Homes for Sale in Topsfield Massachusetts

Living In Topsfield, Massachusetts ……….

The Story of Topsfield, Massachusetts  ~ Approximately 23 miles from Boston,  Topsfield sits inland west of Route 1 and East of the I-95 and borders Boxford, Wenham, Danvers and Ipswich and is home to the Bradley State Palmer Park . Topsfield is a small town in terms of population and square miles and is probably most known for in current times for the Topsfield Fair held every Fall.

Topsfield Sign

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

Topsfield Church

Town of Topsfield, Ma 
The Topsfield economy was more rural than even the towns that surrounded it when Massachusetts was being established. Even though the town population and size was small Topsfield always supported their neighboring towns and causes. When Topsfield really began to change was when higher speed transportation corridors were built – whether it was rail line, or highways. With modern implementation of the highway system in Massachusetts Interstate- 128 (I-128) was built servicing residents that could move from Hull to Gloucester and over time the 128 Corridor had business locate along that particular transportation Corridor meaning people lived in suburbs, like Topsfield and commuted to work along the I-128 Corridor which was also nicknamed for awhile at the “Miracle Mile”.

Topsfield Home

Topsfield Residential Neighborhoods are located a long well established old roads. Only modern day homes are built in cul-de-sac neighborhoods, of which there are few. There are a wide range of home styles and sizes in Topsfield which is most noticeable around the Bradley State Palmer area and downtown Topsfield.  

Commuting from Topsfield, Ma Several options exist for commuters out of Topsfield. For those that like to ride the Commuter Rail into Boston the closest train stop is the Hamilton/Wenham stop which is 11 minutes/6 miles from the Topsfield Library, via car. Interstate 95 (I-95) also runs by the town which takes you to a variety of Routes and highway corridors.

Population of Topsfield, MA 
According to the Census of 2010 there were approximately 6,000 people living in Topsfield. No think of a comparison to Topsfield for example that was home to about 16,000 in 2010 and you can see a big difference and this give you an idea of the town character.

Topsfield Historic Building

Government of Topsfield, Ma 
The town operates with a Board of Selectman government and there are lots of committees in which to participate. The Selectmen appoint a Town Administrator to keep the business of the town running efficiently.

Water Supply and Sewage Treatment of Topsfield, MA 
The Topsfield Water Department was created in 1949 and provides drinking water and fire protection to approximately 80% of the town as well as the Masconomet Regional School District.

Trash Pick-up in Topsfield, Ma The Public Works Department asks that trash and recycling be out at the curb by 6:30 a.m. the day of collection.  The Town contract with a private company JRM for trash and recycling pick up and each residence is allowed one trash barrel. All barrels need a trash sticker decal and they can be purchased ($2.00) at Town Hall or the following locations.

Topsfield Monument
  • The Essex County Co-Op on Route 1
  • Country Farms at 20 Main Street
  • Lela’s Variety at 49 Main Street
  • Dawson’s Hardware in the Topsfield Village Shopping Center
  • Gil’s Grocery in the Topsfield Village Shopping Center.

Electric Service in Topsfield, Ma Electric and Natural Gas Service is provided by  National Grid

Topsfield Elementary

Education of Topsfield, Ma 

Education of Topsfield, Ma  Topsfield has two public elementary schools: Steward School located on Perkins Row, serving preschool through third grade; and Proctor Elementary School located in downtown Topsfield, serving fourth through sixth grade. The middle schoolers and high school is part of a regional school system – the Masconomet Regional School District formed by the towns Boxford, Middleton and Topsfield.

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  &  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.

Topsfield Library
Topsfield Monument

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

Terrain of Topsfield, Ma

The town of Topsfield has developed in the flatter area and therefore the hills of Great Hill, Bradstreet Hill, Town Hill, and Perkins Hill have remained undeveloped higher terrain.

Points of Interest located in Topsfield, Ma Places not to be missed include:

Bradley Palmer State Park

Willowdale State Forrest

The Ipswich River

Witch Hill

Teal Pond

Topsfield Home

Parson Capen House

Topsfield Housing

Homes For Sale In Topsfield, Massachusetts

There are many types of homes for sale in Topsfield, Massachusetts!  Each Month we publish a “E-Newsletter” that details the number of sales so you can see the raw data.  Sign up for our “E-Newsletter” and get the housing scoop.  Additionally we will set up an IDX feed for homes that are for sale in Topsfield that you are specifically interested in.  For example if you only want o see home with “in-law units” then we will custom make your home search.  Just fill out the inquiry so we can get the information to you.

Housing Market in Topsfield, Massachusetts

What happened in 2020?  In this video we uncover what happened in Essex County and more! If you would like additional information and/or specific to Topsfield we have those numbers too! Just reach out whenever you are ready.

Boston Suburb Housing Market 2020 Moving to Boston

Why Work With Hottel Real Estate?

We only represent you in the transaction.  A lot of real estate agents will represent both sides and, we think that is a conflict of interest. Our clients consistently get a lower price than expected and make a good long term investment when they are a buyer.  Our sellers get the highest price because we help you get the property for sale and we implement cutting edge marketing programs.  Having been an urban planner, background in appraising and a Masters in Historic Preservation we bring knowledge that other agents and companies don’t have.  We are constantly pushing the envelope with marketing because if we don’t’ get the results you are looking for, we don’t have a business.  When you commit to us we commit to you so, when the time is right for you to buy, sell, rent or invest we are here to serve you.  We will be doing this for a long time so, you and your schedule is our time frame.  Welcome to the Hottel Real Estate Family!

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