Pepperell, a small town set in the rolling hills beside the confluence of the Nissitissit and Nashua Rivers, is 35 miles northwest of Boston and just across the border from New Hampshire. Pepperell's legacy as mill town continues to this day with two paper mills and a braiding factory still in operation in the East Village section.... Show all »
Pepperell, a small town set in the rolling hills beside the confluence of the Nissitissit and Nashua Rivers, is 35 miles northwest of Boston and just across the border from New Hampshire. Pepperell's legacy as mill town continues to this day with two paper mills and a braiding factory still in operation in the East Village section. Bypassed by major transportation routes, the town is more isolated and less developed than other towns and has become a predominantly commuter suburb. Added to this rural appeal are some conveniences such as a chain supermarket, commercial bank, fast-food restaurant and even an occasional traffic light in the center of town.
Several large undeveloped land areas along with three 200-acre farms and the lack of extensive commercial and industrial development maintain Pepperell's identity as a pastoral community. The town takes pride in several unique attractions and events. Pepperell spring water, first place quality winner the 1939 Worlds Fair, continues to be sold by commercial bottling companies.
Pepperell began with settlements from neighboring Groton on scattered farms and at river crossings on the Nashua and Nissitissit Rivers in the 1720's and 1730's. The community was designated Groton West Parish in 1742. It became a district in 1753 and a town in 1775. While the town center, which is now considered a historic district, began as a religious and governmental center, the eastern portion spread out from paper and shoe factories along the Nashua River. This development and the building of the Worcester and Nashua Railroad in 1848 led to the expansion of the town in 1857 to include former Groton land to the east of the Nashua River.
A paper mill was established at Main Street and the Nashua River. Through the 19th century, the mill expanded considerably. The shoe industry began with small shops or "ten footers" in the 1830s. Then Albert Leighton and his sons expanded the size of the industry with the three shoe factories, each larger than the last. They built in 1868, 1879, and 1890. Employment in these factories rose from seventy to seven-hundred. Their construction marked the climax of Pepperell's growth until the post-World War II years.
Antique homes in traditional cape and colonial styles are most often well preserved in their architectural integrity. Expansive new homes are also available and are featured with generous lot sizes. « Show less
ZipRealty helps you find current homes for sale in Pepperell, MA.
We show up to 30% more
than other websites, including new homes for sale, condos for sale, townhomes for sale, foreclosed homes for sale and
land for sale.
Set up your unique Pepperell real estate search criteria to see results that match what you're looking for.
Explore maps, photos, schools and more to get an idea of what your life would be like in a new neighborhood.
Find a local
Pepperell real estate agent
to work with by reading realtor reviews left by buyers and sellers like you.
If you want to know what your home is worth, you can
instantly view home values
for any address by visiting our Seller Center.
If you're planning to sell your home, you can also see how much similar homes are selling for in Pepperell to get an idea
of how to price your home.
Local real estate services provided by:
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
52 Second Ave, 3rd Floor
Waltham, MA 02451
Website provided and owned by Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage.
Copyright 1999-2015 and Patent Pending, ZipRealty. All rights reserved.
Follow Us On
The information being provided by MLS Property Information Network, Inc. is for the consumer's personal, non-commercial use and may not be used for any purpose other than to identify prospective properties consumer may be interested in purchasing. Any information relating to real estate for sale referenced on this web site comes from the Internet Data Exchange (IDX) program of the MLS Property Information Network, Inc.. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage is not a Multiple Listing Service (MLS), nor does it offer MLS access. This website is a service of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, a broker participant of MLS Property Information Network, Inc.. This web site may reference real estate listing(s) held by a brokerage firm other than the broker and/or agent who owns this web site.
The accuracy of all information, regardless of source, including but not limited to open house information, square footages and lot sizes, is deemed reliable but not guaranteed and should be personally verified through personal inspection by and/or with the appropriate professionals. The data contained herein is copyrighted by MLS Property Information Network, Inc. and is protected by all applicable copyright laws. Any unauthorized dissemination of this information is in violation of copyright laws and is strictly prohibited.
Copyright 2015 MLS Property Information Network, Inc.. All rights reserved.
Data last updated: Friday, July 31, 2015 at 3:47 AM. Properties in listings may have been sold or may no longer be available.