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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

75 Pinehaven Dr Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 75 Pinehaven Dr, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72282329)
3 beds 1 bath 1,762 sqft $340,000
955 Temple St Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 955 Temple St, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72281766)
3 beds 1 bath 1,493 sqft $289,900
20 Kerri Lane Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 20 Kerri Lane, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72281303)
2 beds 2 baths 1,616 sqft $399,900
14 Pleasant St, Unit 14 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 14 Pleasant St, Unit 14, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72279185)
4 beds 2 baths 2,250 sqft $169,900
K1 Paradise Lane, Unit K1 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of K1 Paradise Lane, Unit K1, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72278046)
2 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $299,900
Lot 1a Payton Place Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of Lot 1a Payton Place, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72273454)
3 beds 3 baths 2,128 sqft $574,900
137 West St Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 137 West St, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72272894)
3 beds 2 baths 1,469 sqft $319,000
405 Franklin St Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 405 Franklin St, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72273216)
3 beds 1 bath 1,693 sqft $389,900
491 Plymouth St Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 491 Plymouth St, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72271944)
3 beds 2 baths 1,463 sqft $279,900
201 Whitman Avenue Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 201 Whitman Avenue, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72265458)
4 beds 1 bath 1,663 sqft $315,000
877 Auburnville Way, Unit A2 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 877 Auburnville Way, Unit A2, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72259401)
2 beds 2 baths 2,120 sqft $349,900
877 Auburnville Way, Unit C5 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 877 Auburnville Way, Unit C5, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72259113)
2 beds 2 baths 2,090 sqft $349,900
48 Westwood Drive Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 48 Westwood Drive, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72253374)
5 beds 3 baths 3,441 sqft $479,000
J2 Paradise Lane, Unit J2 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of J2 Paradise Lane, Unit J2, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72252983)
2 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $279,900
15 Rock St. Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 15 Rock St., Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72249365)
3 beds 1 bath 1,192 sqft $289,900

Sold Listings in Whitman

75 Pinehaven Dr Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 75 Pinehaven Dr, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72282329)
3 beds 1 bath 1,762 sqft $340,000
955 Temple St Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 955 Temple St, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72281766)
3 beds 1 bath 1,493 sqft $289,900
20 Kerri Lane Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 20 Kerri Lane, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72281303)
2 beds 2 baths 1,616 sqft $399,900
14 Pleasant St, Unit 14 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 14 Pleasant St, Unit 14, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72279185)
4 beds 2 baths 2,250 sqft $169,900
K1 Paradise Lane, Unit K1 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of K1 Paradise Lane, Unit K1, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72278046)
2 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $299,900
Lot 1a Payton Place Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of Lot 1a Payton Place, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72273454)
3 beds 3 baths 2,128 sqft $574,900
137 West St Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 137 West St, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72272894)
3 beds 2 baths 1,469 sqft $319,000
405 Franklin St Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 405 Franklin St, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72273216)
3 beds 1 bath 1,693 sqft $389,900
491 Plymouth St Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 491 Plymouth St, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72271944)
3 beds 2 baths 1,463 sqft $279,900
201 Whitman Avenue Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 201 Whitman Avenue, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72265458)
4 beds 1 bath 1,663 sqft $315,000
877 Auburnville Way, Unit A2 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 877 Auburnville Way, Unit A2, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72259401)
2 beds 2 baths 2,120 sqft $349,900
877 Auburnville Way, Unit C5 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 877 Auburnville Way, Unit C5, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72259113)
2 beds 2 baths 2,090 sqft $349,900
48 Westwood Drive Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 48 Westwood Drive, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72253374)
5 beds 3 baths 3,441 sqft $479,000
J2 Paradise Lane, Unit J2 Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of J2 Paradise Lane, Unit J2, Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72252983)
2 beds 2 baths 1,200 sqft $279,900
15 Rock St. Whitman, MA 02382
Photo of 15 Rock St., Whitman, MA 02382 (MLS # 72249365)
3 beds 1 bath 1,192 sqft $289,900

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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

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