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New Bedford

Immerse yourself in the history of the Whaling City

  • Coastal
  • Historic
  • Diverse
  • Vibrant
  • Dynamic
  • Scenic
  • Artistic
  • Active
  • Charming
  • Convenient

Nicknamed “the Whaling City,” New Bedford holds a rich history as a prominent whaling port in the 19th century. Today, New Bedford’s working waterfront is considered America’s number one fishing port, supporting a bevy of commercial and recreational boats. New Bedford honors its storied past in its vibrant downtown area, which is teeming with museums, art galleries, diverse shops, restaurants, and cafes in historic buildings along cobblestone streets.

New Bedford residents enjoy an array of annual events, including the Taste of Southcoast, Folk Festival, Jazz Festival, Blues Festival, Working Waterfront Festival, Wine Festival, Oktoberfest, and the Summer Sound Series. There’s always something to do in New Bedford, with the Buttonwood Park Zoo, Zeiterion Performing Arts Center, numerous parks, beaches, and recreational activities in town.

Major destinations like Boston, Providence, Nantucket, and Martha’s Vineyard are just a short drive from New Bedford. Access to I-195, U.S. 6, and Route 140 makes getting around from New Bedford simple.

Rent Trends

As of September 2018, the average apartment rent in New Bedford, MA is $812 for a studio, $1,028 for one bedroom, $1,283 for two bedrooms, and $1,695 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in New Bedford has increased by 0.2% in the past year.

Beds Avg Sq Ft Avg Rent
Studio 794 $812
1 BR 659 $1,028
2 BR 974 $1,283
3 BR 1,416 $1,695


75 Walk Score® Very Walkable
36 Transit Score® Some Transit


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