Duxbury, MA Area Information

 

Duxbury, MA located in Plymouth County has a population of approximately 15,928. Incorporated in 1637, the town started primarily as a farming community until shipbuilding (the most notable period in Duxbury’s history) began after the Revolution. This coastal community is home to many beautiful historic ship captains' homes and colonial homes on Washington Street. Duxbury offers many wonderful of locally owned restaurants and boutiques.

Popular among families with young children, the town is known for its excellent public schools and library. The Duxbury Music Festival has programs for students and professionals. The town is active in arts and culture, offering music, theater, gallery shows, and art workshops. Popular historic sites include Alden House, Old Shipbuilder’s Historic District, and Myles Standish Monument. The Historic O’Neil Farm is the last working dairy farm in Duxbury, and one of the last working dairy farms in the state.

Geographically, Duxbury has 37.6 sq.miles; 23,8 sq. miles in land; 13.9 sq. miles in water.

Duxbury, MA Housing Market Stats 5/2019-5/2020

Lowest Priced Sale: $285.000

Highest Priced Sale: $8750,000

Median Price: $640,000

Average Days on Market: 74

Here are the current Duxbury, MA real estate listings.

(Statistics based on MLS listings only for single family, multi-family properties,and condos sold within the above date range. Sales information comes from various sources and may not always be accurate. Verify any information that is important to your buying or selling decision.)

Town Information

Tax Rate 2020: $14.66

Medium Income: $150,625

Government: Selectmen, Town Administrator, Open Town Meeting

Schools

Approximately 3,097 students with a teacher ratio of 14:1

Chandler School (pre-k to second); Alden Elementary ( 3-5)

Duxbury Middle School

Duxbury High School. 

There are two private schools: Bay Farm Montessori and Good Shepard Christian Academy

Athletics team: Dragons

 Leisure

Recreational activities on Duxbury Beach include surfing, sailing, rowing, paddle boarding, picnicking, and bird watching. Golf enthusiasts enjoy a game at Duxbury Yacht Club or North Hill Country Club. There are also several public and private courses in surrounding towns. Duxbury Bay is home to a handful of oyster farms. Duxbury is the sixth largest cranberry producer in Massachusetts.

Beaches: Duxbury Beach Park, Duxbury Beach Reservation, Shipyard Lane Beach

Golf Courses: Duxbury Yacht Club (Private); North Hill Country Club (Public)

Transportation

Commuter rail: Kingston line in neighboring Kingston and Plymouth