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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 Parks Street, Unit 45 Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 100 Parks Street, Unit 45, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72282673)
2 beds 2 baths 1,458 sqft $379,900
34 Island Creek Rd Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 34 Island Creek Rd, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72281990)
4 beds 3 baths 3,646 sqft $934,000
66 Island Creek Rd Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 66 Island Creek Rd, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72281960)
3 beds 3 baths 2,121 sqft $739,000
52 Bay Rd Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 52 Bay Rd, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72281816)
3 beds 3 baths 2,210 sqft $799,000
25 Amado Way Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 25 Amado Way, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72281451)
4 beds 4 baths 4,100 sqft $1,185,000
99 Oak Street Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 99 Oak Street, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72279320)
4 beds 3 baths 2,164 sqft $607,000
6 Trout Farm Lane Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 6 Trout Farm Lane, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72279047)
3 beds 2 baths 1,912 sqft $435,000
18 Josselyn Avenue Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 18 Josselyn Avenue, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72278648)
3 beds 3 baths 1,934 sqft $799,900
188 Harrison Street Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 188 Harrison Street, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72278621)
4 beds 5 baths 5,000 sqft $2,300,000
31 Pine Point Rd Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 31 Pine Point Rd, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72278490)
3 beds 2 baths 1,691 sqft $599,000
50 Rogers Way Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 50 Rogers Way, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72278109)
5 beds 3 baths 4,366 sqft $1,100,000
160 West Street Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 160 West Street, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72276467)
4 beds 2 baths 1,480 sqft $594,900
1548 Tremont Street Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 1548 Tremont Street, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72276429)
2 beds 2 baths 1,444 sqft $649,999
8 Gardner Rd Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 8 Gardner Rd, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72276057)
5 beds 4 baths 2,855 sqft $714,900
1260 Franklin St Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 1260 Franklin St, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72273683)
4 beds 3 baths 2,325 sqft $657,500

Sold Listings in Duxbury

100 Parks Street, Unit 45 Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 100 Parks Street, Unit 45, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72282673)
2 beds 2 baths 1,458 sqft $379,900
34 Island Creek Rd Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 34 Island Creek Rd, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72281990)
4 beds 3 baths 3,646 sqft $934,000
66 Island Creek Rd Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 66 Island Creek Rd, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72281960)
3 beds 3 baths 2,121 sqft $739,000
52 Bay Rd Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 52 Bay Rd, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72281816)
3 beds 3 baths 2,210 sqft $799,000
25 Amado Way Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 25 Amado Way, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72281451)
4 beds 4 baths 4,100 sqft $1,185,000
99 Oak Street Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 99 Oak Street, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72279320)
4 beds 3 baths 2,164 sqft $607,000
6 Trout Farm Lane Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 6 Trout Farm Lane, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72279047)
3 beds 2 baths 1,912 sqft $435,000
18 Josselyn Avenue Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 18 Josselyn Avenue, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72278648)
3 beds 3 baths 1,934 sqft $799,900
188 Harrison Street Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 188 Harrison Street, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72278621)
4 beds 5 baths 5,000 sqft $2,300,000
31 Pine Point Rd Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 31 Pine Point Rd, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72278490)
3 beds 2 baths 1,691 sqft $599,000
50 Rogers Way Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 50 Rogers Way, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72278109)
5 beds 3 baths 4,366 sqft $1,100,000
160 West Street Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 160 West Street, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72276467)
4 beds 2 baths 1,480 sqft $594,900
1548 Tremont Street Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 1548 Tremont Street, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72276429)
2 beds 2 baths 1,444 sqft $649,999
8 Gardner Rd Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 8 Gardner Rd, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72276057)
5 beds 4 baths 2,855 sqft $714,900
1260 Franklin St Duxbury, MA 02332
Photo of 1260 Franklin St, Duxbury, MA 02332 (MLS # 72273683)
4 beds 3 baths 2,325 sqft $657,500

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Duxbury School Data

Duxbury School Districts

Duxbury School District
PK-12

Duxbury Schools

Chandler Elementary School
PK-2, public
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

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