Medford, MA

Overview

Medford apartments are ideal for anyone who wants (or needs) to be close to Boston proper but feels more at home surrounded by nature—the sprawling Middlesex Fells Reservation sits on the north side of town, giving residents a massive playground with over 100 miles of trails through hills and forests. The reservation is extremely popular for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, rock climbing, and even cross-country skiing. The presence of the prestigious Tufts University on the south side of town contributes to a strong academic community in Medford, and several museums and historical landmarks add to the city’s appeal for folks who appreciate a mentally stimulating environment. MBTA bus service and I-93 make it easy to get around and enjoy the resources and attractions of Boston at your leisure.

4 Neighborhoods in Medford, MA

  • Downtown Medford

    A city with a small-town feel, downtown Medford is ideal for families and singles alike. Located on the Mystic River and home to Tufts University, the area boasts numerous parks as well as convenient public transportation through the city and to nearby Boston. Downtown Medford is perfect for those looking for a fine balance between urban and suburban apartment living.

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  • Glenwood

    Only 15 minutes from the center of Boston, the Glenwood neighborhood provides inner city living at a lesser cost within the town of Medford. Glenwood holds more people of Brazilian and Haitian descent than any other neighborhood in the nation, with the diversity giving it added charm. Many of the residential properties were built in the 1920s and '30s. Those have since intertwined with newer structures built between the 1970s and 90s.

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  • South Medford

    South Medford is a primarily residential neighborhood of homes and green spaces approximately five miles north of downtown Boston. Workers who live here enjoy an easy commute in and out of the city on Interstate 93, which runs through this quiet community.

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  • Wellington Medford

    Medford, Massachusetts, an 8.6-square-mile area, sits about 5 miles northwest of Boston. In addition to being a residence for the famous Amelia Earhart, it also serves as home to Tufts University, the Isaac Royall House, and many other museums and historic buildings.

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