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Hanson, MA Real Estate Analysis

Hanson is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 10,209 at the 2010 census.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 15.7 square miles (40.6 km2), of which 15.0 square miles (38.9 km2) is land and 0.66 square miles (1.7 km2), or 4.21%, is water. It is the 250th largest town in the Commonwealth, over seven square miles smaller than the average. Hanson is considered one of the inland towns of Massachusetts’s South Shore, and is bordered by Rockland and Hanover to the north, Pembroke to the east, Halifax to the south, East Bridgewater to the west, and Whitman to the northwest. Hanson is located approximately 9 miles (14 km) east of Brockton, 13 miles (21 km) south of Quincy, and 18 miles (29 km) south-southeast of Boston.

Hanson, like many towns in central Plymouth County, is dominated by lakes, rivers and swamps. The largest ponds include Oldham Pond along the Pembroke town line, Indian Head Pond (the source of Indian Head Brook) just south of Oldham Pond, Maquan Pond, located east of the center of the town, and Wampatuck Pond, located in the center of the town. In addition to Indian Head Brook, the town has several other brooks and rivers, including the Shumatuscacant River and Poor Meadow Brook to the west, and White Oak Brook to the south. To the north of town lies the Little Cedar Swamp, along Indian Head Brook. There is a small town forest and two camps, Rainbow Camp and Camp Kiwanee, within the town as well. Burrage Pond Wildlife Management Area lies mainly in the section of town called Burrage or South Hanson. About half of the 1,625 acres (7 km2) are in Hanson, the other half in Halifax.

  • Monponsett: On the southern border with Halifax and has its own post office and zip code (02350). Monponsett is named for the Monponsett Twin Lakes which lie along much of the Hanson/Halifax border.
  • Burrage: In South Hanson and named for Albert Burrage, one of the town’s most prominent industrialists. He formed the Atlantic Dyestuff Company which had its first factory where present-day Hawks Avenue and the Litecontrol Corporation are located. Burrage includes portions of Pleasant Street, South Street and Reed Street.
  • Brentwood: Encompassing much of Gorwin Drive and several of its side streets, Brentwood is in the central part of Hanson.

Hanson was first settled in 1632 as the western parish of Pembroke. The town was officially incorporated in 1820, and was named for Maryland newspaper publisher and U.S. Senator Alexander Contee Hanson. The town’s early industry revolved around farming, as well as bog iron and quarrying. Mills also popped up along the rivers during the nineteenth century. Today the town is mostly residential, with some farming and cranberry farming. Ocean Spray was first started by several bogs in Hanson.[2]

For more information on the town of Hanson, please visit the town web site at http://www.hanson-ma.gov/Public_Documents/index

 

Hanson Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Hanson

9 Ferris Street Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 9 Ferris Street, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72362865)
3 beds 1 bath 1,535 sqft $280,000
47 Spofford Ave Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 47 Spofford Ave, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72362561)
2 beds 1 bath 612 sqft $75,000
207 Gorwin Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 207 Gorwin, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72360029)
3 beds 1 bath 1,028 sqft $342,500
35 Hancock St Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 35 Hancock St, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72359744)
2 beds 1 bath 1,276 sqft $309,900
7 Adams Cir Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 7 Adams Cir, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72359028)
4 beds 2 baths 1,969 sqft $439,900
944 E Washington St Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 944 E Washington St, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72356167)
3 beds 1 bath 936 sqft $339,900
95 Woodbrook Ln Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 95 Woodbrook Ln, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72354515)
4 beds 4 baths 2,620 sqft $509,900
214 Jerrold Street Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 214 Jerrold Street, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72354507)
4 beds 2 baths 1,500 sqft $425,000
915 Monponsett Street Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 915 Monponsett Street, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72352333)
3 beds 2 baths 1,152 sqft $279,900
14 Audubon Ln Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 14 Audubon Ln, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72350520)
3 beds 3 baths 2,206 sqft $499,900
296 Lakeside Road Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 296 Lakeside Road, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72350824)
3 beds 2 baths 1,280 sqft $389,900
47 Cross St Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 47 Cross St, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72348155)
3 beds 2 baths 1,880 sqft $349,900
370 Franklin Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 370 Franklin, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72347799)
4 beds 2 baths 2,382 sqft $359,000
74 Progress Way Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 74 Progress Way, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72347508)
3 beds 2 baths 1,640 sqft $409,900
510 W Washington St Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 510 W Washington St, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72345503)
4 beds 4 baths 2,354 sqft $499,000

Sold Listings in Hanson

9 Ferris Street Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 9 Ferris Street, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72362865)
3 beds 1 bath 1,535 sqft $280,000
47 Spofford Ave Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 47 Spofford Ave, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72362561)
2 beds 1 bath 612 sqft $75,000
207 Gorwin Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 207 Gorwin, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72360029)
3 beds 1 bath 1,028 sqft $342,500
35 Hancock St Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 35 Hancock St, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72359744)
2 beds 1 bath 1,276 sqft $309,900
7 Adams Cir Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 7 Adams Cir, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72359028)
4 beds 2 baths 1,969 sqft $439,900
944 E Washington St Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 944 E Washington St, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72356167)
3 beds 1 bath 936 sqft $339,900
95 Woodbrook Ln Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 95 Woodbrook Ln, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72354515)
4 beds 4 baths 2,620 sqft $509,900
214 Jerrold Street Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 214 Jerrold Street, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72354507)
4 beds 2 baths 1,500 sqft $425,000
915 Monponsett Street Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 915 Monponsett Street, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72352333)
3 beds 2 baths 1,152 sqft $279,900
14 Audubon Ln Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 14 Audubon Ln, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72350520)
3 beds 3 baths 2,206 sqft $499,900
296 Lakeside Road Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 296 Lakeside Road, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72350824)
3 beds 2 baths 1,280 sqft $389,900
47 Cross St Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 47 Cross St, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72348155)
3 beds 2 baths 1,880 sqft $349,900
370 Franklin Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 370 Franklin, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72347799)
4 beds 2 baths 2,382 sqft $359,000
74 Progress Way Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 74 Progress Way, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72347508)
3 beds 2 baths 1,640 sqft $409,900
510 W Washington St Hanson, MA 02341
Photo of 510 W Washington St, Hanson, MA 02341 (MLS # 72345503)
4 beds 4 baths 2,354 sqft $499,000

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Hanson School Data

Hanson School Districts

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Hanson Schools

Maquan Elementary School
PK-2, public
http://www.whrsd.org/page.cfm?p=31
Hanson Middle School
6-8, public
Indian Head
3-5, public

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