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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

726 Plymouth St Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 726 Plymouth St, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72333259)
4 beds 3 baths 2,484 sqft $425,000
35 George Street Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 35 George Street, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72332983)
3 beds 1 bath 1,256 sqft $185,000
55 Beulah Street Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 55 Beulah Street, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72328814)
3 beds 1 bath 1,259 sqft $329,000
68 Warren Avenue Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 68 Warren Avenue, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72328796)
3 beds 2 baths 1,805 sqft $359,000
501 Auburn Street, Unit 104 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 501 Auburn Street, Unit 104, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72327226)
2 beds 2 baths 1,785 sqft $279,900
728 Auburn St, Unit G2 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 728 Auburn St, Unit G2, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72327171)
2 beds 2 baths 1,156 sqft $230,000
L3 Paradise Lane, Unit L3 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of L3 Paradise Lane, Unit L3, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72326820)
2 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $299,900
L4 Paradise Lane, Unit L4 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of L4 Paradise Lane, Unit L4, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72326823)
2 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $299,900
L2 Paradise Lane, Unit L2 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of L2 Paradise Lane, Unit L2, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72326818)
2 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $299,900
L5 Paradise Lane, Unit L5 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of L5 Paradise Lane, Unit L5, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72326812)
2 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $304,900
382 Washington St Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 382 Washington St, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72326762)
4 beds 2 baths 2,867 sqft $425,000
7 Feather Ln Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 7 Feather Ln, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72326356)
3 beds 1 bath 1,540 sqft $379,000
15 Mayflower Cir Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 15 Mayflower Cir, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72326062)
3 beds 2 baths 1,734 sqft $389,900
285 Plymouth St Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 285 Plymouth St, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72324264)
3 beds 1 bath 1,550 sqft $359,000
205 Temple Street Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 205 Temple Street, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72323595)
3 beds 2 baths 1,434 sqft $334,900

Sold Listings in Whitman

726 Plymouth St Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 726 Plymouth St, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72333259)
4 beds 3 baths 2,484 sqft $425,000
35 George Street Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 35 George Street, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72332983)
3 beds 1 bath 1,256 sqft $185,000
55 Beulah Street Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 55 Beulah Street, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72328814)
3 beds 1 bath 1,259 sqft $329,000
68 Warren Avenue Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 68 Warren Avenue, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72328796)
3 beds 2 baths 1,805 sqft $359,000
501 Auburn Street, Unit 104 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 501 Auburn Street, Unit 104, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72327226)
2 beds 2 baths 1,785 sqft $279,900
728 Auburn St, Unit G2 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 728 Auburn St, Unit G2, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72327171)
2 beds 2 baths 1,156 sqft $230,000
L3 Paradise Lane, Unit L3 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of L3 Paradise Lane, Unit L3, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72326820)
2 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $299,900
L4 Paradise Lane, Unit L4 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of L4 Paradise Lane, Unit L4, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72326823)
2 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $299,900
L2 Paradise Lane, Unit L2 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of L2 Paradise Lane, Unit L2, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72326818)
2 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $299,900
L5 Paradise Lane, Unit L5 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of L5 Paradise Lane, Unit L5, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72326812)
2 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $304,900
382 Washington St Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 382 Washington St, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72326762)
4 beds 2 baths 2,867 sqft $425,000
7 Feather Ln Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 7 Feather Ln, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72326356)
3 beds 1 bath 1,540 sqft $379,000
15 Mayflower Cir Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 15 Mayflower Cir, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72326062)
3 beds 2 baths 1,734 sqft $389,900
285 Plymouth St Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 285 Plymouth St, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72324264)
3 beds 1 bath 1,550 sqft $359,000
205 Temple Street Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 205 Temple Street, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72323595)
3 beds 2 baths 1,434 sqft $334,900

Walk Score for Whitman



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

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