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Bridgewater, MA

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Founded by some of the earliest European settlers on this continent, Bridgewater first came to prominence during the Industrial Revolution as one of the nation's first major iron towns. There are still some iron works companies operating in the city to this day, but the main draw of the city is no longer industry. Instead, it is close access to both Boston and Providence and the high quality of life in a historic and charming small community that makes Bridgewater a place to call home.

Bridgewater Apartments


Waterford Village Apartments
Beds: Studio-2  •  Baths: 1


Avalon Sharon
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2

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Avana Abington
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 2


Avalon Canton At Blue Hills
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-3


Waterfall Hills at Canton
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 1-2


Woodview at Randolph
Beds: Studio-2
Baths: 1

Key City Stats

The average age of Bridgewater, MA is
18 to 19
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 8.23%
  • 5.42%
  • 7.7%
  • Female
  • 9.71%
  • 4.82%
  • 5.74%
is average rent in Bridgewater, MA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 0.0%
  • 1.39%
  • 2.94%
Getting Around in Bridgewater, MA

Walk Score®
"Somewhat Walkable"
Transit Score®
The average commuter time in Bridgewater is:
20 to 24 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 5.5%
  • 13.33%
  • 2.51%

Bridgewater State Uni

Bridgewater State University has been an anchor of the Bridgewater community since it was founded as a teacher's college in 1840. BSU is a widely respected public liberal arts college with an annual enrollment of around 10,000 students and impressive student to teacher ratio of around 20:1. The school provides the standard four-year college experience with dorm buildings on campus, as well as fraternities, but a growing proportion of the student body commute to the university, either driving or taking the commuter rails that have a stop right on campus. Many locals take advantage of the evening courses aimed at people already in the workforce.

Lake Nippenicket

The people of Bridgewater are lucky to have Lake Nippenicket right in the city limits. The shallow waters make swimming difficult, but the lake is a popular spot for all sorts of other aquatic recreational activities. The lake is large enough that jet skiers can enjoy one area of the lake without bothering the fishermen in another area. Anglers go for catfish, perch, bass, and sunfish to name a few. The surrounding swampland is protected habitat that has limited development and lends a natural and remote feeling to the conveniently located lake.

Bridgewater Arts and

Every year during the 4th of July weekend, Bridgewater hosts the Bridgewater Arts and Music Festival. This festival is part old fashioned small town 4th of July celebration and part a convergence of regional and local artists. There is the traditional 4th of July parade, children's carnival-style games, and of course, the fireworks display. But, you will also find a community-wide art contest with several divisions based on age, performances from the likes of folk singers and belly dancers, and vendors selling a wide array of art and handmade jewelry.