Westport is a shoreline community that appeals to both year-long and summer residents. Just west of Cape Cod, Westport lies directly on Buzzard's Bay in a natural cove securely between Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and the eastern edge of Rhode Island. This location offers beautiful beach and waterfront areas and the surrounding... Show all »
Westport is a shoreline community that appeals to both year-long and summer residents. Just west of Cape Cod, Westport lies directly on Buzzard's Bay in a natural cove securely between Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and the eastern edge of Rhode Island. This location offers beautiful beach and waterfront areas and the surrounding countryside includes a number of freshwater bodies: Watuppa Pond and Sawdy Pond, and the east and west branches of the Westport River and its estuary.
Westport's rich water resources have played a crucial role in its history and development. Long ago, Westport Point was favored by the Native Wampanoag people as a summer encampment, called "Pacquachuck" or "cleared hill". The elders of Plymouth Colony purchased the land in the 1650's and subsequently sold it in parcels to Quakers and Baptists. These new settlers, now free from Puritan persecution at Plymouth found Westport a bountiful area where they engaged in fishing and farming. The stretch of coast has been a major asset of the community where ships left to find whales or run rum. For most of Westport's history though, the economic mainstay was agriculture and fishing. Westport's land and the coast therefore, has resisted development and the area's natural beauty is in tact.
More recently, Westport's unique location on the Bay has been successful in drawing residents and visitors who can't resist the white sand and dunes of Horseneck, Cherry and Webb Beaches. Though Westport is home to 14,000 permanent residents, the community has been attracting a vacation population since the 1960's when Interstate 195 and Route 88 extended to provide increased access to Westport and the coast. Homes are surprisingly affordable in this scenic community. Modest traditional style cottages are offered at the most reasonable prices for the area, while housing prices can rise dramatically for spectacular oceanfront homes.
ZipRealty helps you find current homes for sale in Westport, 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 Westport 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
Westport 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 Westport 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
Content 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: Sunday, April 26, 2015 at 8:01 PM