With just under 14,000 residents, the gorgeous seaside community of Swampscott, Massachusetts provides an enticing tranquility that continually attracts homebuyers. You’ll find this delightful city along the picturesque Atlantic coast, just fifteen miles northeast of Boston on the North Shore. Living in Swampscott has many advantages, including a warm and welcoming, family-friendly environment, excellent support systems and public safety, a multitude of youth athletic opportunities, an exceptional public education system, and a responsive town government. The city also has a long, rich history dating back to the seventeenth century when the Naumkeag Native American inhabited the “land of the red rock” as it was called, to hunt and fish.
By 1808 Swampscott had gained worldwide recognition because it was home to the inventor of the lobster pot, Ebenezer Thorndike. His invention revolutionized the way lobster harvesting was done. Adding the community’s fame, Theophilus Brackett invented the Swampscott Dory in 1840, a fishing boat to row and pull lobster pots still used throughout the world today. This rich fisting heritage attracted many wealthy patrons resulting in the construction of large resorts. The town quickly became a favorite summer resort on Massachusetts Bay. Families and businessmen came, and many stayed, building homes, so of which still stand and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Throughout Swampscott, there were saltbox homes, Georgian Revival mansions, some of the area’s first shingle-style homes, and expansive estates. Though none of the once grand hotels are still standing, the town has retained the ambiance of tranquility.
Today Swampscott encompasses numerous subdivisions and neighborhoods with remarkable real estate opportunities. Among its most noteworthy neighborhoods are Beach Bluff, Columbia Street, part of Clifton, Hawthorne's Crossing, Humphrey, Nasonhub, Olmsted, Paradise Road, Philips Beach, Pine Hill Hub, Puritan Road, and Suffolk. Today this Essex County community has an affluent suburban character and gorgeous beaches. There are five beaches in Swampscott despite its otherwise rocky shoreline. The largest beach in town is Phillips's, which stretches into Preston. Others include Fisherman’s, which is part of King’s Beach, as well as Whales and Eisman’s beaches. Swampscott is also home to Palmer Pond and Foster Pond. This impressive community also has excellent schools that include Clarke Elementary, Hadley Elementary, Stanley Elementary, and Swampscott Middle and High schools. All of these remarkable features combined make the town a must-see option for homebuyers.
This charming, primarily suburban community encompasses three villages, Phillips Point to the south, Beach Bluff to the east, and Phillips Beach inland which sits between the other two. The heart of the community is Monument Square which is only twenty miles southwest of Cape Ann, twelve miles northeast of Boston and just four miles south of Salem. Adding to the appeal of the area, Swampscott is twenty-three miles from the nearest point in New Hampshire and is bordered by Salem, Lynn, and Marblehead. Real estate in Swampscott is varied, and Swampscott properties come in a broad price range depending on the home’s size, age, proximity to amenities, style, and special features. If you would like to learn more about homes for sale in Swampscott, Massachusetts, please contact us, we would love to assist you in your home search.
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