HomeBin

 
 
Compare to another town

Freetown

The Town of Freetown is a pastoral community in Bristol County with a small summer colony and a maritime history. The town's early economy was based mostly on agriculture, but the water power of the Assonet River eventually brought grist, saw and fulling mills after 1695 and in the 18th century the town's industries included a tannery. One of the state's first trout hatcheries was established in Freetown, and in the 1870's railroad dining cars and the luxurious dining rooms of ocean liners were serving Freetown trout.


Freetown's position at the head of a tidewater made it the closest port to the iron-producing towns of Middleborough and Lakeville, encouraging iron foundries and nails works as well as shipyards. The shipyards built sloops and schooners, some of which probably then worked the coastal or foreign trade routes and brought their cargoes back to the busy wharves of Freetown. By the 19th century, iron ore came up the Assonet and into Freetown's wharves primarily from New Jersey. From the wharves the iron went to the factories in town making machine castings for textile machinery, a significant component of Freetown's industrial product at that time. T


he last ship was launched in Freetown in 1848, when the demand for larger ships outgrew the depth of the Assonet River and the extension of the railroads killed off coastal freighting. Residents of the town turned to small market gardening, dairy production and lumbering and by the end of the century, much of the land that had been farmed was returning to forest as Freetown regained some of its pre-Colonial rural landscape.


Residents are very proud of the town's Colonial history, pointing out that the first company of militia was formed in Freetown in 1683 and that three companies of Minute Men turned out on April 19, 1775 for the Battle of Lexington and then served honorably and well with the Continental Army.

School System Info

MCAS Ranking (of 351 towns) in State:

10th Grade Math:

N/A  

 

10th Grade Eng:

N/A  

 

8th Grade Math:

N/A  

 

8th Grade Eng:

N/A  

 

8th Grade Science:

N/A  

 

4th Grade Math:

187  

 

4th Grade Eng:

191  

 

Spending/Student:

$7,421

Average SAT scores:

1544

Student/Teacher Ratios:

14.8 to 1

 

 

Community

Population:8,935 Median Income in town: $83,498 Population Density:
(people per square mile)

247

 

 

Crime Rate (per 1000 residents):

Property: 18.4 / 1,000
Violent: 1.9 / 1,000

 

Real Estate

Number of active:

Singles/Condos/Multis: 53 / 1 / 4

Median home price this year: N/A Median home price last year:

$260,000

Median home price 5 yrs ago:

$330,000

% change since last year:

N/A

% change since 5 years ago:

-27%

Avg single family tax bill:

$0

 

Transportation

Rail info: (T stops, commuter rail stops)

N/A

Subway info:

N/A

Bus lines:

N/A

Miles to Boston:

44

Drive time to Boston (minutes):

49

Rail time to Boston:

N/A

 

 

RECENT LISTING

TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$319,000

If you are raising more than your standard of living then you will appreciate the tree lined shaded yard that comes with this brand new 3 bedroom 1.5 bath colonial home in Assonet Bay Shores. The home, which has an unassuming charm that compliments the environment, offers a sun drenched beautiful new kitchen with granite counters a wine cooler, light and airy front to back living room with gleaming hardwood floors and plenty of room to entertain. Enjoy quiet mornings on your private deck or have friends and family over for a cookout. In the mood to take a stroll by the water, with this home you have that option too. Steps away from the beach, enjoy some sand between your toes and what mother nature has to offer. Call today for a private showing.  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$259,900

44 x 26 Ranch only 10 yrs old. Central Air, Open Floor Plan, Cathedral Ceiling, 1st Floor Laundry, Finished Basement with Walkout to Fully Fenced Backyard. Town Water & Irrigation. Walk to the Beach. Move in ready!!!  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$425,000

Do you want a property with acreage and a lot of garage and storage space? This might be the property for you! This Cape style home in Assonet is set on 3.6 country acres. It's a one owner home that has been renovated and updated within the past few years and has 3-4 bedrooms and 2 baths. There is a spacious eat in kitchen with red oak flooring and plenty of cabinets. The cozy living room also has hardwood flooring plus a wood burning fireplace and a lot windows. Additionally, there is the option of having either a 1st or 2nd floor master bedroom. Other features include vinyl siding, full basement and a detached two car garage. In total, there is approximately 3400 square feet of garage space with 5 power doors, three of which are 10 feet high. Just a short distance down the road you can enjoy nature while you hike, bike, horseback ride, snowmobile, etc. in the 5441 acres of the Freetown State forest...Come take a look!  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$329,900

Amazing sunsets from your waterfront home. Nothing to do but move in. Open floor plan, with spectacular views from your newly updated kitchen, and dining area. . Master Bed 12X24 plenty closet space, sitting area looking out on to Bay. Step out on to 34' Mahogony deck, with patio area below. Lower level has Owens Corning finish walls to create desired rooms, family room, office space, guest bedroom with full bath. Laundry area. Separate utility room. Walk out to patio area from finished lower level. Moore a large boat, launch a Kayak, enjoy nature all around you. Shed for storage, easy to maintain yard. Septic is 3 bed design, for possible expansion. Minutes from 24 and 195.  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$444,000

3 level home featuring 4000 square feet of living space. This magnificent home offers an open floor plan beginning with a gorgeous family room with stone hearth which opens to a country kitchen w/wood flooring, self-closing cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, spacious center island, breakfast nook, and large eating area w/ slider to deck. Beautiful French doors open to the formal dining room. Off the kitchen is a half bath and separate laundry room. Up a few steps from the kitchen enjoy a beautiful great room with wood flooring into a carpeted game room overlooking the vast back yard. 2nd floor has the master bedroom, bath, walk-in closet with a window, 2 more bedrooms with wood flooring and a 2nd bath. 3rd floor has 2 rooms which have been appointed as a study and home office. All this and a 3-car garage, too!!  



TYPE:

Land

PRICE:

$309,000

Spectacular, WATERFRONT property on Shepherds Cove with 900 ft. shoreline ready to build your dream house. 64 x 26 foundation on site and 4 bed septic already installed. All engineering and permits issued. House plans available or design your own! This 2 acre lot is mostly cleared to provide outstanding waterviews and access. Enjoy canoeing, kayaking, or just sit on your deck and enjoy nature all around. Relax at Assonet Bay Beach just a short walk up the road. Direct water access to Newport and the ocean. Minutes to Route 24 and area shopping. Great schools.  



TYPE:

Multi-Family

PRICE:

$429,900

RARE FIND!! TWO FAMILY WATERFRONT HOME ON THE ASSONET RIVER!! Go fishing in your back yard or put the Kayaks in the water! Home has just been remodeled and each unit has their own utilities. Large rooms and open floor plan. Two new heating systems, two new bathrooms, new cabinets, granite countertops, new hardwood floors installed throughout, and all new stainless steel appliances. This home is move in condition and just in time for Summer. Owner has flood elevation certificate in hand and insurance quotes. Tenant in place on the second floor and willing to work with new owner or vacate. Owner installing new 5 bedroom septic system and tying into town water. This legal TWO FAMILY on the WATER is truly a RARE find. If you always wanted to live on the water now is the time! Let the rental income help pay your mortgage!  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$259,900

Country living, 3 bedroom Ranch situated on 1.61 acres of land. 2 full baths. Finished lower level. Ideal for horse lovers- barn with 2 outside stalls.  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$414,900

TRADITIONAL COLONIAL.. FOUR GENEROUS BEDROOMS IN A HOME WITH MANY UPGRADES..HARDWOOD, TILE, GRANITE, CENTRAL AIR, TWO CAR GARAGE, FULLY EQUIPED KITCHEN WITH STAINLESS STEEL APPLIANCES, 26X16 ROOM FINISHED IN LOWER LEVEL. CROWN MOLDINGS AND CHAIR RAIL GIVE THIS CLASSIC COLONIAL AN ELEGANT AND OLD WORLD QUALITY WITH TODAY'S AMMENITIES. HIGHWAY FRIENDLY.. BRING A BUYER AND CLOSE BY JUNE 13.... $5000.00 BONUS TO SELLING BROKER.....  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$279,900

Well cared for home in a quiet country setting -- a must see to appreciate! Home features updated kitchen and baths, hardwood floors and central air! Walk up attic was converted to additional living space with skylights! Partially finished basement with pellet stove, 1/2 bath, and commercial grade water purification system. Private fenced in back yard offers a lot of privacy and also features an above-ground pool & patio.  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$289,900

Don't let the outside fool you.... immaculate 3+ bedroom ranch on dead end street with more room than you can imagine. Two full baths, fireplace in the full finished basement with additional room, work area for the handyman, workout room for the fitness minded and so much more !! Large fenced yard and shed. Easy access to area amenities and the highway!! EASY showings... call quickly!!  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$579,000

Waterfront ! Privacy ! This Home has it all ! Over 6 acres of land surround this 1 level ranch. Home has an open layout perfect for entertaining with 3 bedrooms and 2 full baths. Horse stable to accommodate 3 horses with a riding area. Don't have horses ? Home comes with the potential to subdivide at least 1 buildable lot without any need for variances ( Has plenty of upland and street frontage) you just have to redo tests (it was previously perked) and subdivide. Attention Boaters and water lovers there is Over 500 feet of water frontage on Narrows Rd ..Think Dock possibility. Need a space for parents, in-laws, college age children or just want extra rental income? This property comes with a 2 bedroom guest house over looking the river. Beautiful scenic views surround this one of a kind property. Put this property on your must see list today..  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$339,000

Waterfront on an inlet of the Assonet river . Very private setting on a dead end street. Possibility of getting a free mooring from the bay shores association. Move in ready 11 year young Colonial with 2 car garage under. All hardwood and tile floors. 1st floor laundry, Cherry kitchen with granite counters. Open floor plan, Balcony off the master bedroom for those relaxing nights overlooking the water. Additional 2 rooms finished in basement. Must see to appreciate. Peaceful setting. Call today for an appointment.  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$399,400

***NEW is BETTER*** ENTERTAIN WITH PRIDE in your New Home in HOLLY RIDGE subdivision! Learn about NO DOWN PAYMENT FINANCING for qualified buyers! Open floor plan. Enjoy CONTEPORARY concept. CATHEDRAL CEILING in Master Bedroom, large WALKING CLOSET and SPACIOUS MASTER BATHROOM. Established neighborhood with a few cul-de-sacs. Generous specifications include Hardwood, Granite, SS appliances and more. Call listing agent for details ? ask about BRADFORD home.  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$376,900

***NEW is BETTER*** YOU DESERVE TO LIVE THIS WELL! New Home! Open floor plan offers a generous Great Room that flows into the Breakfast Nook and Spacious Kitchen. Finishes include Hardwood, Granite, SS appliances and more. HOLLY RIDGE is an established subdivision with a few cul-de-sacs, surrounded by beautiful woods located in minutes to Taunton, Fall River, Providence and New Bedford.Call listing agent for details ?ask about MANSFIELD home.  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$389,900

***NEW is BETTER*** ARE YOU LOOKING for a ONE STORY HOME? This is it! NEW home in Holly Ridge. Established subdivision with a few cul-de-sacs, surrounded by beautiful woods and fields. SS appliances; Granite Countertops; Hdwd, Tiles, etc. ENERGY RATED. Learn about NO DOWN PAYMENT FINANCING for qualified buyers. Located in minutes to Taunton, Fall River, Providence and New Bedford.Call/Text listing agent for details.  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$200,000

Wonderful location lovely ranch with 2 bedrooms 1 bath great size kitchen basement with two bonus rooms. Needs tlc has great possibility for a family starter home or investors. Open house Sunday, March 23 1pm to 3pm  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$279,000

Location, Location, Location! Water front Cottage on Hemlock Point over looking Long Pond with approximately 150' frontage. This home along with 23Hemlock Point has been used as a retreat by the same family for decades. These homes are being sold individually. Or you could buy both homes and have your own family compound. Together there is approximately 250 ft water frontage. Possibilities are endless. Make an appointment to view the waterfront, walk the land, and tour the houses. These houses do need work. Well worth it in the end. These homes are situated in a great neighborhood of higher priced homes, just take a look around. Buyer and buyer's agent to use own due diligence.  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$199,000

Investors Dream! Water front Cottage on Hemlock Point over looking Long Pond with approximately 100' frontage. This home along with 25 Hemlock Point has been used as a retreat by the same family for decades. These homes are being sold individually. Or you could buy both homes and have your own family compound. Together there is approximately 250 ft water frontage. Possibilities are endless. Make an appointment to view the waterfront, walk the land, and tour the houses. These houses do need work. Well worth it in the end. These homes are situated in a great neighborhood of higher priced homes, just take a look around. Buyer and buyer's agent to use own due diligence.  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$396,900

***NEW is BETTER!*** DESIGNED WITH ENTERTAINMENT IN MIND this NEW Home offers Open Floor Plan, Hardwood, Granite, SS appliances and More. Established Neighborhood with a Few Cul-De-Sacs and Large Private Lots. Call the listing agent for details ? ask about MATHEW home.  






 

Contact Information

HomeBin.com
Voice: 508-339-5600
Fax: 508-339-5675

Search the MLS - 25,022
Active properties

Advanced MLS Search
 

Top Bargain Listings in Freetown

 
BBBOnLine