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237 Apartments for rent in Haverhill, MA

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Check out 237 verified apartments for rent in Haverhill, MA with rents starting as low as $400. Some apartments for rent in Haverhill might offer rent specials. Look out for the
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5 Units Available
The Residences at Little River
10 Primrose Way
Haverhill, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,799
787 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,880
1117 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 12:17 AM
Upgraded apartments with vaulted ceilings, built-in desks and fireplaces. Enjoy the onsite clubhouse, business center and pool. Right by Winnekenni Park Conservation Area. Easy access to I-495. By Northern Essex Community College.
Verified
5 Units Available
The Bixby
170 Washington St
Haverhill, MA | Mount Washington
Studio
$1,516
595 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,875
854 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$625
1132 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 05:36 AM
Overlooking the Merrimack River. Recently renovated with granite countertops, extra storage, stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets. On-site gym, garages and lobby area. Pet-friendly for dogs and cats. Bike storage available.
Verified
14 Units Available
Hamel Mill Lofts
40 Locke St
Haverhill, MA | Downtown Haverhill
1 Bedroom
$1,697
782 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,026
1065 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 05:36 AM
This community is located in a reclaimed historic building and features garage parking, media room and 24-hour gym. Units have been recently renovated and have walk-in closets and hardwood flooring. Located in the Haverhill community.
Verified
8 Units Available
The Cordovan at Haverhill Station
45 Locust St
Haverhill, MA | Downtown Haverhill
Studio
$1,439
615 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,560
958 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,975
1295 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:34 AM
Modern living in a historic building. Hardwood floors and walk-in closets. In-unit laundry. Clubhouse, game room and dog park on site. Elevators. Easy access to Merrimack River.
Verified
1 Unit Available
Haverhill Lofts
25 Locust St
Haverhill, MA | Downtown Haverhill
Studio
$1,655
685 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:34 AM
Boutique community with artist lofts. Open floor plans with stainless steel appliances and walk-in closets. Pool table and clubhouse on site. Pet-friendly. Close to Essex Street.
1 Unit Available
160 Merrimack Street - 403
160 Merrimack St
Haverhill, MA | Downtown Haverhill
1 Bedroom
$1,990
689 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 05:23 AM
Floor Plan Layout - A1 • 10-Foot Ceilings • Floor to Ceiling Windows • Wireless Apartment Intercom • Cable Ready • Air Conditioning • Energy-Efficient Appliances • Dishwasher • Garbage Disposal • Washer & Dryer • Pet Friendly • Microwave •
1 Unit Available
138 Franklin Street
138 Franklin Street
Haverhill, MA | The Acres
Studio
$400
300 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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5 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 05:17 AM
Rent this 16.5 foot by 18.5 foot garage with a brand new roof. Unfettered paved access directly to the garage. 2 20-amp circuits, combination door lock, and security cameras onsite. No car repair/fluids allowed.
1 Unit Available
2-8 Washington st
2-8 Washington Street
Haverhill, MA | Downtown Haverhill
1 Bedroom
$1,850
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
2-8 Washington st - 402 Available 02/01/21 1st look! The Haverhill Smart Lofts, located in the heart of downtown Haverhill! - The building which once hosted Haverhill's Music center has been completely renovated! The historic Prescott building
1 Unit Available
95 Summer St 10
95 Summer Street
Haverhill, MA | Downtown Haverhill
1 Bedroom
$1,450
800 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
HAVERHILL HIGHLANDS AREA - Property Id: 377191 BEAUTIFUL 1 BEDROOM APARTMENT WITH WATER VIEWS OF THE MERRIMACK RIVER. ALSO, INCLUDES HEAT, HOTWATER,AND GAS. NEWLY OPENED RAIL TRAIL FOR WALKING OR RUNNING JUST ACROSS THE STREET.
1 Unit Available
5-7 Abbott St 3rd Fl
5-7 Abbott Street
Haverhill, MA
3 Bedrooms
$1,850
1300 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 11:36 AM
Bradford College Area 5-7 Abbott Street - Property Id: 332161 BEAUTIFUL 3 BEDROOM APARTMENT WITH WATER VIEWS OF THE MERRIMACK RIVER. ALSO, NEWLY OPENED RAIL TRAIL FOR WALKING OR RUNNING JUST ACROSS THE STREET.
1 Unit Available
445 S Main St Apt 10
445 S Main St
Haverhill, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,300
600 sqft
Last updated April 9 at 11:24 AM
Bradford All Utilities Included. Sunny Unit Spacious Top Floor 1 Bedroom and 1 Bath. Hardwood Floors in Kitchen, Living Room and Bedroom. Coin-Op Laundry and Off-Street Parking. NO Dogs and NO Smoking.
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60 Units Available
Hanover Tuscan Village
3 Artisan Drive
Seabrook Beach, NH
Studio
$1,846
535 sqft
1 Bedroom
$1,931
796 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,889
1226 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 12:50 AM
Hanover Tuscan Village is perfectly situated in the ever growing New Hampshire neighborhood of Tuscan Village. This community will feature 281 spacious apartment homes with luxurious finishes and modern-day amenities.
Verified
10 Units Available
Summit Place
142 Pleasant Valley St
Methuen Town, MA | The North End
1 Bedroom
$1,755
764 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,055
1205 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 12:23 AM
Enjoy an effortless commute along nearby Interstate 495. Spacious and well-equipped apartment kitchens include ice makers, microwaves and garbage disposal. Other amenities include a gym and a media room.
Verified
28 Units Available
Princeton North Andover
1252 Osgood Street
Essex County, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,898
885 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,410
1261 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 12:14 AM
Our apartments are created, not merely built here at Princeton at North Andover. View our thoughtfully designed one- and two-bedroom floor plans available for your desired move-in date.
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8 Units Available
River Pointe at Den Rock Apartments
333 Winthrop Ave
Lawrence, MA | Colonial Heights
1 Bedroom
$1,839
768 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,000
1087 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 04:35 AM
Cozy apartments surrounded by 120 acres of woodland and close to hotspots such as North Andover Mall and Edward A. LeLacheur Park. Fully equipped fitness center and resort-style pool with sundeck located on the premises.
Verified
9 Units Available
The Heights Amesbury
36 Haverhill Rd
Amesbury Town, MA
1 Bedroom
$1,862
923 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$2,236
923 sqft
3 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 04:35 AM
Built with attractive views in mind, these apartments feature nine-foot ceilings along with balconies and patios. The community also includes free Wi-Fi, access to the local fitness club and an outdoor lounge.
Verified
3 Units Available
Carlton Oaks
332 N Broadway
Rockingham County, NH
1 Bedroom
$1,615
575 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,958
877 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:34 AM
A terrific commuter location with easy access to major routes, shopping, and recreation, Carlton Oaks provides you with easy access to all resources to help complete your lifestyle.
Verified
11 Units Available
Royal Crest Estates North Andover
50 Royal Crest Dr
Lawrence, MA
2 Bedrooms
$1,756
1025 sqft
3 Bedrooms
$2,899
1375 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 02:45 PM
Modern homes that feature a breakfast bar, oak cabinets and walk-in closets. Community features include a putting green and tennis court. Close to the Salem Turnpike. A stone's throw from Merrimack College.
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27 Units Available
TGM Andover Park
100 Hawthorne Way
Lawrence, MA | South West
1 Bedroom
$1,684
785 sqft
2 Bedrooms
$1,899
1115 sqft
Last updated December 3 at 10:42 AM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at TGM Andover Park in Lawrence. View photos, descriptions and more!
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1 Unit Available
7-8 Grace Terrace
7-8 Grace Ter
Lawrence, MA | Prospect Hill - Back Bay
2 Bedrooms
$1,395
2 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 12:51 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at 7-8 Grace Terrace in Lawrence. View photos, descriptions and more!
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2 Units Available
Amesbury Grace Apartments
141 Amesbury Street
Lawrence, MA | Arlington
1 Bedroom
$1,095
700 sqft
Last updated December 2 at 12:13 PM
Find studio, 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments for rent at Amesbury Grace Apartments in Lawrence. View photos, descriptions and more!
1 Unit Available
Riverwalk Lofts
210 Merrimack Street
Lawrence, MA | South Common
1 Bedroom
$1,715
1050 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 05:23 AM
• 16-Foot Ceilings • 12-Foot Windows • Open Concept • Exposed Brick • Wireless Apartment Intercom • Cable Ready • Air Conditioning • Energy-Efficient Appliances • Dishwasher • Garbage Disposal • Washer & Dryer • Pet Friendly • Microwave •
1 Unit Available
1 S. Union Street - 616W
1 South Union Street
Lawrence, MA | South Common
Studio
$1,470
620 sqft
2 Bedrooms
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Last updated December 4 at 05:23 AM
• 16-Foot Ceilings • 12-Foot Windows • Open Concept • Exposed Brick • Wireless Apartment Intercom • Cable Ready • Air Conditioning • Energy-Efficient Appliances • Dishwasher • Garbage Disposal • Washer & Dryer • Pet Friendly • Microwave •
1 Unit Available
1 Berry St.
1 Perry Street
Essex County, MA
2 Bedrooms
$2,200
1055 sqft
Last updated December 4 at 04:29 AM
This brand new apartment community nestled in a park-like setting in North Andover, MA.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How much is rent in Haverhill?
Apartment Rentals in Haverhill start at $400/month.
How much is rent in Haverhill?
Apartment Rentals in Haverhill start at $400/month.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Haverhill?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Haverhill apartments that allow pets.
How can I find a pet-friendly apartment in Haverhill?
You can use the pet-friendly filter to find Haverhill apartments that allow pets.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Haverhill properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How can I tour apartments during the COVID-19 pandemic?
While some Haverhill properties may not allow visitors at this time, most are open for business by phone or email. Please reach out to them directly for virtual touring options. Additionally, some properties may offer video and 3D tours, which can be found on the listing details page.
How much should I pay for rent in Haverhill?
The answer to this question depends on your household income and a couple of other factors. You can use our Rent Calculator to figure out how much you should spend on rent in Haverhill.
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How can I find off-campus housing in Haverhill?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Haverhill. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Berklee College of Music, Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, and Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network.
How can I find off-campus housing in Haverhill?
You can use the off-campus housing filters to find apartments near colleges located in or around Haverhill. Some of the colleges and universities in the area include Berklee College of Music, Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, and Northeastern University Professional Advancement Network.

City Guide

Haverhill
Howdy, pilgrims, and welcome to your virtual Haverhill, Massachusetts apartment finding nerve center. Situated on the banks of the Merrimack River less than 30 miles north of Boston, Haverhill is one of New England’s oldest and most historic cities and is a truly unique place to call home. Interested in joining the 63,000-plus peeps currently residing in the city? Then stick with us, because a Haverhill apartment with your name on it is just a few simple clicks away…
Howdy, pilgrims, and welcome to your virtual Haverhill, Massachusetts apartment finding nerve center. Situated on the banks of the Merrimack River less than 30 miles north of Boston, Haverhill is one of New England’s oldest and most historic cities and is a truly unique place to call home. Interested in joining the 63,000-plus peeps currently residing in the city? Then stick with us, because a Haverhill apartment with your name on it is just a few simple clicks away…

First, though, let’s take a moment to give you a sneak peek into what life’s really like in the “Land of the Winding River”.

Historic Haverhill

Founded in 1640, Haverhill is a history buff’s cloud nine. Dotted with historic sites that commemorate the days of the Pentucket Indians, the Salem Witchcraft hysteria, and the Underground Railroad (among other historic events), Haverhill is a town that wears its rich history on its French-cuffed Pilgrim sleeve. Unsurprisingly, the majority of residential buildings are not exactly modern (2 in 5 properties were constructed pre-1940), and many downtown lofts and apartments once functioned as mills, factories, or industrial warehouses. Obviously, no two rentals are exactly alike, so don’t worry about having nothing but cookie cutters to choose from.

Historic Haverhill
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Founded in 1640, Haverhill is a history buff’s cloud nine. Dotted with historic sites that commemorate the days of the Pentucket Indians, the Salem Witchcraft hysteria, and the Underground Railroad (among other historic events), Haverhill is a town that wears its rich history on its French-cuffed Pilgrim sleeve. Unsurprisingly, the majority of residential buildings are not exactly modern (2 in 5 properties were constructed pre-1940), and many downtown lofts and apartments once functioned as mills, factories, or industrial warehouses. Obviously, no two rentals are exactly alike, so don’t worry about having nothing but cookie cutters to choose from.

A Wee Bit Pricey

Sorry to burst your bubble, but Haverhill ain’t cheap. It used to be, no question. But wise courting of business to then, much cheaper spaces, have given Haverhill a top-of-the-hill rep for Boston-convenient burbs. Most 1BR units with basic amenities cost at least a grand, while the average 2BR domicile goes for around $1200. However, some lower-income rentals can be found courtesy of the many downtown high rises, and apartment specials do occasionally pop up, so it’s not like you have to be rolling in dough to live comfortably in Haverhill.

A Wee Bit Pricey
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Sorry to burst your bubble, but Haverhill ain’t cheap. It used to be, no question. But wise courting of business to then, much cheaper spaces, have given Haverhill a top-of-the-hill rep for Boston-convenient burbs. Most 1BR units with basic amenities cost at least a grand, while the average 2BR domicile goes for around $1200. However, some lower-income rentals can be found courtesy of the many downtown high rises, and apartment specials do occasionally pop up, so it’s not like you have to be rolling in dough to live comfortably in Haverhill.

Hopping Haverhill

Although many residents rely on jobs in big sister Boston to bring home the bacon, thousands of other locals have the luxury of both living and working in Haverhill. Numerous healthcare, construction, and research/development corporations are headquartered in one Haverhill’s seven industrial parks, and the 10-block Cyber District is quickly turning the city into the I.T. capital of the Eastern Seaboard. Bottom line: You shouldn’t have any problem bucking up for that fancy new apartment of yours.

Hopping Haverhill
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Although many residents rely on jobs in big sister Boston to bring home the bacon, thousands of other locals have the luxury of both living and working in Haverhill. Numerous healthcare, construction, and research/development corporations are headquartered in one Haverhill’s seven industrial parks, and the 10-block Cyber District is quickly turning the city into the I.T. capital of the Eastern Seaboard. Bottom line: You shouldn’t have any problem bucking up for that fancy new apartment of yours.

Bumming Around Town

As is usually the case, the easiest way to travel the mean (and not-so-mean) streets of this particular city is via your own set of wheels. But never fear, automobile deprived citizens: the MBTA commuter rail connects Haverhill to Boston’s North Station, while the MVRTA city buses do an adequate job servicing the city itself. Be aware, though, that the further you get from the city center, the less likely you are to find apartments located in close proximity to bus stops, so if you’re one of the city’s car-less, your best bet is targeting an apartment near downtown.

Bumming Around Town
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As is usually the case, the easiest way to travel the mean (and not-so-mean) streets of this particular city is via your own set of wheels. But never fear, automobile deprived citizens: the MBTA commuter rail connects Haverhill to Boston’s North Station, while the MVRTA city buses do an adequate job servicing the city itself. Be aware, though, that the further you get from the city center, the less likely you are to find apartments located in close proximity to bus stops, so if you’re one of the city’s car-less, your best bet is targeting an apartment near downtown.

Fun and Games

No matter how deeply you fall in love with your new apartment, chances are you’ll want to get out at some point and see the city’s various attractions. In addition to a slew of historic sites and homesteads, Haverhill boasts a massive natural conservation area, a lengthy trail system running alongside the Merrimack, and a plethora of fishing, swimming, boating, horseback riding, and skiing options. Night owls, meanwhile, have their choice of a variety of pubs, clubs, live music venues, and good old fashioned dive bars (many of which are concentrated in the downtown area) to choose from – not to mention night skiing. Just try not to mix the dive bars with the night skiing for maximum, next-morning contentedness.

Fun and Games
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No matter how deeply you fall in love with your new apartment, chances are you’ll want to get out at some point and see the city’s various attractions. In addition to a slew of historic sites and homesteads, Haverhill boasts a massive natural conservation area, a lengthy trail system running alongside the Merrimack, and a plethora of fishing, swimming, boating, horseback riding, and skiing options. Night owls, meanwhile, have their choice of a variety of pubs, clubs, live music venues, and good old fashioned dive bars (many of which are concentrated in the downtown area) to choose from – not to mention night skiing. Just try not to mix the dive bars with the night skiing for maximum, next-morning contentedness.

The Lay of the Land

Generally speaking, the lower-income, hit-and-miss areas of Haverhill (in terms of curb appeal and crime rates) are located near the city center and in the Avenues neighborhoods, while the outlying areas like Bradford, Rosemont, Riverside, and Ayers Village are generally more family-friendly, crime-free, and, yes, expensive. Remember, any time a Boston Suburb gives itself another name, it is decidedly trying to distance itself from its namesake, for reasons of status. Still, if you discard the entire urban core and concentrate on the outskirts alone, you’ll be missing out on lots of quality rentals in some really attractive neighborhoods. Your best bet for finding the neighborhood that’s right for you is to visit the city and see with your own eyes which part of town floats your boat.

The Lay of the Land
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Generally speaking, the lower-income, hit-and-miss areas of Haverhill (in terms of curb appeal and crime rates) are located near the city center and in the Avenues neighborhoods, while the outlying areas like Bradford, Rosemont, Riverside, and Ayers Village are generally more family-friendly, crime-free, and, yes, expensive. Remember, any time a Boston Suburb gives itself another name, it is decidedly trying to distance itself from its namesake, for reasons of status. Still, if you discard the entire urban core and concentrate on the outskirts alone, you’ll be missing out on lots of quality rentals in some really attractive neighborhoods. Your best bet for finding the neighborhood that’s right for you is to visit the city and see with your own eyes which part of town floats your boat.

Quick Tenant Tips

A few things to keep in mind during the search for your Haverhill dream pad:

Apartments are easy to come by in Haverhill, no matter what part of town you’re looking to settle down in.

Waiting lists are extremely rare and most properties have at least a handful of vacancies year-round, so lessees can search the market leisurely without having to worry about a good apartment deal slipping from their grasp.

Renting requirements often differ drastically from property to property in Haverhill. One landlord, for example, may only consider accepting tenants whose monthly income exceeds twice the amount of rent, while another landlord may accept pretty much any leaser willing to write out that initial check. Before scheduling a visit to an apartment, you may want to call in advance and talk to a leasing agent if you’re not sure you meet the apartment’s financial restrictions.

Older properties tend to have some issues that newer ones don’t, so be sure to give your apartment a solid inspection before moving anything in. Also, mark down even the most minor blemish on your move-in checklist, or else you risk losing your security deposit over a preexisting flaw.

Pet-friendly, short-term, and pre-furnished apartments are (perhaps surprisingly) easy to find in Haverhill, and some apartment managers even offer month-to-month leases at only slightly elevated rates. No matter what your requirements are, you’ll find plenty of options, so don’t settle for second best.

And now, good citizens of Haverhill, it’s time to embark on the quest for your dream dwellings. Best of luck and happy hunting.

Quick Tenant Tips
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A few things to keep in mind during the search for your Haverhill dream pad:

Apartments are easy to come by in Haverhill, no matter what part of town you’re looking to settle down in.

Waiting lists are extremely rare and most properties have at least a handful of vacancies year-round, so lessees can search the market leisurely without having to worry about a good apartment deal slipping from their grasp.

Renting requirements often differ drastically from property to property in Haverhill. One landlord, for example, may only consider accepting tenants whose monthly income exceeds twice the amount of rent, while another landlord may accept pretty much any leaser willing to write out that initial check. Before scheduling a visit to an apartment, you may want to call in advance and talk to a leasing agent if you’re not sure you meet the apartment’s financial restrictions.

Older properties tend to have some issues that newer ones don’t, so be sure to give your apartment a solid inspection before moving anything in. Also, mark down even the most minor blemish on your move-in checklist, or else you risk losing your security deposit over a preexisting flaw.

Pet-friendly, short-term, and pre-furnished apartments are (perhaps surprisingly) easy to find in Haverhill, and some apartment managers even offer month-to-month leases at only slightly elevated rates. No matter what your requirements are, you’ll find plenty of options, so don’t settle for second best.

And now, good citizens of Haverhill, it’s time to embark on the quest for your dream dwellings. Best of luck and happy hunting.

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City Guide

Haverhill
Howdy, pilgrims, and welcome to your virtual Haverhill, Massachusetts apartment finding nerve center. Situated on the banks of the Merrimack River less than 30 miles north of Boston, Haverhill is one of New England’s oldest and most historic cities and is a truly unique place to call home. Interested in joining the 63,000-plus peeps currently residing in the city? Then stick with us, because a Haverhill apartment with your name on it is just a few simple clicks away…
Howdy, pilgrims, and welcome to your virtual Haverhill, Massachusetts apartment finding nerve center. Situated on the banks of the Merrimack River less than 30 miles north of Boston, Haverhill is one of New England’s oldest and most historic cities and is a truly unique place to call home. Interested in joining the 63,000-plus peeps currently residing in the city? Then stick with us, because a Haverhill apartment with your name on it is just a few simple clicks away…

First, though, let’s take a moment to give you a sneak peek into what life’s really like in the “Land of the Winding River”.

Historic Haverhill

Founded in 1640, Haverhill is a history buff’s cloud nine. Dotted with historic sites that commemorate the days of the Pentucket Indians, the Salem Witchcraft hysteria, and the Underground Railroad (among other historic events), Haverhill is a town that wears its rich history on its French-cuffed Pilgrim sleeve. Unsurprisingly, the majority of residential buildings are not exactly modern (2 in 5 properties were constructed pre-1940), and many downtown lofts and apartments once functioned as mills, factories, or industrial warehouses. Obviously, no two rentals are exactly alike, so don’t worry about having nothing but cookie cutters to choose from.

Historic Haverhill
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Founded in 1640, Haverhill is a history buff’s cloud nine. Dotted with historic sites that commemorate the days of the Pentucket Indians, the Salem Witchcraft hysteria, and the Underground Railroad (among other historic events), Haverhill is a town that wears its rich history on its French-cuffed Pilgrim sleeve. Unsurprisingly, the majority of residential buildings are not exactly modern (2 in 5 properties were constructed pre-1940), and many downtown lofts and apartments once functioned as mills, factories, or industrial warehouses. Obviously, no two rentals are exactly alike, so don’t worry about having nothing but cookie cutters to choose from.

A Wee Bit Pricey

Sorry to burst your bubble, but Haverhill ain’t cheap. It used to be, no question. But wise courting of business to then, much cheaper spaces, have given Haverhill a top-of-the-hill rep for Boston-convenient burbs. Most 1BR units with basic amenities cost at least a grand, while the average 2BR domicile goes for around $1200. However, some lower-income rentals can be found courtesy of the many downtown high rises, and apartment specials do occasionally pop up, so it’s not like you have to be rolling in dough to live comfortably in Haverhill.

A Wee Bit Pricey
+

Sorry to burst your bubble, but Haverhill ain’t cheap. It used to be, no question. But wise courting of business to then, much cheaper spaces, have given Haverhill a top-of-the-hill rep for Boston-convenient burbs. Most 1BR units with basic amenities cost at least a grand, while the average 2BR domicile goes for around $1200. However, some lower-income rentals can be found courtesy of the many downtown high rises, and apartment specials do occasionally pop up, so it’s not like you have to be rolling in dough to live comfortably in Haverhill.

Hopping Haverhill

Although many residents rely on jobs in big sister Boston to bring home the bacon, thousands of other locals have the luxury of both living and working in Haverhill. Numerous healthcare, construction, and research/development corporations are headquartered in one Haverhill’s seven industrial parks, and the 10-block Cyber District is quickly turning the city into the I.T. capital of the Eastern Seaboard. Bottom line: You shouldn’t have any problem bucking up for that fancy new apartment of yours.

Hopping Haverhill
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Although many residents rely on jobs in big sister Boston to bring home the bacon, thousands of other locals have the luxury of both living and working in Haverhill. Numerous healthcare, construction, and research/development corporations are headquartered in one Haverhill’s seven industrial parks, and the 10-block Cyber District is quickly turning the city into the I.T. capital of the Eastern Seaboard. Bottom line: You shouldn’t have any problem bucking up for that fancy new apartment of yours.

Bumming Around Town

As is usually the case, the easiest way to travel the mean (and not-so-mean) streets of this particular city is via your own set of wheels. But never fear, automobile deprived citizens: the MBTA commuter rail connects Haverhill to Boston’s North Station, while the MVRTA city buses do an adequate job servicing the city itself. Be aware, though, that the further you get from the city center, the less likely you are to find apartments located in close proximity to bus stops, so if you’re one of the city’s car-less, your best bet is targeting an apartment near downtown.

Bumming Around Town
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As is usually the case, the easiest way to travel the mean (and not-so-mean) streets of this particular city is via your own set of wheels. But never fear, automobile deprived citizens: the MBTA commuter rail connects Haverhill to Boston’s North Station, while the MVRTA city buses do an adequate job servicing the city itself. Be aware, though, that the further you get from the city center, the less likely you are to find apartments located in close proximity to bus stops, so if you’re one of the city’s car-less, your best bet is targeting an apartment near downtown.

Fun and Games

No matter how deeply you fall in love with your new apartment, chances are you’ll want to get out at some point and see the city’s various attractions. In addition to a slew of historic sites and homesteads, Haverhill boasts a massive natural conservation area, a lengthy trail system running alongside the Merrimack, and a plethora of fishing, swimming, boating, horseback riding, and skiing options. Night owls, meanwhile, have their choice of a variety of pubs, clubs, live music venues, and good old fashioned dive bars (many of which are concentrated in the downtown area) to choose from – not to mention night skiing. Just try not to mix the dive bars with the night skiing for maximum, next-morning contentedness.

Fun and Games
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No matter how deeply you fall in love with your new apartment, chances are you’ll want to get out at some point and see the city’s various attractions. In addition to a slew of historic sites and homesteads, Haverhill boasts a massive natural conservation area, a lengthy trail system running alongside the Merrimack, and a plethora of fishing, swimming, boating, horseback riding, and skiing options. Night owls, meanwhile, have their choice of a variety of pubs, clubs, live music venues, and good old fashioned dive bars (many of which are concentrated in the downtown area) to choose from – not to mention night skiing. Just try not to mix the dive bars with the night skiing for maximum, next-morning contentedness.

The Lay of the Land

Generally speaking, the lower-income, hit-and-miss areas of Haverhill (in terms of curb appeal and crime rates) are located near the city center and in the Avenues neighborhoods, while the outlying areas like Bradford, Rosemont, Riverside, and Ayers Village are generally more family-friendly, crime-free, and, yes, expensive. Remember, any time a Boston Suburb gives itself another name, it is decidedly trying to distance itself from its namesake, for reasons of status. Still, if you discard the entire urban core and concentrate on the outskirts alone, you’ll be missing out on lots of quality rentals in some really attractive neighborhoods. Your best bet for finding the neighborhood that’s right for you is to visit the city and see with your own eyes which part of town floats your boat.

The Lay of the Land
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Generally speaking, the lower-income, hit-and-miss areas of Haverhill (in terms of curb appeal and crime rates) are located near the city center and in the Avenues neighborhoods, while the outlying areas like Bradford, Rosemont, Riverside, and Ayers Village are generally more family-friendly, crime-free, and, yes, expensive. Remember, any time a Boston Suburb gives itself another name, it is decidedly trying to distance itself from its namesake, for reasons of status. Still, if you discard the entire urban core and concentrate on the outskirts alone, you’ll be missing out on lots of quality rentals in some really attractive neighborhoods. Your best bet for finding the neighborhood that’s right for you is to visit the city and see with your own eyes which part of town floats your boat.

Quick Tenant Tips

A few things to keep in mind during the search for your Haverhill dream pad:

Apartments are easy to come by in Haverhill, no matter what part of town you’re looking to settle down in.

Waiting lists are extremely rare and most properties have at least a handful of vacancies year-round, so lessees can search the market leisurely without having to worry about a good apartment deal slipping from their grasp.

Renting requirements often differ drastically from property to property in Haverhill. One landlord, for example, may only consider accepting tenants whose monthly income exceeds twice the amount of rent, while another landlord may accept pretty much any leaser willing to write out that initial check. Before scheduling a visit to an apartment, you may want to call in advance and talk to a leasing agent if you’re not sure you meet the apartment’s financial restrictions.

Older properties tend to have some issues that newer ones don’t, so be sure to give your apartment a solid inspection before moving anything in. Also, mark down even the most minor blemish on your move-in checklist, or else you risk losing your security deposit over a preexisting flaw.

Pet-friendly, short-term, and pre-furnished apartments are (perhaps surprisingly) easy to find in Haverhill, and some apartment managers even offer month-to-month leases at only slightly elevated rates. No matter what your requirements are, you’ll find plenty of options, so don’t settle for second best.

And now, good citizens of Haverhill, it’s time to embark on the quest for your dream dwellings. Best of luck and happy hunting.

Quick Tenant Tips
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A few things to keep in mind during the search for your Haverhill dream pad:

Apartments are easy to come by in Haverhill, no matter what part of town you’re looking to settle down in.

Waiting lists are extremely rare and most properties have at least a handful of vacancies year-round, so lessees can search the market leisurely without having to worry about a good apartment deal slipping from their grasp.

Renting requirements often differ drastically from property to property in Haverhill. One landlord, for example, may only consider accepting tenants whose monthly income exceeds twice the amount of rent, while another landlord may accept pretty much any leaser willing to write out that initial check. Before scheduling a visit to an apartment, you may want to call in advance and talk to a leasing agent if you’re not sure you meet the apartment’s financial restrictions.

Older properties tend to have some issues that newer ones don’t, so be sure to give your apartment a solid inspection before moving anything in. Also, mark down even the most minor blemish on your move-in checklist, or else you risk losing your security deposit over a preexisting flaw.

Pet-friendly, short-term, and pre-furnished apartments are (perhaps surprisingly) easy to find in Haverhill, and some apartment managers even offer month-to-month leases at only slightly elevated rates. No matter what your requirements are, you’ll find plenty of options, so don’t settle for second best.

And now, good citizens of Haverhill, it’s time to embark on the quest for your dream dwellings. Best of luck and happy hunting.