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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:

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10th Grade Eng:

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8th Grade Math:

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8th Grade Eng:

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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: 72 / 0 / 2

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)

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Subway info:

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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:

$69,900

Please see disclosures and showing instructions. Property needs a lot of work. Property is being listed and SOLD in AS-IS, AS-SEEN Condition with no repairs or representations made by seller or sellers agents. Please see firm remarks for offer instructions. Property has a failed septic system. Property has mold on interior of the property. Mold Release needs to be signed by all parties prior to showing being approved. Please see showing instructions. NO EXCEPTIONS. Buyers, contractors and their agents enter at own risk holding seller and their agents harmless. NO SHOWINGS WILL BE APPROVED UNLESS FORM IS SIGNED.  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$312,000

Love outdoor entertaining? This yard has it all. Very large deck off kitchen with gazebo overlooking private, park-like acreage. Relax by the koi pond and enjoy the water feature and lush landscaping or sit by the fire pit in the brand new rock garden. Move in ready tri-level home with finished basement. Kitchen and living room have cathedral ceilings with skylight, letting in more natural light. Home also features a wood burning stove which makes the home nice and warm during the cold New England winters. Also included, are three sheds in the yard for additional storage.  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$200,000

Ideal first time buyer opportunity. Farmers porch, large deck overlooking private rear yard, 3 bedrooms and bonus office area. Freshly painted. This is a Fannie Mae HomePath property. Buyer agents must enter offers on seller's web site (see firm remarks). Failed septic is the buyer's responsibility  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$309,000

RELAXING RURAL RETREAT? on over an acre all your own. Huge back deck overlooks a garden paradise full of perennials and extensive vegetable garden. 3 bedrooms with first floor master, plus 2 full baths one of which has just been renovated. Office plus large country kitchen with gas stove plus a large family room addition. All this in one of Freetown?s nicest neighborhoods.  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$346,900

Off the beaten path , minutes to Rt 24, but quiet and peaceful..is this large ( 2400 + sq.ft.) comfortable home..Offering 3 beds and 2 full baths, large kitchen and wonderful family room..offering nice deck access and views to the lovely yard..Home made for living and relaxing ! From the large fireplaced living room, with adjacent fireplaced office..all rooms are good size...additionally a large garage with extra options for the loft area above....to the wonderful yard , nicely landscaped with a delightful Inground Gunite Pool! Nestled on a 36,590 sq ft corner lot, with great curb appeal...this is a must see!! Great Value!  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$249,900

FOLLOW SHOWING INSTRUCTIONS - Offers should include proof of funds (if cash offer) or pre-approval (if financing). This split level home is located on a good size corner lot with mature landscaping, great grass area and a multi level deck. The main level has a great open floor plan with an open dining room and liviing room featuring a fireplace. The kitchen is filled with sun light with glass doors to the rear deck. Both bedrooms on this level are good size and there is 1 full bathroom. The in-law unit is located above the garage with a good size eat in kitchen, glass doors to a second floor deck, large living room, bedroom and 1 full bathroom. The garage space has been coverted into storage but could easly be converted back into a single or two car garage.  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$269,000

A retreat to come home to!!! Lovely updated home w/spiral stairs to lower level and recently finished basement and bath. Updated kitchen, granite countertops, custom cabinets, center island and breakfast bar. Cabana/Shed and a oversized two car garage with storage area. So much and so many possibilities, home boosts so many amenities, you will not be disappointed. Opportunity knocks MOTIVATED SELLER encouraging offers!  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$409,900

This unique Single family home offers 8 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, eat-in kitchen, Parquet floors and newer windows. This property sits on 11 acres. Perfect for entertaining, small groups or family re-unions. ATV's and dirt bike riders enjoy! If outdoor living is for you , then this is a MUST-SEE. Possibilities are endless.  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$449,900

This amazing custom contemporary is ready to be built on a pristine lot in Freetown. Features include 3 beds 2.5 baths including a master bath, vaulted ceiling in great room. This is not the usual colonial you see everywhere this home is for the buyer who likes a different look and quality craftsmanship. Local builder is willing to work with buyer on custom touches and upgrades. Get in now and spend your holidays in your brand new home!!  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$419,000

Brand New 5 bedroom Colonial with attached 2 car garage. New secluded Development.House untouched except for the builders. Central AC. $40,000 in upgrades over the builder's allowances.  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$699,900

First time offering for this spectacular Contemporary Cape. No expense was spared! The large gourmet kitchen flows between the over sized formal dining room and living room. The cathedral ceilings in the two living rooms gives you a wonderful sense of space. The first floor master suite is perfect for today's living. The second floor has two generous bedrooms. There are three finished rooms in the lower level. One is currently being used as an office and the other two run the length of the back of the house which walks out to the back yard. The attention to detail is phenomenal. This home is meticulous inside and out. Very desirable location. Call for your private showing. You will not be disappointed.  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$314,900

HOLIDAYS HERE!! Huge Family (Many Cooks in the) Kitchen Open To Formal Dining, Screened Breakfast Room, French Doors, Window Seat for Good Books, Beamed Ceilings & Cathedrals Everywhere, Rustic & Open, Cozy Wood Stove, Private, Wooded Acre+-, Enormous Deck to Pool  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$559,900

Rare resale in Loron Acres. Beautifully maintained & tastefully crafted & appointed Colonial w/ front porch; set on a picturesque lot. Greet guests in 2-story Foyer with ceramic tile & hardwood stairs with wrought iron rails Kitchen with cherry cabinets,stainless steel appliances, granite counter tops & breakfast bar, tile flooring, 5 window rounded sitting area/morning area, separate eating area w/ atrium to deck overlooking private backyard. Entertain in Living Room featuring fireplace with copper tiles & stunning handcrafted surround mantle & sliding french doors Celebrate special occasions in the formal Dining Rm w/ crown molding, recessed lighting & balcony. Master Bedrm w/ vaulted ceiling, fireplace, recessed lights, walk-in closet & private bath with tiled shower & pedestal sinks. 3 additional Spacious Bedrooms & Main Bath complete the 2nd Floor. 1st Floor office/guest room with full bath. Lots of Hardwoods. Custom Blinds. In-ground Pool w/ attractive deck, patio & fire pit.  



TYPE:

Land

PRICE:

$150,000

Chace Parker Estates. Bring your own Builder or use ours. Only 3 lots remaining!!. All Underground utilities including town water!!! Ready to build on. Home packages also available. Now is the time ot buy!!! Interest rates may never be this low again!!! Call now for details.  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$289,770

If your looking for a lot of living space, a brand new house, a walk to the beach and minutes to highways and shopping then look no further. REDUCED $20,000 to sell NOW. You'll love the spectacular eat in kitchen with rich wood flooring, granite counters and stainless appliances plus first floor 1/2 bath with laundry plus a huge living room with gleaming wood floors and three big bedrooms up with plush wall to wall carpeting. Enjoy the association beach and pristine views just around the corner from this beautiful home .  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$499,900

Excellent for horse lovers. stable, fenced in area, large lot. pathway to State Forest.  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$245,000

Picturesque Views from this Renovated Cottage with 43 feet of Direct Waterfront on Long Pond! A Perfect Little Vacation Spot to Enjoy with Family and Friends! Carefree Living with New Kitchen, Bath, Windows, Roof, Plumbing, Electric, Floors, Ceilings and Walls! Renovations are nearly complete- new photos to be updated daily!  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$199,000

Lender is looking for the highest and best offer for this property.  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$250,000

New roof and heating system in 2009.Kitchen floor has also been updated.Nice lot in a residential neighborhood.Priced below town assessed value.This is an "as is" sale. Title 5 will be buyer's responsibility. No showings until this saturday, June 28th. Basement is partially finished and has a walk out to large back yard.basements sq. is not included GLA.We will need approval from lender for the short sale.  



TYPE:

Single Family

PRICE:

$325,000

Welcome Home to Highland Heights in Assonet! Beautiful 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath raised ranch featuring central air, open kitchen with cherry cabinets, stainless appliances, and granite counters. The finished lower level features a family room and fireplace. Exterior features include vinyl siding and vinyl replacement windows. Call today to setup a private viewing of this beautiful home.  






 

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