The town of Dracut sits comfortably between Lowell and the New Hampshire state line, and renting a new apartment here will ensure that you're living the good life. The odd name comes from one of the original landowners, John Evered, who was better know as Webb of Draucutt, whose family was affiliated with an English town called Dreycott Folliott. Like many towns in Massachusetts, this one has open town meetings at least once a year where many of the 29,500 residents discuss town issues, and you can be one of them if you choose to move to this town on the Merrimack River.
There are five neighborhoods and six public schools in town, and Dracut's school district also uses a seventh school building for their special ed classes, which proves they care about every child's education. Less than an hour's drive away from Boston, the big city is also accessible from the train station in nearby Lowell, and an LBTA bus route goes from that station into Dracut Center.
Among the many green spaces to enjoy is the Lowell-Dracut-Tynesborough State Forest off of Trotting Park Road, which encompasses over 1100 acres of forests and ponds. Here, you'll find excellent fishing and hiking year-round, and hunters will love the place during open season.
Besides individual listings, a good place to consider is Skyline Commons located on Skyline Drive. Renters have a choice between one and two-bedroom flats with spacious eat-in kitchens and closets with room to spare among other great perks. Every living space offers cable TV and digital phone service, and rents are affordable enough that many students from the nearby University of Massachusetts call this place home. There are outdoor balconies and patios for most apartments, and a new clubhouse greets residents after a long day at work or school.