Ashby, MA Local Area Information

About Area

The Town of Ashby is a small rural community with a friendly atmosphere, located in the north central section of Massachusetts. It is a residential community that retains many of the farms and orchards that have enhanced the residents' pride in its beauty. The town is also home of the Willard Brook State Park, which provides recreational activities for town residents, as well as those from throughout the State that come to enjoy its offerings.

The town is also prideful of its rich and varied history. From pre-colonial times to the Revolutionary War, Ashby played an instrumental role in the formation of the Colony and Independence. The town's historic burial grounds provide testimony to this. In the pre-Civil War era, the town was a station on the Underground Railway for slaves going to Canada.

The twentieth century saw the development of mills, and service in two World Wars to Desert Storm. Throughout it all, the character and pride of the town has grown, leading to a high degree of community spirit and service. (Narrative supplied by community)

Location

North central Massachusetts, bordered by New Ipswich and Mason, New Hampshire, on the north; Townsend on the east; Lunenburg and Fitchburg on the southeast and south; and Ashburnham on the west. Ashby is 8 miles north of Fitchburg, 32 miles north of Worcester, and 49 miles northwest of Boston.

Total Area: 24.17 sq. miles

Land Area: 23.80 sq. miles

Population: 2,717

Density: 114 per sq. mile

Source: Mass Department of Housing and Community Development

Real Estate Market Stats

Zillow Home Value Index: $265,400

Home Size in Square Feet

Year Built

Local National
Zillow Home Value Index $265,400 $201,900
Median Single Family Home Value $265,000 $200,100
Median 2-Bedroom Home Value $229,100 $158,000
Median 3-Bedroom Home Value $272,500 $195,700
Median 4-Bedroom Home Value $306,700 $319,200
Percent Homes Decreasing 5.2% 17.2%
Median List Price Per Sq Ft $156 $128
Median Sale Price 23 2,505,126
Property Tax $3,604 $2,147
Turnover (Sold Within Last Yr.) 0.4% 2.9%
1-Yr. Change 13.2% 6.9%

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