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Hopkinton MA Real Estate


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A guide to Hopkinton MA Real Estate, demographics, schools, restaurants and more by top Hopkinton Massachusetts Realtor, Bill Gassett of RE/MAX Executive Realty. Learn why Hopkinton is one of the top destination towns in the Metrowest area.

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  1. 1. June 9, 2013Hopkinton MA Real EstateGoogle+Share on TwitterHopkinton Massachusetts Real Estate & Community GuideThe following information is provided by top Hopkinton MA Realtor, Bill Gassett of RE/MAXExecutive Realty. If you have any questions on Hopkinton MA Real Estate or anything to do withthe town, please get in touch as I have been a resident for forty six years!Hopkinton is a town in the Boston-Cambridge-Quincymetro area in Middlesex County. Hopkinton is located 26miles west of Boston and 195 miles from New York City.The community was named after Edward Hopkins, aHarvard benefactor.According to the United States Census Bureau, the townhas a total area of 28.2 square miles of which, 26.6 squaremiles is land and 1.6 square miles is water. The zip code inHopkinton is 01748. Land wise the town is one of thelargest in the area.Adjacent towns to Hopkinton include: Upton on thesouthwest; Westborough on the northwest; Southborough on the north; Ashland on thenortheast; Holliston on the southeast and Milford on the south.Two properties in the historical register include Cedar Swamp Archeological District (Listed 1988-05-23); and Hopkinton Supply Company Building, (Listed 1983-03-10).The Town gets the spotlight each year as the starting point of the highly regarded and popularBoston Marathon, an annual event hosted by the city of Boston. I have been watching theMarathon first hand since I was a kid and can tell you it is worth seeing the start at least once.The event began in 1897 and has since been theworld’s oldest annual marathon. Hopkinton is a fairlyquiet town during the rest of the year. The town hasbecome well known for their exceptional schools,quality housing stock, and convenient commutinglocation.In fact Hopkinton can be found at the “cross roads” ofNew England with Interstate 495 and the Mass Pikeexits located in close proximity. All of the abovefactors contribute to a quality of life for residents thatattract folks from all over the United States.One of the companies that helped put the town onthe map and had great influence in changing the dynamics of Hopkinton was EMC Corporationwhich was founded by the late Dick Egan. The flourishing growth of this business had an impact in
  2. 2. this town and many others throughout the Metrowest region.In 2009 Hopkinton was ranked as the 19th best place to live in the United States by MoneyMagazine (Hopkinton #19 Money Magazine). There is no question that Hopkinton, MA hasbecome a destination town for those looking to live in the heart of Metrowest.Hopkinton MA Real EstateIf you’re in the market to buy real estate in Hopkinton,you’ll find many residential options to choose from.Whether you’re looking for luxury and estate homes,single-family homes, town homes or short sales, I ama Hopkinton MA Realtor that can help you find exactlywhat you’re looking for!What you will find here in town as far as real estategoes is a wide variety of housing stock. There areaffordable condominiums under two hundredthousand dollars all the way up to multi million dollarhomes. The vast majority off all Hopkinton real estatehowever, falls between the five hundred to seven hundred thousand price point.One of the real strong suites of real estate in Hopkinton is characterized by the amount ofoutstanding neighborhoods. The town saw tremendous growth through the mid 1980′s throughthe early part of the 2000′s. Over this time frame the town attracted numerous quality builderswho provided Hopkinton with a great housing stock. Out of all the communities in the area,Hopkinton has one of the largest selections of “subdivision” type neighborhoods. It is theseneighborhoods that continue to make the town a great place to raise a family!Housing & Population StatisticsThe median home value is $352,100 and homeappreciation is -0.02% over the last year. The medianage of Hopkinton real estate is 58 years. Rentersmake up 23.16% of the population and 3.27% ofhouses and apartments are unoccupied (vacancyrate).As of 2011, the population was over 14,000 people.“Woodville” which is a considered a village withinHopkinton has an approximate population of 2550people.Since 2000, it has had a population growth of -3.23percent. There are 1,648 people per square mile(population density). The median age is 39.2compared to the US median of 36.6. 53.45% of people in town are married and 6.75% aredivorced. The average household size is 2.6 people. 50.19% of people are married with childrenand 56.86% have children and are single.ClimateThe town gets 46 inches of rain and 48 inches of Snowfall per year. Number of days with any
  3. 3. The town gets 46 inches of rain and 48 inches of Snowfall per year. Number of days with anymeasurable precipitation is 121. On average, there are 199 sunny days per year with July highsaround 84 degrees and January lows around 16 degrees.Economy & Household IncomeThe unemployment rate is 5.30%, with job growth at0.07%. Future job growth over the next ten years ispredicted to be at 34.84%.The sales tax rate is 5.00% and income tax is 5.30%.Income per capita in the town is $39,554, whichincludes all adults and children. Median householdincome was $88,060 as of 2009. As of the year 200o itwas $52,250.Population by Occupation in Hopkinton,MAManagement, Business, and Financial Operations 18.79%Professional and Related Occupations 29.88%Service 10.18%Sales and Office 20.53%Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance 3.31%Production, Transportation, and Material Moving 6.7%Public SchoolsHopkinton Public Schools spends $7,554 per student.There are 13 pupils per teacher, 977 students perlibrarian, and 285 children per counselor. The town hasconsistently had one of the best school systems inMassachusetts according to Boston Magazine andhas also been ranked by Newsweek Magazine ashaving one of the top 500 High Schools in the country.Us News has placed Hopkinton schools at #3 in thestate for 2012!Hopkinton Public schools include:Hopkins Elementary School – 104 Hayden RoweStreetElmwood Elementary School – 14 Elm StreetCenter Elementary School – 11 Ash StreetHopkinton Middle School – 88 Hayden Rowe StreetHopkinton High School - 90 Hayden Rowe Street
  4. 4. Hopkinton recently started to offer a fee-based full-day kindergarten option during the 2010-11School year. Due to space constraints at Center School, full-day kindergarten is offered by lotteryand most students attend half-day kindergarten onlyColleges/Universities With Over 2000 Students NearbyFramingham State CollegeWellesley CollegeBabson CollegeMassachusetts Bay Community CollegeCollege of the Holy CrossWorcester Polytechnic InstituteQuinsigamond Community CollegeEducational Statistics2 yr College Grad. 3.57%4 yr College Grad. 25.12%Graduate Degrees 20.82%High School Grads. 94.55%Hospitals/Medical Centers nearest to Hopkinton, MAMilford Regional Medical CenterMetrowest Medical CenterMarlborough HospitalNewton-Wellesley HospitalEmerson HospitalNorwood HospitalParksHopkinton State ParkBerry AcresCollege Rock ParkTerry ParkCarrigan ParkEMC Park
  5. 5. Reed ParkSandy Island (Town Beach)Aiken’s ParkTown UtilitiesComcast – cableHopkinton Water DepartmentNSTAR – electric and gasVerizon – phone and cableTransportation and Commute StatisticsThe average one-way commute takes 39 minutes.82% of commuters drive their own car alone, 9%carpool with others, 1% take mass transit and 6%work from home.Hopkinton is served by two interstate highways andstate highways. Interstates 90 and 495, form aninterchange on the northern border of Hopkinton andneighboring Westborough. Principal highways include:Interstate 90 (Massachusetts Turnpike) (east/west)(the longest interstate highway in the United States);Interstate 495 (north/south), State Route 135(east/west); and State Route 85 (north/south.There is no passenger or freight rail service but the public transportation network servingMassachusetts is easily accessible. In fact there are MBTA stops located in two bordering townsSouthborough and Ashland. If you prefer not to drive to Boston, the “T” is easy accessible.Closest Amtrack stations include: Amtrak Station – Framingham – 7 miles; Amtrak Station –Worcester – 15 miles; and Amtrak Station – Route 128 – 19 miles. Boston’s Logan InternationalAirport is easily accessible from nearby Framingham.RestaurantsThe Marathon Restaurant – Traditional American food in a relaxed atmosphere. Horse Barfrequented by the South Street work crowd.Carbone’s Restaurant – One of the areas favorites for many years. Italian/American food ata reasonable price.Dynasty Restaurant – Chinese restaurant located right off 495. Popular local bar hang out.Zio’s Bistro – Located in the center of Hopkinton. Comfortable yet small with a wideselection of food items.Bill Gassett – Hopkinton Massachusetts Realtor
  6. 6. If you’re thinking about selling your home, investmentproperty or other Hopkinton Massachusetts RealEstate, allow me to help make the transaction asmooth and pleasant experience.When people hire a Realtor today there should be anumber of important considerations including theirpast track record of success, statistical data such aslist price to sale price ratios/average days on market,along with their communication and marketing skills.While putting a SOLD rider on your lawn is my #1 goal,I also expect to make you feel like selling your homewas not a burden!I would welcome the opportunity to discuss why I am a well respected Realtor servicing HopkintonReal Estate owners and how I put my clients homes in the spot light online.There are no other Realtors in Hopkinton MA who are providing the level of online exposure foundhere through social media integration or search engine optimized results! If you are planning onselling your home, internet marketing is one of my specialties. There are not many Realtors who dowhat it takes to make your home seem like it is “featured” everywhere.Your property will be found in all the top places that most buyer’s would be searching forHopkinton homes for sale, including this website which is highly indexed by Google and othersearch engines. The idea of great real estate marketing does not stop at putting a for sale sign inyour yard and listing on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS).We leave no stone unturned when marketing our clients homes. When it comes to Real Estateadvertising, you will find that I do things that other Realtors do not including spending time onsocial media and search engine optimization. Seeing your home featured in Facebook, GooglePlus, Linkedin and Twitter to name a few are the norm not the exception.Additional things that help us stand out include exceptional photography from a high end camera,vivid descriptions describing all the best features of your home, along with a video tour that will befound in Youtube,, Zillow, Trulia, and MLS.If you are in the market to buy, you will find a variety of residential options to choose from to fityour lifestyle and budget needs. Whether you are looking to purchase an affordable in town villagecolonial or an executive home, let me be your guide to the Real Estate market as an educatedbuyer’s agent.A few of my accomplishments that I am proud of include:Graduated with B.S. in Marketing andManagement Northeastern UniversityBoston, MA. Active participant in theCooperative Education Program.Full time Realtor for past 26 years servicingMetrowest MA, based in Hopkinton,Massachusetts.Member of National Association of Realtors &Greater Boston Real Estate Board.
  7. 7. Prior to joining RE/MAX in 1996 was one of thetop agents in MA for the Prudential Real Estate.Have been ranked one of the top 5 RE/MAX agents in Massachusetts each year, for twelveout of the past thirteen years.#1 agent at RE/MAX Executive Realty - a five office company with over 120 agents.RE/MAX Executive Realty is one of the largest RE/MAX company’s in Massachusettswith offices in Hopkinton, Holliston, Medfield, Grafton, and Franklin.Elected to RE/MAX Hall of Fame.RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement award.Have been ranked as high as #19 RE/MAX agent in the United States.Featured in Who’s Who In Real Estate.In 2012 was the #1 RE/MAX Realtor in all of New England.I have been listing and selling homes in and around Metrowest Massachusetts for the last 26+years. Call or send me an email so we can discuss how I can best serve your Hopkinton MA RealEstate needs!Bill Gassett ~ Realtor Hopkinton MARE/MAX Executive Realty77 Main St, Hopkinton MA 01748Phone: 508.625.0191Fax: 508.435.5550Email: billgassett@remaxexec.comConnect with Bill’s Hopkinton Real Estate profile on Google+To see all Hopkinton MA homes for sale click the link provided below.Map of Hopkinton, MassachusettsView Larger Map