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The Heart of the Commonwealth offers residents amenities galore.
Nicknamed the Heart of the Commonwealth, Worcester is situated right in the center of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Home to nine colleges and universities, Worcester is teeming with cultural and artistic amenities such as Worcester Art Museum, the Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts, the Palladium, and Mechanics Hall.
Worcester also offers much to delight any history buff, including the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester Historical Museum, Bancroft Tower, the Korean War Memorial, and the Massachusetts Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Nature lovers rejoice in the plentiful space for outdoor recreation at Elm Park, Green Hill Park, and Lake Quinsigamond State Park in addition to the interactive, ecological exhibits at EcoTarium. Shoppers savor the unique merchandise at Crompton Collective and That’s Entertainment in addition to the many strip malls strewn throughout Worcester.
Boston, Providence, and Hartford are all within a one-hour drive from Worcester, allowing for a variety weekend destinations. Convenient to the MBTA commuter rail and the Massachusetts Turnpike as well as Interstates 190, 290, and 395, Worcester affords residents easy commutes and travels.
As of November 2017, the average apartment rent in Worcester, MA is $894 for a studio, $1,128 for one bedroom, $1,313 for two bedrooms, and $1,468 for three bedrooms. Apartment rent in Worcester has increased by 3.0% in the past year.
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Living in Worcester
Worcester lies right off of I-90, the Massachusetts Turnpike, a toll road that connects the Berkshires with Boston. Route 9, a two-lane highway, also passes through Worcester and connects with downtown Boston. Many smaller routes connect Worcester with neighboring towns, making it easy to commute to work or go shopping in nearby cities. The Worcester Regional Transit Authority provides public transportation around Worcester and 36 other central Massachusetts communities using buses. The WRTA has a real-time app that allows riders to check schedules, service delays, and routes from their smartphones. Downtown Worcester's Union Station provides both local commuter rail transportation into Boston on the MBTA Worcester Line and interstate Amtrak train transit. Union Station is also a hub for buses and taxi service within Worcester.
There are many different ethnic dining options in Worcester. Shrewsbury Street is the city's restaurant row, where you'll find Japanese, Chinese, Italian, American, and Mediterranean eateries side by side. Families will enjoy easy access to kid-friendly chain restaurants, which line both sides of Route 9 through Worcester. Top picks include Bocado Tapas Wine Bar, Pomir Grill, an Afghan restaurant, Sole Proprietor Seafood & Spirits, which serves sushi and seafood, the American Shaker’s Cafe & Restaurant, Nuovo Italian restaurant, the steakhouse One Eleven Chop House, and the Mediterranean Le Mirage.
Worcester offers many cultural attractions of its own. The Mechanics Hall and the DCU Center bring many popular music acts through town. The Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts and the theater departments of local colleges offer plays and musicals. The Worcester Art Museum and a growing collection of local art galleries offer exciting visual arts displays in the area.
Worcester offers a blend of independent retailers and chain stores. The latter are found along Route 9 and in the Greendale Mall, and hold just about anything you would need. The Shoppes at Blackstone Valley, in neighboring Millbury, provide access to additional retail stores. Downtown, shopping is concentrated along Main Street, Green Street, and Park Avenue. You'll find a range of consignment and vintage shops, specialty shops, clothing stores, and entertainment shops.
Studio Apartments for Rent in Worcester, MA
If you’re looking for studio apartments in Worcester , you know you want the essentials; nothing more, nothing less. You like to keep things simple and affordable. One simple search of the Apartments.com inventory of over 149 thousand currently available rentals should be enough to help you find the Worcester efficiency apartment of your dreams. You can click on any of these 16 studio apartments near you to find more information about the neighborhood, schools, public transit, availability, and more. You’ll also be able to check out what kinds of amenities, outdoor space, and services you’ll get with your studio apartment. Using Apartments.com is the most efficient way to find your next efficiency apartment in Worcester, MA.
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