The Telegram & Gazette takes a look at the real estate market in central Massachusetts zip codes. Today we feature 01569, Uxbridge.
UXBRIDGE – From its Main Street storefronts to its family farms, this town nestled in the Blackstone Valley Heritage Corridor offers an old-world community feel with opportunities to purchase contemporary new-build homes.
Uxbridge was settled in 1662, incorporated in 1727 and named after the Earl of Uxbridge. Today the 30.4 square mile town – ZIP Code 01569 – located 46 miles southwest of Boston has a population of 14,162.
It marks the center of the Blackstone Valley Heritage Corridor, which is dedicated to the history of the early American Industrial Revolution, including mill towns spanning 24 towns and villages near the river that runs through it.
According to realtor.com, four single-family homes are currently for sale in Uxbridge. They range from a 2,440 square foot four bedroom listed at $689,500 to a 2,935 square foot four bedroom listed at $830,600.
The 74 homes sold here from January to November 2021 represent an increase of 8.8% over all of 2020. The median sale price for these homes was $319,950, an increase of 10.1% over compared to 2020, according to the Warren Group’s Massachusetts Sales Report.
“Uxbridge is a great town to raise a family. The city is undergoing some changes with new developments along the Route 146 Corridor and also at the south end of the city which will help keep the tax rate low and allow for improved facilities, services. and infrastructure,” said City Manager Steve Sette. “The city has a very good school system with plenty of opportunities for our young people and lots of active athletic programs that provide year-round athletic outlets.”
The Taft Early Learning Center educates children in Uxbridge from Kindergarten to Grade 3. Whitin Middle School is for students in grades 4-7 and Uxbridge High School serves students in grades 8-12.
most expensive house
At $830,600, the most expensive listing is yet to be built — a four-bedroom, three-bathroom home on a 0.96-acre lot at 15 Bayliss Way.
Listing agent Shirley DeVries of DeVries Dolber Realty says the builder has more than one model home to choose from, and photographs of the property on realtor.com depict what the home might look like when complete.
“This particular place is an old dairy farm. It’s on a hill with amazing views and sunsets,” DeVries said. “Uxbridge is a lovely quiet little town; a bit rural but it’s a great location for commuters as it has easy access to Worcester, Providence and I-90.”
The location is called Trowbridge Meadow and the street is a cul-de-sac. The 2,935 square foot home pictured in the listing is called the Plymouth Plan, which is a Federal-style Colonial style featuring an adjoining master bedroom, a large kitchen with dining area, and a great room with a vaulted ceiling.
What can you buy for $350,000?
The closest listing to $350.00 on Saturday was out of market on Monday. The 2,369-square-foot, three-bedroom, two-bathroom home on an 8,002-square-foot lot at 22 Harvard St. was built in 1940. Although the Warren Group report says the median selling price of homes at Uxbridge in 2021 was just under $320,000, today’s offers start at around $690,000.
What are they saying
“The market in 2022 will depend on mortgage rates; that will be a big factor,” DeVries said. “Right now it’s busy. Ads are coming and people are looking. If the weather turns and improves, announcements will pour in. Right now, people don’t want to play with the snow and the cold.
Around the city
The city is full of historic buildings, sites and monuments. For example, Uxbridge Town Hall, built in 1879, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Uxbridge is also home to the Blackstone River and Canal Heritage State Park, which offers 1,000 acres of natural parkland, trails and historic sites. The park also offers areas for biking, horseback riding, canoe access, fishing, hunting and picnicking. The Blackstone River Greenway is a historic site that offers a 48-mile cycle route that runs through the National Heritage Corridor.
Other postal codes
Zip code 01501: Auburn, ‘well-run city with amenities’, offers homes from $259,000 to $1,275m
Zip code 01520: Holden, a great place to raise a family, offers homes from $395,000 to $740,000
Zip code 01524: Leicester, a dormitory community with below-average taxes, offers homes from $159,000 to $600,000
ZIP code 01540: Oxford, full of New England hometown spirit, offers homes from $244,000 to $750,000
ZIP code 01612: Paxton, a small town with varied options, offers homes from $169,000 to $499,000
Zip code 01545: Shrewsbury, a great place to raise a family, offers homes from $199,000 to $3m
ZIP code 01562: Spencer, a vibrant and historic small town, offers homes from $229,900 to $989,900
Zip code 01519: Grafton, with various listings in a semi-rural setting, offers homes from $300,000 to $900,000
Zip code 01516: Douglas, rural with local access to many amenities, major highways, offers homes from $109,000 to $750,000
ZIP code 01566: Historic, commuter-friendly Sturbridge offers homes from $269,000 to $600,000
ZIP code 01543: Rutland, with a ‘small hometown feel’, offers homes from $140,000