Taunton Homes & Real Estate - South Shore, MA
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Homes For Sale in Taunton, South Shore, MA
Located in Bristol County, Massachusetts, Taunton is a city with about 60,000 residents. It is centrally located in the south of the state, and it’s relatively close to Boston, Providence, Fall River, New Bedford, and Plymouth. Residents can virtually travel out of the city in any direction and find something wonderful. The city is known as “The Silver City” and “The Christmas City” due to the rich history around silversmithing and extensive Christmas festivities. Residents can learn all about the well-chronicled history in the only museum in Taunton.
About Taunton, MA Real Estate
Taunton has a healthy mix of new construction homes, recently renovated properties, and character condos and townhomes. Condos and townhomes start around $160,000 and can cost up to $660,000. Some of the condo complexes come equipped with great amenities like green spaces and playgrounds. There are water-front townhomes that are perfect for those who love having nature at their fingertips.
Living in Taunton, MA
Taunton was founded in 1637 by Plymouth Colony members, and it’s one of the oldest cities in the United States. The indigenous people called the area Cohannet, Titicut, and Tetiquet before Europeans settled there.
The city has extensive public transit for residents to get around and to visit neighboring communities and Boston. The DATTCO is a coach bus service that takes residents into Boston to Station Complex, and the H & L Bloom Bus Line runs to the south area of Boston.
Some of the must-see places in Taunton are the Old Colony History Museum, Taunton Green, and the Hughes/Donahue Art Gallery. The Old Colony History Museum chronicles the extensive history of the city and is the only museum in town. Taunton Green is located right downtown and is a city center square that offers walking paths, a water fountain, war memorial statues, and many other things to experience. The Hughes/Donahue Art Gallery is a private art gallery that showcases the work of talented local artists.
Taunton has numerous parks for residents to visit to take walks, runs, go for a picnic, or enjoy some time outdoors. Fishing, canoeing, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, and other water activities are available on the Narragansett Bay Watershed. Golf-lovers can hit the green at the John F. Parker Municipal Golf Course or the Segregansett Country Club. There are some excellent local restaurants and pubs to visit for all to enjoy.
Taunton has some excellent housing options for budgets of all sizes, and the city offers great amenities without being in an extremely busy place. Living in a smaller city with loads of activities is something residents love about this beautiful place.