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Brockton, MA

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Brockton is a town with quite the unique history. Dubbed “The City of Champions” due to its affiliation with local pugilist legends Rocky Marciano and “Marvelous” Marvin Hagler as well as being the hometown for Thomas Edison’s first foray into electricity grids, they have a record of both brains and brawn here in this suburban Massachusetts town of roughly 100,000. Whether it is sports or the arts, you are sure to find something for everyone here.

Brockton Apartments

$1035-$2329

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

$1426-$2515

The Ledges
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2

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Avana Abington
Beds: 1-2
Baths: 2

$1660-$2725

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

$1495-$2395

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

$1395-$2525

Norwest Woods
Beds: 1-3
Baths: 1-2.5

Key City Stats

The average age of Brockton, MA is
50 to 54
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  • Age Demographic of Renters
  • 25 to 29 years
  • 30 to 34 years
  • 35 to 39 years
  • Male
  • 6.58%
  • 7.0%
  • 5.97%
  • Female
  • 7.09%
  • 7.07%
  • 6.03%
$1010
is average rent in Brockton, MA
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  • Rent Range
  • $650 to $699
  • $700 to $749
  • $750 to $799
  • Percentage of household units
  • 2.65%
  • 3.62%
  • 2.93%
27.25%
of units are available for rent in Brockton
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  • Vacancy Status
  • For Rent
  • Rented, not occupied
  • Other vacant
  • Housing Units
  • 856
  • 264
  • 1367
Getting Around in Brockton, MA

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"Very Walkable"
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The average commuter time in Brockton is:
30 to 34 minutes
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  • Time Range
  • 25 to 29 minutes
  • 30 to 34 minutes
  • 35 to 39 minutes
  • Percentage of workers
  • 4.34%
  • 14.93%
  • 2.28%

History of Innovation

Speaking of shining, a light bulb of innovation literally turned on back on the fateful day of October 1, 1883. That was the day that the first underground electrical system, courtesy of Thomas Edison, was switched on, and the world was forever changed. A short year later, the City Theater opened and would be the first one in the world to use the three-wire electrical system to power itself. Edison was a brilliant inventor and electrical engineer, the founding father of this field actually, and Brockton serves as the site for the laboratory of his greatest innovations.