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Duxbury, MA Real Estate Analysis

Duxbury is a coastal town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. A suburb of Boston, located on the South Shore approximately 35 miles (56 km) to the south of the city, the population was 15,059 at the 2010 census.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 37.6 square miles (97.4 km²), of which, 23.8 square miles (61.5 km²) is land and 13.9 square miles (35.9 km²) (36.87%) is water. Duxbury is bordered by Cape Cod Bay to the east, Duxbury Bay, Kingston Bay and Plymouth to the southeast, Kingston to the southwest, Pembroke to the west and northwest, and Marshfield to the north. The town’s border with Plymouth is due to the town’s having the only land access to Saquish Neck, a thin, hook-shaped strip of land along Duxbury Bay whose tip is in Plymouth.

Duxbury is the sixth largest cranberry producer in Massachusetts. It has come to be known in recent years also for its oyster beds, as well as other shellfish. The town has many ponds and bogs throughout. The Back River lies along the western edge of Saquish Neck, and has many tributaries from the local rivers, brooks and marshes. There are several sanctuaries, a conservation area and other forests within the town, especially in the western half.

The area now known as Duxbury was inhabited by people as early as 12,000 to 9,000 B.C. By the time European settlers arrived here, the region was inhabited by the Wampanoags, who called this place Mattakeesett, meaning “place of many fish.”[1]

In 1620, the English settlers known as the Pilgrims established their colony in Plymouth. Per the terms of their contract with financial backers in London, they were required to live together in a tight community for seven years. At the end of that term in 1627, land along the coast was allotted to settlers for farming. Thus, the coastline from Plymouth to Marshfield was parceled out, and many settlers began moving away from Plymouth.[1]

At first, those who settled in Duxbury came to work their new farms just in the warmer months and returned to Plymouth during the winter. It was not long, however, before they began to build homes on their land, and soon requested permission from the colony to be set off as a separate community with their own church. Duxbury, which originally included land that is now Pembroke, was incorporated in 1637.[1]

Some of the most influential men in the colony received grants in Duxbury and became its first leaders. Captain Myles Standish, the military leader of the colony, lived in “the Nook,” an area now known as Standish Shore. Elder William Brewster was for many years the religious leader of the colony. He may have named Duxbury after his possible home of Duxbury Hall, in Chorley, England, in which he led services to the colony until it received its own minister in 1637. John Alden was another important settler. His house, now a museum on Alden Street, was the site of many important meetings of the colony’s leaders. The graves of some of Duxbury’s first settlers can be found in the Old Burying Ground on Chestnut Street, next to the site of original meetinghouse.[1] Theory has it that the town was named by Myles Standish after the family estate of his childhood in Lancashire. The ancient Standish family in northern England owned much land and large estates, including the two main family headquarters of Standish Hall and Duxbury Manor, in Lancashire, since the before the Middle Ages. Myles Standish’s will delineates his inheritance rights to very particular lands near and around Standish and mostly Duxbury Manor, stating his descent from both lines of the Standish family; and so it has been suggested that he named the new town in Massachusetts after the estate where he grew up.

Duxbury was primarily a farming community throughout the 17th and 18th centuries. Its quiet history in the 18th century was interrupted only by the Revolutionary War.[1]

The most remarkable period in Duxbury’s history, the shipbuilding era, began immediately after the American Revolution. Following the Treaty of Paris, the newborn nation was granted fishing rights on the Grand Banks. Several families took advantage of the new opportunity and began to build large fishing schooners. Soon, the schooners built in the 1790s gave way to larger brigs and eventually three-masted ships. As several merchant families began to amass large fleets, shipyards and other ancillary industries flourished and Duxbury prospered. By the 1840s, Duxbury boasted about 20 shipyards and produced an average of ten large sailing vessels per year.[1]

For more information on Duxbury, visit the town web page at http://www.town.duxbury.ma.us/Public_Documents/index

Duxbury Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Duxbury

100 Lincoln, Unit 5 Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 100 Lincoln, Unit 5, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72423982)
2 beds 3 baths 2,125 sqft $439,900
167 Union Bridge Road Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 167 Union Bridge Road, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72423752)
4 beds 3 baths 2,121 sqft $645,000
91 Buckboard Rd Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 91 Buckboard Rd, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72423214)
4 beds 3 baths 2,454 sqft $639,000
35 Mallards Cove Lane Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 35 Mallards Cove Lane, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72421842)
4 beds 3 baths 3,448 sqft $629,000
27 Bay Farm Road, Unit 27 Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 27 Bay Farm Road, Unit 27, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72421768)
2 beds 3 baths 2,218 sqft $449,000
232 Surplus St Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 232 Surplus St, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72421045)
3 beds 2 baths 1,535 sqft $799,000
263 Marshall St Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 263 Marshall St, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72420640)
4 beds 4 baths 3,310 sqft $1,999,000
191 Birch St Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 191 Birch St, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72418571)
4 beds 3 baths 2,520 sqft $569,900
43 South Station St Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 43 South Station St, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72418274)
5 beds 5 baths 4,324 sqft $1,995,000
50 Pioneer Dr Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 50 Pioneer Dr, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72417498)
4 beds 3 baths 3,460 sqft $789,900
225 Lincoln St, Unit E2 Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 225 Lincoln St, Unit E2, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72416797)
2 beds 3 baths 2,079 sqft $397,500
204 Surplus Street Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 204 Surplus Street, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72416678)
3 beds 2 baths 2,015 sqft $899,000
Lot A Teakettle Lane Duxbury, MA 02331
Photo of Lot A Teakettle Lane, Duxbury, MA 02331 (MLS # 72415953)
4 beds 3 baths 2,550 sqft $995,000
50 Mullins Ave Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 50 Mullins Ave, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72415899)
4 beds 3 baths 2,510 sqft $750,000
17 Hornbeam Road Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 17 Hornbeam Road, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72415654)
4 beds 3 baths 2,670 sqft $1,150,000

Sold Listings in Duxbury

100 Lincoln, Unit 5 Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 100 Lincoln, Unit 5, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72423982)
2 beds 3 baths 2,125 sqft $439,900
167 Union Bridge Road Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 167 Union Bridge Road, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72423752)
4 beds 3 baths 2,121 sqft $645,000
91 Buckboard Rd Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 91 Buckboard Rd, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72423214)
4 beds 3 baths 2,454 sqft $639,000
35 Mallards Cove Lane Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 35 Mallards Cove Lane, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72421842)
4 beds 3 baths 3,448 sqft $629,000
27 Bay Farm Road, Unit 27 Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 27 Bay Farm Road, Unit 27, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72421768)
2 beds 3 baths 2,218 sqft $449,000
232 Surplus St Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 232 Surplus St, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72421045)
3 beds 2 baths 1,535 sqft $799,000
263 Marshall St Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 263 Marshall St, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72420640)
4 beds 4 baths 3,310 sqft $1,999,000
191 Birch St Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 191 Birch St, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72418571)
4 beds 3 baths 2,520 sqft $569,900
43 South Station St Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 43 South Station St, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72418274)
5 beds 5 baths 4,324 sqft $1,995,000
50 Pioneer Dr Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 50 Pioneer Dr, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72417498)
4 beds 3 baths 3,460 sqft $789,900
225 Lincoln St, Unit E2 Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 225 Lincoln St, Unit E2, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72416797)
2 beds 3 baths 2,079 sqft $397,500
204 Surplus Street Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 204 Surplus Street, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72416678)
3 beds 2 baths 2,015 sqft $899,000
Lot A Teakettle Lane Duxbury, MA 02331
Photo of Lot A Teakettle Lane, Duxbury, MA 02331 (MLS # 72415953)
4 beds 3 baths 2,550 sqft $995,000
50 Mullins Ave Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 50 Mullins Ave, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72415899)
4 beds 3 baths 2,510 sqft $750,000
17 Hornbeam Road Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 17 Hornbeam Road, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72415654)
4 beds 3 baths 2,670 sqft $1,150,000

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Duxbury School Data

Duxbury School Districts

Duxbury School District
PK-12

Duxbury Schools

Chandler Elementary School
PK-2, public
http://www.duxbury.k12.ma.us/
Duxbury High School
9-12, public
Alden School
3-5, public
Duxbury Middle School
6-8, public
Bay Farm Montessori Academy
PK-8, private
http://www.bfarm.org
Good Shepherd Christian Academy
PK-8, private
http://goodshepherdchristianacademy.com/templates/System/default.asp?id=45336

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