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Real Estate Upton Massachusetts


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Community guide to Upton MA Real Estate, demographics, schools, history and more by top Upton Massachusetts Real Estate agent, Bill Gassett of RE/MAX Executive Realty. Find out why Upton Massachusetts is a town that is becoming more and more popular.

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Real Estate Upton Massachusetts

  1. 1. June 9, 2013Upton MA Real EstateUpton Massachusetts Real Estate & Community GuideThe following information is provided by top Upton MA Realtor, Bill Gassett of RE/MAX ExecutiveRealty. If you have any questions on Upton MA Real Estate or anything to do with the town,please get in touch as I have been a selling here for the last twenty six years!Upton is a town in Worcester County that wasoriginally settled in 1728. Upton is located 39 mileswest of Boston and 186 miles from New York City.Upton’s early history included many small shoe shops,that were known as “ten–footers”. These businessesover time were merged into large assembly-linemanufacturing companies. By 1837, Upton produced21.7% of the boots made in Worcester County. Oneof the Streets in town know as Knowlton Way which ispart of the Samreen Villa condominiums was namedafter William Knowlton who founded what was tobecome the world’s largest women’s hat factory. TheKnowlton Hat Factory was built in 1872 and added tothe National Historic registry in 1982.According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 21.7 square miles ofwhich, 21.5 square miles is land and .2 square miles is water. The zip code in Upton is 01568.Adjacent towns to Upton include: Hopkinton on the Northeast; Westborough on the North;Grafton on the West; Milford on the Southeast: Northbridge on the Southwest and Mendon onthe South.What brings folks to Upton is a quaint New England town characterized by larger lots than most ofthe other area towns. The zoning allowed in most of the town consists of lots with a minimum of80,000 square feet of land or nearly two acres. In fact some are much larger than that. It is thistype of zoning that has allowed many who decide to settle here the luxury of much more privatehome sites.This combined with the fact that housing prices are more reasonable than some of theneighboring towns such as Westborough and Hopkinton has allowed the town to grab some ofthose buyer that get sticker shock when looking in those communities. If you are looking for alarge town center with an abundance of shopping then Upton will not be your place. For majorshopping, residents need to travel to either neighboring Milford, Grafton or Westborough. Whiletraveling through the center of town if you blink you may miss it! Those that are looking for athriving metropolis will not find it here. A peaceful suburban setting characterized by a less densepopulation base is what residents have come to like about Upton!Upton MA Real EstateIf you’re in the market to buy real estate in Upton, youwill find a number of options to choose from. Whetheryou’re looking for a single-family homes, town homes,
  2. 2. luxury estate or possibly a foreclosure, I am an UptonMA Realtor that can help you find whatever it is thatfits your needs!What you will find here in town as far as real estategoes is a number of residential options. There areaffordable condominiums in the mid two hundredthousand price range all the way up to luxuryresidences approaching eight hundred thousanddollars. The vast majority off all Upton real estatehowever, falls between the three hundred to fivehundred thousand price point.One of the real strong suites of real estate in Upton is the fact you can get a similar home tothose found in some of the neighboring towns such as Hopkinton and Westborough for a lot lessmoney. Like other nearby communities, the town saw quite a bit of growth through the early1990′s through the early part of the 2000′s. Over this time frame the town attracted a few qualitybuilders who provided Upton with some excellent housing choices. Upton has some terrificneighborhoods including the popular “Warren Woods” subdivision located right off the center oftown. There are also a number of fine neighborhoods located off of South Street including “GossPond”. These neighborhoods offer quality constructed homes with reasonable prices.Housing & Population StatisticsThe median home value is $457,111 as of 2009 andhome appreciation is -0.02% over the last year. Themedian age of Upton real estate is 48 years. Rentersmake up 17% of the population and 4% of housesand apartments are unoccupied (vacancy rate).As of 201o, the population was over 7,542 peopleaccording to census statistics.Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 33percent. There are 312 people per square mile(population density) which is considered very low. Themedian age is 37 compared to the US median of of people in town are married and 7.2% aredivorced. The average household size is 2.7 people.76.5% of people are married with children. The town attracts a fair percentage of youngprofessionals who are first time buyers.ClimateThe town gets 45 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 6.0%, with job growth at0.39%. Future job growth over the next ten years is
  3. 3. predicted to be at 34.78%.The sales tax rate is 5.00% and income tax is 5.30%.Income per capita in the town is $43679, whichincludes all adults and children. Median householdincome was $78,595 as of 2010. As of the year 200o itwas $52,250.Population by Occupation (Females)Health care (18%)Educational services (16%)Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)Accommodation and food services (6%)Finance and insurance (5%)Public administration (4%)Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)Population by Occupation (Males)Computer and electronic products (16%)Construction (12%)Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)Educational services (7%)Repair and maintenance (6%)Finance and insurance (5%)Health care (4%)Public SchoolsUpton Public Schools spends $10,816 per student.There are 13 pupils per teacher, 977 students perlibrarian, and 285 children per counselor. The town hasa regional school school system which is shared withneighboring Mendon MA.Upton Public schools include:Blackstone Valley Regional Vocational TechnicalHigh School – 65 Pleasant StreetNipmuc Regional High School – 90 PleasantStreetMiscoe Hill School – 148 North Avenue
  4. 4. Memorial Elementary School – 69 Main StreetThe Upton school system is considered average when compared to some of the neighboringtowns. It compares favorably with some school systems and a step below others.Colleges/Universities With Over 2000 Students NearbyFramingham State CollegeWellesley CollegeBabson CollegeMassachusetts Bay Community CollegeCollege of the Holy CrossWorcester Polytechnic InstituteQuinsigamond Community CollegeEducational Statistics4 yr College Grad – 44.9%Graduate Degrees - 11.9%High School Grads – 94%Hospitals/Medical Centers Nearest to Upton, MAMilford Regional Medical CenterMetrowest Medical CenterMarlborough HospitalNewton-Wellesley HospitalEmerson HospitalNorwood HospitalParks/Lakes/PondsUpton State ForestHopkinton State Park – (Hopkinton)EMC Park - (Hopkinton)Reed Park – (Hopkinton)Sandy Island - (Town Beach) (Hopkinton)Pratt PondLake Maspenock – (Hopkinton)
  5. 5. Lake Whitehall – (Hopkinton)Town UtilitiesCharter – cable televisionUpton Water Department – 43 Maple AvenueNational Grid – electric companyVerizon – 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.Upton is in fairly close proximity to two interstatehighways and state highways. Interstates 90 and 495,form an interchange on the northern border ofHopkinton and neighboring Westborough. Principalhighways include: Interstate 90 (MassachusettsTurnpike) (east/west) (the longest interstate highwayin the United States) and Interstate 495 (north/south).Route 140 also passes through the center of townand leads to neighboring towns Milford on the South and Grafton on the North.There is no passenger or freight rail service but the public transportation network servingMassachusetts is easily accessible. If you prefer not to drive to Boston, the “T” is easy accessible.There are MBTA stops located a few towns away in Southborough and Ashland which would beabout a 20 minute drive from most parts of town.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 by bus from Framingham which is about 25 minutes away.RestaurantsRed Rock Grill & Bar – 66 West main Street (Route140). The Red Rock Grill and Bar is one of the fewrestaurants located in town. You will find a pub stylemenu and a relaxed atmosphere.Fresco’s Italian Restaurant – 250 Milford Street.Fresco’s is well know for their excellent Italian cuisine.The restaurant is located on Route 140 as well nearthe Milford town line.The Rose Garden – 16 Milford Street. The RoseGarden is located just outside the center of town. It isone of the oldest eating establishments in town. You
  6. 6. will find a menu will mostly pub style food.Bill Gassett – Upton Massachusetts RealtorIf you’re thinking about selling your home, investmentproperty or other Upton Massachusetts Real Estate,allow me to help make the transaction a pleasant andmemorable experience.When people hire a Realtor today there should be anumber of important considerations including theirpast track record of success, statistical data such asaverage days on market/list price to sale price rations,as well as the Realtors communication and marketingskills. While finding a SOLD rider in the sign in your yardis my #1 goal, I also expect to make you feel likeselling your home was not a pain in the butt!I would welcome the opportunity to discuss why I am a well respected Realtor servicing Upton RealEstate owners and how I put my clients homes in the spot light on the internet.There are no other Realtors in Upton MA who are providing the level of online exposure found onthis website and others I own through social media integration and search engine optimizedresults! If you are planning on selling your home, internet marketing is one of my specialties. Thereare very few Realtors who do what it takes to make your home seem like it is “featured”everywhere.Your property will be found in all the top real estate sites that most buyer’s would be searching forUpton homes for sale, including this website which is highly indexed by Google and other searchengines. The idea of great real estate marketing does not stop at putting a for sale sign in youryard 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 onsearch engine optimization and social media. Seeing your home featured in Facebook, GooglePlus, Linkedin and Twitter to name a few are the norm not the exception. When you Google theaddress of your home, I expect my blog article about your property to show up in one of the firstresults. Yes we create a blog that becomes a mini website for your property. The blog will be afantastic place that highlights all of your homes best features and amenities.Additional things that help us stand out include exceptional photography from a high end camera,vivid descriptions describing all the best features of your property, along with a video tour that willbe found 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. Whether you are looking to purchase an affordable in town villagecolonial or an executive residence, 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 University Boston,MA. Active participant in the Cooperative
  7. 7. MA. Active participant in the CooperativeEducation 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.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 Massachusetts withoffices 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 Upton MA Real Estateneeds!Bill Gassett ~ Realtor Upton MARE/MAX Executive Realty77 Main St, Hopkinton MA 01748Phone: 508.625.0191Fax: 508.435.5550Email: billgassett@remaxexec.comConnect with Bill’s Upton Real Estate profile on Google+Map of Upton, MassachusettsView Larger MapCopyright secured by Digiprove © 2013 Bill Gassett