in New Bedford, MA

New Bedford’s rental market is versatile, with different homes and apartments for rent in its neighborhoods. The far northern and far southern parts of the city have popular neighborhoods with multicultural profiles. While the northern end is close to shops and restaurants, the far southern areas will put renters close to sandy beaches and famous seafood restaurants. Alternatively, for renters looking for upscale rentals, the Westview Park neighborhood is a quiet area with spacious Victorian and Colonial-style rental homes. In contrast, the downtown has more affordable apartments for rent close to all lifestyle amenities and events in the city. Notably, landlords can ask for no more than one month’s rent as a security deposit when renting in New Bedford and must keep it in a separate, interest-bearing account. In return, they’re responsible for maintaining the main system and providing the heating facilities, unless otherwise stated in the rental agreement. For any rent increases and termination of the lease, a prior written notice of at least 30 days is required.

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Shopping in New Bedford, MA

New Bedford has many retail stores, local boutiques and chain stores in multiple shopping venues across the city. Specifically, Kings Plaza — also known as Fieldstone Marketplace — is the main shopping hub just off State Route 140. It’s primarily home to big-box stores selling home goods and clothing, as well as chain restaurants. Similarly, downtown New Bedford has local clothing boutiques, antique stores and specialty shops with everything from handmade crafts to home decor. Meanwhile, Dollar General, Save A Lot, Stop & Shop, and the local PriceRite Marketplace and Market Basket are the leading providers of grocery items. In addition, locally owned grocery supermarkets give renters access to local and national grocery items, while the farmers’ markets in town give renters a place to shop for fresh local foods and handcrafted goods.

Transportation in New Bedford, MA

Renting in New Bedford puts renters close to multiple transportation options. For instance, those who prefer driving can take advantage of the main roads that intersect in the city, including U.S. Highway 6, Interstate 195, and state routes 140 and 18. Or, for renters who rely on more traditional forms of public transportation, numerous bus routes provided by Southeastern Regional Transit Authority (SRTA) make getting around New Bedford simple. Likewise, several private bus companies and shuttle services offer access to the nearby airport and surrounding cities. New Bedford also boasts an extensive network of bike paths and pedestrian-friendly areas, thereby allowing renters to rely on biking or walking as a primary mode of transportation. And, private ridesharing providers, like Uber and Lyft, operate in the city and allow renters to request on-demand rides through an app. Finally, New Bedford Regional Airport is the city’s main airport, providing renters with domestic flights. Or, for international flights, Boston Logan International Airport is 61 miles from the city.

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