Middleboro MA Homes & Real Estate
As a Plymouth County with a population of about 25,463, Middleboro covers the second largest area of any municipality in the state of Massachusetts, second only to Plymouth. It is one of the country’s largest cranberry-growing regions and home to an Ocean Spray manufacturing site. It is also home to one of the last shoe manufacturers in the US, Alden Shoe Company (founded in 1884). Its neighboring towns are many: Bridgewater, Halifax, Plympton, Carver, Wareham, Rochester, Lakeville, Taunton and Raynham.
Europeans first settled here in 1661, calling it Nemasket, echoing the Nemasket Trail, a crucial byway for Native Americans and early settlers which ran roughly along what we now know as Route 44. The town was later called Middlebury, and finally incorporated as Middleborough in 1669. The western part of the town separated in the mid1800s, calling itself Lakeville.
As for major roadways, you’ll find Routes 44, 18, 28, and 105 running through town, as well as Interstate 495, which can be followed all the way to Cape Cod in as little as thirty minutes. You can also reach Providence, RI via 495 in under an hour. Public bus services are provided by the Greater Attleboro Taunton Regional Transit Authority, and the MBTA’s commuter rail makes Boston just a train ride away, and seasonally, the Cape as well via CapeFLYER. Additionally, two rain freight companies serve Middleboro.
N Main Street and Center Street is where you’ll find a concentration of most businesses in town. Though you’ll recognize a few chains, the majority of restaurants and stores are independently owned small businesses.
Middleboro has five public educational facilities. The Memorial Early Childhood Education Center covers pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. The Mary K. Goode and Henry B. Burkland elementary schools serve students in grades one through five, while the John T. Nichols, Jr. Middle School serves grades six through eight. Middleboro High School was newly constructed in 2021. Residents of the town say that the teachers are phenomenal and build great bonds with students.
In addition to the public schools, there are a few other educational opportunities. The Frederick L. Chamberlain School is a private institution for international students struggling with learning disabilities, and the Samuel Fuller School is committed to providing classical Christian education. One of the three Massasoit Community College campuses is in Middleboro Center. It houses state-of-the-art facilities for training paramedic and emergency medical students.
For non-academic education, the Soule Homestead Education Center is a community based non-profit learning center offering environmental, hands-on learning opportunities such as gardening, farming and crafting. They also host live music concerts and have community garden plots for rent.
Burt Wood School of Performing Arts has a dedicated staff teaching classes in voice, acting, instruments, improv, dance and more for both children and adults. On campus there is The Alley Theatre, an intimate performance space that produces plays, concerts, comedy shows, etc. Each summer they put on a full-scale kids’ musical. Their Patio Pop Up outdoor dining events also feature musical and theatrical performances.
If art is your interest, you’d be remiss to ignore True Grit Art Gallery, right on Center Street downtown, featuring over twenty local fine artists’ works of paint, pottery, photography and more.
Robbins Museum of Archaeology has an impressive collection of over 3,000 artifacts, rare books and pictures dating back four times as many years into the past. Standing just across the street, Middleborough Historical Museum is actually comprised of seven historical buildings, and famously features the General and Mrs. Tom Thumb Collection.
For the history buffs: Peter Oliver was an important and influential judge and business owner in town in the 1700s. Today, his home and property are available for garden parties, historical tours and even ghost tours! The public Oliver Mill Park is located across the street, where the annual Herring Run Festival is held.
The Middleboro Antique Co-op has almost 100 vendors spread out over 20,000 square feet on two levels of bright and diverse collections of antique goods.
The Old Colony YMCA Middleboro Branch is located right on Route 28 next to the high school campus. They run a summer activities camp on Tispaquin Pond known as Camp Yomechas, featuring archery, swimming, music, crafts and horseback riding. Located on another side of the pond is a Jewish summer camp for boys called Camp Avoda.
Summers also bring the farmers market on weekends and a block party known as Krazy Days, a festival to support small businesses and vendors with entertainment and fun for the whole family. The Town Hall Summer Concert Series features local artists outdoors on the lawn on Thursday evenings during the summer, weather permitting.
Behind the early childhood center and fire department there is access to the public town pool, skate park, playground, and multiple sports fields.
Middleboro is a good town for equestrians, as there are many horse stables that provide boarding, showing, training and more.
Since 1927, Wankinquoah Rod & Gun Club has been a community space for outdoorsy hunting and fishing enthusiasts.
There are a few impressive rivers that mark some of Middleboro’s borders. The Taunton River runs thirty-seven miles from Bridgewater to Fall River and represents a wide and diverse ecosystem between the birds, reptiles, and various types of aquatic creatures living in and around it. Less than half as long are the Nemasket River (Middleboro to Lakeville) and the Weweantic River (Carver to Wareham). There are also plenty of ponds for swimming, fishing and kayaking, as well as conservation areas and woodsy walking and biking trails.
The Boston/Cape Cod Kampgrounds of America location is right next to Route 44 in Middleboro. With nearly 500 locations in North America, here you can stay on RV sites, tent sites or in cabins, and enjoy outdoor movies and activities. The campground is the site of the annual Christmastime Festival of Lights, held by the Middleboro Tourism Committee, featuring a drive-through path with hundreds of thousands of lights and a Christmas Village with treats and activities.
On N Main Street you’ll find Middleboro Public Library, with over 78,000 books and even more movies and digital resources, as well as book swaps, summer reading programs, puppet shows, and resources for college-bound students. They are a member of the SAILS library network.
Middleboro is home to Methodist, Lutheran, Christian, Congregational, Unitarian universalist, Catholic, and Non-denominational churches. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul supports nearby individuals and families and operates the Sacred Heart Food Pantry just off Center Street with the help of volunteers.
There is a State Police barracks located in town, responsible for patrolling over a dozen towns in the surrounding area.
One of the six Compass Medical Facilities is in town, just off Route 44. Primary care physicians and specialists are available there.
Middleboro is split about 80%/20% between owners and renters. It is mostly filled with single family homes, as well as about a half a dozen apartment buildings and some condos and senior living communities.
Overall, Middleboro is a spread out suburb where you can enjoy nature and community while having access to lots of transportation options to reach Boston, Providence or Cape Cod for a change of scenery when needed.
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