Tranquil Living in Middleton, MA

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Real Estate Agent with Buyers Brokers Only, LLC

Despite its close proximity to major travel routes, Middleton, MA remains a tranquil rural community just 19 miles from Boston, according to a March 11, 2007 article in The Boston Globe.

"First settled by Europeans in 1659, Middleton was incorporated in 1728 and is the home of a North Shore favorite, Richardson's Ice Cream, a family-owned dairy in operation for some 300 years."

The following additional information from the Globe article:
Population: 9,723 (2005)
Median house price: $480,000 (2006)
Tax rate: $9.81
Average single-family property tax: $5,179 (2006 state average, $3,799)
Census facts:Median family income is $87,605 compared to national rate of $50,046 and 29 percent held a bachelor's degree or higher compared to national rate of 24 percent.

View the Middleton Public Schools 2006 MCAS results online.

See Middleton single-family home sales data for 2006 as reported by the MLS Property Information Network, Inc.

See Middleton condominium sales data for 2006 as reported by the MLS Property Information Network, Inc.

Visit the official Web site of the Town of Middleton.

Find Middleton, MA real estate for sale.

Read The Boston Globe Article About Middleton, MA

Please mailto:attyrosa@gmail.com, if you're interested in homes sales data for any other Massachusetts community.

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Fred Pickard
Fred Pickard Innovations Realty Inc - Hershey, PA
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Richard --

What a change in Middleton. I grew up in Danvers and actually worked at Richardson's part time and summers from about May 1961 until I left for college in Sept 1962. Back then the head of the company was Ben Richardson (known as Old Ben). He was a Harvard grad who wore workman's coveralls every day and I never saw him in a car that wasn't at least 10 years old.

Before Masconomet opened (I think 1959) the high school kids from Middleton went to Danvers High School and the elementary school was grade 1 through 8. A couple of 1940's and 1950's sports stars at DHS were actually from Middleton.

Mar 13, 2007 04:33 AM #1
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Rich Rosa

Hi Fred,

Thank you for your comment. That's interesting information.

Middleton's home prices have changed quite a bit too. About 15-20 years ago it was relatively affordable, but it has become quite an affluent community.

Currently only two single-family homes are priced less than $300K and only eight are priced less than $400K.

- Rich

BuyersBrokersOnly.com

 

Mar 13, 2007 10:54 AM #2
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Fred Pickard
Fred Pickard Innovations Realty Inc - Hershey, PA
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Thanks Rich

I hope to make it back this fall for my 45th (yeh 45th) high school reunion. Probably drive up on Wednesday and do some good eats (Woodman's in Essex, the Clam Box in Rowley, the Yard of Ale in Harvard Square). You can see where my mind is.

 

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