Georgetown Massachusetts

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Georgetown, Massachusetts Georgetown was originally settled in 1639 as a part of the town of Rowley but it took until 1838 for the town to break from Rowley and become “Georgetown” It is said the town was not specifically involved in the King Phillilps War but it fell victim to Indian raids. As the US began the industrialized movement Georgetown had small mills and a shoe factory however, it was primarily, as it is today a residential community and a distant suburb of Boston.

Depending on your housing needs the Georgetown real estate market offers many home options. Georgetown real estate offers rentals of apartments, condominiums, and single-family homes. If your housing needs are long-term, the Georgetown real estate market also offers condominiums, and single-family homes for sale. Anyone considering Georgetown real estate needs to ask: Is the neighborhood the right fit?

Massachusetts Homes For SaleTown of Georgetown, Ma 
The urban design is similar to town developed during the late 1800s and early 1900s as they built upon the rotary that was established form framing corridors. This town, too, has five transportation corridors that are “Routes” and all intersect at the rotary in the center of town, allowing for easy town crossings in any direction. The neighborhoods have then settled between these corridors and are suburban in nature.

Government of Georgetown,Ma 
Georgetown utilizes the town meeting form of government, and is led by a board of selectmen and a town executive secretary. Boxford has a police department, a fire department with two branches in the main villages, two post offices, a public works department and a library, which is located within the town hall.

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Commuting from Georgetown, Ma 
Several options exist for commuters out of and into Georgetown, MA via car. The town has several transportation corridors that run through the town…

Route 133 crosses the town as well as Route 97 and both are a short drive from the center of town.  Interstate 95 (I-95) is the closest and offers 1 access points
Mass transit does not exit however, the Newburyport/Rockport Line of the MBTA Commuter Rail passes through neighboring Rowley and Ipswich which is a short drive.  MBTA Commuter Rail  train stops in Newburyport and offers 814 parking spots terminating in Boston at North Station (60 minute ride).
Population of Georgetown, MA   According to the Census of 2010 there were approximately 8,183 people, 2,937 households, and 2,290 families residing in the town.
Water Supply and Sewage Treatment of Georgetown, MA 
The Georgetown Water Department (GWD) strives to operate and maintain the municipal water system cost-effectively and conservatively; while providing a safe, clean, and abundant water supply to residents and businesses for their daily needs and fire protection. Rates are established and reviewed regularly to ensure that anticipated operating costs, emergency system repairs, and necessary capital improvements can be funded with a fiscally-responsible approach.

Trash Pick-up in Georgetown, Ma

Georgetown does not offer curbside pick-up. Homeowners must privately contact a service provider.

Electric Service in Georgetown, Ma  Electric Service is provided by National Grid.

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Education of Georgetown, Ma 
The Georgetown Public School District consists of: Georgetown, unlike its neighboring municipalities, has its own municipal school district, and is not part of a regional school association or district. The schools are:

    Perley Elementary School (formerly Perley High School) is a Blue Ribbon Schools Program award-winning elementary school for preschool only.
    Penn Brook Elementary School is an elementary school on Elm Street in Georgetown for grades Kindergarten–6.
    Georgetown Middle-High School is the only high school/middle school in the town and serves grades 7–12.
    Georgetown High School’s colors are royal blue and white, and its team name is the Royals, with a mounted knight as its mascot. They compete in the Small School division of the Cape Ann League, and have a Thanksgiving Day football rivalry with Manchester-Essex Regional High School. In addition to GHS, high school students may also attend Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School in Haverhill, which serves as the eastern Merrimack Valley’s vocational school. Private schools are also located throughout the area, the nearest being The Governor’s Academy in Newbury.
      Every year the State of Massachusetts requires public school districts to participate in Standardized Testing called the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS). The test scores are published in the

Boston Globe  

       and are also located at the

State of Massachusetts Elementary and Secondary Education

    Massachusetts offers a program entitled “School Choice” which allows students from neighboring towns to attend the local public school if there are spaces available and if the local School Committee decides this is in the best interest of the district. If there are spaces available, a notice is published in the local paper. There has been some discussion as to parents of children exercising this option to provide some compensation to the schools district. Each district is different so, please check with administration officials for the current policy.

MA homesLibrary System in Georgetown, Ma 
The Georgetown Public Library hosts many programs conducted that are worth exploring.

Terrain of Georgetown, Ma 

Georgetown has a total area of 13.2 square miles approximately. There are a few streams and two ponds, Rock Pond and Pentucket Pond in Georgetown. The lots are smaller than other surrounding communities and the two also shares open space adjacent in neighboring towns such as the Boxford State Forrest and Cranes Beach in Ipswich.

Points of Interest located in Georgetown, Ma  The Brocklebank–Nelson–Beecher House (circa 1668) is a First Period Colonial house located at 108 East Main Street (Route 133),which is museum owned by the Georgetown Historical Society and there is an admission fee.