Abington, MA Local Area Information

About Area

Abington is a small bedroom community of 13,000 people some 12 miles south of Boston. The town was famous as part of the shoe industry and, as recently as 1986, had a working dairy farm. Today, though the town's roots in manufacturing and agriculture have given way to a primarily residential community character, several small and medium size businesses flourish within the boundaries of the quiet town.

The town was founded in 1712 and although it has experienced substantial growth over the last several decades, the community retains a great deal of open space and a rural feeling. Residents are proud of the parks and recreation facilities which have produced several fine athletes. In addition, the growth of the town has not diminished the local spirit. There are several active civic organizations; annual celebrations include everything from an enthusiastic St. Patrick's Day parade to a huge 4th of July celebration attracting thousands from the South Shore.

Abington enjoys a fine school system and full time fire and police departments. Town facilities also include a water department, sewer department, public library and municipal golf course. The future of Abington remains bright as development continues. Residents believe that future growth is certain to be spurred on when the Old Colony Railroad, which will connect the town to Boston by rail, is reactivated. In addition, the town will have its own commuter rail station. Abington keeps an eye on the potential for development that lies on the horizon. At the same time, the town keeps its feet planted firmly on the ground in a desire to maintain the high quality of life that makes Abington a special place to live. (Narrative supplied by community)

Location

Southeastern Massachusetts, bordered by Weymouth on the north, Rockland on the east, Whitman on the south, and Brockton and Holbrook on the west and northwest. Abington is 4 miles east of Brockton, 19 miles south of Boston, and 21 miles northeast of Plymouth.

Total Area: 10.17 sq. miles

Land Area: 9.95 sq. miles

Population: 13,817

Density: 1,389 per sq. mile Source: Mass Department of Housing and Community Development

Real Estate Market Stats

Zillow Home Value Index: $335,900

Home Size in Square Feet

Year Built

Local National
Zillow Home Value Index $335,900 $203,400
Median Single Family Home Value $351,600 $201,300
Median Condo Value $282,500 $218,600
Median 2-Bedroom Home Value $285,400 $159,500
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $343,500 $197,500
Median 4-Bedroom Home Value $429,000 $321,600
Percent Homes Decreasing 3.9% 18.4%
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $217 $128
Median Sale Price $312,600 $225,300
Property Tax $4,299 $2,147
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 0.7% 2.9%
1-Yr. Change 4.9% 6.5%

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