Excellent Schools, Fantastic Beaches- Stay For A Day Or A Lifetime!
Mattapoisett is a quaint, seaside town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. The town was settled in 1750 and officially incorporated in 1857. Originally a part of Rochester, there is evidence of prior Wampanoag Indian settlements, including burial grounds, throughout the town. In fact, the word “Mattapoisett” is Wampanoag for “a place of resting.”
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 24.2 square miles, of which 17.4 square miles is land and 6.8 square miles, or just over 28%, is water. The population was 6,045 as of the 2010 census.
Interstate 195 runs through the town, and U.S. Route 6 is the main local road. U.S. 6 parallels I-195 between Providence, R.I., and Wareham, MA and serves as the local business route. Commuting to Wareham, Providence, or Fall River is a breeze!
Mattapoisett is a member of the 2,700-student Old Rochester Regional School District. The town, along with Marion and Rochester, operate a single school system. Mattapoisett operates the Center School for pre-kindergarten through third grade students, and the Old Hammondtown School for grades 4-6. Seventh- and eighth-grade students attend Old Rochester Regional Junior High School, and high school students attend Old Rochester High School.
There are many fabulous beaches along the shores of Mattapoisett. Stop by and put your toes in the sand at Mattapoisett Town Beach, Ned’s Point Beach, Harbor Beach or Crescent Beach. The locals say Crescent Beach is like paradise, and feels like you are right on Cape Cod! It doesn’t have loads of facilities but it is a splendid piece of coastline.
The Mattapoisett River also begins in Rochester and flows through town, emptying into Mattapoisett Harbor, an arm of Buzzards Bay.
Things to Do & See
The Mattapoisett Road Race, a 5 mile run around scenic Mattapoisett and Ned’s Point Light House, is held every July 4th. The race starts and ends at Shipyard Park, and was attended by 916 runners this year.
Ned’s Point Lighthouse was built in 1837 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.
Salty the Seahorse stands at 38 feet tall, looking out on Route 6 from his perch at the intersection of North Street, and is widely accepted to be the symbol and unofficial mascot of Mattapoisett. Erected by a gift shop owner on private property in the middle of the 20th century, Salty and his famous electric blue eyes draw in tourists from all over as they travel to the nearby beaches.
Mattapoisett Real Estate
The first six months of 2012 have certainly been on an uptick for home sale prices in Mattapoisett. Although the number of sales is much the same as the first six months in 2011, the average sales price has increased 13% and days on market have drastically decreased – single family homes went from 307 days on market in 2011 to 167 days on market in 2012.
There are currently 79 single family homes on the market, with the average list price being $642,970 – for condos it’s much less at $340,240. There aren’t very many multi-family units on the market right now; the average list price for multi’s is $418,225.
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