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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

507 Thayer St., Unit 507 Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 507 Thayer St., Unit 507, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72455495)
2 beds 2 baths 1,732 sqft $319,900
21 Monroe St Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 21 Monroe St, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72452753)
3 beds 2 baths 1,470 sqft $349,900
35 Cliff Street Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 35 Cliff Street, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72452624)
3 beds 3 baths 2,664 sqft $529,900
198 Central Street Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 198 Central Street, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72452547)
3 beds 1 bath 1,324 sqft $369,900
138 Richard Rd Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 138 Richard Rd, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72451651)
3 beds 2 baths 1,500 sqft $369,900
144 Spruce St Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 144 Spruce St, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72449777)
3 beds 2 baths 1,230 sqft $329,900
9 John L Sullivan Way Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 9 John L Sullivan Way, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72447207)
5 beds 3 baths 3,586 sqft $809,900
238 Washington St. Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 238 Washington St., Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72445859)
2 beds 1 bath 1,332 sqft $229,900
197 Bedford St Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 197 Bedford St, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72444487)
2 beds 1 bath 1,102 sqft $269,000
802 Thayer Street, Unit 802 Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 802 Thayer Street, Unit 802, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72443846)
3 beds 3 baths 1,433 sqft $369,900
108 Summit Rd Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 108 Summit Rd, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72438353)
4 beds 3 baths 1,981 sqft $439,900
21 Cleverly Street Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 21 Cleverly Street, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72436298)
4 beds 2 baths 1,352 sqft $339,000
95 Niles St Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 95 Niles St, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72435776)
2 beds 1 bath 1,070 sqft $270,000
631 Plymouth Street Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 631 Plymouth Street, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72422448)
3 beds 2 baths 1,756 sqft $439,900
17 Mill St, Unit 17 Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 17 Mill St, Unit 17, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72417152)
2 beds 3 baths 1,456 sqft $358,000

Sold Listings in Abington

507 Thayer St., Unit 507 Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 507 Thayer St., Unit 507, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72455495)
2 beds 2 baths 1,732 sqft $319,900
21 Monroe St Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 21 Monroe St, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72452753)
3 beds 2 baths 1,470 sqft $349,900
35 Cliff Street Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 35 Cliff Street, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72452624)
3 beds 3 baths 2,664 sqft $529,900
198 Central Street Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 198 Central Street, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72452547)
3 beds 1 bath 1,324 sqft $369,900
138 Richard Rd Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 138 Richard Rd, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72451651)
3 beds 2 baths 1,500 sqft $369,900
144 Spruce St Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 144 Spruce St, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72449777)
3 beds 2 baths 1,230 sqft $329,900
9 John L Sullivan Way Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 9 John L Sullivan Way, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72447207)
5 beds 3 baths 3,586 sqft $809,900
238 Washington St. Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 238 Washington St., Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72445859)
2 beds 1 bath 1,332 sqft $229,900
197 Bedford St Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 197 Bedford St, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72444487)
2 beds 1 bath 1,102 sqft $269,000
802 Thayer Street, Unit 802 Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 802 Thayer Street, Unit 802, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72443846)
3 beds 3 baths 1,433 sqft $369,900
108 Summit Rd Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 108 Summit Rd, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72438353)
4 beds 3 baths 1,981 sqft $439,900
21 Cleverly Street Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 21 Cleverly Street, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72436298)
4 beds 2 baths 1,352 sqft $339,000
95 Niles St Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 95 Niles St, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72435776)
2 beds 1 bath 1,070 sqft $270,000
631 Plymouth Street Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 631 Plymouth Street, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72422448)
3 beds 2 baths 1,756 sqft $439,900
17 Mill St, Unit 17 Abington, MA 02351
Photo of 17 Mill St, Unit 17, Abington, MA 02351 (MLS # 72417152)
2 beds 3 baths 1,456 sqft $358,000

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