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Average rent in Worcester, MA

$1,709/mo Worcester, MA average rental price, October 2022
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The average monthly rent of apartments in Worcester, MA is $1,709.

    Worcester, MA apartment rent ranges

    About 29% of apartment rents in Worcester, MA range between $1,501-$2,000. Meanwhile, apartments priced over > $2,000 represent 27% of apartments. Around 31% of Worcester’s apartments are in the $1,001-$1,500 price range. 12% of apartments are priced between $701-$1,000.

    Worcester, MA rent trends

    Getting around in Worcester, MA

    86 /100
    Very Walkable
    42 /100
    Some Transit
    53 /100
    Walk Score®: 86, Transit Score®: 42, Bike Score®: 53

    Frequently asked questions

    When were prices and availability in Worcester, MA last updated?

    Prices and availability in Worcester, MA were last updated on 23 Mar 2023.

    What is the average rent in Worcester, MA?

    The average rent in Worcester, MA is $1,709. Start your search for apartments in Worcester, MA now.

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

    The price range for a studio apartment in Worcester, MA is between $850 and $3,512. View all studio apartments in Worcester, MA.

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

    The price range for a 1-bedroom apartment in Worcester, MA is between $925 and $4,235. Browse all available 1-bedroom apartments in Worcester, MA now.

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

    The price range for a 2-bedroom apartment in Worcester, MA is between $985 and $5,234. Browse and find a 2-bedroom apartment in Worcester, MA.

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

    The price range for a 3-bedroom apartment in Worcester, MA is between $1,154 and $3,030. Browse all available 3-bedroom apartments in Worcester, MA.

    What type of rental buildings are in Worcester, MA?

    In Worcester, 58% of the residents are renting compared to 42% owning a home, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. Large-scale apartment buildings with more than 50 units represent 17% of Worcester’s rentals, 76% are small-scale complexes with under 50 units, and 7% are single-family rentals.

    What do typical apartment communities look like in Worcester, MA?

    The age and size of multifamily buildings are among the most visible characteristics of the rental market in a city.  In this case, the apartment buildings in Worcester are about 0 years old, on average. Of these, none have been built since 2000, representing the newer options on the market and typically offering more amenities. Rental buildings in the city have an average height of 0 stories. About none of the rental communities here are low-rise, garden-style communities, none are mid-rises, and none are high-rise buildings. These are true especially for large-scale multifamily buildings with over 50 apartments.

    What apartment floorplans are common in Worcester, MA?

    Rental apartments in Worcester come in a range of sizes and floorplans. Studio apartments represent 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 0% of the total apartments in the city, while 2-bedroom floorplans represent around 0% of all rentals in Worcester. The rest are larger floorplans with 3 bedrooms or more, typically preferred by families, larger households or roommates sharing space.

    Renter's guide to Worcester, MA

    Welcome to Worcester!

    The city's rich history and cultural offerings earned it the nickname “Heart of the Commonwealth”.

    Parents magazine named it the 7th best city for families. U.S. News & World Report ranked Worcester the 65th best place to live in the country. It's also the only city in the nation to be named an All-American City award five times.

    At 39 square-miles, Worcester is just less than half the size of Boston. It’s also centrally located. Worcester is 47 miles from Boston, 40 miles from Providence, RI, and 63 miles from Harford, CT.

    The hottest month in Worcester is July, with an average high temperature of 70°F, while January’s average temperature is a chilly 24°F. The nor’easters that hit the city off the North Atlantic Ocean also make it a prime spot for snowfall. The city gets an average of 64 inches of the snow every winter.

    Tips for renting in Worcester, MA

    If Worcester sounds like a place you'd like to move, you'd be best served to take a second to get acquainted with a few of the local tenant laws.

    In Massachusetts, if a landlord takes a security deposit from you, they're required to pay you 5 percent interest on the amount on the yearly anniversary of your move-in date. And when you move out, they must return the deposit plus interest within 30 days. If it isn’t returned or used for repairs within the specified time period, the tenant is entitled to three times the amount of the deposit.

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    Worcester, MA demographics

    Worcester, MA has a population of 203,867 according to the most recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau. 103,310 of Worcester’s residents are women and 100,557 are men. The median age of those who live in Worcester, MA is 34.4.

    Living in Worcester, MA

    One of the best reasons to live in Worcester is its easy access to the top cultural and educational institutions in the area. The city's educated populace and close proximity to Boston make it a top choice for couples and families in New England.

    Worcester is also excellent for people in search of diversity. European immigrants settled in the city when it was being built, and their legacy lives on in neighborhoods like Little Italy (Italian families), Quinsigamond Village (Swedish), and Kelley Square (Irish and Polish). The city also remains one of the top destinations in Massachusetts for migrants from Asia and Africa.

    On the other hand, a few of the negatives surrounding Worcester include its rank as the 7th most dangerous city in Massachusetts, due to high property and violent crime rates. It was also named the 50th most stressful mid-sized city to live in, based on factors like unemployment, divorce, crime and suicide rates, commute time, and number of cloudy days.

    Worcester, MA households

    • 43,192 Family
      35,588 Non-family
    • 21,709 Children
      57,071 No Children
    • 78,780Total Number of Households
    • 2.4Average People Per Household
    • $56,746Median Household Income

    According to U.S. Census data, there are 78,780 households in Worcester, MA. 43,192 are family households and 35,588 are non-family households. There are 21,709 households with children in Worcester and 57,071 households without children. On average, about 2.4 people live in a household in Worcester, MA.

    Things to do in Worcester, MA

    The people who call Worcester home are never without something to do.

    Top entertainment options in Worcester include visiting one of the city’s 1,200 acres of parks, including Elm Park, one of the oldest in the country. It features ponds, ball courts, and a fun playground.

    Green Hill Park is the largest park in Worcester, home to ponds, a zoo, a playground, a golf course, and a spot for picnics. Then there's Crompton Park, where you'll find playground facilities and a neighborhood pool. Nearby Lake Quinsigamond hosts the annual Eastern Spirits U.S. Rowing competition, but you don't have to be a pro to try your hand at rowing or other water-based activities on the lake.

    Annual events like First Night Worcester and Brew Woo bring families downtown. Then Worcester’s diverse communities come alive at the annual Grecian Festival and Little Italy’s Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Both fests offer music, dancing, and ethnic food.

    Things to do

    Annual events like First Night Worcester and Brew Woo bring families downtown. Then Worcester’s diverse communities come alive at the annual Grecian Festival and Little Italy’s Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Both fests offer music, dancing, and ethnic food.

    If there aren't any events going down, you can take a trip to the EcoTarium, which provides fun things for kids to do, like science and nature exhibits, a planetarium, and areas to explore outdoors.

    Locals say George’s Coney Island Hot Dogs is one of the best cheap places to eat in Worcester. For the best sushi in town, check out Baba Sushi, and for breakfast, a visit to Annie’s Clark Brunch is a must.

    If that weren't enough, Worcester’s proximity to Boston means it's easy to take in some of their pro sports action, courtesy of Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins games.

    If that weren't enough, Worcester’s proximity to Boston means it's easy to take in some of their pro sports action, courtesy of Red Sox, Celtics, and Bruins games.

    Culture in Worcester, MA

    Worcester has no shortage of culture. From Mechanics Hall, one of the oldest concert halls in the country, to the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, national and local performers and performances are hosted here throughout the year. The Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra gives concerts at Tuckerman Hall, and the Worcester Youth Orchestra shows off its talents at Mechanics Hall. And Worcester Palladium is another great place to take in a concert or play, as well.

    For history and art buffs, there are several museums in Worcester, including the Worcester Art Museum, the Sprinkler Factory Gallery, the Worcester Center for Crafts, and ArtsWorcester.

    Things to do

    Worcester, MA employment & economy

    Thanks to the U Mass Medical School and Worcester Polytech, Worcester boasts a low unemployment rate for medical and healthcare workers.  Abbott Laboratories and Advanced Cell Technology also call the city home, which means scientific and technical occupations are in high demand, as well.

    Education is another top employment sector, with nearly 36 percent growth within the last decade. Then there's Hanover Insurance and Polar Beverages, which are both headquartered in Worcester.

    Education in Worcester, MA

    Worcester is home to some of the best educational institutions in the country.

    The University of Massachusetts Medical School was listed as the 4th best in primary care education in U.S. News & World Report’s "America’s Best Graduate Schools" report. Assumption College, Clark University, Becker College, and Worcester Polytechnic Institute are just a few of Worcester’s other higher education institutions.

    Of course, nearby Boston is home to some of the most prestigious institutes of higher learning in the world, including Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Tufts University.

    But Worcester has plenty to offer the younger ones as well. The city boasts one of the top high schools in the country, Worcester Technical High School. Its principal was a national principal of the year, and President Barack Obama spoke at the class of 2014 graduation ceremony.

    Another top high school in Worcester is The Massachusetts Academy of Math and Science, which is located on the Worcester Polytechnic Institute campus. Then there's the University Park Campus School, the 32nd-best high school in the state, as well as a top-ranked school nationally. For the even younger crowd, West Tatnuck Elementary and Worcester Arts Magnet School are among the best schools for elementary-aged children.

    Worcester, MA education statistics

    The level of education of the population of Worcester, MA is as follows: 5% have no high school education, 37% completed some high school, 21% partially completed college, 7% have an Associate Degree, 18% have a Bachelor Degree, and 11% have a Graduate Degree.

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