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75 Apartments for rent in Worcester, MA

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Last updated November 13 at 4:50am UTC
145 Front at City Square
145 Front Street
Worcester, MA
Updated November 13 at 4:17am UTC
1 Bedroom
2 Bedrooms
3 Illinois St
Beacon Brightly
Worcester, MA
Updated November 12 at 9:34am UTC
3 Bedrooms
28 Vinton St
Brittan Square
Worcester, MA
Updated November 12 at 9:34am UTC
3 Bedrooms
21 Endicott St
Green Island
Worcester, MA
Updated November 8 at 8:49pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
5 Illinois St
Beacon Brightly
Worcester, MA
Updated November 8 at 8:47pm UTC
5 Bedrooms
50 Adams St
Shrewsbury Street
Worcester, MA
Updated November 8 at 8:45pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
41 Barclay St
Union Hill
Worcester, MA
Updated November 7 at 9:36pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
16 Columbus St
Columbus Park
Worcester, MA
Updated November 7 at 9:36pm UTC
2 Bedrooms
10 Lawnfair St
Beaver Brook
Worcester, MA
Updated November 5 at 2:35pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
29 Bridgeport
Vernon Hill
Worcester, MA
Updated November 5 at 2:35pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
44 Elm Street
Downtown Worcester
Worcester, MA
Updated November 5 at 2:34pm UTC
1 Bedroom
78 Green Hill Parkway
Brittan Square
Worcester, MA
Updated November 3 at 10:20am UTC
3 Bedrooms
1195 Grafton St Unit 78
Broadmeadow Brook
Worcester, MA
Updated November 3 at 9:53am UTC
2 Bedrooms
147 Vernon Street
Vernon Hill
Worcester, MA
Updated November 3 at 2:43am UTC
3 Bedrooms
327 Bridle Path
Grafton Hill
Worcester, MA
Updated October 31 at 6:14pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
2 Ormond
Institution Park
Worcester, MA
Updated October 30 at 11:52pm UTC
3 Bedrooms
322 Park Avenue
Columbus Park
Worcester, MA
Updated November 13 at 4:50am UTC
2 Bedrooms
860 Main St
University Park
Worcester, MA
Updated November 12 at 9:44am UTC
531 main st
Downtown Worcester
Worcester, MA
Updated November 2 at 10:28am UTC
2 Bedrooms
City Guide
Do I Need a Cah?

That depends . . . Will you be working within Worcester proper (or nearby suburbs?) Do you enjoy shoveling snow? Do you have a high insurance deductible? The Worcester Regional Transit Authority (WRTA) zips all around Worcester, and Boston is within easy reach via the "Commuter Rail" at Union Station. Cabs don't aimlessly roam the streets looking for fares, but they'll come if you call. If you're one of those “I can't live without a car” types, be advised that the typical Massachusetts winter weather can make local roads an icy nightmare.

Finding a Wicked Good Apahtment

This is a city with A LOT of apartments, but few high-occupancy apartment buildings, per se. Much of the vacancies you'll run across will be within multi-story, multi-family homes – aka “triple-deckers.” While there has been some factory and warehouse conversion into amenity-laden "loft residences," these properties definitely don't make up the bulk of the market. Most rentals will require first and last month's rent along with a deposit, but not a credit check. Also, competition is basically non-existent. Take your pick!

What Paht of Town is the Best?

Main South: Revitalization projects are ongoing, and the area has regularly scheduled farmer’s markets. Warehouses in the area are being redeveloped into lofts and its triple-deckers are being renovated.

The West Side: The West Side includes Salisbury Street, which boasts the priciest and most sought-after real estate within the city proper. Think tree-lined streets and gorgeous Victorian and Queen Anne homes.

East Worcester: The East Side has no lack of diversions: loads of great restaurants, neighborhood bars, Worcester’s largest public park, AND Broad Meadow Brook: a 500-acre Audubon Sanctuary.

Downtown: The Great Recession may have derailed The City Square Project (12 acres of office, medical, retail and residential development) but now it's back on!

There you have it, Worcester in a nutshell. The hardest part about finding a place to live in this place will be pronouncing its name correctly. Don’t worry too much about impressing the locals if replacing your “R”s with “H”s gets too taxing, we’re sure you’ll get the hang of things in no time. Grab your jackets and get hunting!

Worcester Renter Confidence Survey
National study of renter’s satisfaction with their cities and states
Here's how Worcester ranks on:
F Overall satisfaction
D Safety and crime rate
D Jobs and career opportunities
D Recreational activities
C Affordability
D Quality of schools
F Social Life
F Weather
F Commute time
F State and local taxes
C+ Public transit
F Pet-friendliness
Best Worst
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Overview of Findings

Apartment List has released Worcester’s results from the third annual Apartment List Renter Satisfaction Survey. This survey, which drew on responses from over 45,000 renters, provides insight on what states and cities must do to meet the needs of 111 million American renters nationwide.

"Worcester renters expressed general dissatisfaction with the city overall," according to Apartment List. "They gave most categories below average scores."

Key findings in Worcester include the following:

  • Worcester renters gave their city an F overall.
  • The highest-rated categories for Worcester were public transit (C+) and affordability (C).
  • The areas of concern to Worcester renters are commute time, weather, state and local taxes, social life, and pet-friendliness, which all received F grades.
  • Worcester did relatively poorly compared to other cities in Massachusetts, including Boston (A) and Cambridge (A+).
  • Worcester did relatively poorly compared to other cities nationwide, including New York, NY (C+), Philadelphia, PA (C+) and Los Angeles, CA (C+).
  • The top rated cities nationwide for renter satisfaction include Scottsdale, AZ, Irvine, CA, Boulder, CO and Ann Arbor, MI. The lowest rated cities include Tallahassee, FL, Stockton, CA, Dayton, OH, Detroit, MI and Newark, NJ.

Renters say:

  • "Close to jobs and other important opportunities. Close commute to everything. But the city is also dirty, dangerous and expensive to live in." – Kayla J.
  • "The homes are beautiful but the city lacks charm and shopping opportunities." – Madelyn J.
  • "I love being close to everything but hate the traffic congestion." – Theresa F.
  • "I love the local restaurants and nightlife but getting around is difficult without a vehicle." – Taylor R.

For more information on the survey methodology and findings or to speak to one of our researchers, please contact our team at