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Whitman, MA Real Estate Analysis

 

Whitman is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 14,489 as of the 2010 census. It is notable as being the place where the chocolate chip cookie was invented. The village of Auburnville is located at the southwest edge of Whitman.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 7.0 square miles (18 km2), of which 7.0 square miles (18 km2) is land and 0.14% is water. Statistically, the town is the 327th of 351 communities in the Commonwealth by land area, and is the second smallest (above only Hull) in Plymouth County. Whitman is bordered by Abington to the north, Rockland to the northeast, Hanson to the southeast, East Bridgewater to the south, and the city of Brockton to the west. Whitman’s town center is approximately 4.5 miles (7.2 km) east of the center of Brockton and approximately 24 miles (39 km) south of Boston.

The small town today is mostly residential, with a small town forest in the northeast corner of town. The eastern half of the town is divided by the Shumatuscacant River, which is dammed near the town center at the site of the town’s mills. The eastern half of town is also dominated by two meadows, the Hobart Meadow to the north and the Bear Meadow to the south, both along the banks of the river.

Whitman was first settled by Europeans in 1670 and was officially incorporated in 1875. Prior to becoming Whitman, it was formally the southern parish of the town of Abington. The new name, Whitman, was taken from Augustus Whitman,[1] whose family who grew up in South Abington, and was adopted in 1886. Though before adopting the name Whitman, the small town was known as Little Comfort.

Whitman has a rich history that is deeply rooted in the shoemaking industry. Regal Shoe and Bostonian Shoe are perhaps the most notable. At one time there were over 20 shoe factories and related factories making metal shanks in town. There are a few abandoned factories left, and some have been turned into condominiums.

In the late 1930s, Ruth Graves Wakefield invented chocolate chip cookies in Whitman at the Toll House Inn on Bedford Street.[2] The Toll House burned completely on New Year’s Eve 1984, in a fire that originated in the kitchen. The inn was not rebuilt. The site is marked with a historical marker, and that land is now home to a Wendy’s restaurant and Walgreens pharmacy, with the Toll House sign still in existence. The former Whitman Savings Bank was also the first in the country to offer savings bank life insurance (SBLI). Whitman is the home of the famous Peaceful Meadows Ice Cream house, as well as the former home of Saftler’s Inc., one of the oldest and largest independently owned fabric stores in the country, which closed in June 2011.[3] In 1964 The Venus Cafe was founded by former professional wrestler Peter Drosos, who fought under the name Pete “The Golden Greek”.

From 1968 to 1994, Whitman was also home to King’s Castle Land, a children’s amusement park owned by the Whitney family and located near the intersection of Routes 18 and 14.[4]

For information on the town of Whitman, please visit the town web site at http://www.whitman-ma.gov/

Whitman Real Estate Listings

Active Listings in Whitman

24 Pearl St Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 24 Pearl St, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72398968)
3 beds 2 baths 1,176 sqft $319,000
122 Lazel St Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 122 Lazel St, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72398563)
3 beds 2 baths 1,600 sqft $379,900
51 Joyce Ave Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 51 Joyce Ave, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72397880)
2 beds 1 bath 1,168 sqft $299,000
31 Alden St Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 31 Alden St, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72397345)
3 beds 1 bath 1,446 sqft $359,900
48 Dover St Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 48 Dover St, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72396161)
3 beds 2 baths 1,679 sqft $349,900
81 Lantz Ave Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 81 Lantz Ave, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72394690)
4 beds 1 bath 1,525 sqft $349,000
604 Bedford St, Unit 4 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 604 Bedford St, Unit 4, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72394492)
2 beds 2 baths 1,659 sqft $269,000
646 Bedford St, Unit B1 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 646 Bedford St, Unit B1, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72391353)
2 beds 2 baths 1,665 sqft $289,900
270 Washington Terrace Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 270 Washington Terrace, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72389795)
3 beds 1 bath 1,438 sqft $364,900
957 Franklin Street Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 957 Franklin Street, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72389003)
3 beds 2 baths 2,006 sqft $439,000
332 Temple Street Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 332 Temple Street, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72388226)
2 beds 2 baths 1,425 sqft $277,900
421 Franklin Street Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 421 Franklin Street, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72388058)
4 beds 3 baths 1,872 sqft $539,900
34 Martin St Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 34 Martin St, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72387755)
3 beds 2 baths 1,465 sqft $399,000
94 Kendrick St Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 94 Kendrick St, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72387383)
5 beds 2 baths 2,389 sqft $430,000
65 Court St, Unit 1 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 65 Court St, Unit 1, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72383163)
2 beds 3 baths 1,939 sqft $315,000

Sold Listings in Whitman

24 Pearl St Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 24 Pearl St, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72398968)
3 beds 2 baths 1,176 sqft $319,000
122 Lazel St Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 122 Lazel St, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72398563)
3 beds 2 baths 1,600 sqft $379,900
51 Joyce Ave Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 51 Joyce Ave, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72397880)
2 beds 1 bath 1,168 sqft $299,000
31 Alden St Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 31 Alden St, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72397345)
3 beds 1 bath 1,446 sqft $359,900
48 Dover St Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 48 Dover St, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72396161)
3 beds 2 baths 1,679 sqft $349,900
81 Lantz Ave Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 81 Lantz Ave, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72394690)
4 beds 1 bath 1,525 sqft $349,000
604 Bedford St, Unit 4 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 604 Bedford St, Unit 4, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72394492)
2 beds 2 baths 1,659 sqft $269,000
646 Bedford St, Unit B1 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 646 Bedford St, Unit B1, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72391353)
2 beds 2 baths 1,665 sqft $289,900
270 Washington Terrace Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 270 Washington Terrace, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72389795)
3 beds 1 bath 1,438 sqft $364,900
957 Franklin Street Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 957 Franklin Street, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72389003)
3 beds 2 baths 2,006 sqft $439,000
332 Temple Street Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 332 Temple Street, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72388226)
2 beds 2 baths 1,425 sqft $277,900
421 Franklin Street Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 421 Franklin Street, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72388058)
4 beds 3 baths 1,872 sqft $539,900
34 Martin St Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 34 Martin St, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72387755)
3 beds 2 baths 1,465 sqft $399,000
94 Kendrick St Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 94 Kendrick St, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72387383)
5 beds 2 baths 2,389 sqft $430,000
65 Court St, Unit 1 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 65 Court St, Unit 1, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72383163)
2 beds 3 baths 1,939 sqft $315,000

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Whitman School Data

Whitman School Districts

Whitman-Hanson School District
PK-12

Whitman Schools

Louise A Conley
K-5, public
John H Duval
K-5, public
Whitman Middle School
6-8, public
Whitman Hanson Regional
9-12, public
Hope Christian School
PK-7, private
http://hopechristian-school.com/

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