Middleborough Real Estate Information

Host to 20,000 residents, the Plymouth County town of Middleborough was originally settled by the Native Americans as Nemasket in 1661. Once the shoe capital of the world, Middleborough has grown into a diverse town with both residential and commercial success. Due to the popularity of cranberry growing in the immediate area, the famous company Ocean Spray is actually headquartered in Middleborough and is one of the town?s largest employers. A fun fact about Middleborough is that the intersection of Center Street and Main Street in the heart of town is in direct latitude parallel with the Forum Romanum in Rome, Italy.

Historically, Middleborough has also been a hub for major railroads in the region. In the 1840s, five rail lines merged in Middleborough. Today, however, three railroads radiate from Middleborough and are used by CSX Transportation and the Massachusetts Coastal Railroad for freight and limited passenger services. The I-495 is the most convenient road as it runs through the middle of town on its way towards the cape.
Routes 44, 18, 28, and 105 also provide an extensive network of easy transportation in the immediate area.

The town of Middleborough operates its own school system. The four-school system begins with the Mary K. Goode Elementary School, followed by the Henry B. Burkland Intermediate School. The John T. Nichols, Jr. Middle School and the Middleborough High School complete grades six through twelve. A healthy athletic rivalry with Carver High School in a neighboring town brings about fierce competition.

The Assawonpset Pond complex is a point of separation between Middleborough and its immediate neighbor, Lakeville. Interestingly, it is also the largest body of fresh water in Massachusetts. Tispaquin Pond, Pocksha Pond, Great Quiitacas Pond, and Snipatuit Pond are smaller ponds but provide a wider range of recreational areas for residents to utilize. Rocky Cutter Wildlife Management Area, Massasoit State Park, Poquoy Brook Golf Course, and Lake Rico are just a few of the additional facilities in Middleborough that keep residents active and in shape. Especially in the warmer months, residents try to spend as much time outdoors to take in the beautiful weather. The annual Weenie Roast is a big hit within the community.