Stoughton Homes & Real Estate - South Shore, MA
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Homes For Sale in Stoughton, South Shore, MA
Stoughton is a small town in Norfolk County of Massachusetts, just south of Boston. There are several excellent amenities, restaurants, and coffee shops for residents to enjoy. Young professionals and retirees tend to flock to this small town, as there is a relaxed atmosphere, and life moves at a slower pace than neighboring communities.
About Stoughton, MA Real Estate
Stoughton condos and townhomes are a more affordable housing option that are excellent options for first-time buyers or those who don’t need much space. They start in the mid $170s, and they can cost up to $460,000.
The most popular home type, single-family homes, start around $250,000 and can cost up to $800,000. There are many newly constructed homes in the area. The majority of these homes are on a larger plot of land, typically up to an acre. These homes are lined by beautiful big trees, which makes properties in Stoughton very private between neighbors.
Vacant land is available in the area, but it’s not the most popular option. Property can range between $100,000 to $1 million.
Living in Stoughton, MA
Stoughton has a rich history. It was settled in 1713 and was originally part of Dorchester. It was incorporated on its own in 1726 and was named after the first lieutenant governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, William Stoughton. The Suffolk Resolves was drafted in the Doty Tavern in the town, and that’s considered the basis of the Declaration of Independence. During the American Revolution, Stoughton supplied cannon and powder for the colonial forces. The town then began manufacturing shoes, textiles, and rubber, and the income sources for the town then shifted to trade and services.
The proximity to Boston allows residents to have many opportunities they wouldn’t otherwise be able to take advantage of. Great amenities and cultural experiences are plentiful all around the Stoughton area. The town is conveniently located so that residents can access the commuter rail service, and it is close to major highways to get to Boston quickly. People can live in the small town and commute to Boston for work or entertainment. This opens up many doors for those looking for ample employment opportunities but wants to avoid paying Boston prices for housing. Over 26,000 people call Stoughton home.
Residents can be heavily involved in their community and local government. Town meetings have proven that townspeople put heavy stock in education, and they have funded full-day kindergarten for all children. There are numerous educational projects in the works. Schools that serve the Stoughton area include Jones Early Childhood Center, Wilkins Elementary School, South Elementary School, Hansen Elementary School, Gibbons Elementary School, Dawe Elementary School, O’Donnell Middle School, and Stoughton High School. Along with these great schools, there are numerous extra-curricular activities to attend.
The recreational department has a wide variety of activities for residents to enjoy. From dance classes and skateboarding classes to watercolor painting and yoga classes, there is something for everyone.