Welcome to Mansfield, MA - Real Estate and More
Welcome to Mansfield, Massachusetts – Real Estate and More
Located in Bristol County, Mansfield is surrounded by the communities of Easton, Norton, Attleboro, and North Attleboro along with the Norfolk County communities of Plainville, Foxboro and Sharon. Mansfield is located at the crossroads of Route 495, Route 95, Route 106 and Route 140. With the commuter rail in the center of town, it is an easy access point for travel to Boston and Providence, RI.
Mansfield was settled in 1658 and incorporated in 1775. Throughout its history, Mansfield was known for their churches, The Anti-Slavery Riot of 1836, schools, industry, and defense.
“Though Mansfield men devoted themselves to founding well the church, the school, and business, they never neglected the defense of their country.”
Some of Mansfield’s historic past includes:
- Fisher Richardson House – Located on Willow Street, the Fisher-Richardson House is considered to be the town’s oldest house. The house was restored in 1930, and is now a local history museum house. Built by Ebenezer Wellman sometime between 1743 and 1751, it used a plank-frame method popular in the area at the time. In about 1800 the size of the house was nearly doubled by the construction of its western half by Lemuel Fisher. The property was later inherited by Ira Richardson, who had married into the locally prominent Fisher family.
- Mansfield Chocolate Factory – Closed in 2009 and now placed in the National Registry of Historic Places to protect the building’s integrity as it will be transformed into retail and residential space in 2018. Built in 1903 by Walter Lowney, this was a chocolate and candy business that was established in Boston around 1880. It was moved to Mansfield because of the railway access at the facility. It was later owned by Archer Daniels Midland company who closed the facility in 2009 and moved operations to Pennsylvania.
- Mansfield Country Store – The Old Country Store has been a purveyor of old tyme provisions, oddments, fancies, decorations, housewares and elegant gifts for over 180 years. The original store with a warm and friendly atmosphere includes the antique candy counter, old time provisions section featuring common crackers, a variety of cheese spreads, maple products, preserves, jellies and fresh ground coffees. The “Grain Shed” contains housewares and kitchen things with a large selection of homespun placemats and tablecloths. The hardware section includes wrought iron hardware designed by Acorn Mfg. (a local Mansfield, MA business), door knockers, and more.
Places to visit:
- Xfinity Center – Formerly known as Great Woods, the Tweeter Center and the Comcast Center. This is an outdoor musical venue for summer concerts and events. Concert season starts in May and finishes in September.
- Mansfield Crossing – This 400,000 square foot mall is located on the historic White’s Farm. The original home was saved and moved to the back of the property. It is presently being used as office space for the Tri-Town Chamber of Commerce. There are 30+ retail stores that include L.L. Bean, Kohl’s, and Best Buy along with 8 restaurants. Included in the area of the Mansfield Crossing are numerous strip malls with additional shopping and restaurant options.
- Mansfield Regional Airport – Mansfield Municipal Airport is a public airport located two miles southeast of the central business district.
- Mansfield Music and Arts Society – Fostering the Arts in Southern New England. MMAS is the home of the New England Repertory Company, The Black Box Theater, The Mansfield Arts Association and The North End Coffee House.
- Honey Dew Donuts – Birthplace of this New England chain of donut stores – the first store being located on North Main Street in downtown Mansfield. They presently have 90+ franchises located in New England.
- National Black Doll Museum of History and Culture – The National Black Doll Museum of History and Culture is sponsored by the Doll E Daze Project & Museum. Rich in culture, the museum celebrates black history through the eyes of a doll collector.
Mansfield is home to almost 23,625 residents. Estimated median household income is $103,000. Median home price is $421,400. Mansfield has a split tax rate for residential and commercial properties. For fiscal year 2017, the real estate tax rate for Mansfield is $15.02 for residential and $20.08 for commercial, industrial and residential properties. Mansfield’s municipal government consists of a town manager and 5 elected selectman who serve 3 year terms.
Mansfield Schools are located within a complex on East Street; Robinson Elementary School (Grades K through 2), Jordan/Jackson Elementary School (Grades 3-6), Qualters Middle School and Mansfield High School. The only school not in the complex is the Roland Green Pre-School, located about 1 mile away on Dean Street. There are 3 private schools available within the town: St. Mary’s Catholic School (Grades K-8), Al-Noor Academy (Middle and High School) and Hand-On Montessori School (Toddler-3rd Grade).
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