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)
LocationSoutheastern 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
Density: 1,389 per sq. mile Source: Mass Department of Housing and Community Development
Real Estate Market Stats
Home Size in Square Feet
|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|
|Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.)||0.7%||2.9%|
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