The town of Dedham is also nicknamed "Contentment" by its residents, and with 24,700 of them, that feeling radiates everywhere. Contentment was also the original planned name for the town in 1636, but the general court chose Dedham in honor of the English town where many of its settlers came from. It's also the seat of Norfolk County, and the county courthouse was where Sacco & Vanzetti were tried in 1921. This is also the home of the first tax funded public school district in America, which still operates seven schools today.
Six neighborhoods make up this town, and all of them have their unique charms such as the quiet Manor neighborhood on the southeast side of town and Oakdale in the middle of town with its bustling commercial area. There are quite a few large retailers along Providence Highway, which cuts right through the middle of town, as well as plenty of employment opportunities. It's easy to get to nearby Boston by car, and the MBTA's Franklin Line means commuters can get into the city without the traffic jams. There are also three bus routes that serve the area.
New residents will be content with all the town's leasing choices such as Jefferson at Dedham Station, which is just a short distance from Interstate 95 on Presidents Way. There are 300 spacious units with a choice of ten floor plans. No matter what plan you choose, you can enjoy a ready-to-use kitchen, central heating and air, and a choice between one or two bedrooms and baths. You can also have your own carport reserved and enjoy amenities like an outdoor pool, a large fitness center and a residents' lounge with plenty of recreational opportunities. Leases are granted on fairly flexible terms, and pets are allowed without rent except for some aggressive dog breeds.
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