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Weymouth, MA Real Estate Analysis

Weymouth is a city[2] in Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States. As of the 2010 census, Weymouth had a total population of 53,743.[1] Despite its city status, it is formally known as the Town of Weymouth. It is named after Weymouth, Dorset, a coastal town in England.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 21.6 square miles (56.0 km²), of which, 17.0 square miles (44.1 km²) of it is land and 4.6 square miles (11.9 km²) of it (21.29%) is water.

Weymouth contains the Weymouth Back River and the Weymouth Fore River; its surroundings, formerly industrial, are now set aside as parks and natural areas including Webb Memorial State Park. There are also a lot of streets named after people and trees.

Weymouth residents often designate which of four distinct ‘districts’ they live in.

  • North Weymouth is considered anything north of the intersection of Church Street, North Street and Green Street. Some of the sites around North Weymouth are Great Esker Park, George Lane Beach, Webb State Park, the Wessagusset Yacht Club, Boston skyline views, and the Abigail Adams Historical Society. It also includes up and coming waterfront property that rivals similar in pricier towns.
  • South Weymouth is mostly south of Route 3.
  • East Weymouth is somewhat in the center of Weymouth, including Whitman’s Pond, Jackson Square, and Town Hall. East Weymouth has several fine examples of Victorian homes, including Queen Anne, shingle, and colonial revival homes. Some particularly fine examples of these homes are being restored on Hillcrest Road.
  • Weymouth Landing spans a mile around Weston Park.

Weymouth is bordered on the north by Hingham Bay. Weymouth’s territory includes Grape Island, Slate Island, and Sheep Island, all part of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. Weymouth is bordered on the west by Quincy, Braintree, and Holbrook. It is bordered on the south by Abington and Rockland. Weymouth is bordered on the east by Hingham.

The site of Weymouth first saw European inhabitants in 1622 as Wessagusset Colony, a colony founded by Thomas Weston, who had been the main backer of the Plymouth settlement.[20] The settlement was a failure. The sixty men taken from London were ill-prepared for the hardships required for survival. They also may have lacked the motivation of the Pilgrims as this colony was purely economic in motivation and the men had not brought their families.[21]

By winter, poor planning and bad management led to supplies running out. With the Plymouth colonists having few supplies to share, the Weymouth men began to steal from the local Massachusetts nation. Foraging in cooperation with the Pilgrims and trading with Natives was insufficient, and some colonists began to steal from the natives.[21] By now, many in the colony were ill and all forms of law and order had broken down. The lowest point came when a healthy settler was caught stealing supplies from the Massachusetts and the Massachusetts leaders demanded the thief’s execution; the Weymouth men complied but either executed or failed to substitute for execution a dying, sick settler instead.[20]

By April 1623, word of conflict between Native Americans and the Virginia colonists had reached the north and this increased the tension between the two groups. Massachusetts and other native groups began plotting to attack and destroy what was left of the floundering Wessagusset colony and possibly the more successful Plymouth Colony. Massasoit heard about it and sent word to Plymouth. Bradford, fearing that Plymouth would be also be destroyed, sent Myles Standish to Weymouth with the Plymouth militia to end the threat. Under a banner of truce Standish lured five of the more bellicose Massachusetts Natives inside the stockade. There, after a brief struggle, the native leaders were killed. Ten of the original sixty had starved to death and two others had been killed in conflict with the Natives. Forty-five colonists went north joined Plymouth or went north to Maine, and from there most returned to England. The three who remained were subsequently killed by Native Americans.[20][21]

Robert Gorges attempted to form a colony at the site later that year as the center of a more royalist and Anglican system of government for New England.[21] He brought William Morrell as religious leader and expected Governor Bradford to acknowledge his supremacy and act as his agent[21] Within weeks the New England winter caused Gorges to leave with most of the settlers.[20] Those who remained formed the nucleus of the permanent settlement. In 1630 it was officially incorporated into the Massachusetts Bay Colony and in 1635 with the addition of 100 families under the leadership of Joseph Hull the name of the town was changed to Weymouth. While the integration of these groups did not commence without difficulty, especially due to conflicting pressures from the Puritans of Boston and the Pilgrims of Plymouth, Weymouth was a stable and prominent town with its current boundaries by 1635[21]

Weymouth was heavily involved in the shoemaking industry from the first years of the 18th century right through to 1973, when the Stetson Shoe Company closed its doors. The building is currently being used for medical offices.[22]

Five Weymouth citizens have been awarded the Medal of Honor making it the city with most Medal of Honor recipients in the United States: Thomas W. Hamilton, serving in the Civil War; William Seach, serving in the Boxer Rebellion in China; Elden Johnson, serving in World War II; Ralph Talbot, a pilot in World War I; and Frederick C. Murphy, who also served in World War II.

For more infomation on the city of Weymouth, visit the city web site at http://www.weymouth.ma.us/

Weymouth Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Weymouth

7 Tara Dr, Unit 11 Weymouth, MA 02188
Photo of 7 Tara Dr, Unit 11, Weymouth, MA 02188 (MLS # 72333416)
1 bed 1 bath 634 sqft $162,000
34 Mutton Ln Weymouth, MA 02189
Photo of 34 Mutton Ln, Weymouth, MA 02189 (MLS # 72333135)
3 beds 2 baths 1,238 sqft $389,000
22 Kent Rd Weymouth, MA 02190
Photo of 22 Kent Rd, Weymouth, MA 02190 (MLS # 72332932)
3 beds 2 baths 1,667 sqft $439,900
149 Summer Street Weymouth, MA 02188
Photo of 149 Summer Street, Weymouth, MA 02188 (MLS # 72332908)
3 beds 2 baths 1,384 sqft $230,000
117 Weyham Rd Weymouth, MA 02191
Photo of 117 Weyham Rd, Weymouth, MA 02191 (MLS # 72332815)
4 beds 2 baths 1,650 sqft $399,900
24 Fillmore Street Weymouth, MA 02190
Photo of 24 Fillmore Street, Weymouth, MA 02190 (MLS # 72332679)
3 beds 1 bath 846 sqft $339,000
74 Clarendon St Weymouth, MA 02190
Photo of 74 Clarendon St, Weymouth, MA 02190 (MLS # 72332622)
3 beds 3 baths 2,198 sqft $429,900
25 Columbian Woods Weymouth, MA 02190
Photo of 25 Columbian Woods, Weymouth, MA 02190 (MLS # 72332574)
3 beds 4 baths 2,006 sqft $499,000
300 River Street, Unit 2 Weymouth, MA 02191
Photo of 300 River Street, Unit 2, Weymouth, MA 02191 (MLS # 72332419)
0 beds 1 bath 390 sqft $209,900
201 Lake St, Unit 31 Weymouth, MA 02189
Photo of 201 Lake St, Unit 31, Weymouth, MA 02189 (MLS # 72332408)
2 beds 1 bath 856 sqft $220,000
72 Barbara Ln Weymouth, MA 02190
Photo of 72 Barbara Ln, Weymouth, MA 02190 (MLS # 72332190)
3 beds 1 bath 1,300 sqft $445,000
65 Sheri Lane Weymouth, MA 02190
Photo of 65 Sheri Lane, Weymouth, MA 02190 (MLS # 72332164)
4 beds 4 baths 4,300 sqft $749,000
215 Winter St, Unit 5M Weymouth, MA 02188
Photo of 215 Winter St, Unit 5M, Weymouth, MA 02188 (MLS # 72331953)
2 beds 1 bath 928 sqft $188,000
22 Overlook Rd Weymouth, MA 02189
Photo of 22 Overlook Rd, Weymouth, MA 02189 (MLS # 72331654)
3 beds 2 baths 1,508 sqft $409,900
79 Fountain Lane, Unit 11 Weymouth, MA 02190
Photo of 79 Fountain Lane, Unit 11, Weymouth, MA 02190 (MLS # 72331611)
2 beds 1 bath 908 sqft $220,000

Sold Listings in Weymouth

7 Tara Dr, Unit 11 Weymouth, MA 02188
Photo of 7 Tara Dr, Unit 11, Weymouth, MA 02188 (MLS # 72333416)
1 bed 1 bath 634 sqft $162,000
34 Mutton Ln Weymouth, MA 02189
Photo of 34 Mutton Ln, Weymouth, MA 02189 (MLS # 72333135)
3 beds 2 baths 1,238 sqft $389,000
22 Kent Rd Weymouth, MA 02190
Photo of 22 Kent Rd, Weymouth, MA 02190 (MLS # 72332932)
3 beds 2 baths 1,667 sqft $439,900
149 Summer Street Weymouth, MA 02188
Photo of 149 Summer Street, Weymouth, MA 02188 (MLS # 72332908)
3 beds 2 baths 1,384 sqft $230,000
117 Weyham Rd Weymouth, MA 02191
Photo of 117 Weyham Rd, Weymouth, MA 02191 (MLS # 72332815)
4 beds 2 baths 1,650 sqft $399,900
24 Fillmore Street Weymouth, MA 02190
Photo of 24 Fillmore Street, Weymouth, MA 02190 (MLS # 72332679)
3 beds 1 bath 846 sqft $339,000
74 Clarendon St Weymouth, MA 02190
Photo of 74 Clarendon St, Weymouth, MA 02190 (MLS # 72332622)
3 beds 3 baths 2,198 sqft $429,900
25 Columbian Woods Weymouth, MA 02190
Photo of 25 Columbian Woods, Weymouth, MA 02190 (MLS # 72332574)
3 beds 4 baths 2,006 sqft $499,000
300 River Street, Unit 2 Weymouth, MA 02191
Photo of 300 River Street, Unit 2, Weymouth, MA 02191 (MLS # 72332419)
0 beds 1 bath 390 sqft $209,900
201 Lake St, Unit 31 Weymouth, MA 02189
Photo of 201 Lake St, Unit 31, Weymouth, MA 02189 (MLS # 72332408)
2 beds 1 bath 856 sqft $220,000
72 Barbara Ln Weymouth, MA 02190
Photo of 72 Barbara Ln, Weymouth, MA 02190 (MLS # 72332190)
3 beds 1 bath 1,300 sqft $445,000
65 Sheri Lane Weymouth, MA 02190
Photo of 65 Sheri Lane, Weymouth, MA 02190 (MLS # 72332164)
4 beds 4 baths 4,300 sqft $749,000
215 Winter St, Unit 5M Weymouth, MA 02188
Photo of 215 Winter St, Unit 5M, Weymouth, MA 02188 (MLS # 72331953)
2 beds 1 bath 928 sqft $188,000
22 Overlook Rd Weymouth, MA 02189
Photo of 22 Overlook Rd, Weymouth, MA 02189 (MLS # 72331654)
3 beds 2 baths 1,508 sqft $409,900
79 Fountain Lane, Unit 11 Weymouth, MA 02190
Photo of 79 Fountain Lane, Unit 11, Weymouth, MA 02190 (MLS # 72331611)
2 beds 1 bath 908 sqft $220,000

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Weymouth School Data

Weymouth School Districts

Weymouth School District
PK-12
http://www.weymouthschools.org/

Weymouth Schools

Johnson Early Childhood Center
PK & ungraded, public
Thomas V Nash
K-4, public
Academy Avenue
K-4, public
http://www.weymouthschools.org/academy.aspx
Lawrence W Pingree
K-4, public
http://www.weymouthschools.org/pingree.aspx
Ralph Talbot
K-4, public
http://www.weymouthschools.org/talbot.aspx
Thomas W. Hamilton Primary School
K-4, public
Wessagusset
K-4, public
http://www.weymouthschools.org/wessagusset.aspx
Weymouth High School
9-12, public
William Seach
K-4, public
http://www.weymouthschools.org/seach.aspx
Frederick C Murphy
K-4, public
http://www.weymouthschools.org/murphy.aspx
Abigail Adams Middle School
5-6, public
St Jerome Elementary School
PK-8, private
http://www.stjeromeschoolweymouth.org
St. Francis Xavier School
PK-8, private
Sacred Heart Elementary School
PK-8, private
First Baptist Christian School
PK-8, private
http://www.fbcsweymouth.org
South Shore Christian Academy
PK-12, private
http://www.southshorechristian.org
Kindercare Learning Center #670
K, private
http://www.kindercare.com/our-centers/center-details/300670?cid=greatschools
Maria Weston Chapman Middle School
7-8, public
St Francis Xavier School
PK-8, private

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