Swansea is a rural suburban community in southeastern Massachusetts located at the mouth of the Taunton River. Surrounding towns include: Barrington and Warren, Rhode Island, Somerset, Dighton, Rehoboth, and Seekonk. Swansea is conveniently situated by Interstate 195 and Route 118. Additionally Swansea is along Route 6, the major... Show all »
Swansea is a rural suburban community in southeastern Massachusetts located at the mouth of the Taunton River. Surrounding towns include: Barrington and Warren, Rhode Island, Somerset, Dighton, Rehoboth, and Seekonk. Swansea is conveniently situated by Interstate 195 and Route 118. Additionally Swansea is along Route 6, the major highway that leads to the popular destinations of Cape Cod.
What is now Swansea was the starting place of King Philips war in 1675 and the site of the first bloodshed. Before that war, there were several historic Indian settlement sites and trails in the area. The English arrived in 1663 and the town took its name from the ministers home village in Wales. During the war, seventy members of the community sought refuge in the garrison fortified house in town and several occupied houses on the Neck. By the war's end, attacks by natives had destroyed every house in town including the garrison.
After the war, the community rebuilt and constructed their local economy around forges, ironworks and fishing on the towns rivers. Swansea's village center consisted of stores, cotton mills, grist and yarn mills. Later, the economy shifted to agriculture when large industrial towns of the area like Fall River, Taunton and Providence absorbed Swansea's industry. Additionally, trolley access to larger towns in the area spurred Swansea's development as a suburban and seasonal vacation community late in the 19th century. A picnic grove called Shady Isles was established by the streetcar company and brought city people out to the country on day trips.
Today, Swansea is a well-established suburban community that still retains much of its long-standing agricultural land. Other links to its traditions are a number of well-preserved colonial era homes that convey a sense of the town's long history. Swansea's public school system consists of four elementary schools, a junior high and high school. These facilities are located within the town. There is also an array of additional municipal services in this community of 15,000 residents.
Homes in Swansea come in a variety of styles, but one popular construction is ranch and split level ranch. « Show less
ZipRealty helps you find current homes for sale in Swansea, 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 Swansea 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
Swansea 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 Swansea 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 1999-2016 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 2016 MLS Property Information Network, Inc.. All rights reserved.
Data last updated: Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 1:52 PM. Properties in listings may have been sold or may no longer be available.