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Abington, MA Real Estate Analysis

Abington is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States, 20 miles (32 km) southeast of Boston. The population was 15,985 at the 2010 census.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 9.9 square miles (25.6 km2), of which 9.7 square miles (25.0 km2) is land and 0.23 square miles (0.6 km2), or 2.41%, is water.[4]

Abington ranks 308th of 351 communities in the Commonwealth, and is the fourth-smallest town (behind Hull, Whitman and Rockland) in Plymouth County. Abington is bordered by Holbrook to the northwest, Weymouth to the northeast, Rockland to the east, Whitman to the south, and Brockton to the west. Abington is considered to be an inland town of the South Shore, and is located approximately 20 miles (32 km) south of Boston.

Abington has two major waterways; the Shumatuscacant River to the west provides the town’s border with Brockton, and Beaver Brook runs through the eastern part of town; it was the source of much of the water power used by the shoe factories. In the northwestern corner of town lies Ames Nowell State Park, a large forested area around Cleveland Pond. Island Grove Pond formed in the 1700s, when a dam was built on the Shumatuscacant River. Much of the town’s population is centered on the eastern side of town, closer to the former town geographic center. The northeast corner of town is also the site of portions of the runways of the South Weymouth Naval Air Station, which was closed in 1996 as a part of the fourth round of BRAC base closures.

Abington was first settled by European settlers in 1668. The lands included the current towns of Bridgewater, Rockland, Whitman, and parts of Hanover. The town was officially incorporated in 1712, having been named six years earlier by Governor Joseph Dudley as a tribute to Anne Venables-Bertie, Countess of Abington, Cambridgeshire, who helped him secure the governorship of the colony from Queen Anne.

During the nineteenth and early twentieth century, the manufacture of boots and shoes was its primary industry, with nearly half of the footwear provided for the Union Army during the Civil War being provided by Abington factories. In 1874 and 1875, the towns of Rockland and Whitman, respectively, separated and incorporated as towns. In 1893, the town was the site of a riot between town constables and workers from the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, over the town’s rights to build a streetcar line that crossed the railroad’s tracks. The town eventually built the line, and as a “peace offering,” the railroad built the North Abington Depot building, which was built in the style of H. H. Richardson.[2]

For more information on the town of Abington, visit the town web site at http://www.abingtonma.gov/pages/index

Abington Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Abington

1 Hunts Pond Rd Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 1 Hunts Pond Rd, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72282362)
5 beds 5 baths 4,463 sqft $899,900
380 Groveland St Abington, MA 02331
Photo of 380 Groveland St, Abington, MA 02331 (MLS # 72281435)
3 beds 1 bath 1,225 sqft $312,900
315 Randolph St Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 315 Randolph St, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72281292)
3 beds 2 baths 1,240 sqft $349,900
295 Summit Road Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 295 Summit Road, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72281245)
5 beds 3 baths 2,958 sqft $619,900
95 Linwood Street Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 95 Linwood Street, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72280655)
5 beds 2 baths 2,044 sqft $469,900
923 Hancock St Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 923 Hancock St, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72280445)
2 beds 2 baths 1,262 sqft $173,000
164 Central St. Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 164 Central St., Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72279546)
3 beds 2 baths 1,332 sqft $299,000
6 Colburn Ln Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 6 Colburn Ln, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72279112)
4 beds 3 baths 2,548 sqft $590,000
82 Block St Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 82 Block St, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72277474)
3 beds 2 baths 1,419 sqft $324,900
49 Suffolk St Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 49 Suffolk St, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72277420)
3 beds 1 bath 1,144 sqft $369,900
56 Townsend St, Unit A4 Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 56 Townsend St, Unit A4, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72277238)
1 bed 1 bath 740 sqft $160,000
72 Park Ave Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 72 Park Ave, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72276172)
3 beds 2 baths 1,605 sqft $485,000
Lot 3 Central Street Abington, MA 02351
Photo of Lot 3 Central Street, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72275794)
3 beds 3 baths 2,000 sqft $479,900
300 Spruce St Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 300 Spruce St, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72269907)
4 beds 2 baths 1,207 sqft $349,900
127-H North Quincy Street, Unit H Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 127-H North Quincy Street, Unit H, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72265499)
6 beds 6 baths 5,000 sqft $599,999

Sold Listings in Abington

1 Hunts Pond Rd Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 1 Hunts Pond Rd, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72282362)
5 beds 5 baths 4,463 sqft $899,900
380 Groveland St Abington, MA 02331
Photo of 380 Groveland St, Abington, MA 02331 (MLS # 72281435)
3 beds 1 bath 1,225 sqft $312,900
315 Randolph St Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 315 Randolph St, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72281292)
3 beds 2 baths 1,240 sqft $349,900
295 Summit Road Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 295 Summit Road, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72281245)
5 beds 3 baths 2,958 sqft $619,900
95 Linwood Street Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 95 Linwood Street, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72280655)
5 beds 2 baths 2,044 sqft $469,900
923 Hancock St Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 923 Hancock St, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72280445)
2 beds 2 baths 1,262 sqft $173,000
164 Central St. Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 164 Central St., Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72279546)
3 beds 2 baths 1,332 sqft $299,000
6 Colburn Ln Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 6 Colburn Ln, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72279112)
4 beds 3 baths 2,548 sqft $590,000
82 Block St Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 82 Block St, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72277474)
3 beds 2 baths 1,419 sqft $324,900
49 Suffolk St Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 49 Suffolk St, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72277420)
3 beds 1 bath 1,144 sqft $369,900
56 Townsend St, Unit A4 Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 56 Townsend St, Unit A4, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72277238)
1 bed 1 bath 740 sqft $160,000
72 Park Ave Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 72 Park Ave, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72276172)
3 beds 2 baths 1,605 sqft $485,000
Lot 3 Central Street Abington, MA 02351
Photo of Lot 3 Central Street, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72275794)
3 beds 3 baths 2,000 sqft $479,900
300 Spruce St Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 300 Spruce St, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72269907)
4 beds 2 baths 1,207 sqft $349,900
127-H North Quincy Street, Unit H Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 127-H North Quincy Street, Unit H, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72265499)
6 beds 6 baths 5,000 sqft $599,999

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Abington School Data

Abington School Districts

Abington School District
1-12
http://www.abingtonps.org/dotnetnuke_2/

Abington Schools

Abington High School
9-12, public
Frolio Middle School
7-8, public
Center Elementary School
PK-K, public
http://www.abingtonps.org/dotnetnuke_2/OurSchools/SchoolsOverview/CenterSchool/tabid/494/Default.aspx
North
3-6, public
Woodsdale Elementary School
5-6, public
http://www.abingtonps.org/dotnetnuke_2/OurSchools/SchoolsOverview/Woodsdale/tabid/66/Default.aspx
Beaver Brook Elementary School
1-4, public
http://www.abingtonps.org/dotnetnuke_2/OurSchools/SchoolsOverview/BeaverBrookElementary/tabid/63/Default.aspx
St Bridget School
PK-7, private
Center Elementary School
PK-K & ungraded, public

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