Middlesex County, located in Massachusetts, is the twenty-third most populous county in the nation and the most populous county in New England.
According to the 2000 census, Middlesex County has a total area of 847.54 square miles, of which 823.46 square miles is land and 24.08 square miles is water.
As of 2011, Middlesex County’s population is 1,487,768 people. Since 2000, the county has experienced a population growth of 1.50%. The unemployment rate in Middlesex County is 6.20% compared to the U.S. average of 9.10%.
The median home value in Middlesex County is $373,900 with home appreciation at -0.02% over the last year. The median age of Middlesex County real estate is 54 years. Renters make up 33.60% of the County’s population and 3.77% of houses and apartments are unoccupied.
For New England, Middlesex County occupies a special place both historically and in present day. While the county may not be a top contender for population on a national scale, it is the most densely populated area in New England and therefore holds significant sway both in regional politics and as a cultural mainstay. The county has a storied history – dating all the way from its inception in 1643 – and remains important to its residents and to the state as a whole.
Facts About Middlesex County Massachusetts
Historically significant – The history of Middlesex County goes far back. Originally a plantation, it was decided that the area covered by this plantation should be turned into an official county by the Massachusetts General Court on the 10th of May, 1643. The county encompassed a number of towns including Medford, Reading, Charlestown, Watertown, Sudbury, Woburn, Cambridge and Concord.
Middlesex would wind up losing some of these towns eventually as Boston exercised its significant power and annexed multiple cities and towns towards the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century – including Brighton and Charlestown. Even with this reduction, though, Middlesex would still wind up as the largest county in the surrounding area.
Changing with the times – In spite of its large size and long history, Middlesex County has not stood still as the years have advanced. The population has grown by leaps and bounds, and the way the state has chosen to govern that population has changed as well. In 1997 Middlesex County was dissolved as a government entity by the Massachusetts State Legislature. It was decided that the county would be better served through the absorption of many of the local government entities by the state, resulting in a substantial change in the overall government structure. This decision appears to be working out for the best, though, as the county continues to grow and thrive. The state is still ranks in the top ten for most millionaires in a county as of 2006 – a sure sign that Middlesex county is doing something right.
Metrowest – As Boston and Worcester have continued to grow, those working in the cities have found themselves looking for better options when it comes to lifestyle and home purchases. While there are those that prefer big city living, many others want a place to put down roots and start a family that is safer, smaller and more affordable. The Metrowest offers all of these things to those willing to take the plunge and purchase a home outside the city.
Middlesex County occupies a substantial portion of the Metrowest area, giving many people the kind of opportunities that they would not otherwise have for suburban living. This helps explain how Middlesex has grown to be the most populous county in New England. People choose to live here for many reasons, and will likely continue to do so as long as it offers so much that cannot be found in the major cities.
Real estate – There are some incredible values to be found in Middlesex County. From affordable condominiums priced around $100,000 to luxurious estate homes and executive-style properties, the towns inside the Middlesex boundary lines contain practically any type of home you want, no matter your budget. With the help of a realtor familiar with the area, it is possible to find exactly what you are looking for at a price you can afford.
Because Middlesex County is so substantial, the only effective way to find the ideal property is with the help of an experienced realtor – one that knows the county and the options it presents. The home you want is out there, you just need to know about it in time to seize the opportunity before all the other buyers out there try to do the same.
Middlesex County Massachusetts Towns
All towns, cities and villages in Middlesex County Massachusetts include:
- North Billerica
- North Chelmsford
- West Concord
- South Framingham
- East Lexington
- Littleton Common
- Melrose Highlands
- Chestnut Hill
- Newton Centre
- Newton Highlands
- Newton Lower Falls
- Newton Upper Falls
- North Reading
- East Pepperell
- Somerville, a city
- Forge Village
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A few of my accomplishments that I am proud of include:
- Graduated with B.S. in Marketing and Management Northeastern University Boston, MA. Active participant in the Cooperative Education Program.
- Full time Realtor for past 26 years servicing Metrowest MA, based in Hopkinton, MA.
- Member of National Association of Realtors & Greater Boston Real Estate Board.
- Prior to joining RE/MAX in 1996 was one of the top agents in MA for the Prudential Real Estate.
- Have been ranked one of the top 5 RE/MAX agents in Massachusetts each year, for thirteen out of the past fourteen 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 with offices in Hopkinton, Holliston, Grafton, Medield and Franklin,.
- Elected to RE/MAX Hall of Fame.
- RE/MAX Lifetime Achievement award.
- Have been ranked as high as #26 RE/MAX agent in the United States.
- Featured in Who’s Who In Real Estate.
- The #1 RE/MAX agent in Massachusetts for 2013.
I have been listing and selling homes in and around Metrowest Massachusetts for the last 27+ years. Call or send me an email so we can discuss how I can best serve your Middlesex County needs.
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