Welcome to Boxford
Located less than 25 miles from Boston, Boxford is divided into Boxford Village (East Boxford) and West Boxford Village. Heavily forested with many scenic hiking trails, Boxford is also home to numerous lakes, ponds, streams, wildlife, flora and fauna and has received the prestigious Tree City USA award for 12 consecutive years.
Deep rooted in New England history with an active community and great schools, its proximity to Rte. 95 and Rte. 133 make Boxford an ideal town for families and those commuting to Boston, Cambridge, and Waltham.
Boxford’s town leaders have worked diligently to preserve the town’s history and sense of community. Local theater groups, a summer recreation program at Stiles Pond, The Apple Festival, and an outdoor concert series provide endless hours of entertainment for its residents.
Boxford State Forest with meadows, marshlands, parks, and trail systems offer room to breathe and a place to roam. Other trails include Boxford Common, Wildcat Trail, and Witch Hollow Farm. Boxford’s many ponds, streams, and the Ipswich River provide an opportunity for water activities and respite from a busy day.
The Kelsey Arboretum, art galleries, historical society, Boxford Common, and Keith Koster Memorial Baseball Park provide children and adults with the opportunity to explore and discover the area’s rich history and love of the arts.
Once an agricultural hub of the Greater Boston area, the town’s landscape is still dotted with local farms, apple orchards, and horse stables. Its excellent schools are part of the Tritown Union which includes the towns of Boxford, Topsfield, and Middleton.
Small galleries, antique shops, ice cream shops, country stores, pizza shops, farm stands, and locally owned restaurants add to the small-town charm of this popular town. Larger national chains can be found in nearby towns making Boxford a charming and convenient place to live!
Boxford Real Estate Insights
Property is in high demand in Boxford as there is a reduced inventory, meaning there are more potential buyers than sellers. The median sales price for homes in Boxford in November 2020 is $1,065,000; which is an increase of 77.5% compared to the market prices in November 2019. The average price per square footage of homes in the town of Boxford is $232 and days on the market in November 2020 was 16 days.
- Harry Lee Cole School (Public PreK-2)
- Spofford Pond School (Public 3-6)
- Masconomet Regional Middle School (Public 7-8)
- Masconomet Regional High School (Public 9-12)
- Benson’s Ice Cream
- Boxford Community Store
- Paisly’s Farm Stand
- Ingaldsby Farm
- Boxford House of Pizza
Boxford Parks, Nature & Recreation
- Boxford Apple Festival
- Boxford Music Festival
- Boxford State Forest & Wildlife Sanctuary
- Stiles Pond – Swimming & Boating
- Baldpate Pond – Swimming & Boating
- Mass Audubon’s Ipswich River Wildlife
- Bradley Palmer State Park
- Boxford Common
- Spofford Pond
- Lowe Pond
- Four Mile Pond
- Oxx Farm
- Wildcat Trail
- Witch Hollow Farm
- Kelsey Arboretum
- Keith Koster Memorial Baseball Park