Classified Realty had an office in Wakefield from 2016 – 2019 and has a skilled and knowledgeable group of local agents. In a one-month snapshot, Classified Realty has sold a total volume of $15,940,300, total listings of 33, average days on the market 35, for the average sales price of $483,039.
Wakefield is a scenic town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts in the Greater Boston metropolitan area, incorporated in 1812 and located about 12.5 mi north-northwest of Downtown Boston. It is conveniently located at the intersection of two major highways (I-93 and I-95/128) and is easily accessible by commuter rail (MBTA) from Boston. An MBTA Commuter Rail station on the Haverhill/Reading Line is located near the center of town as well as a second station in the Greenwood section. A former Boston and Maine Railroad station located east of this line is now on the National Register of Historic Places. The population estimates are 27,135 in 2019. Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 74.7%.
Reading, Massachusetts (northwest), Melrose, Massachusetts (south), Stoneham, Massachusetts (southwest), Lynnfield, Massachusetts (northeast), and Saugus, Massachusetts (southeast) border Wakefield.
Wakefield has two lakes, Crystal Lake and Lake Quannapowitt. Crystal Lake is used as a reservoir for some of the town's drinking water. Lake Quannapowitt is a popular setting for walkers, joggers, bikers, and in-line skaters off Route 128 in Middlesex County and is the primary source of the Saugus river. Long regarded as "Wakefield's greatest natural resource," Lake Quannapowitt covers an area of 247 acres (1.00 km2).
The town common of Wakefield is on the south shore of the lake. Probably the most well-known scene in the town is of its iconic bandstand on the town common, with Lake Quannapowitt in the background. It is the site of many recreational activities and events throughout the year. In 1991, a group of local citizens formed "The Friends of Lake Quannapowitt" to advocate for the lake and to educate the public about this natural resource. The group has also raised money for projects that benefit the lake and the surrounding areas. Events such as summer concerts and the Fourth of July festivities take place there.
Breakheart Reservation, located in Saugus, is also accessible from Wakefield.
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